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Retro Fighters Brawler64 Next Gen N64 Controller Game Pad - Nintendo 64

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These controllers seriously bring the N64 to the modern age, it makes all sorts of games in my collection more playable than ever! Takes a bit of adjustment for people who have muscle-memory from using the old trident controller, but once you get past that bit of re-learning, it's wonderful. I am definitely going to have a difficult time ever going back to the original or any other third-party. The only reason I give this 4 stars instead of 5 is lack of N64 expansion compatibility and rumble features.

In conclusion, the Retro Fighters Brawler64 Next Gen N64 Controller Game Pad provides an exceptional balance between nostalgia and modern gaming convenience. The color was a near exact match on the old version, where as the new one is much farther off, this is the only reason for 4 stars instead of 5. The plastic used feels nice with its matte finish, but as usual with surface finishes like this, it’ll rub off on the long run and becomes shiny and slippery.This is another controller that is sadly difficult to source something that is wireless, which is odd given Microsoft's back compatibility programme for the newer Xbox models. Read more about the condition New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). The Brawler 64 does a perfect job of doing so but with a far better setup for the Z button by having it be a modern-day trigger button while the analog stick is among the best I've ever used.

While I doubt I’ll use it as a pro controller, that button is great for being able to access X/Y button functionality that doesn’t exist on the N64 controller. The dongle can be a bit unwieldy, but otherwise the pros of not being bound by a wire outweigh the odd feel of the controller. Enter Retro Fighters’ Brawler 64 controller, which was Kickstarted a while back, to which I threw some money at just for this review. Providing a new and comfortable way to play your favorite classic N64 games on your PC or Mac, the next gen styled controller has a completely updated look over the original N64 controller.

The unit i recieved has a strange deadzone in the bottom left corner, would need to modify the controller to get full range in that section.

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