Officially, Wii U is one of Nintendo's most notorious failures. After the success of Wii, Wii U did not even manage to overshadow this video game console in terms of sales and success, which has meant that for months, the game console has been discontinued and video games hardly have this model. This is bad news for its users, unless we are lovers of Free Hardware.
A user named Banjokazooie posted a guide to transform our Wii U into a powerful retro console thanks to Raspberry Pi. This modification of the console is interesting because it does not need any printed casing or any cable to connect the console to the power outlet.
The project is not only complete but it is tested and works correctly. For this we will only need a Wii U console, a Raspberry Pi 3 board and some electronic components that we can find in any online electronics store. Once we have these pieces, we just have to continue the build guide.
It is necessary to review the guide of Pi-Power, a project on Github that will help us to power the board so that it works as a wireless game console. As for the software, of course, RetroPie is used, a software that will allow us to run any game console emulator as well as any game for those consoles.
The Wii U mod project goes beyond just a case reuse, as the Raspberry Pi will connect to each port and control of the Wii U, viewing everything on its 6,5-inch screen. So in the long run, this modification can be cheaper and more interesting than another retro game console project. Without taking into account the video games that the console will have with this modification, a larger and more complete number than the Wii U catalog. Of course, this modification fills this Nintendo game console with life. Do not you think?