Via ThinkGeek, gamers can now get that true retro feel with this Classic Super Famicom Controller for the Nintendo Wii.
I can still remember those delightful gaming days of my youth. Think early 1990s. Me wearing my Power Rangers tee, laying on my small bed, and trying to reach Bowser’s castle in Super Mario World, the best Mario game ever. (Yes, that’s right. I said it.) Too bad when it comes to recreating those same memories it always falls short in one key area, the controller department.
Thanks to the Wii’s Virtual Console, gamers have a vintage catalogue of 8-bit to 16-bit hits at a download’s reach. But just something about using that Wii Remote to play those classic titles just can’t quite scratch that warm-fuzzy itch. That’s not to say that the Classic Controller Pro doesn’t make for a handy pitch-hitter. Heavens to Murgatroyd, no! It’s just… not the same, if understand what I mean.
Okay, maybe if you don’t, and think I’m going loopier than a box of Fruit Loops, you do have to agree that ThinkGeek’s SNES-looking Wii Classic Controller is mighty sweet. Based on the Super Famicom version – remember, our North American SNES’s had purple buttons instead – this accessory simply plugs into the Wii Remote like any other Nintendo peripheral, and tada, instant gaming nostalgia.
And, all at the low, low price of $19.99 USD (shipping and taxes not included). If you missed out on the Japanese Club Nintendo reward – and I’m pretty sure you did – featuring almost the exact same Super Famicom Wii Controller, and haven’t succumbed to the wallet-emptying temptations of eBay (similar offerings up for auction fetch an absurd amount), this wonderful copycat is a slam dunk purchase.
You know, it would be extra awesome if ThinkGeek later produced similar controllers for other retro consoles; the Sega Genesis, Turbo Graphx-16 , and heck, how about the NES while they’re at it. Do it ThinkGeek! That being said, you know what you can do? Stick with Walyou as we provide the daily recommended dose of nerd nutrients, just for you. For example, these fantastic Star Wars mash-ups and new character posters for The Dark Knight Rises.