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N64 controllers - alternatives, used original or repair?


#1 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22530 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2017 - 06:37 PM

So I wanted to get myself some N64 controllers but pretty much every used listing I see has the same issues: loose joystick or have no idea what that even means. 

 

Is it worth it to to try any alternatives out there? Or even try to replace the joystick with a third party joystick or a third party GC style joystick? 



#2 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10596 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 24 May 2017 - 10:46 PM

Super Pad Plus is a decent 3rd party controller so is the Hori. Some people have replaced the sticks with GC Joysticks and the works pretty good

#3 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22530 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:42 PM

I was thinking of doing the GC stick replacement but GC controllers aren't cheap, especially due to their use with Smash Bros. 



#4 Jarte   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   7 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 31 May 2017 - 06:43 AM

The 3rd party GC style joystick replacements are really nice imo. They're definitely different than the original, but they're not bad, and definitely more durable.



#5 Yoni Arousement   Filthy Pervert CAG in Training   6 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Yoni Arousement

Posted 27 November 2017 - 08:07 PM

I use a Gamecube Controller to N64 adapter that I purchased from Raphnet Technologies' website.



#6 Vinny   Bang, bang... pew... CAGiversary!   22530 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:51 PM

I use a Gamecube Controller to N64 adapter that I purchased from Raphnet Technologies' website.

That seemed like a good idea until saw the price... pretty expensive, plus you can't use mem packs to save. 



#7 Yoni Arousement   Filthy Pervert CAG in Training   6 Posts   Joined 1.1 Years Ago  

Yoni Arousement

Posted 28 November 2017 - 07:55 PM

Even as a kid, I never liked the N64 analog sticks, and how easily they could break. I don't know if most games only recognize a Memory Pack attached to Player 1's controller.