While the biggest news to come out of 8Bitdo recently is the launch of the excellent SN30 Pro controller, the company has also released another notable product: the SNES Classic Edition Wireless Gamepad.
As the title suggests, this is a controller aimed at those who have purchased a SNES Classic Edition and are looking for a cable-free solution which overcomes the tiny lead length of the bundled pad.
We've been lucky enough to have had our hands on the controller - which comes in SNES and SFC flavours - for a while now, and can happily report that it's every bit as responsive and comfortable to use as the real deal. In fact, it's basically little more than a slightly redesigned version of the company's previous SNES30 controller.
The face of the pad has been altered every so slightly, and the controller comes bundled with a 2.4GHz wireless transmitter which plugs into the controller port of your SNES Classic Edition. Also included inside the box is a charging cable for the controller's internal battery and a sheet of instructions.
8Bitdo's products tend to speak for themselves these days and the company rarely puts a foot wrong with this kind of thing; it should come as no surprise that the SNES Classic Edition wireless pad (and its sibling, the SFC Classic Edition) are both excellent alternatives to the wireless pad you get with the SNES Classic Edition. If you long to be free of pesky leads, then these are highly recommended.
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Cool. Have you tried compatibility with a Windoes PC or Switch?
Until I get notified that 8Bitdo fixes their frustrating synching issues. I will no longer be buying their products. My SNES30 no longer works and can't figure out why. They have garbage battery life anyways.
I bought 2 8bitdo classic receivers a few weeks ago for $14 each, so I can use my Wii Classic controllers on my SNES Mini
Perfect sync, stability and response. Also, I removed the plastic cap from the receivers and put them inside my Mini, so it has a very clean look indeed!
This is probably a stupid question, so forgive my ignorance, but I'm wondering if 8bit or any other company has made a wireless og snes controller, that is a worthy alternative to the original?
Currently stuck between their Classic SFM30 and their SFM30 Pro. I really just want one for classic and 2D games but for games that need dual analogue I'd just go with the Pro controller.
As for this, tempting but may just buy an extension cable.
@Linked2thaPast "I'm wondering if 8bit or any other company has made a wireless og snes controller, that is a worthy alternative to the original"
The controllers in this article are exactly that.
Will the SNES30 (previous model) work with the SNES Classic?
Also, can a Dual Shock 4 be used with the SNES Classic?
I'm sad they discontinued the ones that looked like the original controller; also that they wont make a Bluetooth receiver shaped like the SNES plug
Anyone tried these with the NES classic? A friend of mine is wanting some wireless pads for his SNES mini and the NES classic he is hoping to get when Nintendo puts them back on the market.
Eh. Wireless controllers are overrated. Extension cables are cheaper and get the job done.
@belmont The SNES classic uses the same port as the Wii Remotes, so unless you have some kind of adapter for that specific port, this couldn't work. However this company has other controllers that work with PC. Like that Pro controller they mentioned.
Does anyone know if there is a way to quickly get to the home menu from the controller. I have seen some wireless ones with a built in way to get there but can’t find mention anywhere for this one.
I think I read somewhere that you can get to the home menu for the nes Classic or Snes Classic by pressing down and select or down and start on 8bitdo's controller instead of having to hit the reset button on the console. And the retro receiver that's included in the controllers pictured in this article can be used to sync your ps4 or Xbox one or Wii u pro controller and used with either of the classics. They also sell just the receiver if you don't want to buy their controllers.
@Heavyarms55 Yes I know that but the article says that this pad has a usb cable for charging included in the box. With this cable the pad may be recognised from windows as a generic gamepad.
Yes, but you have to buy a reciever, and update the firmware on the reciever. And the bonus of the snes30 over these new ones is that you can still use them on the Switch. (And they look like the original Snes gamepads) From what I understood about these newer pads is that they are only designed to work on the classic consoles. That’s why they are so much cheaper and come with a reciever.
Also, I haven’t tried the duel shock, but they are supposed to work with the reciever a well, after you update the reciever.
For those of you who are planning to buy these newer controllers, do realize that these used 2.4Ghz wireless signal similar to the ones that came with the AtGames Sega Genesis Flashback controllers (and not bluetooth) with a different wireless receiver so they won't be compatible with Mobile, PC, PS4, Xbox One, or Switch in any way. If you want the wireless bluetooth version get this one, it still works better:
@belmont That is possible. 8bitdo does make pads like that.
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