Nostalgic gamers shouldn’t be left behind, and as the SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller currently available through Walyou Deals shows, there are ways of helping them keep up with the times.
Developed by 8Bitdo Tech HK Ltd and sold on Walyou Deals, the SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller combines modern technologies with retro design in a manner that makes both both worlds happy. After all, if you happen to love the way game controllers were designed 30 years ago, it doesn’t mean that you also need to be restrained by a short wire. Fortunately, nowadays both gaming consoles and mobile devices can work with wireless controllers, and since Bluetooth is a quasi-universal type of connection on these devices, you shouldn’t worry about any compatibility issues.
Judging by the name, this game controller marks the 30th anniversary of Nintendo’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System gaming console. Since this controller only works with PCs, Macs, iPads, Android devices and more, you won’t be able to pair it with the original console. Fortunately for nostalgics like you, there are SNES emulators available for most of these platforms, so you can use this 1:1 replica of the original SNES controller to play those games. Given the fact that you can play recently launched game with a controller that has the same number of buttons as 30 years ago, I guess that stand to show that not much has changed in this department.
Obviously, you also have the option to play all the latest titles with this old-school controller. Multiplayer gaming was also included in the equation, so you can either use the dual-keyboard code system on iOS, or you can emulate a Wiimote and use the SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller on Nintendo’s Wii. On top of that, the controller can even handle touchscreen-only games (such as Shadow Fight 2 on Android), thanks to its touchscreen emulation.
Since it’s slim and portable, the SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller fits not only in small backpack pockets, but also in the back pocket of your jeans. The fact that it works wirelessly suggests that one of the goals is to take it with you on the road. With up to 20 hours of battery life, the controller proves to be a trustworthy companion even on long trips.
As seen in the above picture, the SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller is delivered with a 1.2 meter-long SNES style USB cable, should you decide to go full retro with this thing, an FC 30th Anniversary keychain, and a user’s manual. The included battery can be recharged more than 1,000 times, so you really shouldn’t worry about running out of juice.
The SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller is available on Walyou Deals for $29.95, 14% off the original price of $35. By subscribing to our newsletter, you can also cut 10% off your first order, thus taking the price even lower. In case this controller is up your alley, you should get it while it’s hot, as the deal expires in one day. Free shipping is offered within continental US.