Super NES Classic Edition

Nintendo’s mini Super Nintendo is a delightful little box, packed with over a dozen classic SNES games.

It’s just got one big problem: The Super NES Classic Edition has wired gamepads, just like the original Super Nintendo. And who wants wires stretching across their living room, from TV to sofa? Nobody.

Thankfully, there’s an amazingly simple, elegantly retro solution from 8bitdo in these wireless Super Nintendo gamepads that cost just $25 apiece.

Super Nintendo wireless gamepad (third-party)

After playing several different games with 8bitdo’s wireless SNES gamepad, I was sold. Check it out:

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For $25, you get everything below (except for the SNES console itself, of course):

After opening the box, I found four things inside:

– A wireless gamepad

– A micro USB charging cable

– A wireless receiver to plug into your Super NES Classic Edition console

– A bare-bones instruction manual.

Setup is a cinch. All I did was plug the receiver into my SNES Classic Edition, push the Start button on the gamepad, and that was it. It took less than 20 seconds.

Here’s a closer look at the wireless receiver:

Nintendo’s been using the same controller ports on its consoles since the Nintendo Wii. The bizarre-looking plug you see above is the same one found in everything from the Wii to, now, the Super NES Classic Edition.

You simply open the front face of the console, like you would normally to plug in gamepads:

Super NES Classic Edition (SNES)

Only, instead of plugging in the SNES gamepads that comes with the console, you plug in the wireless receiver. Simple!

The wireless gamepad itself is an excellent facsimile of the real SNES gamepad.

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