N64 Controller Mod For Virtual Console

Although the Classic Controller is enough for most retro-loving Wii owners, there are some that crave a rather more authentic experience. There’s nothing like experiencing Virtual Console games on the controllers they were intended to be played on, and while Nintendo’s limited production of the Club Nintendo SNES pad will have satisfied a few, it’s going to leave a certain demographic out in the cold – namely those who love the N64 controller.

But fear not. A talented hacker called Raphaël Assénat and been tinkering away in his dimly-lit workshop and has produced a converter that permits the use of the original N64 controller.

Nintendo really should have come up with something along these lines already, but I guess when you’re making more money than you feasibly know what to do with then you’re likely to let things slide a little. Thank goodness for the inventive yet socially withdrawn hackers, we say.

The adapter can be purchased direct from Assénat’s online store.