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Would you buy an N64 Mini?
Topic Started: Jul 19 2016, 08:15 AM (3,346 Views)
ItalianBaptist
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Oh I've had so many ideas for this since the nes mini was a thing. I would actually hope for the n64 mini to have GameCube controller ports instead of wiimote attachment ports.

Why? Because for some reason, Wiimote attachment port seems to give Nintendo reason to make the cords extra short. I'll have to wait and see about the snes mini's supposed 5 foot cord but the original gamecube's was already causing me problems. The smash bros GameCube controllers are so much better in that regard.
It must be exciting to never have played a Zelda game before - No64DD
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Jun 28 2017, 02:36 PM
If Nintendo made the controller ports for their mini systems USB, they could potentially manufacture those controllers forever because people would gladly pay top dollar so they could use them with emulators.

Everybody raves about the iBuffalo Super Famicom style USB controller but I'm sure most people would much rather have an official Nintendo SNES/SFC pad that supports USB. I know I would. :D
I'd be all for that but you know Nintendo with their emulation paranoia. I highly doubt it would fly :p

I wouldn't even mind if they just made it use GameCube controllers, though that would be really controversial with purists like us. I guess I'm just really used to Wii virtual console in that regard but...

1. The n64 controller wasn't well received by a lot of "casual" fans because of its three pronginess
2. The GameCube control stick is light years ahead of the n64's
3. All them Smash Bros Melee fanboys are still sticking to their GameCube controller 15 years later

EDIT: Why didn't I think of this before? Hori controller replicas!!!! GameCube joystick, n64 buttons, relatively ergonomic design, and Nintendo as far as I know still has a pretty good relationship with the company.



In terms of niche games like star fox 2, I'm thinking we'd most likely get sin and punishment, maybe master quest OoT, and hopefully the f-zero expansion kit.
Edited by ItalianBaptist, Jun 28 2017, 03:02 PM.
It must be exciting to never have played a Zelda game before - No64DD
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@Vaettur: I think you hit the nail on the head with the word "skeptic" in reference to these classic systems. The way the NES classic was handled can only be described as a debacle, and I don't want Nintendo to make the same mistakes again. But this 2017-only run for the snes mini bothers me.
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Considering that the only release of Master Quest in the West was a pre-order bonus for Gamecube Wind Waker, and also considering I still need to play the original, I'd actually be okay with that.

But the F-Zero X Expansion Kit would be neat too.
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