As gaming controllers go, you can’t get any more nostalgic than an NES controller; there is just something unique and almost magical about the grey, rectangular pad with its 2 red buttons and simplistic d-pad. Compared to the gaming pads on the market today, such as the Xbox 360 and PS2 controllers, the NES controller isn’t the most comfortable of pads to hold, nor does it have endless buttons. But, it did perform its job perfectly. So to celebrate this Nintendo pad in all its glory, I have decided to put together a list of NES styled products and gadgets that you can actually buy.
10 – Nintendo Reversible Messenger Bag – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
More than likely you have seen one of these Nintendo bags before as they aren’t anything new. However, they are essential if you’re a Nintendo fanboy and after all, how else are you going to take your NES console over to your friend’s house at the weekend?
9 – Nintendo Controller Soap – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
The only problem with a bar of soap that is shaped like a Nintendo controller is the fear of ruining it by using it. If you love game-styled soap but you aren’t too keen on an NES controller soap, then don’t worry as the creators, DigitalSoaps, create a wide range of gamer, gadget and geek items all in soap form.
8 – Classic USB NES Controller for PC – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
If you are fortunate to be able to get your hands on an NES emulator and a few roms (before Nintendo took down all those sites), then you have to get yourself a classic USB NES controller for your PC to play them – It just wouldn’t be the same playing all your favorite retro games using a keyboard. Plus, as it’s compatible with a PC so you are not limited to just NES roms.
7 – 500gb USB3 NES External Hard Drive – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
External hard drives, flash drives and even thumb drives. Whatever you call them, they are essential for backing up data and transferring media between PCs. But instead of being generic, why don’t you opt for a custom-built one of a Mario Bros. NES cartridge? What’s that, you’re not a big fan of Super Mario Bros? Have no fear! You are able to have a custom-made external hard drive of any game of your choice. Now you will be king of the nerds and be the envy of all your friends
6 – Nintendo Nes Controller IPhone 4 4S Case – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
Do you own an iPhone? If the answer is yes that means you probably have a little extra cash laying around. So what you need is a case that makes your iPhone look like a retro controller…because why wouldn’t you want to fool people and make them believe you constantly carry around an 8-bit pad?
5 – Mario 1 NES Underworld Level 1-2 Vinyl Wall Stickers – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
If you have been fortunate and you have been assigned a spare room by your other half then the chances are you now have a games room and we all know no games room would be complete without a complete wall dedicated to a scene from the original Mario game. Packmania, the guys who bring you this Mario theme also have other scenes such as Zelda and I’m sure if you contacted them they would be more than happy to customise any scene you have in mind.
4 – Retro Video Game Cartridge Pillow Set – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
Yeah, the chances are you have never been on NES games called Unicorn’s Revenge and Lava Jump, but who cares. At the end of the day, the pillows look like NES cartridges in pillow form. Sure, I would have preferred Duck Hunt and Mario, but I guess you can’t win them all.
3 – NES Nintendo Zapper lamp – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
It doesn’t get any better than the Nintendo Zapper. In fact, the things are that iconic to the 8-bit era that Nintendo should have released a limited edition Nintendo Zapper for it”s anniversary. Until Nintendo do that you can always purchase yourself a Nintendo Zapper lamp.
2 – NES Nintendo Cartridge Ring – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
What makes these NES cartridge-themed rings more amazing is the fact that they are customizable. That’s right, simply send in a picture of your favourite NES game and the designer will be more than happy to model your ring on that game.
1 – Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table – Buy Now on Amazon >> Click Here <<
As coffee tables go, you can’t get much cooler than a giant NES controller. No, in fact, you can! A functional one. Yeah, what’s the point of having a giant NES controller in your living room that you can’t use. Well, this bad boy is actually functional and is compatible with your NES console. The only problem now is who is player 1 on retro games night?