Pod Racing And Playing GoldenEye With A Proper Dual Analog Controller For The N64

A UK modder wanted to do a favour for his buddy, who is still obsessed with Star Wars: Episode I Racer 13 years after it released on the Nintendo 64. In the game, if you enter a certain code you can use two N64 controllers to control the pod racers' engines independently. So how would that game play if both sticks were housed in a single giant controller?

That's what modder Clarky here sought to find out. He's not particularly good at Racer but in this demonstration, you see the controller working both engines, as promised (skip to 5:15 of that video to see him race). Another reader in the Bacteria modding community pointed out that N64 classic GoldenEye also had a twin analogue mode. (You can see GoldenEye at 8:45)

It may seem like a lot of trouble for something with a limited application (and could probably be built with less of a hassle.) But it looks very cool to merge the controllers' original housings together, and Clarky did a hell of a job making this thing look pro. His friend also is a hell of a lucky guy, to get something like this built as a favour.


    This is completely awesome :)

    Except for the part where now there is no double rumble or memory cards, I don't know why he did it that way :/

      You're really going to judge someone for their homemade creation, because it's missing some features? Get a grip, this isn't going in mass production for you to decide if you want it or not.

    I remember playing the Dual-analog control option with Goldeneye, I tried it with a friend, I controlled moving, he controlled shooting, it was messy.

    Star Wars: Episode I Racer was the only good thing about Star Wars: Episode I. I'm still yet to play a racing game with the same sense of speed and danger.

      Yeah, danger from all the holes in the geometry. Found myself colliding with a wall, which led to falling into the abyss outside the map quite a few times.

      sorry bro, F-Zero is way faster

    it'll be a shame when those analogue sticks crap out like most n64 sticks. Only thing I hated about it!

      He should have added these. They're amazing. I have them fitted to all four of my 64 controllers.


    Plus one for the new sticks. Been playing F-Zero X with mine, and it's godly.

    Also, didn't know GE (or Pod Racer for that matter) had a dual-analogue mode. I did play through Perfect Dark with it though, and it was pretty spiffy.

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