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Best controller for Nintendo Switch?
11-Jul-19 7:45pm
#1
reneeatworld
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 20 Reviews

Anybody here have any recommendations for a great controller for the Nintendo Switch? I'm wanting a regular controller, not a Joy Con. Preferably wireless, and if possible, one that has button mapping.

I've been trying to get used to playing the old school games on Switch Online, but I can't get used to the button layout, I keep dying. I'm used to the buttons on the original NES and SNES.
11-Jul-19 10:36pm
#2
BucketofJustice
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Has Written 6 Reviews

You want the Switch Pro Controller.
12-Jul-19 1:51am
#3
metsfan718
250 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader

I second the Pro controller.
12-Jul-19 12:40pm
#4
Kommie
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

Seriously, the Joy Cons are so bad. Are there games that require them? They're tiny and just annoying.
12-Jul-19 5:40pm
#5
tonymack21
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 500 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 3 Reviews

the pro controller is pretty great, its very much designed off the xbox 360/x1 design and is pretty legit.

20-Jul-19 5:03pm
#6
reneeatworld
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 20 Reviews

Thanks for the input, folks. I'll look into that controller.
20-Jul-19 5:13pm
#7
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader

Kommie wrote:
Seriously, the Joy Cons are so bad. Are there games that require them? They're tiny and just annoying.

I'm in the minority here, but I much prefer the joycons over the pro for anything that involves the d-pad. I'd much rather use the joycon buttons than the pro d-pad.

If you're wanting a controller for NES Online games, the NES Online Controllers are the way to go, but they are overpriced, and if SNES online drops this Sept like I expect I fully expect SNES online controllers soon after, so at this point I'd wait til Oct.

I don't have them, but the SNES Pro 8bitdo controllers look like the best option.
20-Jul-19 5:20pm
#8
Kommie
Quadruple Gold Good Trader

What games require them? I've played a Switch and the Joy-Cons are a major turn off. Price, the drifting I hear about and being tiny.
20-Jul-19 5:34pm
#9
KCPenguins
Gold Good Trader

Kommie wrote:
What games require them? I've played a Switch and the Joy-Cons are a major turn off. Price, the drifting I hear about and being tiny.

If this is directed at me I have no idea. I just said the Pro's d-pad is bad, and as someone who has large hands I'd much prefer to play with joycons (separated) than a pro if precision is required. Hollow Knight, NES Online, SMM2, indie platformers, Tetris 99. Pro works well for 3d games that use the stick as the main input. I find I can hold the joycons in a way (again separated) that is far more comfortable than the ps4 or xb1 controller, but that's just me. To each their own.
20-Jul-19 6:49pm
#10
NathanOfLight
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Wii U Pro controller + Magic-NS (or 8bitdo adapter).
25-Jul-19 9:12pm
#11
reneeatworld
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 20 Reviews

I'm hoping for something that has button mapping, if possible. When i play certain games on the Switch, I keep using the wrong X & A buttons. Now when I use my PS4 or Xbox One, I keep hitting the wrong X & A buttons again. Its become a hassle, and for some reason I cannot get used to the controls.
25-Jul-19 10:14pm
#12
citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader

NathanOfLight wrote:
Wii U Pro controller + Magic-NS (or 8bitdo adapter).

I didn't occur to me that this existed until you mentioned it. I should have known though. I use their adapters on my mini NES and SNES with my Wii U and Switch Pro controllers.


27-Jul-19 7:26am
#13
NathanOfLight
GameTZ Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

citizen_zane wrote:
NathanOfLight wrote:> Wii U Pro controller + Magic-NS (or 8bitdo adapter). I didn't occur to me that this existed until you mentioned it. I should have known though. I use their adapters on my mini NES and SNES with my Wii U and Switch Pro controllers.
They're pretty great!

Best controller for Nintendo Switch?