USB Nintendo NES Controllers


USB Nintendo Nes Controllers (Images courtesy RetroZone)
By Andrew Liszewski

If you’re tiring of the analog controls and well thought out ergonomics of today’s PC USB controllers and instead find yourself reminiscing about the classic days of gaming then you’ll want to head over to RetroZone.

They’ve taken all of the NES controllers and have modded them to function on a PC or Mac VIA USB. No drivers are required and the controllers are compatible with WinXP, Win2K, OS9, OSX and Linux/Unix. While they might not be the best choice for playing Half-Life 2 they’re perfect for emulated versions of 1942 or Gauntlet.

The USB Nintendo NES controllers range in price from $30 for the classic NES controller to $70 for the PowerGlove. And if the classic NES isn’t your thing RetroZone also has USB-modded controllers from the SNES, Atari, Commodore, Genesis, Turbografx, Intellivision, Colecovision, Sega Saturn, 3DO and even the Vectrex!

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  1. Retro USB Nintendo Controllers …

    Have you ever wanted to play games on your computer with the old-school Nintendo controllers?? Yeah, me neither but if I ran one of those NES emulators, these controllers would rule.? I think my controller of preference would be the Sony PS2 controll…

  2. I purchased a USB controller from these guys a few years back as an Xmas present for my then-girlfriend. These guys do awesome work. The controller was still in fantastic shape (minus a few dings that I think every NES controller had after a while) and even the USB cable looked and felt much more solid than the cable that comes with retail controllers from Gravis/Logitech/etc.

    I’m prolly gonna order one for myself soon. I recommend these guys 100%

  3. I like the idea, but I really have an issues with the legality of Roms. Mostly, the fear that someone at a place where I would get my PC fixed..would see the roms and report me to the feds or something. I don’t wanna go to jail!! AHH! Sorry..Got a little carried away there.

    I like the look of the site, with the original Mario Bros. graphics.