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Modder makes Wii out of Altoid box

Curiously strong modding skills

By: Derek Strickland from Oct 7, 2018 @ 17:24 CDT

In a creation that defies the laws of nature, YouTuber Shank Mods has jammed a Wii into an Altoids tin.

Described as the "worst thing ever" and aptly named the Kill Mii, Shank's console-in-a-tin is one the most interesting madhouse creations from the modding community. The Kill Mii is a portable Wii whose guts have been recompiled to fit into an Altoids box (a feat Frankenstein might be jealous of), and features a 2.5-inch composite screen with two 3DS sliders as analog sticks. Inside the curiously strong mint-box is a "heavily trimmed" Wii motherboard with re-wired components.

"In our community the joke 'can you fit into an Altoids tin?' has been a long-running joke. And only recently have we figured out that with a Wii it's actually possible," Shank said in the video.

But the device isn't really practical--it's more of an experiment to see if it'd work. And it does. But only for 10 minutes at a time. Hey, that's enough time for a quick Smash match, right?

"This is a real Wii, it's not an emulator. So the game runs at full speed," Shank said while firing up the game and doing exactly that.


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