the boys of 8BitDo They have launched a rather peculiar customization kit that has quickly caught our attention. It is a mod kit designed for the original Nintendo 64 controller, so that, once installed, we can use the famous controller that introduced analog control with our Nintendo Switch.
A new life for your command
For many it is the best controller that has ever been created, but time passes for everyone. The analog stick of the Nintendo 64 controller marked a before and after in the world of video games, but after so many years since its appearance, nowadays it is quite difficult to play comfortably with this model.
Currently, it is not that it has improved much with the drifting problems that some models suffer, but in general terms, analog control has advanced a lot. For this reason, at 8BitDo they have created an add-on that will allow you to replace the Nintendo 64 controller stick with a new module with a Hall-effect joystick that avoids any kind of problems.
In addition, a new motherboard will replace the original one without the need for soldering, turning the controller directly into a version with Bluetooth, 500mAh battery integrated and loading port.
Is it difficult to assemble?
The manufacturer has shared a video with which we can see the assembly process, and the truth is that completing all the steps is quite simple. Simply remove the bottom case to replace the original plate and place the new one with the new analog stick.
It is quite curious how they have solved the way in which include charging port and configuration buttonsand it is that they have created a personalized rumble pack in which to include all these elements in a very intelligent way.
How much does it cost?
8BitDo offers three different packs depending on what you are looking for. For one, you have the Hall Effect joystick mod, which is priced at $19.99. You can buy the new motherboard and the Rumble Pack for $29.99or purchase the complete mod kit with joystick, plate and rumble pack for a price of $39.99.
They are quite affordable prices that will allow you to completely modernize your precious Nintendo 64 controller, although you should hurry before the 550 available units run out, since the product seems to have limited production, at least for the moment.