When the Wii (or Revolution) was announced I was so happy to hear that the standard controller would be wireless. However, once the “Retro Controller” was displayed, I was disappointed to hear that a wire was tacked on.
However, we are now aware of the project to turn authentic NES and SNES controllers into wireless retro controllers that truly give the old-school feel for those Virtual Console games.
Engadet sums up the project…
“[The] wireless NES controller mod for Wii involves opening up a SNES and NES controller, sticking a wireless transmitter, a microcontroller, and an iPod mini battery inside, and constructing a wireless receiver module with a GameCube cable on the end.”
Take a look at this YouTube clip to see the controllers in action…
Unfortunately, these still aren’t available for mass consumption, but if you are electronically skilled, you might want to give it a chance. I’d love to see some Genesis controllers as well 🙂 If you can make a bunch, let me know, and I’d be happy to sell them for you!
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