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Is it worth buying an snes controller over a ps3 controller for 2D games?

#1DavidZ2844Posted 3/7/2014 11:47:58 PM
So I already use a PS3 controller on with xpadder to play mostly 2D games on my laptop. While it isn't bad at all, the D-pad feels a bit rough on my fingers after a while and the overall quality of the face buttons feel mushy over time. Is it worth paying $30 for an snes controller (official Nintendo brand, not that 3rd party stuff that I hear is crap) and a mayflash snes to pc adapter? How does that controller compare to the DS3?
#2MyDogSkipPosted 3/7/2014 11:54:31 PM
I think a Saturn controller would be best.
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#3JavelinPosted 3/7/2014 11:55:21 PM
Just get a Mad Catz FightPad if your main concern is getting a good D-pad.
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#432x2zPosted 3/7/2014 11:56:07 PM
Depends on the games to be honest. If it's fighting games stick with a genesis controller. Six buttons helps a lot man. I personally prefer the genesis controller since it's something I grew up with though.
#5DavidZ2844(Topic Creator)Posted 3/8/2014 12:02:10 AM
Well, let's just say I recently beat Super Mario World and I'm playing A Link to the Past right now. Amazing games, I missed out on the early 90's. I don't think I can say anymore than that without being modded. And I'm not gonna be playing any fighters as far as I know.
#6Celll212Posted 3/8/2014 12:05:32 AM
Thinking this is more of a "personal preference" issue rather than a "X vs Y" issue.
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#7Abiz_Posted 3/8/2014 12:38:18 AM
Snes controller used to rub my thumbs raw. When I was playing Mortal Kombat 3. People used to call it nintendo thumbs. Wouldn't recommend it.
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#830aught6Posted 3/8/2014 12:47:52 AM
Get a retrolink controller and swap the shell and buttons with an original SNES pad.

You should be able to do this for $10 - $15.
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#9ggf162Posted 3/8/2014 1:36:47 AM
No, get a used logitech gamepad instead.
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#10noimnoturdaddyPosted 3/8/2014 9:34:58 AM
If you got an SNES controller, you'd either have an original with worn out rubber pads so all the buttons would feel loose, or a cheap knock-off that would have a similar low-quality effect.

The PS3 controller is the closest thing to the SNES dpad, in my experience.
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