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8Bitdo N64 Bluetooth Controller

8Bitdo N64 Bluetooth Controller

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Almost every Amazon review says the joystick has massive dead zones. Plus it's cheaper there.
its cheaper than amazon if you are buying 2 or more
Yeah just buy it off amazon, $15 cheaper when I factor in shipping to Australia.
@jeff.b Just checked Amazon myself, it's a better buy at this point on Amazon.
Does this have rumble support? If not, I would suggest getting this adapter if you have some old N64 controllers lying around. http://www.raphnet.net/electronique/gcn64_usb_adapter_gen3/index_en.php
buying on massdrop: 29.99 + 8.25 shipping. wont ship until late may. buying on amazon: 35.19 + prime shipping. will have it in 2 days.
Any way to use this with a actual n64?
Begobogo
no. an actual n64 predates bluetooth technology. this is for use with technology from this century.
Buying to Sweden:
  • Subtotal$29.99
  • Shipping$31.75
Also note it's the exact same price from several other online stores without any kind of sale or discount.
Does anyone have any advice on running an N64 emulator? I would love to play Zelda Ocarina of Time, but I do not know of any N64 emulators (and game sources).
SkipPe
There are loads of emulators. Look at OpenEmu or Project64k
SkipPe
Emuparadise is a solid source too
I'd pay a good bit of money for something like this with a retro kit. like the nes one
Same Price on amazon
I love these controllers. Great pricing here as well. Use quite a few different 8Bitdo controllers with my RetroPie and PC! Great build quality, very easy to use, and good packaging!
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8bitdo usually doesn't go cheap on the joystick but it seems like this controller has a loose and weaker joystick than other 8bitdo remotes. I have two and they both have okay but not great joysticks. P. S. Not a huge issue but i wanted to put a rumble pack in just for looks and even though it seems one would fit, it does not.
Jeffstormiceman
The N64 always seemed to suffer from this issue, both with original controllers and every "new" clone I've ever has as well. But I agree with the original statement!
$35 + $8.25 shipping in the US = $43.25 Amazon is $40 + free shipping + CA tax = $43.46
for $0.21 I'll get it a month faster. How is this a deal at all?
Shipping to Finland is 32 usd for crying out loud! Oh well, you lost me on this one 8Bitdo.
Susse
Norway as well, that is just hilarious.
Susse
$31.75 to the UK--these are £37.21 on Amazon (free shipping) or from MD it's $34.99+$31.75 which is ~£67.
It's nearly 80% more expensive on MD compared to Amazon. Plus Amazon is next day whereas on MD it'll take over a month.
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Tyler
how much is shipping to the UAE?
Bulk order shipped! The vendor informed us that the group's order was picked up and is on its way to our warehouse in New Jersey. Based on the tracking provided, the order is scheduled to arrive on 12/22.
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I can get this from Amazon Prime for $2 more than the shipped price on this drop. And have it in 2 days. Where's the benefit?
looks very nice, would love to buy it, but $32.50 for shipping.... no thank you.
$31.75 shipping to France ?! Seriously ???
keweki
62.45 total price with shipping from A*m*z*n.c*m
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Thanks again for joining this drop! We have submitted the group's order with the vendor for the 8Bitdo N64 Bluetooth Controller and they are working hard to prepare it for shipment.
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We will keep the group updated throughout the fulfillment process. You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 11/30.
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Post-test follow up: I fired up Super Mario 64 to put this controller through its paces, a game I'm sure we're all very familiar with. I have to say, I'm pretty disappointed.

- First things first, the controller feels very cheap. The plastic used seems brittle and, even to the touch, feels somehow off-putting. On top of that, the controller is very light. That may not be a negative to some, but I tend to like some heft to my controllers.
- The buttons are not fun to press. The same hollow "click" associated with knock-off controllers is present here, offering a stark contrast to the NES30 and SNES30 that influenced my purchase. Upon opening the controller, I found cheap rubber pads which do not match up with the N64's superior pads, so fixing the problem is not as simple as switching them out.
- The analog stick works but oddly manages to be more stiff than the N64's original stick. I found Mario's movements when turning to be sudden and spastic. Because I know Super Mario 64 only registers 8 directions of movement, I later confirmed through Windows' Devices and Printers menu that this analog stick HIGHLY favors the 8 corners.
- For the people asking, the D-pad has not been changed. There are still problems with using diagonals as people have pointed out with previous 8bitdo controllers. So for those N64 games that rely on the D-pad, like Mischief Makers, this controller will cause issues. Honestly, mapping those to the analog stick might be a better option.
- Lastly, it might seem like nitpicking, but the USB port is so recessed into the plastic housing due to the curve that normal USB cables will not fit securely. The included USB cable is the only one I have that has a connector long enough to secure itself. I imagine this was overlooked until close to the end of production and including an appropriate USB cable was the easiest fix.
Most of these issues can be solved by swapping the housing, buttons, and contact pads with the original N64 controller's, which is probably worth doing. However, be aware that the original housing will not accommodate the PCB without slight modifications. You'll need to cut out some of the plastic near the top of the controller and of course make holes to allow the USB port, LED indicator lights, and sync button to fit through.

This controller falls short on every front when compared with the original N64 controller, and the build quality is sub-par when compared with 8bitdos previous products. I'm not sure how much of this is the fault of 8bitdo or, more likely, Retro-bit's involvement. Either way, I cannot recommend this controller unless you absolutely need a N64 controller without a cable that isn't yet compatible with the N64.
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Shlotz
Thank you for the well written overview. The search for quality N64 clone controllers shall continue.
Shlotz
Thanks for typing all this up. I was mostly curious about the dpad; whether 8bitdo had listened at all to the MASSIVE number of complaints about its inaccuracy (there are even forum posts with photographs of the 8bitdo SNES's gamepad innards, pointing out exactly why the arrangement of the contacts causes the problems). This is a design problem which is distinct from the issue of the company using low-quality components (another ding to their reputation).
Shame on you 8bitdo for continuing to poop these subpar products out without even fixing known and well-publicized quality problems.
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First off, rooting for this product. :)
But it seems I/we do have to hope that the joystick is interchangeable after a little soldering. (Buttons are already confirmed working it seems.)
I hope 8Bitdo will make a great GameCube controller too now. That's be amazing. :)
However, it is too bad that Mass drop is charging 31.75 dollar for shipping to the EU. That's a joke. :(
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I ended up modding mine with original N64 controller parts. Really made a difference with the button feel using the original buttons and rubber contact mats. I now have an N64 Atomic Purple Bluetooth controller!
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Hi. Interesting. It's a pity that the shipping to Belgium costs almost the price of the controller.... $31.75
oliwek
Yeah, same here :(