YouTuber gives Nintendo's Game Boy Advance a truly bizarre makeover

A Modded version of the gameboy advance held in a hand on a mint green background
(Image credit: The Retro Future on YouTube)

When looking at the original Game Boy Advance, you might think it's a little small compared to modern consoles like the Switch Lite. However, one crafty YouTuber saw potential in the old device – and thus The Wide Boy Advance was born.

Popular YouTuber The Retro Future has taken the classic noughties console and made it ridiculously long for "no reason". Coining it The Wide Boy, Elliot Coll has made this monstrous device double the width of the original Game Boy Advance, first released in 2001. With the help of some glue, toilet roll, car body filler and spray paint, the abnormally girthy Game Boy now resembles something similar to brand new blue Nintendo Switch Lite (If you haven't picked one up yet, then make sure to check out our best Nintendo Switch deals).

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Amelia Bamsey
Staff Writer

Amelia is Creative Bloq’s Staff Writer. After completing a degree in Popular Music and a Master’s in Song Writing, Amelia began designing posters, logos, album covers and websites for musicians. She now enjoys covering a range of topics on Creative Bloq, including posters, optical illusions, logos (she's a particular fan of logo Easter eggs), gaming and illustration. In her free time, she relishes in the likes of art (especially the Pre-Raphaelites), photography and literature. Amelia prides herself on her unorthodox creative methods, her Animal Crossing island and her extensive music library.