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gonna use this on blackops.

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@stryker4526: I think you're missing the point.

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@stryker4526: I think the point you missed was the reliving your childhood factor rather than the price people will pay. If I played NES games on my PC I'd totally buy one of these. But when I wanna play Faxanadu or Contra, I just turn on my NES.

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@stryker4526: stop being a spaz

These are newly manufactured, BUT you can make one like @stryker4526 describes, and howto can be found online.

I have had one (manufactured, like this one) for several years, and when the fancy strikes me to emulate in 8-bit style, it's awesome. I've never had issues.

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up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, Start

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@kamikazeken: Time to call in my dogs, oh wait, which button is it? LOL

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@bridelton: They're all "off-brand." Nintendo never made a USB NES controller.

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@stryker4526: You are incorrect. At a glace, you can see that this is not an original NES controller, it is a new manufactured product, which is probably MORE of a cause of the QC issues than if it had been an original.

However, if one has never actually seen or held one...

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http://www.amazon.com/Classic-USB-NES-Controller-PC/dp/B002YVD3KM/ref=acc_glance_vg_ai_ps_t_1_2

This one has only gotten five stars on Amazon, mostly recent. And it's cheaper--$7 and change.

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@trifevt: What you probably want is this.
http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-Wii-4-Virtua-Retro-Adapter/dp/B003KMWMOW
This is what i've been looking at but haven't purchased yet.

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Decent deal, I guess, although you could do it yourself for the cost of a length of USB cable + solder. If you're just emulating, which is obviously all this would be good for, I'd rather have a Logitech gamepad or a usb converter for a PS2 controller or something. Two-button games are easy to set up.

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@gerrware: What, that people will pay ridiculous prices for "retro" gear?
No, that point isn't lost on me at all. Just sayin', there are more versatile options out there to emulate with.

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The reviews on this make me wary. But I've been waiting to see this for a decent price.

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@vinithehat: Double posting is way more spaz-like, just FYI.
And yeah, the reviews are going to be mixed because these are made by opening an old NES controller, desoldering/removing the old connector, and soldering in a new, USB connector. Since they're handmade and generally don't have much in the way of QC you're kind of taking a chance on it.

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This is most likely a stupid question - can this be used for the Wii? I don't think it is, but I figured I'd ask. Thanks!

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@stryker4526: so I just pop out the old wire harness, and solder in the new usb cable? then the proper drivers just magically appear on my computer? it takes more than a usb cable and solder. don't mislead people...k, thanks

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@memnoch565: trippin!! Original Konami NES code (Contra, Life Force, etc) is:
U U D D L R L R A B B A Select Start

P.S. LOOOOVE this post =)

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@druknmonkey: Wow, that looks interesting. Me and a friend love playing oldschool nintendo games on the Wii, but the offical Nintendo controller options suck. We've tried gamecube controllers, the offical classic controller, and the large controller from the New Marios Brother Game for the Wii, and they each stink horribly in one form or another. I'll take a closer look at your link later tonight - thanks abunch!

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you can make these pretty easy yourself i found a youtube vid about it and i made one for much cheaper than what they are asking just get an old nes controller cut off the end of the wire and then apply/solder a usb onto it not that hard.

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The bad reviews made me afraid of the quality. This looks better though since you can use an actual NES controller.

http://www.amazon.com/Retrolink-Nintendo-NES-USB-Controller-Mac/dp/B000PDOTXG/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_4

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@dupedyetagain: It's cheaper until you take the $7.99 shipping into account.

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If free is more your kind of price and you have a Wii controller, you can use it as a bluetooth input device along with GlovePIE to make a classic controller. It works real well for NES games, on account of the controller being simple. SNES is a lot harder to map out logically, although if you have an N64 controller and a USB adapter, it works out a LOT nicer there (and the D-PAD is laid out very conveniently on that controller for NES too).

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@homerjs: no no no! you'll never get 30 lives like that! It's up up down down left right left right b a b a SELECT start

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@jthomas67: now we're just being hard on the guy. while it's not necessarily as easy ast @stryker4526 might suggest, the drivers actually should magically appear because it will look to windows like any standard joystick.

see http://www.joystiq.com/2004/09/07/how-to-make-a-nintendo-controller-into-a-pc-joystick/ for one how-to article (though I'm sure there exist more).

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@homerjs: man I played the crap outta Contra

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if you really want the retro feel in the controller, you're better off buying real nintendo nes controllers from ebay for about 5 bucks a piece and get retrousb adapters. original ones really feel much better than these

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Or just buy an NES off ebay B)

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@jthomas67: You've never heard of generic HID drivers?
And you're accusing ME of misleading people?

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@trifevt: Google. I know there's a fellow who made both a Genesis and a NES controller (wireless, even!) that you can plug into the Wii. Does require some extra crap and some decent electronic mapping skills, though.

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@stryker4526: If I really wanted this that badly, I would get it mainly due to the fact that I wouldn't want to ruin my old NES controllers.

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@tcosupreme: Actually, the U,U,D,D,L,R,L,R,B,A,Start is legit for single player. You only need the select for two player games.