On March 10, Mario day, Guinness World Records officially announced that Gunnar
The miniature N64 made by turnquist is the smallest N64 host in the world.
In turnquist’s video analysis, he explained how he cut the motherboard of the original N64 into a small box less than 8.4cm high, 11.8cm wide and 4.5cm deep.
After reducing the mainframe to the size of a cassette, turnquist’s mainframe also comes with a 3.5-inch display and a 1.5-hour battery. He said that “the battery life is too short”, but the size is more important to him, so there is no way to increase the battery capacity. In addition, for ergonomics, there is not much space to increase, and the version he made is said to be very comfortable to hold.
Over the years, modder has been trying to make its own mini N64 host. The latest record was reached in 2015.
Turnquist said that there are still some technologies that can be used to make the mainframe smaller, but he adopted a more traditional way, which is more fair to the previous record holders. Judging from his self-made version, there is almost no spare space. I’m afraid it’s hard to see a smaller version in the future.