My Arcade’s Super Gamepad is a wireless controller for the NES Classic and SNES Classic. Aside from having four shoulder buttons and a Home button, it also has a programmable and LED-backlit Turbo button. It can also be used to play Virtual Console titles on the Wii and Wii U.
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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp might just be Nintendo’s most faithful mobile game port yet. Available for both iOS and Android, it retains much of the spirit and gameplay of its 3DS counterparts. Make friends, collect items and upgrade your house, albeit at a smaller scale.
Nintendo has the Super NES Classic, Analogue has the Super NES modern. The Super Nt plays SNES and Super Famicom cartridges at up to 1080p and 60fps. It comes with a wireless controller and receiver, but it also works with the original console’s accessories.
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.
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