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Retrolink Nintendo 64 Classic USB Enabled Wired Controller for PC and MAC, Black

by Retro-Link
Nintendo 64
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (429 customer reviews) 25 answered questions

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  • USB ENABLED
  • COMPATIBLE WITH PC AND MAC
  • 6FT CABLE
  • 3D ANALOG STICK

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B008L3UUPS
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Media: Game Cartridge
  • Release Date: January 30, 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (429 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #673 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

THIS IS A USB ENABLED NINTENDO 64 CONTROLLER COMPATIBLE WITH PC AND MAC.


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
106 of 112 people found the following review helpful
By Valor
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This controller works, but I had a lot of issues getting it set up. I will note these issues down here for anyone else who may be experiencing these issues. I had to piece this together through a lot of google searching and testing things out, so I figured I'd put it all together here. (I use Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.)

The emulator I use is named Project64. It's a very stable and well-functioning emulator. However, when I tried to map the keys, the D-pad would simply not respond. Everything else would respond, but the D-pad would not.

What I ended up doing was I downloaded a free plugin called N-rage. (Google that and you'll find it.) I put the plugin in the 1.6 Plugin folder(Project64 2.0\Plugin\1.6 Plugin). Inside Project 64, I went to Options, Settings, Plugins, and in the Input (controller) Plugins dropdown menu, I chose N-rage. (It should be there if you put it in the plugins 1.6 folder.)

I then went to Options, and Configure Controller Plugin. It still wouldn't read my D-pad. After a lot of frustration and trying things, what ended up working was going to the Devices tab and under the device dropdown menu (in GamePad) and choosing USB Vibration Joystick.

Finally, I was able to set my D-pad, making my controller setup complete. However, things would still not work, since whenever I tried to open a game, this error would pop up:

Error creating Mempak!
The MemPak Directory doesn't exist!

Create Directory "C:\Program Files (x86)\Project64.2.0\MemPaks" now?

It would not do it, which resulted in the emulator being unable to play any games. What I ended up doing was navigating to C:\Program Files (x86)\Project64 2.0 and creating a folder named MemPaks myself. This worked.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well, and can be made better March 7, 2014
By John
So after reading all the reviews I found that this controller appeared to be all over the place. Some have said it's as good, or in some cases, even better than the original controller, while others have said it is junk and completely unusable. I have been getting the best usb versions of every older controller I can find to make my emulator experiences as close to the original console as possible, but unfortunately when it comes to the N64 controller the only options I could find were this, and a Cirka N64 usb controller. The Cirka controller doesn't really seem to have any legitimate reviews, and considering how poor the reviews are for the Cirka brand N64 console controllers, I really didn't expect the usb version to be much better. So I took the chance and went the Retrolink route.

As to where this controller falls in the perfect/crap claims everyone seems to be making, as you would guess it falls somewhere in between. Other than the buttons being slightly "clickier" than the original controller, and the fact that it is obviously lighter, feel wise the controller is pretty good. After several hours of use I have found the clicky buttons to feel much better, and I am very pleased with them. The Z button was a bit worse than the others; not bad but it seemed to again be a bit "clickier" and use was not making the Z button better. This was a bit of an issue in games where quick presses of the Z button are necessary (think barrel rolls in Star Fox), but it was not enough of an issue to really matter all that much.

The joystick on the other hand is terrible. When you go into controller settings in windows and move the joystick, you can see how bad it is.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works on Mac October 21, 2013
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This works on Mac OS 10.8 and is automatically configured in OpenEmu. The analog stick seems a little more touchy than an actual n64 controller, but it's still usable.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for... January 1, 2014
By David
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...unfortunately there isn't a better quality USB controller either, otherwise I am sure many people like me would fork up the cash for it.

I bought this for playing Goldeneye
The buttons are unresponsive, I attempted to fix this buy pulling parts from an old OEM controller, which worked to an extent. Replacing buttons like Z, A, B, and C-pad (and the membranes underneath) worked great. Problem is the joystick. It will not accept the OEM joystick. When the two are compared, it seems the OEM version uses an optical system to track movement, and I couldn't find a pinout which yielded any response. This is the deal breaker. The joystick is not usable for precision aiming by ANY stretch of the imagination.

Anyway, warranty sticker is broken from opening it (at $14 I'd be too lazy to return anyway.) By the way, when you open it and get a peak at the quality of the PCB and solder points, you REALLY understand why it is so cheap. Cheap quality for low price is totally understandable, it it just disappointing that there is NO high quality alternative for say, $50. I just bought the May Flash N64 controller adapter and will see how that works with some OEM controllers instead.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flashback Gaming on a Mac, Love it! May 15, 2013
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Works great on my macbook air, feels well built, all around great product!
if you're using a mac ur gonna need to download usb overdrive to do the key mappings.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It does what it says it does and I like it.
The look is spot on, the feel not quite right, but only noticeable if you were a die hard N64 player on real hardware. It does what it says it does and I like it.
Published 14 hours ago by bob
4.0 out of 5 stars Great controler minor problems with the control stick
Excellent 64 controler. It feels just like the official 64 controler. I did not evem had to configure it, it right ahead recognized the emulator and control functions. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by Jose J. Pomales Lopez
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Perfect
I would give these controllers a 5 but for the fact that the joystick pops off every 5 minutes.

A little superglue on the metal rod that holds it in does the trick.
Published 1 day ago by Jono F.
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy reassembly but a pain in the butt when the ...
Works well. there is a little plastic guard under the joystick I'm assuming as a dust shield. it got crumpled and I had to remove it by taking the controller apart. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Trever
3.0 out of 5 stars but the analog joystick is not sensitive like a real n64 controller
The controller works well enough, but the analog joystick is not sensitive like a real n64 controller. Read more
Published 3 days ago by natacrum
1.0 out of 5 stars dont buy this shit!
Its s***, the joystick broke off in two days...
Published 4 days ago by Stephen Mavlyudov
5.0 out of 5 stars love it!
Use this for project 64 and it works great. Programming it to project64 was east and after the initial set up, it's just plug and play.
Published 4 days ago by RU7H1333
3.0 out of 5 stars Just alright
controls are stiff doesn't feel natural . It's okay though good for some emulation.
Published 8 days ago by James Degrandis
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely Worth It!
Great product. Delivered on time and works just like a normal N64 controller. The buttons will take some breaking into but that is to be expected. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Blake Wise
3.0 out of 5 stars This controller did feel cheaper than other usb controllers I have...
The joystick is a little looser than the usual controller, but not enough that it affects gameplay. Overall, it is an effective way to plug in this usb controller to the computer... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Greg V.
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