When it comes to retro gaming there are few who would disagree with the notion that playing on original hardware is the most faithful way to play the classics, even if it's not necessarily the most convenient.
Well one of the biggest pet peeves of older hardware has been eliminated for the SNES and NES thanks to 8Bitdo's range of wireless delights for these systems. We've reviewed them already but now you get to see them in action in the form of a delightful audio-visual treat with yours truly, for better or for worse.
Check out the videos above where we show off these superb devices in all their retrofitted splendour.
...okok, I will get one of the SNES ones to replace my old, nearly busted one. Do they have the PAL version I wonder...?
@SanderEvers Hmm, that might be even handier for analogue MAME games and Commodore Amiga games. Thanks!
I'm good with what I got. Too pricey for an unnecessary convenience.
Sure, gotta love that input lag.
Publish any post about wireless controllers.
Queue input lag comments
Don't have a SNES/controllers and I'll be getting the NES Classic, but does anyone know if there is an N64 version of these?
Weren't these reviewed already?
@Loui Yes, but not in VIDEO FORM!!! BOOM
@mritchy I know, really tiresome. There is no noticeable lag with these pads and it's not like they're unique - every console has wireless control now.
These people have presumably been gently seething since the Wii era.
@SanderEvers I will have to pick carefully, those price tags are justified, but... slightly above of what I'm used to pay for stuff liek this.
The amount of wireless stuff in a household is getting so exaggerated nowadays.
My god, this must be the happiest person in the world, he's probably still a virgin...
Pebbles needs to do her own reviews...her silence on the quality of these joysticks worries me...LOL!
But great reviews, I am now going to pop some cash down for an NES and SNES one.
Come on dude....he wouldn't be THAT happy if that was the case! Maybe he's got a nice rug we can't see that really brings that room together?!
I'm still waiting for my wireless SFC controller to arrive. Play-Asia shipped the wireless adapter but only told me they'd run out of controllers after I'd ordered...
My only worry about these is the power consumption. I'm pretty sure my Japanese Megadrive's power supply caught fire because I had the Megadrive infrared controller plugged in, so I do worry about them pulling more power than expected.
I have the SNES30 and SFC30, they hold up well! The NES30, though pretty, didn't last long for me. After less than a year of light use (I didn't even unplug it from its USB charger) the piece that charges the thing fell INTO the controller and wasn't fixable. So if you're looking for durability, maybe those SNES and SFCs .
I'm totally digging the sparkster theme music in the background of the wireless receiver video there Great game! Still have our Megadrive cart of that one
I'll stick with wired. Hate off the shelf bluetooth.
@AlexOlney you monster! How many Muppets had to die to make your rug? #justiceforelmo
There it is! LOL!!!
Finally got my SFC30 controller today and it doesn't work with the menus on the SNES PowerPak. The buttons work but the d-pad doesn't so it's not possible to select any games. Once you're in a game it works perfectly, but there's not much use to a wireless controller if you have to plug in a wired one to begin with...
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