When the Nintendo Entertainment System was released in 1983 (first in Japan, then in the U.S. in 1985), a wired controller was the standard. Today, retro gamers no longer have to accept the tethered life if they want to play old favorites. According to Geek.com, companies Analogue and 8bitdo have partnered to create an adapter that brings the classic NES into the 21st century.


The Retro Receiver for NES plugs into the seven pin controller port in the front of a Nintendo console and connects via Bluetooth to wireless gaming accessories designed for other consoles, including PS4, PS3, Wii Remote, and Wii U Pro controllers. While wireless NES controllers do exist, the Retro Receiver is special because it allows players to use what they probably already have. The adapter is multiplayer compatible, and also supports Windows and Mac OSX. 

For $20, you can finally move farther than six feet away from your television while playing the original Super Mario Bros, or while testing out that newly discovered Easter egg in Mike Tyson's Punch Out.

[h/t Geek.com]

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