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Enjoy Classic Nintendo Titles With Wireless Controllers and Attachments

The NES debuted as the Famicom in 1983 and two years later as the Nintendo Entertainment System in the U.S. It showed a burgeoning gaming community what was possible with 8-bit graphics. You can experience your Nintendo games free of wired constraints with Nintendo NES wireless controllers and attachments.

How do wireless controllers work?

These gamepads use infrared technology to send inputs to the console. Unlike modern-day gamepads that use the 2.4GHz radio frequency, infrared technology requires a direct line of sight with a receiver placed on the console to maintain a connection. A small beam of infrared radiation is used to send signals and information to the receiver, resulting in inputs being sent to the device. It is a fast and lag-free method of transmission for signals.

How do you pick the right controller?

Picking the right controller can help you get the most out of your gaming experience. Given that console gamepads can be in use for extended periods of time, it's important to consider a few factors when choosing a gamepad:

  • Comfort: Even Nintendo Entertainment System gamepads come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and contours. It's likely you'll be holding your gamepad for long play sessions and having a comfortable gamepad will keep your hands feeling great throughout each session.
  • Size: Controllers come in all shapes and sizes, and there is no one "correct" size. Some are made for larger or smaller hands, and you should take the time to find one that fits your hands properly. It should rest naturally in your hands and allow you to reach all the buttons without stressing or straining to push them.
  • Features: Many manufacturers put extra features into their controllers. This can be anything from turbo buttons to special controls or built-in vibrations. Some of these features are highly valued by gamers. Make a list of what you need in your controller.
What is the range on a wireless controller?

Since they use infrared technology to transmit signals to the device, gamepads can have a very long range. Actual transmission range is limited more by line of sight than anything else. Line of sight infrared technology requires an unbroken line of sight to the console in order to function. Still, it should have a range that is quite long. See the manufacturer's site for details.

Will wireless controllers work with all NES games?

While the controller itself will work with all NES titles, the features on the gamepad may not. Some games may not support additional features like turbo buttons. It will vary from title to title.

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