Evolution of Nintendos Game controllers. . THE EVOLUTION [IF NINTEN[ l[ l‘ S GAME CONTROLLERS 1885 Simple shape, two main buttons and a E bad. Doesn' t get more
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Evolution of Nintendos Game controllers

1885 Simple shape, two main buttons
and a E bad. Doesn' t get more
N E s user friendly.
Nintendo: "Suck ' Atari."
MII Two more mam buttons, now
with pretty colors. Shoulder
S N E buttons Introduced. Pretty
logical step forward.
Did we design this for
gamers with three hands?
Did the last controller get
caught in a radiation
chamber with a
retarded spaceship?
lih' lliw%
exhausts the limits of button
cramming technology with
eight buttons. two sticks. and
a control pad {really just four
Iri' IE
gives up, says:
**** it. You want simple. fine.
How about two sticks you
wave at the screen assholes.
Yeah, you would like it."
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#36 - deathtoponies (08/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
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#5 - nyanturtwig (08/27/2014) [+] (27 replies)
Implying the gamecube controller ins't the greatest controller ever created
Implying the gamecube controller ins't the greatest controller ever created
#3 - rockergamer ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
User avatar #1 - friedgreenpomatoes (08/27/2014) [+] (3 replies)
The N64 and Gamecube controllers were actually pretty comfortable.

The Wiimote, however, was awful.
#12 - BmanX ONLINE (08/27/2014) [+] (2 replies)
As if the original Xbox controller didn't have 3 more buttons than the GC.
#66 - jokexplain (08/28/2014) [+] (10 replies)
Evolution of Sony's Controllers.

first generation Playstation controller:

the snes controller looks good. let's double the shoulder buttons for no apparent reason, and add some handles! no one will be the wiser.
#78 to #77 - jokexplain (08/28/2014) [-]
can't fault this thing actually, it's pretty good
#17 - alyssryuzaki (08/28/2014) [-]
Yay, gamecube controller I loved that ****
#43 - jizzonmypants (08/28/2014) [+] (5 replies)
I actually like n64 controler

Pressing z felt good man
User avatar #30 - PVTDickStryker ONLINE (08/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
After having an SNES, N64, Gamecube, PS2, Xbox, 360, and a PS3, I have to say, the Gamecube has the most comfortable controller I've ever held. Sure, it feels a little wonky at first if you've only exposed yourself to the static design of the Xbox or Dualshock controllers, but it feels like its the only one that sacrificed aesthetics and symmetry for the sake of having the best fit in your hands. The L and R buttons kinda wrap around your index fingers, the A button, being the mostly used button in most games, is large, as it is a higher priority, B being the second most used is still a seperate button, but is put close so you dont have trouble finding it, and the X and Y button are put close, and designed around the A button, making them easy to find and press. Along with the curved, slightly-balled-at-the-end design of the legs, it truly feels like the only controller that was designed around your hand.
#18 - desacabose ONLINE (08/28/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Almost all games used 2 of 3 parts, and per game the devs could decide which layout would work the best for that specific game. It's genius really.
#14 - drberom (08/27/2014) [+] (4 replies)
My controllers...
#47 - ronjeremysweiner ONLINE (08/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
gamecube controller was #1
User avatar #81 - sorihisis (08/28/2014) [-]
I actually dislike the gamecube controller because my hands have outgrown it from years of playing the darn thing n64 and xbox controllers feel really nice but **** christ the play station 1-3 controllers are god awful & will hate them to death
User avatar #79 - alfibrakiz (08/28/2014) [+] (5 replies)
I like the n64 controller. It let's you decide if you want to use a joystick or a dpad.

User avatar #92 to #90 - alfibrakiz (08/28/2014) [-]
nope. only 2
User avatar #98 - payseht (08/28/2014) [-]
I never had a console as a kid but finally got into them now in my 20s because of you guys, so here are non-nostalgic thoughts from a guy that only played with a mouse and keyboard for two decades:
NES controller- simply horrible. Really uncomfortable and the buttons being in a parallel line from me makes it even less pleasant
SNES- Second to best controller design I held. The bone shape makes it comfy to hold, but the non so ergonomic shape leaves stuff to be desired. (as a btw, the PS controller designs are my favorite)
N64- A little more comfortable than the SNES, but the weird shape of the handles makes it feel... off... like you're not holding a controller designed for human hands. Strangely enough, the three handle design is not the cause. It has three so you can hold two at a time, depending on the type of game you're playing (2D with the D-pad, and 3D with the stick). You switch between them depending on the game.
Gamecube- only had the chance to play with it once but after you get used to it, it's really not that bad... still pretty bad, though. I see what they were going for, making the most used buttons more obvious, but it works better on paper than in practice.
Wii- haven't gotten to it, sorry
#48 - fefe (08/28/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I get the theory behind the N64 controller, it's supposed to be three different control schemes based on what game you're playing: both outside handles / middle and left / middle and right. But then it turns out that almost every game just ignores the left handle because the analog stick is much more useful for 3D games, which ruins the whole design.

Still some great games on the system, but man, what an awful controller.

Still better than the Dreamcast controller
User avatar #37 - hattheifbatman (08/28/2014) [-]
Forgot the wii u
It sorta fits hands
User avatar #34 - darkmagicmge (08/28/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I would play Brawl with a wiimote without nunchuck, held sideways like an NES controller.
User avatar #32 - resetbutton (08/28/2014) [-]
Although it looks odd, the gamecube controller is extremely comfortable. Maybe it's a bit small for adult hands, specially that little yellow thumbstick, but I understand that nintendo's main demographic is kids which tend to have small hands.
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