Retro Fighters’ modern take on the N64 pad will shortly be available in a new colour.
The Smoke Gray Brawler 64 controller releases on 28 June 2019. You can pre-order it now on the Retro Fighters website.
What is the Smoke Gray Brawler 64?
The Smoke Gray Brawler 64 is an unofficial N64 controller created by Retro Fighters.
The controller was first announced back in 2017 as part of a Kickstarter campaign. It originally came in a standard gray colour.
Since then, Retro Fighters has started selling the controllers directly, and in a variety of transparent colour options.
It sports a two-prong design and modern analog stick, making it similar to current mainstream game controllers.
The D-pad now sits below the joystick, which is ideal for N64 games that use both inputs.
Read my Brawler 64 controller review to find out whether you should invest in one.
Rise of the aftermarket N64 controllers
Retro Fighters isn’t the only company hard at work making new N64 controllers.
Hyperkin is also looking to Hori’s controller for inspiration.
Their Admiral controller is wireless, and will include a micro SD card slot to back up your memory card saves.