The Evolution of Nintendo’s Game Controllers

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They peaked with the snes controller way back in 1991. It has all been downhill from there.

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    1. The new Wii classic controller is pretty cool.

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    2. The PS2/PS3 controller is the best, IMO. I like the SNES one too but it was way too fragile.

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      • Damn what did you do to your controllers? I had 2 original controllers that lasted me until i sold the console. I only had a snes in reality to play street fighter II and mario kart but my controllers never broke.

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    3. N64 controller + “GoldenEYE”, the original “southpaw” config. I know alot of rightys that play southpaw on modern games due to it.

      My fav controller, original XBOX , the “DUKE” It’s massive, but I have big paws. The thing is practically indestructible. It’s the only controller that has survived “gamer’s rage” in my house.

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      • I have to agree with you on both accounts. It took me a long time to get used to later games due to so much GoldenEye, and the Xbox controller was by far the most comfortable I’ve ever used. The PS1/2/3 controller is as cramped and uncomfortable as the Gamecube one for me.

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        • I liked the Dual Shock’s size since it allowed me to do awkward positions on that controller with the major fingers on the triggers, the indexes on the upper/outer face buttons/d-pad and thumbs on the rest… not so easy on other controllers…

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    4. Gamecube controller has exactly the same amount of face buttons as the Dual Shock or 360 controller, and one less shoulder button. I’m not sure how that’s cramming.

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