These controllers are pretty OK - considering there's not a lot out there for the Nintendo 64 that is wireless and at a decent price point ($40). It's nice to know that these controllers can also be used with the Nintendo Switch and your computer via Bluetooth. I haven't tested my 4 controllers with a PC or Switch, but I'm sure they work fine considering the connection to my 64 via the included adapter for controller port works flawlessly, with zero drop outs and instant controller feedback on screen (zero input lag).
That said... there are some drawbacks.
Hyperkin's quality control for these controllers is absolutely atrocious. Some controllers I've received (of all 'colors') have sticking buttons, a faulty control stick or a battery that will not accept a charge. If you're looking for a controller specifically for your Nintendo 64, be prepared to send back a few through Amazon. If you're in the market for a controller for PC or Nintendo Switch - I'd look elsewhere to save yourself the hassle of "digging" to find a working controller. Also keep in mind that if you request a return from Amazon, and the return that is sent is also defective (which happened to me), you'll end up returning the return for a refund. In other words, there's no Return...for the return...for the original purchase. It makes sense, but it's a PITA nevertheless.
I've made several returns to get a controller in each color that works and lasts - and I've heard ZILCH from the manufacturer's customer service as to why I keep returning them to get a new controller. I suppose what can be surmised about this is that there isn't a customer service. One would think that after having spent $160 (4 x $40) with a company, there'd be some kind of feedback.
This is more of a nit-pick because I like renewable resource equipment and Hyperkin did not design this unit with that in mind. These controllers are virtually non-serviceable. The battery is soldered to the motherboard of the controller and there are no replacement parts that I can find. It's not like regular Nintendo 64 controllers - where the control stick and other parts can be bought and installed from the aftermarket. The Hyperkin Admiral is in all cases, a light duty use controller. It's designed for the hipster enthusiast that says, "Hey look I have wireless Nintendo 64 controllers!"
It's not designed for the retro gamer attempting to run Donkey Kong 64 to 100% completion, or a SM64 addict trying to BLJ for fun. It's not really even designed for the recreational family night of playing F-Zero X or Beetle Adventure Racing. But it is perfect for games that require little input, such as Mario Golf or Golden Nugget.
If there were a company that was willing to recreate the original Nintendo 64 controller (weird design and all), but with seamless wireless capability, I'd buy and use it any day over the Hyperkin Admiral. Alternatively, if the dongle were compatible with other Bluetooth controllers, that would be preferable as well.
- 平台: Nintendo 64
- 格式: 电子游戏