Insignia™ - Wired Controller for NES Classic Edition

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Play games on the NES Classic console with this Insignia wired controller. It mimics the traditional controller's looks, and its buttons are in an identical configuration so game play is the same. This Insignia wired controller has a 10-foot cord to provide plenty of room between it and the console.

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$12.99

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    Overview

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    • Insignia Wired Controller for NES Classic Edition

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (528 out of 598)

    Features


    A great solution for playing games on the NES Classic console

    Take control of your favorite adventures, solve puzzles and defeat epic bosses with the help of this game pad for NES Classic Edition

    10-foot wire gives you plenty of room to move around, without having to move the console

    Compatible with NES Classic Edition


    Customer rating

    4.2
    89%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Who Ever Designed This Doesn't Know How DPads Work

      Posted
      Chance

      A+B feel somewhat good, but D-Pad is designed horribly. The way a D-Pad is supposed work is round point in the middle that pivots the D-Pad from one side to another, preventing the user from pressing the whole D-Pad at once. The way this one is designed, is a flat middle, giving no pivot, and the entire pad can be pressed at once, but only registers one side being pressed. And because a lot the games on the NES Classic require precise landing that involve rocking the D-Pad left and right rapidly, you can being pressing left, then swiftly go to right, and you'll unintentionally press down the whole D-Pad, resulting in a bad input, because the side the you intended to press isn't registered. The only good of this controller is the long cable, and the actual circuit board. If you buy this controller, buy an original NES controller wherever you can, (They're relatively cheap, sometimes cheaper than the extension cord) take both apart, and transplant the circuit board from the Insignia controller into the original NES controller case. That way, you get the 10ft cable, but you also get a usable D-Pad, and the original look. That's what i did, and that's the only way i can justify buying this controller. Otherwise, don't buy this. Buy the extention cords.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Not what I was hoping for

      Posted
      Nasman
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I really wanted to like this controller. At first it looked just like the original and got great reviews here.Comparing it to the original and playing it is another story.The d pad is way too high and the buttons have how to explain it take longer to press compared to the quick presses on the original. These 2 problems make you miss a lot of jumps when doing speed runs in Mario. Not only that the A button doesn't always fully work and a character might only jump half way. The controller is slightly lighter but feels great in your hand and has really good cord length.It works perfect on Wii U VC games but when going into the regular Wii VC games it only works on some games. For the price go for it but it doesn't match the Nintendo controller if you were thinking that.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Stand-In While Looking for OEM

      Posted
      Foolio
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I picked up this controller to go along with my NES Classic Edition since the Nintendo-branded controller is still impossible to find. As other reviews have noted, this controller doesn't feel exactly the same as the original. The D-pad sits just a little taller and the corners of the pad feel a little sharper. I had some trouble doing some precision ducking in Mario 3, but otherwise it was okay. The A/B buttons are good, though the noise they make when pressed is louder and clickier than the Nintendo controller. It's close enough for me to be willing to keep this as a stand-in, and future backup controller (if I ever find the OEM one). It works well enough and seemed like a safe bet compared to the random controllers for sale on Amazon and eBay. The long cord and cool monochrome color scheme were also a plus for me. So if you really need a second controller for your NES Classic, this one is pretty decent, but if you really want that OEM feel maybe wait it out or take your chances elsewhere.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice controllers, but with one issue.

      Posted
      Whosonfirst
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      These are pretty nicely made and are really close replicas of the Nintendo controller with two notable differences. Fist the good: The cable is nice and long. None of that short cable nonsense that Nintendo pulled. Second is a minor complaint that the D-Pad's pivot point is flat and not tall enough. This makes it so you can literally press it straight down and activate all 4 directions (U,D,L,R) simultaneously. This makes it less than accurate in the heat of action. This can be fixed by modifying that center pivot as I have done this on both of mine. Essentially you need cut off and replace the flat nub with a ball (or 1/2 a ball technically). I use air-soft pellets with a flat ground on one side to accomplish this. Compare to a genuine Nintendo D-Pad to get the height correct then glue it in place epoxy. After that it's pretty spot on.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Terrible NES controller, avoid.

      Posted
      Syrup
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      First I would like to point out the pros: It works for the NES CE (NES Mini in Europe), has the shape of a genuine NES controller, and the cord has a more appropriate length than the original controller. With buttons all black gives the impression of a black and white NES controller. The idea was good, but sadly the manufacturing quality and the materials are not. Here are the cons: The D-pad feels heavy to press, it's more raised and also since day one, controller won't respond well when pressing the (literally) right direction. One has to press harder in order for the controller to respond, it's a shame. Final thought: It also feels cheaply made. It will not last long. Failed on the first day and it's also overpriced. It's a product that you have to avoid at all costs. A videogame controller should work and should last for a very long time, this is not the case. Best Buy should retire this product from selling.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Sticky Keys

      Posted
      techsan2004
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I purchased this controller to go with my brand new Nintendo Classic system (as it only comes with one controller). The feel of the controller is almost exactly like the factory original. However, after using it for a bit, I noticed that the buttons were not as responsive and were a bit sticky. Sometimes, you have to press the buttons down firmly and hold it for it to register anything. I ended up just keeping it instead of returning it as the customer service lines at my local Best Buy are normally long with an extended wait for poor service (employees usually on their cell phones and not acknowledging customers). Plus, had I returned it, I would have lost my certificate value from my Best Buy Credit Card that I paid for part of it with. I found another one open-box for $4.99 later on and purchased that one with no problems. The first one was probably just manufactured poorly.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good controller.

      Posted
      Ramon
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Since the original NES classic is almost no where to be found but on Ebay or Amazon for an expensive amount, I decided to try this one out. I have seen on numerous websites and videos on youtube saying that the D-Pad has some issues or that the A and B buttons get stuck. I have not experienced any issues of that kind with mine and I have 2 of these controllers. It works just as good and the original controller that came with the Classic. It does feel a lighter to me in terms of weight but I see that as more of a pro than a con. It also comes with a 10ft long cord which is nice since the original controller was really short. It responds well to input commands and hopefully they last long in the long run. Overall, if you are looking for a decent controller at a decent price than this is one. Thank you!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Not as good as the original, but works!

      Posted
      zennacko
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Just like the NES classic was vaporized from any and all retailer selling it at MSRP, so did the additional controllers made by Nintendo. And while I was extremely lucky to 'source' 2 NES Classics (one for me, other for my best friend and his kid, my godson) at retail price, I wasn't so lucky on getting a second Nintendo controller for them so I went for this one, inexpensive and get the job done. My only complaint is that the build quality is not on par with Nintendo's and the buttons felt clickier compared to the original one. Other than that, it works, and at the end of the day it's all I care about as I traveled 6000 miles to have this gift delivered to them!

      I would recommend this to a friend




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