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Wireless receiver lets you use a DualShock 4 controller with your original NES

By Shawn Knight
Apr 25, 2016
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  1. If you’re a retro gaming fan then you’re well aware of how frustrating it can be to have someone (or maybe even a pet) trip over your controller wire. At best, it unplugs the controller but more often than not, the console takes a trip over the edge of the table and probably comes unplugged itself.

    Analogue Interactive, makers of the all-aluminum (and more recently, this 24k gold-plated) Nintendo Entertainment System has partnered with 8Bitdo to create a wireless adapter for the NES that’ll eliminate such headaches.

    The Retro Receiver plugs into the controller port on your NES and utilizes Bluetooth to communicate wirelessly with the controller of your choice.

    Wireless controllers for Nintendo’s beloved console aren’t exactly new but the Retro Receiver kicks it up a notch, allowing you to play your original NES (or aftermarket systems) with any 8Bitdo controller or arcade stick. 8Bitdo offers several different controllers which are based off of Nintendo’s original hardware.

    The adapter is also compatible with wireless next-gen console controllers like Sony’s DualShock 4 controller that ships with the PlayStation 4 and even some older controllers like the Wiimote. Additional buttons on modern controllers are mapped as turbo buttons, we’re told, as you can use up to four adapters at a time (when using a multitap accessory, of course).

    The Retro Receiver retails for $19.99.

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  2. psp100travis

    psp100travis TS Enthusiast Posts: 40   +17

    Cool now make something that let's me play my PS1, PS2, and original Xbox with my PS4 controller.
     
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +522

    They need to release one for the N64, that I know TONES of people would buy in a heart beat. And most importantly for myself I wounder if it's compatible with PS3 controllers, I only have about 7 of those that are not being used anymore, I would love to use 4 of them to play the original Super Smash with my friends.
     
  4. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Guru Posts: 374   +329

    THIS. I've been clamoring for a gamecube/playstation/any other controller adapter for the n64. It seems like such an obvious market, considering the horrible quality of n64 joysticks.
     
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