Blogging live to you and yours! It’s your boy TWOTALL4UFOOL! So in my last post I mentioned the collaboration between Sega and Retro-bit reproducing old Sega controllers for the Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast. While I’m on the subject of controllers I want to tell you guys about another company that puts out Nintendo/retro like controllers. This company is 8Bitdo. They have a wide variety of products that any gamer or retro gamer can use especially if you loved SNES style controllers. And they are wireless. Let me get into the products that they have.
The first one I want to talk about is the SN30/SF30 Pro. From the picture above these are SNES style controllers with two analog sticks, two trigger buttons on top, and a couple of additional buttons as well. It’s my dream controller and the controller style Nintendo should’ve went with when producing the Nintendo 64. It’s very simple to use and it’s compatible with a lot of platforms. The first one being the Nintendo Switch. This controller has all the buttons that a Switch Pro Controller has that it can be a nice addition to your Switch accessories, or an alternative whether you like this style better or you want something a little cheaper. This controller is only $50 on Amazon. So it can be an alternative if you don’t want to spend $70 on the Pro Controller. This controller is wireless and uses USB Type-C. You can also use this controller on your Windows PC, MacOS, Android device, or Steam. They have two styles with SN being the Super Nintendo color scheme and SF being the Super Famicom color scheme. I got the SN30 Pro and I love it. Works great on my Switch. Just make sure you update the firmware if you are going to get it along with any other products that they have. If you are interested in picking one up here’s the Amazon url: 8Bitdo SN30/SF30 Pro Controller
The next 8bitdo product I want to talk about is the 8Bitdo SN30/SF30 2.4G Wireless Controller. This is specifically for your SNES/NES Classic Edition. It comes with a 2.4 wireless receiver you plug into your mini console and connect it to your controller and you are now playing your SNES/NES mini wirelessly. I’m still a little confused as to why Nintendo had to make wired controllers for those mini consoles anyway. I know they want us to get the nostalgic feel but we as consumers don’t need the headache of wired controllers. To me it gets to the question of ‘What year is this’? You can get some extension cords for the controllers that come with it but these controllers I feel are a better alternative. And for a retail price of $25 it’s very fair in my opinion. Check it out on Amazon: 8Bitdo SN30 2.4G Wireless Controller
Now great news for people who still have an active SNES. Or something that can take the original controller. Next month 8bitdo will be coming out with the 8Bitdo SN30 Retro Set. It will come in 4 different styles incluing SN, SF, Black, and Transparent. They are bluetooth controllers and should work with the Swtich, Windows, Mac, etc,. But the main feature with this is it comes with a retro receiver you can plug into your SNES (or after market console) and you’ll be able to play your retro console wirelessly. Pretty cool huh! These come out on Feb. 1st and you can pre-order them here: 8Bitdo SN30 Retro Set
In additon to the these products I just discussed there’s also more products that 8bitdo has to offer. Some of them have been discontinued but you can probably still get them new from 3rd party sellers on either Amazon or Ebay. Here’s a link to their website. Take a look at what they have and hopefully you give 8Bitdo products a try sometime in 2018. Remember if you are going to invest in their products check out their firmware updates to keep your controllers up to date. Blogging live to you and yours! It’s been TWOTALL4UFOOL. Remember TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE! Thanks for reading folks I’ll catch ya all later.