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Super NES Classic Controller Visits Australian Club Nintendo

Posted by James Newton

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The Classic Controller and its Pro variation are all well and good, but if you're blasting through Super Mario World or Super Metroid you might feel your thumbs itching for some classic Super NES pad action. Well, Club Nintendo members in Australia can now revisit the fan-favourite pad.

Costing 3,000 Stars, the controller clicks into the bottom of your Wii Remote just like a standard Classic Controller, but is otherwise all-but indistinguishable from the original Super Nintendo control pad. Even the box design harkens back to the 1990s.

The controller has been available in Europe since Mario's 25th anniversary last year, but sadly is not available in the North American Club Nintendo rewards catalogue at the time of writing.

[via club.nintendo.com.au]

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User Comments (40)

Wheels2050

#1

Wheels2050 said:

I was annoyed that I spent all my stars, but felt better once I found adaptors you can buy that connect an actual SNES controller to a Wii remote :D

Fuzzy

#2

Fuzzy said:

This is awesome. I've been wanting one of these for ages, and I think I'm only a couple of games away from 3000 points too. Now, off to put my orders in...

Wiilicious

#3

Wiilicious said:

I live in Canada, So we are still waiting for this. I Import one from japan 2 years ago for 35$can + shipping. Can't believe they didn't offer us this article as a reward after all theses years.

ThumperUK

#5

ThumperUK said:

Lucky Australians, we British are charged 7,000 stars for the same controller!! If only Nintendo treated Europeans favourably (I have 3,100 stars!!).

DiggerandIndy

#6

DiggerandIndy said:

When are WE gonna get something like this? It almost seems we're the last to get all the really good stuff and the first to get all the useless stuff!

Incognito_D

#9

Incognito_D said:

The original Classic Controller is basically the same thing, just with analogue sticks, so it's kind of unnecessary but It's an awesome collectable though so I'd like one for that reason alone! Shame they just don't sell them in shops.

HanuKwanzMasBif

#10

HanuKwanzMasBif said:

C'mon, NA NLifers. We get a lot of cool stuff that isn't Club Nintendo WAY before Europe and Australia. Like Kirby's Epic Yarn we got months before Europe.

LordJumpMad

#11

LordJumpMad said:

By the time when the US, gets the Super NES Classic Controller.
The Wii 2 would be out already......Making Classic Controller uselss...

RedYoshi999

#13

RedYoshi999 said:

I agree with Jumbif that you shouldn't complain about the one little thing we got before you. It did come at a cost y'know, we lost an item before this one went up. And an awesome item it is but I only have 150 stars :(

KaiserGX

#14

KaiserGX said:

Honestly I don't see this being a big deal. Most of you should have a Classic Controller. What if you need them analogs for other games? Besides the look, it just isn't very practical compared to other options. Or better yet you could find an adapter to use NES, SNES, AND N64.

Though I would still probably get it it came out here. Don't think I'd use it often though.

Aviator

#15

Aviator said:

Just for a few people, I think a game gives you 250 stars (somewhere around those). Might get this, I still have to register my 3DS and other games, but might not, since I packed away my Wii for my PS3

Deviant_Mugen

#20

Deviant_Mugen said:

Hopefully the next article posted about this controller will report that North America will finally be getting it...

Unca_LzStaff

#22

Unca_Lz said:

So NA not getting one means Nintendo hates us? :O

Darn them! I hate them too!!!

HappyHappy

#23

HappyHappy said:

Why is this not released in NA? If nintendo actually sold one of these things I would get two just for the heck of it.

Ryno

#24

Ryno said:

Awesome, I want it and I would actually register my Wii games for it instead of the crud that you can get in NA now.

adamical

#25

adamical said:

I want this so much. Please, NofA! I've been meaning to eBay some from overseas for awhile now, actually.

TheGreenSpiny

#27

TheGreenSpiny said:

Damn! Would be nice if they brought this to North America. Though I'd rather get an N64 controller, because the N64 VC games just don't play right.

rtr0GMR1

#28

rtr0GMR1 said:

I agree with TheDarkness, but I'll take pretty much ANY love Nintendo would be willing to show towards NA.

brooks83

#30

brooks83 said:

I think Nintendo should release NES, N64, Genesis and TG16 classic controllers as well. I know I would buy them.

TKOWL

#31

TKOWL said:

Yeah, and all we get are some paper fans and pins.

I have a strange feeling this is coming to America in August, though, because that's the North American SNES' 20th Birthday.

turtlelink

#32

turtlelink said:

NA Club Nintendo just got a Game n' Watch Is that not enough to some of us?
/me is still jealous though D:

JaredJ

#34

JaredJ said:

I have an SNES to Gamecube adapter so I just use that. I also have Gamecube adapters for NES and Sega Genesis.

Hortencio

#35

Hortencio said:

Classic Controller Pro is one of the best, standard controllers ever (Thanks PS2)! Could care less about this announcement; not to mention it sounds like another Game & Watch DS-type thing that is impossible to get, unless you want to spend close to $1000 US just to earn enough points, and you better register that shiz before July, or else... expunge!

jayo

#36

jayo said:

ryanthehedgehog- Austrailia's club uses stars.

JJ-I have those too, but this will be nice since it will save me the hassle of switching the controllers out. Austrailia has it, so it ought not be much longer...

Pj1

#37

Pj1 said:

Nice for Australia, I ordered mine the other day but mine costed 7000 points. So could I have got two from Australia club Nintendo? North Amercia should surely get these soon, I'd like Nintendo to stick barcodes on these and sell them. Food for thought Nintendo? I hope so.

motang

#38

motang said:

That is just awesome. Oh on a side note after registering the 3DS I have enough coins to order the Game & Watch collection #2, going to be doing that soon.

LightSamus

#39

LightSamus said:

lol! I got sick of waiting for this and brought from eBay from the Japanese Club Nintendo quite some time ago. However I'm glad to see it's finally reached us :)

Mine has the "Super Famicom" logo on it instead too lol

chiefeagle02

#40

chiefeagle02 said:

3,000 points for a Classic Controller? Yeah, moments like these remind me of why I periodically stop buying video games and just play Freeware. I look at my humble 1,400 points and think, "I spent THAT much money on video games?" If you spent that much on cigarettes, alcohol, or drugs, one might suggest you were addicted or something.

I'm not knocking on gamers. I've been playing since I was 4, so I'm 22 years going. The Nintendo Wii actually made me excited to play video games again with its motion control scheme. However, as an adult and full time college student, I've come to realize that it's a hobby that can be quite expensive.

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