8bitdo NES30 Arcade Stick – Nintendo Switch retro controller
The NES30 Arcade Stick might look like a retro throw-back but underneath that classic case is today’s tech.
Firstly, you get Bluetooth connectivity for wireless compatibility with Nintendo Switch, Windows, Android, Mac and Steam.
8bitdo NES30 Arcade Stick
The classic Nintendo colour scheme and graphics remain intact but, unlike the original NES Arcade Stick, 8bitdo’s version has a full complement of buttons for modern games, has built-in turbo capability and is also customisable with Sanwa joysticks.
Go big or go home
This is perfect as Nintendo has been releasing a lot of classic SNK fighters on the Switch, as well as the Ultra Street Fighter II remaster.
If you’re a beat ’em up fan, how could you not be tempted?
Thanks to its size, there’s plenty of room for a decent battery. The NES30 Arcade Stick will hand you up to 18 hours of continuous play time. By then, you’ll probably need a break any way.
I have heard nothing but good things regarding 8bitdo’s controllers.
They seem to be extremely reliable and comfortable to use.
Price and availability
The NES30 Arcade Stick is up for pre-order now via Amazon USA, and will ship by August 20th, with a retail price of $79.99.
It is available on Amazon UK for £95 but I would hang on as there is another option that’s currently a page saver.
The TwinCube Stereo Speakers are $59.99 and work with a range of devices and also start shipping on August 20 if you’re in the US of A.