Game news A cult Nintendo controller is coming back for the Nintendo Switch (and without drifting!)
Published on 01/11/2023 at 17:43
Each Nintendo home console has its own controller. During its history, the Kyoto firm has offered us a whole bunch of sometimes original looking concepts, as was the case with the N64 controller. Today, the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons have also become famous, but not necessarily for the right reasons. Yes, everyone dreads the moment when their controller will start to “drift”. Finally, except those who will get their hands on this controller!
The GameCube gives color to the Nintendo SwitchRetro controllers, it’s not just Nintendo
The GameCube gives color to the Nintendo Switch
When you have a Nintendo Switch, the fear of seeing one of its Joy-Con do as it pleases is never far away. Small jewels of technology, of course, these colored controllers are still vulnerable to the problem of drifting. You know, it’s this little malfunction that interferes with the joysticks and makes your character sometimes move on its own, as if by magic. Nintendo has been sweating blood and water for almost six years to overcome this problem which floods its after-sales services. If, on the one hand, the evil seems incurable, this controller, inspired by the GameCube peripheral, could well be the ultimate solution to this annoying problem. : the manufacturer has also made it one of its major selling points when presenting this model, baptized Nyxi Wizardsort of version 2.0 of the Wavebird for the GameCube.
With its purple color, awakening the oldest memories of GameCube owners, its retro look and its backlit buttons, its beautiful triggers and its few customization touches, this new Nyxi controller caused a stir on the web. Compared to the 2002 model, this version gains in ergonomics and, above all, in compatibility since it works, as announced by the manufacturer, with any Nintendo Switch. It is offered at a price of 70 dollars, and embeds a different mode of operation which reduces the risk of wear and driftsnamely the use of “hall effect” joysticks (as for the controller of the Saturn and Dreamcast of SEGA, that is to say operating from magnets. Note that it comes in a complete form, but can also be split in two to fit both edges of the Nintendo Switch removable screenlike the Joy-Con.
Retro controllers aren’t just Nintendo
Since the release of Nintendo Switchthe Japanese company has entered the market of nostalgic accessories. Until now, we had the right to some nice models but not really revolutionary : controllers with the effigy of the NES controllers, another pair that was inspired by the SNES controllers, a model that takes up the aesthetics of the N64 pad and even a controller from its eternal rival, the one of the SEGA Mega Drive. All this being cleverly orchestrated to correspond to the increase in the Nintendo Switch Online offer, which now offers a selection of titles marketed on the platforms mentioned above.
We don’t know if Big N intended to surprise us around the GameCube, which celebrated its 21st birthday on September 14, but the company Nyxi has just, in a way, tweaked it. pawn drawing its inspiration from the mythical peripheral of the cubic console. Moreover, the creation of Nyxi scores points as it partly incorporates the codes of the latest sophisticated controllers from manufacturers such as Microsoft and Sony. with, respectively, la Xbox Series Elite 2 et la DualSense Edge.
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