Continuing with the theme from the previous museum post, tonight we have an 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.
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).
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!