Taiwanese accessory maker Brook has made a name for itself via its innovative 'Wingman' series of adapters, and the company's latest product will be of particular interest to Nintendo fans.
The 'Wingman SNES' makes it possible for retro gamers to use modern controllers on their classic systems. The adapter will work with the NES, SNES, Super Famicom and AV Famicom and supports "more than 125" wired and wireless controllers, joysticks and fighting sticks.
The device is said to boast "high stability and low latency" and allows you to remap buttons and add rapid-fire functionality. It's going to be on sale from January 21st, with only 2,000 units being produced.
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Seems interesting, but the lack of Xbox Controller support is a little strange to me
I didn't even know that many existed.
Also, this is making me very nostalgic for Pilotwings. Played that for the first time on the Switch's SNES app and it was one of the cosiest experiences I've ever had.
Eugh, tried playing SNES games once with the DualSense’s awful D-Pad, never again. The real best controller for SNES games is the Vita!
But the SNES controller is already the greatest of all time so what’s the point??
@StarPoint It does have support for Xbox pads, there's a full list here: https://www.brookaccessory.com/products/wingmansnes/index.html
Everyday, we get closer to Super Mario on PS4 being real.
@Damo Oh, thanks. On the Playaisa website, it only listed the ProCon and DS controllers.
@noobish_hat Maybe 'nostalgic' wasn't the best term for it. What I probably should've said was 'reminsicing' about it. Also, what kind of makes it worse was that I played for the first time over lockdown (more or less a year ago) soooooo yeah.
@nessisonett The real best controller for SNES games is the Vita!
That's the best that can be said since Vita isn't a controller.
@Z-Core Everyday, we get closer to Super Mario on PS4 being real.
As IN???? That's controller nothing about IP. That's going to stay with Nintendo.
For the record, I’ve played plenty SNES games on my Vita and the controls are great. Besides, you can use it as a Bluetooth controller. Same as the 3DS.
@SwitchForce I know, I was just trying to make a bad joke lol
Since you can most likely use a PS4 controller on with this add-on, I thought it would be close to playing a Mario game on PS4.
It's neat but I would have liked it to plug into both controller ports and support two controllers. Paying $100+ for the ability to play 2-players is steep. Not sure of the logistics of it, but it also would have been nice to have some sort of multitap function.
Okay, but how did they get it widescreen? Do they sell another accessory for that?
@Thomystic It's obvious that it was stretch, some monitor had option for 4:3 or 16:9, any console that doesn't support 16:9 widescreen will have stretch images instead which is never good.
A couple years ago, I would have been all over this for my retro systems. But after recently selling all my physical stuff and switching to emulation, I’m pretty set lol
@Zach1122 I agree, I don't see why I would play SNES with anything else than a SNES controller.
Except the Switch SNES controller because it's wireless.
A Bluetooth connection promising low latency ? With all those controllers which are known for their latency? Sounds like scam.
I have a version of this for PC Engine and honestly, I find Brook's controller adapters to be too expensive and they have a really unpleasant form-factor - dangling from a cable like that.
In my case, I also have to use it with a Mayflash because the adapter itself was not compatible with the controllers I wanted to use. So the USB port was welcome for that. And that might not actually be a problem here.
For SNES, I would recommend the 8bitdo retro receiver. https://www.8bitdo.com/retro-receiver-snes-sfc-classic/
I don't think it supports playstation controllers but otherwise it's a nicer solution. It's smaller and cheaper and I've been using it for years with no issues.
I found this converter also sell in Stone Age Gamer.
It also sell a lot of retro gaming stuff! Very coool!
@Splodge I think it supports a lot of controllers that 8-bitdo doesn't have
Yes, that's true. But it's not so clear-cut - most of the 125 controllers they list are just different Xbox and Playstation controllers. If one x-input controller works, they all should so I don't see the point of listing them out.
Only Switch and Playstation controllers are supported wirelessly. Xbox controllers have to be wired. 8bitdo controllers are also supposed to be supported (presumably in Switch mode) but the PC Engine adapter wouldn't pair them for me - though this one may work better.
8bitdo supports all controllers wirelessly - including Switch, Wii, Wii U, Playstation and their own 8bitdo controllers. But I think different firmware versions support different controllers so it is messy from that point of view.
Both definitely have their up sides but I still think 8bitdo wins on the cost and form-factor.
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