8bitdo's SN30 Pro is the last of a long line of controllers released by this busy company in 2017. Like the N30 Pro before it, it's a controller designed for die-hard retro fans like myself who emulate on the PC. In this video Adam goes over all the finer points of using the SN30 Pro for classic emulation of SNES games, how it stacks up against the N30 Pro, and if it's better than an Xbox One controller for current games. Nintendo fans should definitely watch this one!
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So no talk at all about the actual functionality of the buttons and d-pad during gameplay... no talk about the severe inaccuracy of the d-pad and it's tendency to move diagonal while simply pressing up, down, left or right. The d-pad has major issues with this and thus causes serious problems for a seasoned gamer in need of accurate controls. I could never see a speedrunner being able to use this controller due to the shoddy d-pad. A real shame as I really had high hopes for it but in practice was seriously let down.
Nice overview and for pointing out the issue of the right control stick getting in the way when reaching for Y. Personally I have slender fingers and won't have the issue, but I know of plenty of other people who might find that annoying.
Oh cool, an Adam that DOESN'T ruin everything! Nice review video. Ordered the Famicom version today as an external controller for my GPD XD emulator when using it as a home console on my tv. I have so many great gaming memories from my early 20's on SNES that this modernized version of its controllers was love at first sight.
CorgBorg they do sell a product that says the name and it ALSO pronounces it as DOH, as thousands of other people have pointed out. There is an accent that confuses people, but it is DOH just like the company they are obviously paying homage to. There we go.
They *are* analogue, they register as AXES, not BUTTONS. The Switch doesn't have any support for analog triggers, so if you're using the controller on a Switch then they register as buttons only, but the hardware is natively analogue and work as such if you use it xinput mode.
I just bought those 2 a few weeks ago, the NES one really isn't that great, the analog sticks are so small you got very little precision with it and the other buttons are also a bit small, i tried to play Duke Nukem 3D with it, could not hit anything at all, and the lack of analog shoulder triggers disqualifies it for any modern racing games as well, it might still be good for the occasional android game, but for PC i'd just take the Xbox pad when i need triggers and sticks.
The faithful SNES pad for Emulator games i absolutely love (i got the other version though, with the Euro color scheme, not that purple stuff), it is just a bit weird that sometimes the red and sometimes the blue LED will glow when connected to my PCs bluetooth, it is inconsistent and triggers my OCD because i do not know WHY ...wait, is that maybe a battery warning light? ;P
The SNES pad with the sticks was something i wanted to buy first, but in germany i can't find it anywhere, at least not for a sane price, not sure if it is too new or too old? But they need to produce more of those and send them over here. Although if they messed with the button placing like you pointed out, i might end up not liking that... i'd probably still buy it for the novelty, i might also still buy the NES pad without sticks and stuff but... buying it because its cool and buying it because its useful are 2 different things, either way i want a second controller just in case of couch coop... that is something you should test as well, if you have more than one connected at the same time if they work properly as 2 different pads, i had a bit of trouble at first to get snes9x to recognize both pads as individual devices but then it suddenly worked fine. So YMMV.
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