Enhance your NES experience!
The NES Max is not a replacement for your standard rectangle controller, but a device to compliment to your NES system. Its turbo options for the B & A buttons are great for shooters like 1942 or Captain Skyhawk and will help to save your thumbs. It is small (roughly the same size as a standard controller) and its ergonomic design fits nicely in the hands.
Here is why you’ll still need to hang onto the old rectangle: The circle pad is not analog. There is a digital pad beneath it that you need to press down on. It is not as accurate as the traditional “+” and therefore not recommended for plaformers like Castlevania or Mega Man.
So know what you’ll be getting and what games you’ll be using it for and you will not be disappointed. (And for the price the Lukie is asking, it is a great opportunity to add a little piece of video game history to your collection!)
Reviewed by: Kevin Simister from Stouffville, Ontario, Canada on 4/30/2012