A $25 accessory fixes the biggest problem with the mini Super Nintendo
A new $25 accessory fixes the biggest problem with Nintendo’s miniature Super Nintendo: It removes the wires!
The “SN30 2.4G Wireless Controller” from 8bitdo is a near-perfect re-creation of the original Super Nintendo gamepad, except it has no wires. That means no wires to trip over, no wires to snag and pull your console (or TV), and no wires for your dog to chew through. It’s a nice nod to modernity on a console that’s dedicated to re-creating the early-to-mid-’90s.
More than just convenient, having a wireless game pad for the new Super Nintendo makes it something you can easily leave plugged in to your home entertainment center. As it is, having the new Super Nintendo plugged in means having wires strew across your living room. Without a wireless controller, a wire extends from the included Nintendo game pad in your hand to the tiny console; from the console, an HDMI cable and a micro-USB cable stretch to the display and a power outlet.
But with the wireless Super Nintendo game pad from 8bitdo, there’s no need for the console to sit in the middle of the room — you can securely place it near your TV, with all the wires hidden away, and use the game pad from the comfort of your favorite seat.
Even better: By pressing down on the d-pad and the Select button at the same time, you can access the console’s Home menu where you can save your game or switch to a new one — the only way to do that on the standard console otherwise is by pushing the Reset button. Convenient!
For $25, you get one wireless game pad and a receiver (which plugs in to the console). And yes, don’t worry, you can get the European version above (with colored buttons) for the North American console — either version of game pad works with the Super NES Classic Edition.