iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad

Continuing with the theme from the previous museum post, tonight we have an iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad.

iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad

iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad

I was browsing around Yahoo Auctions HK when I happened upon this controller for $88. Turns out that the store was near our house, so with a long weekend coming up I asked JC to stop by and get it for me.

iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad

At first I thought it was a disappointment as it felt super light and didn’t feel much like the SNES controller I remember growing up with. Once I played a few more games and got a little bit more immersed, however, I realized that the size and feel was close enough so that once I got really into a game, I didn’t really have to think and adjust like I have to with a PSone or other non-SNES controller. The other thing I realized is that two of the buttons on this controller are convex instead of concave like on the original SNES pad (the Japanese Super Famicom has all-convex buttons).

iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad

For HKD$88 (less than USD$12), I’d say that even if the experience isn’t perfect at first, it’s worth having a second look. As always, hope you enjoyed this museum post!

iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad

iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad

iBuffalo Classic USB Gamepad

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