If you were really serious about your NES gaming back in the day then there was only one control option in town: the NES Advantage. An arcade-style joystick so sturdy it felt like it could comfortably withstand nuclear war, it even had a brush with Hollywood fame thanks to the movie Ghostbusters 2.
This iconic peripheral is getting a fitting tribute in the form of EMiO's "The Edge" controller, compatible with the forthcoming NES Classic Mini. It's a pretty faithful replica of the real deal, right down to the Turbo and Slow-motion buttons. It will cost $24.99.
Here's the full spec sheet:
+ Turbo functions allow repeated button presses by holding the "Turbo" button. The Turbo knobs control the speed of the buttons, and the ON/OFF buttons activate the turbo function on A and/or B buttons.
+ Joystick is a digital 8-way input with circular gate. Switch between the ball top and bat top joysticks (incl.). Brings the arcade feel home, and works specially well with games that use 8 directions.
+ A and B are micro switches with higher end and long-lasting material. These buttons are the best choice for any fighting game enthusiast!
+ The Edge Joystick includes "Slow" & "B+A" buttons. "Slow" button gives an edge over a normal controller by making the game go in slow motion. Easily and accurately execute "B+A" moves.
+ Edge Joystick comes with a 9' cable, so you can play your favorite games from almost any spot in your room! You don't have to worry about pulling the cable and disconnecting in the middle of a game.
EMiO is also releasing a joypad with Turbo support for $14.99.
Here's the info on that one:
+ The Turbo functions allow repeated button presses by holding the "Turbo" button. The turbo switch activates the turbo function on either A or B.
+ The Turbo function will give an edge over those using a normal controller by increasing button pressing speed significantly.
+ Edge Gamepad comes with a 9' cable, so you can play your favorite games from almost any spot in your room! You don't have to worry about pulling the cable and disconnecting in the middle of a game.
+ The Edge Gamepad includes the "B+A" button, making it easier to execute certain moves requiring the player to press both the A button and the B button. Execute "B+A" moves with more accuracy.
Given how quickly the official NES Classic Mini pads are likely to sell out, are either of these options tempting to you? Or do you insist on only buying first-party controllers?