One of the great, lost tactile pleasures of the 1980s was the classic NES controller, which has pretty much gone extinct as video games have gotten more and more advanced. But the old stuff still has its fans, and 8Bitdo has come up with a controller that lets you recapture that old feeling with your new games.
It’s the NES30 GamePad, a multipurpose controller that works with iOS/Android devices, Macs, PCs, and more. It is designed to give you that blast of sense-memory that only comes once in a while. But even though it feels just like an old Nintendo controller, it has the extra controls needed for the video games of today.
For a lightspeed journey back to your childhood, the 8Bitdo NES30 GamePad is actually pretty cheap, with a price tag of around $40. You can get one, as well as some more information on the item, from 8Bitdo’s website here.