Random: Introducing the Tiger Boy Advance – A GBA inside a Tiger Electronics portable system
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to squeeze the full power of the Game Boy Advance into a Tiger Electronics’ 80s portable gaming system? Probably not, but one guy who always wanted to make his dreams come true was modder and material designer Chris Downing.
Downing admits that this is technically just a simple box mod – putting the GBA’s internal components inside the Tiger portable unit, along with a few hardware upgrades. Although this was a “fairly simple project” some parts, like 3D printing, actually turned into a nightmare.
You can see the whole project in the video above, but if you don’t have time to see it, here’s a look at the final shape of the device:
The final version of the system is actually a bit bigger and comes with a custom, CNC cut screen protector, USB-C charging, and an IPS display. And just like the GBA, it can play old Game Boy and Game Boy Color games.
You can see more of Downing’s Frankenstein creations on his website and YouTube channel – he’s once thrown entire Nintendo 64 units into portable cases. What do you think of this Tiger Electronics x GBA hybrid? Leave your thoughts below.