After devices 1, 2 and 3 (click above), the 4th
1987, an ambitious arcade-style gamepad for Nintendo Entertainment System made its debut at this year’s Summer Consumer Electronics Show.
Manufactured by the Japanese company Asciiware and licensed as an official device by Nintendo, the controller works as a standard NES controller and more.
When looking at the NES Advantage, one immediately notices its arcade-like appearance, which is very different from the standard NES controller. It seems sturdy, but the buttons tend to get stuck, but the feel is still good.
The joystick is designed to rest on a flat surface at a suitable height such as a table or desk.
The NES Advantage includes adjustable turbo controls for the A and B (large) buttons that can be activated or deactivated with a button. Players can adjust the speed of the turbo. The NES Advantage can serve two players. The cable connects the controller to the console as it has not one but two separate controller sockets so that two players can easily use it with a simple switch that toggles between player 1 and 2.
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The controller appears in the movie Ghostbusters 2, where it is modified to control the Statue of Liberty.
The Ghostbusters take control of the Statue of Liberty to lead it towards the city center.
Some have taken the initiative to build their own arcade machine, as in the example below.
We see the controller count from 1:03.
For amateurs, the technical characteristics.
The NES Advantage Controller, while not the most unusual, is considered to be one of the best NES accessories ever made and that’s not bad …