Rany Battikh

Wingman PS2 controller adapter by Brook

Taiwanese based gaming accessories developers Brook have just announced the latest addition to their Wingman series of controller adapters: the Wingman PS2. As the name implies, the Wingman PS2 is an adapter/dongle that plugs into the controller port of the PlayStation 2 and accepts a whole slew of wired and wireless controllers. Just like other […]

Rany Battikh

Retroverse Controller Tester kit by Consoles4You

Consoles4You has just opened pre-orders for a Controller Tester kit that aims at testing a wide range of retro controllers without the use of consoles. The kit consists of a base unit and individual controller adapters. The base unit features an OLED screen, a USB-C port for power and a DB25 female connector. Each controller […]

Rany Battikh

Dreamcast Controller Cable Clip by Retro Frog

Retro Frog has just released a plastic clip that holds the Dreamcast controller cable firmly in place. Since its release, the Dreamcast controller has been notoriously criticized for some of its odd design choice. Whether it was for the dotted plastic texture of the analog stick, the d-pad edges or the overall ergonomics, a lot […]

Alex Mitchell

Retro Fighters Announces A GameCube Pad… Again!

For the second time in as many months, Retro Fighters is going back to the GameCube well with the BattlerGC: a wireless GameCube controller that is identical to the BladeGC (which we covered here on RetroRGB a few weeks ago) but with a stick layout that is faithful to the OEM controller’s original offset design. To […]

Rany Battikh

SNES Legacy 16 wireless controller by Retro-bit

Castlemania Games is now accepting pre-orders for Retro-bit‘s latest addition to the Legacy16 line of products, a SNES-styled wireless controller. Earlier this year, Retro-bit unveiled a USB-only bare-bones wired version of the Legacy16. With the newer model, a slew of features were introduced placing the Legacy16 wireless more in line with the typical Switch-compatible retro-style […]

Alex Mitchell

StrikerDC Review: Welcome to the Stage of History

I appreciate it when companies like 8BitDo update tried and true designs with a few modern amenities—wireless connection, turbo buttons, etc.—but it’s also nice to see companies throw convention to the wind and take a crack at reinventing the wheel. Enter Retro Fighters: the Kickstarter controller darlings of retro gaming, hellbent on creating alternatives to […]

Alex Mitchell

MLiG releases Pt2 of their ode to first-party controllers

My Life in Gaming creators Coury Carlson and Marc Duddleson have released a new video that discusses first-party controller designs from the fifth and sixth generation of home consoles (1993-2006). My Life in Gaming is a YouTube channel known for producing high-quality content that explores topics ranging from maximizing the fidelity of your retro gaming experience, to […]

Rany Battikh

Retro-Bit’s new Dreamcast controller

Carrying on with their line of SEGA legacy controllers, Retro-Bit just revealed the preliminary design for their upcoming Dreamcast controller. What’s different this time, is that Retro-Bit with the collaboration of SEGA, altered the the classic design of the not-so-popular original DC controller, opting for: 6 face-button layout (similar to the Saturn 3D controller, 2D […]

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Retro Fighters Dreamcast Controller Update

Retro Fighters recently released an update indicating the current state of production and expectations for shipping their new Dreamcast controller.  They state additional time is needed due to the Covid 19 pandemic, and now expects to have one more update for backers indicating when the factory shipments are moving to the warehouses and fulfillment facilities.  […]

Rany Battikh

8BitDo 2.4 GHz SNES controllers

Renowned console peripherals designers 8BitDo have just opened pre-orders for their new SN30 2.4 GHz wireless controller for the SNES/Super Famicom. To coincide with the release of Analogue’s Super-NT back in early 2018, 8BitDo released matching Bluetooth controllers that interfaced with the Super Nintendo’s 7-pin port through their very own dongle called the Retro Receiver. […]