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

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User Info: DavidZ2844

3 years ago#1
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?

User Info: MyDogSkip

3 years ago#2
I think a Saturn controller would be best.
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User Info: Javelin

3 years ago#3
Just get a Mad Catz FightPad if your main concern is getting a good D-pad.
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User Info: 32x2z

3 years ago#4
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.

User Info: DavidZ2844

3 years ago#5
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.

User Info: Celll212

3 years ago#6
Thinking this is more of a "personal preference" issue rather than a "X vs Y" issue.
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User Info: Abiz_

3 years ago#7
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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User Info: 30aught6

3 years ago#8
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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User Info: ggf162

3 years ago#9
No, get a used logitech gamepad instead.
J-"RPG"s don't deserve the title, when they are basically TBS games with adventure elements.

User Info: noimnoturdaddy

3 years ago#10
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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