Recently I’ve been indulging in a couple of old games that I still consider to be among the best I’ve ever played, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Super Mario World, both originally released on the Super Nintendo (or SNES). I’ve actually been playing these games on the Wii’s Virtual Console, using the classic controller, and whilst both games are playable, I just can’t help but feel the controls are off somehow. The controllers on my SNES no longer work (yes, I still have my SNES, and the console itself still works fine, not bad for a machine made back in 1991), so the other day I popped into a local games exchange shop to see if they had any controllers.
The young lad I spoke to didn’t know what I meant when I asked about SNES controllers.
I mean, I know I’m not exactly a youngster, but I don’t consider myself old, so this was a kick in the teeth. Has one of the key iconic symbols of my youth now grown to be so old as to be unknown to the young men of today?! It would appear so.
Thankfully a friend of mine (who actually blogs about technology) has pointed me in the right direction to find SNES controllers. I am eagerly looking forward to plugging in some classic games and unleashing the child within!