Super NES USB Gamepad Now for PC Gaming

The Xbox 360 controller has become the defacto standard for PC gamers looking to play with their thumbs. But what if the extra analog triggers and thumbsticks don't please you, making you wish for a controller layout from a more simple time?

Japanese PC accessories maker Buffalo has created a USB gamepad that's completely reminiscent of the Japanese Super Nintendo (known as the Super Famicom) controller, complete with the color-coded buttons.

It's available from Geek Stuff 4 U for ¥2,700, which is around $30.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • maestintaolius
    I really like my logitech rumblepad, but I could see the nostalgia factor for when I'm playing my emulators.
  • accolite
    I'm up for 2 of these babies.
  • noodlegts
    I just picked up 2 very similar to this (no turbo buttons) for $13 a piece from ebay (new). Downloaded ZSNES and I've been playing MegaMan X, F-Zero,Sunset Riders, SF2 and UMK3 like crazy!

    Watch where you buy from though because there is a very high fluctuation in price and quality. If you have some original SNES controllers you're better off just buying the USB adapters. They're the same price but you get the authentic experience of using a real SNES controller.
  • Looks legit. The D-pad looks like it would bloody my left thumb after a long play session, just like the SNES pads did in days gone by.
    maestintaoliusI really like my logitech rumblepad, but I could see the nostalgia factor for when I'm playing my emulators.
    +1 My exact thoughts!
  • requiemsallure
    Interesting, I'd buy it after reading reviews of it in order to QC it.
  • sot010174
    Shouldn't it read "the PS2 Controller has become defacto..."?
  • megamanx00
    There have been more than a few USB controllers of similar design.
  • hakesterman
    Hey Nice Controller, i went to their website and it's kinda bazzare. Everything is in English except the
    Price of the Controller. Why would you do something like that???? Are we dealing with 3rd graders or
    what? Anyway i might have to scoop one up!

  • amabhy
    Lawl, for a second I thought it said $2700, then i realized it was yen.