The arrival of the SNES Classic Edition is just around the corner, and thanks to video game accessory maker Nyko, gamers will be able to play the retro console using a wireless controller.
While Nintendo's decision to package the SNES Classic Edition with a pair of wired controllers preserves the retro console's authenticity, some gamers will prefer wireless controllers.
Nyko Super Miniboss For SNES Classic Edition
Nyko unveiled the Super Miniboss, its wireless controller for the SNES Classic Edition that is now up for preorder with a price tag of $19.99 each.
The wireless controller is an upgraded version of the Miniboss wireless controller, which was released for the NES Classic Edition. The Super Miniboss, of course, mimics the design of the original SNES controller, with four directional buttons, four action buttons, two shoulder buttons, and the Select/Start buttons, along with the familiar shades of gray and purple.
The Super Miniboss, however, also features a Turbo button. Pressing it enables rapid pressing of buttons, and if it is pushed with the Select button, will bring the SNES Classic Edition back to its home screen.
The wireless controller is powered by an internal rechargeable battery, which is charged through a micro-USB port. Nyko, however, does not indicate how long a full charge will last.
The Super Miniboss can also be used up to 20 feet away from the console, so that players can comfortably stay at a distance from the TV screen without worrying about tripping anyone over with wires.
SNES Classic Edition: Will You Be Able To Buy It?
The Nyko Super Miniboss will launch at about the same time of the highly anticipated release of the SNES Classic Edition on Sept. 29.
The SNES Classic Edition was unveiled back in June with a price tag of $79.99 and 21 pre-loaded titles that include The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Mega Man X, Final Fantasy III, Secret of Mana, Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, and the never-before-released Star Fox 2.
As with most of Nintendo's products, the biggest question is whether the supply of the SNES Classic Edition will be enough to keep up with the expected demand. There were already concerns of an SNES Classic Edition supply shortage early on, but according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé, SNES Classic Edition production has been dramatically increased to keep up with the expected demand.
Gamers are hoping that Nintendo will not let them down, or else there will be a lot of customers with the Nyko Super Miniboss wireless controllers but with no SNES Classic Edition to use them on.