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Hardware Review: Wireless Super Retro 64 Controller

Wireless Super Retro 64 Controller

Out of control

With digital download services on the rise and HD remakes becoming more of a regular occurrence, the retro gaming scene is bigger than ever. Restore points and improved visuals — not to mention the off-TV play function offered by the Wii U GamePad — have done a good job of making older titles more suited to our modern...

News: Epic Mickey Paintbrush Controller and Charging Station

Epic Mickey Paintbrush Controller and Charging Station

PDP gets into the Epic Mickey spirit

For those looking to get a little more into the Mickey spirit when they sit down to play Disney's upcoming Wii release Epic Mickey, PDP has just the item for you. Performance Designed Products has created an Epic Mickey-themed Wii Remote Charge Station and an Epic Mickey Paintbrush controller to launch right alongside the game. Now you can swing your paintbrush..

News: Nintendo Beaten to the Punch on Wii Football Controller

Nintendo Beaten to the Punch on Wii Football Controller

And the world is now a better place

What was once just a glimmer of Nintendo patent tomfoolery has all of a sudden turned itself into a real product, but not by the hands of The Big N. Seems somebody else has beaten them to it! That someone is CTA Digital, who are also notably behind the Wii Bowling Ball controller and a skate/snowboard shell for...

News: EA Tees Up Golf Club Peripherals for Wii

EA Tees Up Golf Club Peripherals for Wii

Living rooms, beware

With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 due out in June, EA have announced that they are releasing a line of sports accessories for the Nintendo Wii, including realistic golf clubs for its Tiger Woods PGA Tour series. These golf clubs will stretch out to 36 inches, so if you're playing the Wii in your bedroom this may not be such a fantastic idea. There will also be tennis rackets for..

News: EA to Release NFL Training Game?

EA to Release NFL Training Game?

To be used with yet another attachment...

Not too long ago here at Nintendo Life, we reported the patent of an odd looking American Football peripheral. Well it appears that this strange contraption may come to market with a rumour that EA Sports are to announce an NFL training game this month. Unlike a traditional Madden game, it is said that NFL Trainer will be some kind of edutainment product..

News: Don't Toss Those Old Controllers Yet

Don't Toss Those Old Controllers Yet

Adapter announced that will allow you to use your old Nintendo pads on Wii

Sometimes, you come across a Virtual Console game that you just don't think fits snugly onto a Classic controller or a GameCube pad. I've had this problem with Sin and Punishment myself; I hate the Cube controller for it, and the Classic feels weird to me with it's too-close nubs. Peripheral company Innex thinks it may have..

News: You're Gonna Need Wii MotionPlus To Enjoy Red Steel 2

You're Gonna Need Wii MotionPlus To Enjoy Red Steel 2

Ubisoft makes its high-profile sequel dependant on the new add-on

The original Red Steel was a great idea that was sadly let down by a terrible control system. While people were quick to blame Ubisoft for coming up with such a half-baked concept, the latest news regarding the sequel might shed some light on why the previous game was so poor: the Wii's control system just wasn't accurate enough..

News: Gun-shaped Wiimote Announced

Gun-shaped Wiimote Announced

Soon you can play all your games gangsta-style

Peripherals! Between the Wii Wheel, Balance Board, Perfect Shot and those useless plastic bits you snap onto the Wiimote to make playing Wii Sports even more embarrassing in front of a crowd, Nintendo's casual-friendly console can't seem to get enough. For those big into lightgun games and that arcade feeling, or if you want to pretend to shoot Pikmin..

News: 20 Years On, The Power Glove is Still Awesomely Bad

20 Years On, The Power Glove is Still Awesomely Bad

“I love the Power Glove. It’s so bad.”

When Lucas Barton uttered those immortal words in the 1989 movie The Wizard it made every single Nintendo fan on the face of the planet want one. The reality was a little less impressive, but thankfully modder Matt Mechtley is ensuring that this iconic peripheral isn’t forgotten; he’s tinkered around with it to add additional functionality, although..

News: DJ Hero launches website

DJ Hero launches website

The long awaited DJ hero sets up shop with a mostly naked website.

DJ hero has been in development for almost 2 years and there are few details, still, but they recently launched a website at www.djhero.com. There's not much to see there yet, but an area to sign up for updates and the platforms it will cover: Wii, PS3, Xbox360. Slated for release later this year the title will include a laptop DJ..

News: Japan to get the Classic Controller Pro

Japan to get the Classic Controller Pro

In an interesting move, Nintendo of Japan today announced that they are planning to release an updated version of the Classic Controller, called the Classic Controller Pro.

It mostly seems to be a design change - The cord connecting it to the Wii remote is now on the top instead of the bottom, there are now two grips to make holding the controller slightly easier, and the ZL and ZR buttons are now..

News: Hands on with SnakeByte's XS Starter Pack

Hands on with SnakeByte's XS Starter Pack

It’s always struck us as rather strange that Nintendo held off allowing third party manufacturers to produce controllers for the Wii for such a long time. It’s only recently that we’ve seen ‘unofficial’ Wiimotes and Nunchuks hitting the marketplace, and considering the relatively high price of Nintendo’s own brand of peripherals, it’s a welcome move.

SnakeByte – the company behind the Retro Controllers we reviewed recently – has now pushed its own interpretation of Nintendo’s Wiimote and Nunchuk combo onto shop...

News: Hori Announces New Classic Controller For Japan

Hori Announces New Classic Controller For Japan

We've already seen a wealth of third-party classic controller offerings, but for those who love auto-fire capabilities on their controllers, Hori has just what you're looking for in their creatively titled new classic controller called the Classic Controller. There's really no telling how much marketing money was thrown at coming up with just the right name for this unique controller, but those funds were obviously well spent.

Not only does the controller mimic the original Gamecube controller in form and function, but it also offers up three different autofire settings for each of the controller's six action buttons. So no matter what Virtual Console game you..

News: Nyko Set To Release Wireless Classic Controller

Nyko Set To Release Wireless Classic Controller

Ooh fancy!

For those of you out there who have been searching for an alternative to Nintendo's Wii Classic Controller, you're search is over. Nyko is getting set to release their new Wing wireless classic controller this fall for the Nintendo Wii console. Not only does the Wing feature an ergonomic grip, it also features full wireless support for...

News: Mega Man 9 To Support Classic And Gamecube Controllers

Mega Man 9 To Support Classic And Gamecube Controllers

Here's another tiny snippet of Mega Man 9 news for those of you out there who can't seem to get enough of it.

According to Nintendojo, Capcom has confirmed that Mega Man 9 will indeed support not only the Wii Remote held sideways, but also the Classic and Gamecube controllers. What this also means is that if you're lucky enough to own one of the Wii NES RetroPort adapters, you can even use the..