Smash Stick

Update (Sat 1st Aug, 2020 13:05 BST): The $70,000 goal has been reached, stretch goals have now been unlocked.

We did it! Thanks to all of you and your support, our KS campaign got fully funded in 22 hours! We couldn't have done this without all of you. This has been an incredible journey so far and this is just the beginning because... WE ADDED MORE STRETCH GOALS!

Original article (Fri 31st Jul, 2020 06:30 BST): Are you in need of a new arcade stick that supports all sorts of games including Super Smash Bros? Then why not show your support for the Smash Stick. It's an analog arcade stick that reads subtle inputs that are not possible on digital sticks.

We covered it here on Nintendo Life earlier this year, and now the official Kickstarter page has gone live. It's not even been 24 hours yet, and it's already on track to reach its $70,000 funding goal. If this goal is achieved in less than 48 hours, Smash Stick backers will receive a free clear acrylic panel and Kickstarter exclusive artwork. More stretch goals will be revealed soon.

The standard retail bundle is priced at $249 USD and includes the following items: 1 Retail Smash Stick, 1 Detachable Nintendo 64 Cable, 1 Detachable GameCube Cable, 1 Detachable USB Cable, Smash Stick Stretch Goals (Earned During Campaign). This is expected to ship in May next year. Or, for $495 USD, there's the Beta Bundle. It includes a limited edition beta build Smash Stick 6 months before release and ships in November 2020.

This new product from Alt Lab Controllers has been in development for six years and is compatible with the following systems: Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Switch, PC, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. It also features remappable controls and there's remap software that keeps the controller up-to-date, too.

Will you be backing this? Leave a comment down below.