newtmonkey Posted April 17 Share Posted April 17 Much like with the similar topics I've started on the SNES and Genesis sub-forums, I thought it might be a good idea to start a general discussion topic for random posts that don't really deserve their own dedicated topic. Feel free to post thoughts on games you've been playing, interesting finds at pawn shops and other stores, or any hardware-related projects you're working on. --- I took my AV Famicom out of storage with the intention of playing Dragon Quest III, but actually got a bit sidetracked. First, I must say that the composite video quality of this system is really excellent; very clean and sharp looking. I have a few wireless controller solutions available to me, so I gave each a try to decide which to use: N30 2.4g (8bitdo): This controller has a very strong first impression. Excellent build quality, and everything feels pretty similar to the classic NES controller. The dpad is great for platformers, but seriously poor for anything requiring 8-way movement. I find shooters like Lifeforce to be absolutely unplayable on this controller, because the diagonals are so finnicky. It's too bad, because they really got the look and feel of the controller itself just right. Wireless Gamepad (RetroUSB): This is basically the exact opposite situation as the N30. It looks bizarre and feels somewhat cheap, and a strange choice was made to use microswitches for B/A buttons and the dpad, resulting in a loud click every time you press anything. It's a very loud controller. The controller itself feels a bit poorly put together, like the two halves of the shell don't fit together exactly (tightening the screws doesn't help). It all comes together in a creaky, clicky noisefest... but the dpad and buttons actually feel fantastic! The dpad is also extremely accurate even on diagonals. NES Classic Controller (Nintendo) with Wiimote and Retro Receiver (8bitdo): Currently my favorite solution. The controller features excellent build quality and a very accurate dpad, and it connects just fine using the Retro Receiver and an old Wiimote. Any game plays great on this. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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