Forever 21 is infamous for jacking other brands’ looks. But even they don’t mess with The Big N. Its licensed Super Nintendo collection rocks retro designs based on the SNES, Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
8Bitdo’s new SN30 Pro (SNES colors) and SF30 Pro (Super Famicom colors) wireless gamepads work with a variety of gaming systems, including the Nintendo Switch, the Raspberry Pi and PCs. It has two analog sticks, four shoulder buttons, a screenshot button and more.
Prima Games’ follow up to its NES book. Playing with Super Power is a nostalgic guide book. Not only does it contain tips for SNES games, it also has a history of Nintendo’s console and its classics, as well as associated art and music. Also available as an online book.
Retro Fighters‘ Nintendo 64 controller is inspired by modern gamepads. Gone is the middle grip and the center analog stick. Instead, the N64 Controller has a modern thumbstick in the Xbox position, large C buttons, extra Z triggers and a turbo function.
Etsy store 1Up Forge makes key holders using the controller connectors of old video game consoles, such as the NES, the Atari 2600 and the PlayStation. Attach the male connector to your keyring then stick it in the proper port to secure it. They could use more polish though.
Console modder MakoMod went all out for his one-off Nintendo Switch. Based on Link’s handy tool in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the console has been decorated with pine wood, brass, automotive and acrylic paint, putty and varnish, and has LED lights on the dock.
Nyko announced numerous accessories for the Nintendo Switch at E3 2017, but the Portable Docking Kit stands out. It costs half as much as Nintendo’s dock and is way smaller as well. It even comes with an AC adapter and an HDMI cable. The downside? It doesn’t have USB ports.
A remake of the 1991 Game Boy classic Metroid II: Return of Samus. Made for 3DS and 2DS systems, Metroid: Samus Returns overhauls the game’s graphics and adds new abilities including the ability to fire at any angle, a melee counter attack and new powers. Drops 9/17/17.
Everyone and everything wears Mario’s hat in what could be the killer app for the Switch – a massive 3D platformer with the kind of creative level design, innovative and fun gameplay that harkens back to the all-time Nintendo classic Super Mario 64. Drops 10/27/17.
Like TV makers, Nintendo is finally admitting defeat in the world of 3D content, and offering up a new version of their popular folding handheld, devoid of the eyeball-crossing 3D top screen. The 2DS XL does everything the 3DS XL does, minus the 3D bit. Drops 7/28/17 for $150.