8BitDo’s latest retro-inspired controller, a rebirth of the SNK Neo Geo controller three years in the making, is available now at Amazon. Like the source material, 8BitDo’s take on this controller features a compact design, four colorful face buttons, and a remake of the original click-style joystick.
Even better, this controller has SNK’s seal of approval and has been officially licensed. This faithful replica launched on August 15, though you’ll want to get your order now if you plan on using it soon (some delivery dates are weeks away). There’s a standard black edition for $35 and four variants celebrating The King of Fighters ’97 for $40 each: Iori Yagami, Terry Bogard, Kyo Kusanagi, and Mai Shiranui.
- Black Edition — $35
- Iori Yagami Edition — $40
- Kyo Kusanagi Edition — $40
- Mai Shiranui Edition — $40
- Terry Bogard Edition — $40
There are some modern touches here as well, as you’ll be able to use the 8BitDo Neo Geo CD controller in both wired and wireless configurations. When it’s not tethered to your PC or Neo Geo Mini console–which you can buy for $60 at Amazon–you can connect via low latency 2.4GHz wireless. There’s a rechargeable lithium-ion battery installed inside of it, turbo function and button layout swapping, new shoulder buttons, and a redesigned classic click-style joystick that has been out of production for many years now.
“All important details have been captured and remade: the clicky feel, sound, and feeling of the original,” 8BitDo said of this component. If you’re a fan of retro gaming, then you’ll know just how well received the SNK Neo Geo controller was during the heyday of that console.
With a lineup of killer fighting games, action titles like Metal Slug, and cult-classic sports games, the SNK NeoGeo controller was perfect for precise control and impactful inputs with its large face buttons. Ergonomically supreme for its era, these controllers were built to last.
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