N64 USB Controller

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I remember purchasing SNES-like controllers for my PC to play games like NBA Live 95 and while there were never quite right, they were good enough. This controller states it’s an exact replica of the original and has a six foot cable. ~J.A. Laraque

N64 USB Controller

Personally, I did not love the N64 controller, I know a bunch of people that did but the original SNES controller felt so perfect to me that the button placement, the size and analog stick just felt, well it felt wrong. Now obviously this was just my personal opinion and later controllers, especially the Xbox control looks like took a page from the N64 and PSOne controller, but in the end, it looks as if this design along with the SNES was like a gold standard for controllers since the original Atari joystick.

N64 USB Controller

Here is part of the description from Think Geek:

It’s been almost 20 years since the release of Nintendo’s revolutionary console, the N64. With 64-Bit 3D mapping and games, it’s miraculous just how influential and relevant this magnificent console is today. But, as technology changes exponentially and old hardware gets thrown in the back of the closet or, even worse, in the trash, it gets progressively harder to go back and relive good times.

Now this is a USB controller made by Retrolink, so you can connect it to any computer with a USB port. I remember purchasing SNES-like controllers for my PC to play games like NBA Live 95 and while there were never quite right, they were good enough. This controller states it’s an exact replica of the original and has a six foot cable.

Now would you buy this? At $24.99 it is a little pricey and with the ability to connect your wireless Xbox controller to your PC I assume you would need to really be a fan of this specific controller or a collector in general to purchase it, but I like the idea that you can if you wish.

N64 USB Controller

So, would you buy it?

If you are interested check out the N64 USB Controller at Think Geek.

Product Specifications

  • A replica of the wonky and fun N64 controller for use with emulators
  • USB enabled: Use on any PC/Mac with USB port
  • 10 function buttons
  • Precise 3D – Analog Stick
  • Approximately 6 feet of cable

Thanks to Ketorulz for the video review, check out his YouTube Chanel here.

  • Great for nostalgia and to show off to your friends but by todays standards its a terrible design

  • I most certainly would. I’d buy 4 of them.

  • I was never a fan of that controller. Give me an SNES one or any of the PlayStation controllers for retrogaming.

  • I would be interested in the Gamecube controller being ported to PC via USB.

  • yes, I would. I like the n64 controller.

  • I have a USB SNES controller and an Atari joystick. That’s all I need. 🙂

  • Does that joystick work well in a lot of games though? -J.A.

  • I’ve tried a few Retrobit pads based on different consoles, and they’re not really good (the SNES and NES ones I have, the D-pads are TERRIBLE) . You’re better off buying a legit 1st party Nintendo controller and a USB adapter for it.

  • no

  • You can just use your Playstation or XBOX controller instead.

  • Playing most N64 games on a non-N64 controller is very awkward. I’d certainly purchase one.

  • My pc joypad is more than capable for using on n64 games.I know this caus I already do. 🙂

  • I had a Saturn style controller and it stopped working four months after buying it. If I buy one, it better work for as long as my real 64 controllers do.