Since the 80’s Nintendo consoles have evolved greatly in terms of hardware. This is especially true when it comes down to control pads. We went from the rectangular NES control pads all the way down to the joy cons for the Nintendo Switch. In terms of which Nintendo consoles had the best control pad is something that is debatable among retro gamers to this day. The Super Nintendo control pad had a unique look to it and was fun to play with back in the early 90’s. In comparison to the NES control pad the SNES controller was a huge improvement because it had more than just two buttons making it easier to play various types of fighting games which were popular back in the early 90’s.
By the time we got to the control pad for the Nintendo 64 some people were impressed by its design while others thought it looked strange. Either way we got to see so many cool games for the Nintendo 64 such as Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Zelda Ocrana of Time and more. Not only did the N64 controller have a unique design but the Nintendo 64 console itself had allowed but to four players and had a cool rumble pak feature which added to the realism to whatever game you were playing. While some people might think that the design for the Nintendo 64 controller was strange others would say that it was probably one of the most innovative designs for a control pad that they have ever seen. Compared to the SNES and the Gamecube controllers the Nintendo 64 control pad stood out more.
The Wii controller along with the nunchuck was also something that people enjoyed back in the 00’s. The Wii controller and nunchuck increased the amount of interaction that players had in certain video games such as Mario Kart Wii and Zelda: Skyward Sword. The latest controllers for the Nintendo Switch are also special as well but arguably very expensive. Nintendo always finds a new way to reinvent themselves when it comes down to gaming products. Sometimes it’s hard to choose which Nintendo control pad was the overall best.