We’ve seen how the hardware in the Mini SNES fares compared to the original console. But what about the controller?
Nostalgia Nerd has decided to compare the 27-year-old original SNES controller – the European/Australian version, of course – with the controllers that shipped with the Mini SNES. And while it’s pretty obvious that the external connectors are different on the Mini SNES, the internals are surprisingly similar.
The support structure has changed with the new controllers, and there’s a solid plastic lip to hold the rubber buttons in place. The Mini SNES’s PCB is newer and it’s not manufactured by Mitsumi, since Nintendo manufactured everything in-house.
It’s fun seeing how some tricks – like the two pegs that the controller cord wrapped around – are just as effective in 2017 as they were in 1990.