As any keen Super Smash Bros. player will probably tell you, finding your preferred controller setup is half the battle when it comes to mastering the game. Some will tell you that the Pro Controller is the way to go, while others say that the GameCube controller simply can't be beat; others prefer to go for a more arcade-style approach.
That's where the Smash Stick comes in. This new product from Alt Lab Controllers has been designed with the Super Smash Bros. series in mind. Featuring an analogue joystick, the controller is said to give you more control than a standard digital joystick and reduces strain on your hands for a more comfortable gaming experience.
It's been in development for around six years, with a small team of dedicated folks doing all of the R&D necessary to make it happen. It'll be compatible with the N64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Switch, PC, and PlayStation 3, and a crowdfunding campaign will be going live in June for anyone interested. You can see how it works with Super Smash Bros. Melee in the video below.
While Smash is the main focus, it can also be used with your other favourite games. Here's the Smash Stick being used to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
What do you think? Do you like the look of the Smash Stick's design? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below and keep up to date with the project here.