The NES Classic Returns Today But I'm More Excited About This Wireless Controller

Andrew Liszewski 06/30/2018. 12 comments
Video Games Controllers Hardware Tech Gadgets Consumer Tech 8Bitdo Nintendo NES Classic Edition

When the NES Classic Edition was first released, we deemed the $40 8Bitdo NES30 as the best wireless controller alternative for the tiny console. But now that Nintendo is selling the NES Classic once again starting today, I’m more excited for 8Bitdo’s new gamepad that’s an even better wireless alternative with a cheaper price tag and a dedicated ‘home’ button.

Like the NES30, the N30 borrows its design, and lack of ergonomics, from the boxy rectangular gamepads that shipped with the original NES in the ‘80s. It might not be comfortable, but it will certainly satisfy your nostalgic gaming itches.

Unlike the NES30, however, the N30 is designed to only work with the NES Classic Edition. Instead of Bluetooth, it uses a dedicated wireless 2.4GHz connection to an included dongle, so once it’s powered on, the gamepad is immediately and automatically paired and ready to play. The action buttons have been re-arranged to match the layout on the original NES gamepad, and the NES30's shoulder buttons have been removed. The N30 gains a ‘home’ button for accessing the NES Classic Edition’s main menu, which is functionality the NES30 had too, but a dedicated one-click button is definitely a better approach.

The best feature of 8Bitdo’s new N30 gamepad is undoubtedly its $25 price tag, though. That’s $15 cheaper than the $40 NES30 , making it more economical to buy a paid of N30's to replace both of the controllers that ship with the NES Classic Edition. Making your decision even easier is the fact that 8Bitdo doesn’t actually sell the NES30 anymore , after a major update to its product line at E3 a few weeks ago. So when the NES Classic Edition goes on sale again tomorrow, this is definitely the wireless controller you’ll want to go with it.

[8Bitdo]

HighResolutionMusic.com - Download Hi-Res Songs

1 CHVRCHES

Here With Me flac

CHVRCHES. 2019. Writer: Steve Mac;Martin Doherty;Marshmello;Lauren Mayberry;Iain Cook.
2 5 Seconds Of Summer

Who Do You Love flac

5 Seconds Of Summer. 2019. Writer: Andrew Taggart;Talay Riley;Oak;Sean Douglas;Luke Hemmings;Calum Hood;Ashton Irwin;Michael Clifford;Trevorious;Zaire Koalo.
3 Bonn

No Sleep flac

Bonn. 2019. Writer: Albin Nedler;Bonn;Martin Garrix.
4 Katy Perry

365 flac

Katy Perry. 2019. Writer: Zedd;Katy Perry;Caroline Ailin;Corey Sanders;Daniel Davidsen;Cutfather;Peter Wallevik.
5 Alan Walker

Are You Lonely flac

Alan Walker. 2019.
6 DEAMN

Happy flac

DEAMN. 2019.
7 Jonas Brothers

Sucker flac

Jonas Brothers. 2019. Writer: Kevin Jonas;Joe Jonas;Nick Jonas;Ryan Tedder;Louis Bell;Frank Dukes.
8 Brooks

Better When You're Gone flac

Brooks. 2019. Writer: David Guetta;Emma Lov Block;Ido Zmishlany;Jackson Foote;Jeremy Dussolliet;Brooks.
9 Ariana Grande

Imagine flac

Ariana Grande. 2019. Writer: JProof;Priscilla Renea;Happy Perez;Andrew "Pop" Wansel;Ariana Grande.
10 P!nk

Walk Me Home flac

P!nk. 2019. Writer: P!nk;Scott Harris;Nate Ruess.
11 Ava Max

So Am I flac

Ava Max. 2019. Writer: Cirkut;Ava Max.
12 Louis Tomlinson

Two Of Us flac

Louis Tomlinson. 2019. Writer: Bryn Christopher;Andrew Jackson;Duck Blackwell;Louis Tomlinson.
13 Bebe Rexha

Last Hurrah flac

Bebe Rexha. 2019. Writer: Andrew Wells;Nick Long;Lauren Christy;Bebe Rexha.
14 Anna Yvette

Chosen flac

Anna Yvette. 2019. Writer: TheFatRat;Laura Brehm;Anna Yvette.
15 Avril Lavigne

Dumb Blonde flac

Avril Lavigne. 2019. Writer: Mitch Allan;Bonnie McKee;Nicki Minaj;Avril Lavigne.
16 Greyson Chance

Timekeeper flac

Greyson Chance. 2019. Writer: Greyson Chance;Willy Beaman.
17 Why Don't We

Cold In LA flac

Why Don't We. 2019. Writer: Corbyn Besson;Zach Herron;Jack Avery;Jonah Marais;Daniel Seavey.
18 Tiffany Young

Born Again flac

Tiffany Young. 2019. Writer: Fiction;Satica;Tiffany Young.
19 Anitta

R.I.P flac

Anitta. 2019. Writer: Chaz William Mishan;David Delazyn (The Fliptones);Shari Lynn Short;Thomas Augusto;Omar Tavarez;Tainy;The Fliptones;Rita Ora;Sofía Reyes.
20 Avril Lavigne

Crush flac

Avril Lavigne. 2019. Writer: Johan Carlsson;Avril Lavigne;Zane Carney.

12 Comments

Think! aka anotherburner111122223333
SirMeili
SirMeili
KinjaNinja
NoriegaTony

Suggested posts

Other Andrew Liszewski's posts

Language