No, you're right! I tried one of these aswell, (as they just looked so cool) but they're absolutely useless in all the ways you just described. I have been very unimpressed by most things that Hori has brought out for Nintendo products. I'm amazed that Nintendo even gives them a license. For the SNES Mini, the 8-bitdo versions are the best wireless ones that look and behave how a snes controller is supposed to. But on most wireless controllers you are still limited by range. So what I prefer to do for both my NES mini and my SNES mini is just use an extension cable on the original wired controllers. There's some pretty good ones out there which work out much cheaper than buying expensive controllers. When doing that though, it's worth looking out for the ones that let you link up multiple extension leads. (as some will lose signal if you link up more than one, whereas others have been designed with repeaters built into the connectors, so you get zero signal loss). The Orzly ones are a good example of ones that work well for multiple linking. I don't always need to, as they're often loing enough as they are. but depending on what room I'm in, it has been necessary at times. (my friend has a big living room where the couch is far away from the TV, and saved us no end with that method).
Don't touch these with a ten-foot pole. I returned mine, as did a lot of people, because they're utterly useless as a fighting controller. (mad) Without using swear words it's difficult to do justice to how bad these are. (poo) (poo) They miss diagonals, which means rotations are virtually impossible. Their wireless range is ridiculously hit and miss, even in a small room. HORI should be HORIfied that they put out such an awful piece of junk. Sorry OP, I don't know of a better price so I won't give cold, but seriously, these are absolute junk. Edit: Some feedback from others in the Nintendo Life hardware review comments: -- "I bought this and sadly its VERY bad. Connection problems, misses 9/10 diagonals (making street fighter awful!) Signal easily blocked by small physical objects, occasional noticeable lag, directions hanging as if constantly pressed. Unbelievably poor. Not sure how this has been praised here as I've not used a wireless controller with so many problems since the 90s... so in that way it's at least era accurate. Seeing this mentioned elsewhere too, so either this review is way off or there is a seriously large bad batch... Taking mine back for a refund,and I'd advise anyone thinking about getting this to seriously avoid it. I'd love to see footage of the reviewer playing a single decent round of SF2 with this thing." -- Just want to say I have this and as above it is VERY bad for Street Fighter II. The diagonals don't register so you can't pull off any moves when you need to. 1/10 for Street Fighter and any games that require diagonals. For anything else it's usable. Except the button layout is explicitly set for Street Fighter! So it's worthless. I've put in a preorder for the 8BitDo controller. Hopefully the quality is better. -- I don't know if the reviewer got a special copy or what but it's almost impossible to pull off diagonals and since this controller was made for fighting games hence the name fighting commander it's practically useless for me. I only bought this for street fighter and you can't dodge or pull off combos without diagonal controls so I don't know if the reviewer got paid to just hype this up with fluff, got some reviewer copy that didn't have this defect, or just didn't test it out on street fighter which would be crazy but do NOT buy if you wan't 8 way directional controls. And if you see an 4 or 5 star review on a retailer site chances are that the person didn't use it for street fighter or doesn't care but all the 1 and 2 star reviews out there are deserved, HORI which produces great gaming accessories and excellent peripherals really dropped the ball on this one, seems like they rushed it out of the factory and into the stores too soon.
must be a way to get it to work on PC surely!?
I knew I shouldn't have looked at hotdeals today lol heat added
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