Retrogaming is taking a cool vibe since the release of the official NES Classic Mini. Whether it is old gamers that want to remember their youth on Donkey Kong Jr. or newcomers that want to discover why we couldn’t get enough of Punch-Out!!, the Nintendo Entertainment System is making a comeback next to TV screens.
But some still resist to the temptation, implying that the NES Classic Mini isn’t as good as Virtual Console or PC emulators for one reason: you’re stuck with the brick that they call NES controller. Well, meet the 8Bitdo Retro Receiver. This little device is simple in appearance, but it does something big: expanding the support of NES Classic Mini to Bluetooth controllers (PS3, PS4, Wii Remote, Wii U Pro).
Even better, a new firmware update (v1.05) just added support for Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and Pro Controllers. Of course, you won’t have HD Rumble or gesture control while playing Kid Icarus.
The 8Bitdo Retro Receiver is currently selling at $19.99 / £20.66 on PlayAsia.