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Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Bryan^H, Feb 8, 2018.
Hopefully it includes more than just Space Invaders Part II (The color version). Really needs that beautiful backdrop that the original uprights had.
Obviously wouldn't be accomplished here via the old mirror setup of the arcade, but emulators and ports have long simulated the feature.
Even the Super Nintendo port included it as an option.
Plain Space Invaders looks a bit dull. Space Invaders with that beautiful backdrop though, especially an original arcade cabinet with the sense of depth you got with this mirror setup with the bright raster graphics overlaid on it (And the backdrop actually being two parts, with the planet surface closer than the actual backdrop), still has timeless beauty.
Although I do like the 1UP cabinet art, I really wish it was the north American cabinet release art instead. I do love the game though, and playing emulations never has felt proper. I should just look at mint original arcade cabinets, but do not have the room for it.
Just got Atari Flashback Classics Volume 3 in the mail today for the PS4. Time for some black & white Atari arcade games.
I bought the digital of "Oniken" for the Switch. Very good game with great 8-bit graphics, and music. But dear heaven the Pro controller is utterly, and completely abysmal for this.
The d-pad is way too squishy, and the thumb stick is worse. Unplayable with it. Are there any dedicated NES style controllers for the Switch...that are good?
Nintendo itself sells exactly that:
Wow, I didn't expect an actual NES controller for the Switch. That is awesome. I hope the directional pad is as tight, and perfect like the original. The fact it comes with two justifies the price.
The NES Switch controllers are just about as close to the original NES controllers as you can get. It's kind of amazing.
They also become really uncomfortable to use pretty quickly...so they're VERY authentic!
But perfect for twitch style gameplay, which many 8 bit games are. Oniken is Mega Man style in terms of split second/precsion timing. Something that the pro controller simply CANNOT do.
I’ve been impressed by the NES controllers for the Switch. They look and feel right. However, they’re expensive, so it’s important to know they aren’t compatible with every game. Nintendo only “officially” supports them for NES games. They’ll work with others, but only games that support d-pad movement and only the A/B buttons. For example, they won’t work for Smash Bros (which doesn’t have d-pad movement support) or Dead Cells (which is missing a button for “attack”).
They also don’t have a home button, so I think you’ll still have to reach for a standard controller to exit games.
Another option in lieu of Nintendo's own Switch specific NES gamepads is the 8BitDo adapter.
As one with a big Classic Controller collection, including NES/SNES Classic gamepads and the Emio arcade stick for each system (Both of which I've upgraded with Sanwa arcade sticks and buttons), this will be an early purchase when I buy a Switch.
Also conveniently has a home button and a screenshot button on the adapter itself (and of course supports GameCube controllers, which is supposed to be its main draw).
I think I'm going this route. Only $20!
I haven’t tried this specific adapter, but I’ve been using one of the older 8BitDo Super Famicom-style controllers (with specialized wireless adapter for the NES/NES classics) and the design is solid, like the real thing, and most of all, it works.
Conversely, controllers that rely on internal bluetooth to tether (e.g. to connect to a PC or a console) have not worked for me at all, but YMMV.