Nintendo’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller
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  • Still, in comparison to the original NES controller, I think it’s safe to say that it’ll become easier to get used to it by comparison
  • I did find that my fingers behind the controller, felt a bit uncomfortable at times as I played, but I usually only noticed during slower paced games, or unless I wasn’t very immersed with the game

    • by Shintai
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      The SNES controller is a controller to be used exclusively with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which is actually one of my most favorite systems growing up as a kid. The console was one I played for many years when I was a kid, even after the newer Nintendo 64, and original PlayStation consoles were out, I still found myself coming back to the SNES, and it helped that the controller to go with one of my favorite consoles was, and still is a pretty decent controller.

      Now at the time of release, the competitor, being the Sega Genesis, that controller had 4 buttons like the console it was trying to one up on at the time, which was the original NES, but instead of having a select button; it instead had a Start button only, with 3 face buttons. That was one extra face button in order to advertise a slightly more complex game variety. So what the SNES


      controller does to trump this, is have 8 buttons in total along with a directional pad. There’s start and select, the 4 face buttons, B, A, Y and X, and the shoulder buttons R and L. This was great because the games now had much more depth in the core design with the multiple buttons. Games like Super Metroid allowed you to aim diagonally upwards or downwards with the shoulder buttons, and allow you to utilize all of Samus’s unique abilities, like dashing, jumping, shooting and changing to different weapons like the missiles, power bombs, and scanner. All of this would be pretty unwieldy if mapped on a stand Sega Genesis controller. This controller really helped changed the way we play games and we most likely owe this controller thanks to design of current generations controllers like the PlayStation’s Dual Shock series. Now as great as this controller, is, it’s not perfect. Since it is an older controller,

      • if you’re used to newer more modern controllers, it can be hard to go back and use this older controller for the simple fact that it’s missing handles. Now the controller at least tried to make it at least more comfortable to hold than the original NES controller by having the controller rounded instead of having edges, and it certainly is more comfortable for your hands in comparison, but that still doesn’t take away from the now outdated design. Still, in comparison to the original NES controller, I think it’s safe to say that it’ll become easier to get used to it by comparison. I did find that my fingers behind the controller, felt a bit uncomfortable at times as I played, but I usually only noticed during slower paced games, or unless I wasn’t very immersed with the game.

        Overall though, this is a pretty solid controller, well built, doesn’t break too easily, although if anything, the shoulder buttons

        can be pushed in to the point of unresponsiveness if you find a really beat up controller. That’s really the only part of the controller that hasn’t aged very well in terms of the quality of the production, but otherwise everything is built pretty solid doesn’t break very easily. I remember flinging the controller across the room a few times as a kid and the controller never broke. When it comes to controllers for the SNES, your best bet is the 1st party controller by Nintendo themselves. There are some good 3rd party controllers, but your bet is the original controller because it’s built strong and is great for SNES games. I give the controller an 8 out of a 10. It suffers from some outdated design and some weak should buttons that get pushed in too easily compared to the rest of the controller, but it’s still a great controller, and if you want a SNES, this is easily your best bet.




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