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Controller:Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller

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Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller cover
XInput support
Connection method
Wired adapter
Nintendo Entertainment System Controller
Virtual Boy Controller
Nintendo 64 Controller
Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller on Wikipedia
Also known as SNES Controller.

Key points

First versions require adapter to connect to PC. Later revisions allows to connect to PC via USB or Bluetooth.
Lacks native XInput support, requiring the use of a XInput wrapper (see XInput wrappers) for games that do not support DirectInput or the controller natively.


  • 2 Γ— digital shoulder buttons: 𝐋, 𝐑
  • 6 Γ— digital buttons: 𝐀, 𝐁, 𝐗, 𝐘, sα΄›α΄€Κ€α΄›, sα΄‡ΚŸα΄‡α΄„α΄›
  • 4 Γ— digital directional buttons (d-pad): ↑, ↓, ←, β†’

Controller variations

SNES Classic Controller

In 2017 Nintendo released replica of the original SNES Controller - SNES Classic Controller which is designed for use with the Super Nintendo Entertainment System - Super NES Classic Edition. It can also be plugged into a Wii Remote controller, so it's possible to use it with Virtual Console SNES games on Wii or Wii U console and works with their adapters.
Controller's cord is longer than NES Classic Controller - 1.5 m (5-foot).

SNES Controller for 'Nintendo Switch Online'

SNES controllers were released to support Nintendo Switch Online games.
Wireless connection with rechargeable battery.
Use the included USB A-C cable to connect to PC or charge the controller.
Controllers are supported on PC through reWASD application. See more.

Use with PC platforms


Supported features reWASD Steam Gamepad Phoenix
Virtual Xbox controller emulation βœ“ [N 1] βœ“ βœ“
Virtual Nintendo controller emulation βœ“ [N 2] βœ— βœ—
Bluetooth connection βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
LEDs βœ“ [N 3] βœ— βœ—
Multiple controllers βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Keyboard & Mouse input emulation βœ“ βœ“ βœ—
Virtual DualShock emulation βœ“ [N 4] βœ— βœ—
Retro DInput/WinMM compatibility βœ— βœ— βœ“
  1. ↑ Allows using controller as Xbox 360 and Xbox One virtual controllers.
  2. ↑ Allows using controller as virtual Switch Pro Controller.
  3. ↑ LED shows which config slot is active at the moment.
  4. ↑ Allows using controller as DualShock 3 and DualShock 4 virtual controllers.


Supports Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller via Bluetooth adapter or USB cable, does not require manual driver installment.
reWASD does not work with third-party drivers. Unsupported yet adapters have to be reported on official forum to implement their support.
LED shows which config slot is active at the moment.
Allows emulate virtual DS4 controller to play PS4 Remote Play, PS Now or Dualshock 4 compatible games. Including gyro and accelerometer control.
Allows emulate virtual Xbox 360 controller to play XInput compatible games.
Not free of charge. 14-days trial.
Custom configs for Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller can be found in official Community Configs Library maintained by reWASD users.

XInput wrapping

Acting as native DirectInput controller, it's possible to use any of the generic wrappers. See the controller article for those.


Mayflash SNES Controller Adapter

Connects SNES or NES controller.
Directly compatible with PC. No driver needed, just plug and play.
Two players can play simultaneously.
Compatible with PS3 console.

USB Super RetroPort

Works with Super Famicom controllers and original controllers (original, third party, Super Advantage, etc)
Does not work with peripherals: SuperScope, MultiTap, etc.
No drivers to install or update.

Bliss-Box Gamer-Pro

Directly compatible with PC. No driver needed, just plug and play.
A wide variety of controllers are fully supported right out of the box. See the Compatibility List.
Global Button Mapping - starting with 3.0 this layout has changed for modern gaming. The internal button mapping is set up so that buttons on different controllers match each other's layouts as closely as possible.
Adapter can update firmware and be used on PC, PS3 (up to 4 players), Xbox (single player only) or Switch (up to 4 players). Each controller port has its own firmware chip so multiple firmware versions can be used if desired. See more.
Allows to use special API to communicate with applications (eg. RetroArch). See API tool documentation.
A 12v power supply is completely optional and simply allows the HUB to be self-powered and supplies additional power for a stronger Playstation Force Feedabck effect only.
Adapter work on Windows, OSX, Linux, Raspberry Pi, most all Android device.
Hot Swap support. This feature makes it easy to switch between controllers in mid-game. If Auto Pause is enabled (default setup). The adapter will pause your game while you switch, and you can continue playing when you're ready. The new controller is detected automatically.
Auto Pause: when the adapter senses the controller has become unplugged, it presses the pause button.
Single-Player Mode, the adapter can be switched to Single-Player Mode. This will allow for some advance features like using the adapter on an Xbox with special firmware, or up-linking to other future Bliss-Box add-on accessories.
Native Support, adapter have the ability to allow communication from the emulated game directly to the controller and back with any of the supported controllers.
Do not natively support Xinput. It can do so however, with the use of 3rd party software (ie. x360ce or XOutput).
Hotkey: Pressing and holding sα΄›α΄€Κ€α΄› will trigger a Hotkey combo. You may configure this combo for a hot key in front-ends like RetroArch.


Can be recognized as Xbox 360 controller but after manual assignment. Controller cannot be found in Supported Controller Database, so Steam recognizes it as standard DirectInput device.

Support In Games

Support for some controller features may be only available on certain systems. Refer to game-specific articles for details.

Games with Nintendo button prompts

Total number of games: 143.
The controller's button positions and colors, and the amount of buttons, differ considerably from those of other Nintendo controllers. As such, the list below should be treated with some caution.
Please note, that this is only list for games that offer Nintendo button prompts.
Some may require use of Switch Pro Controller emulation. Refer to game-specific articles for details.


Other information

Technical information

Bliss-Box Gamer-Pro Adapter

Firmware 3.23 and greater.
Standard mapping:
Controller button Button label and axis
A Button 2
B Button 1
X Button 4
Y Button 3
L Button 7
R Button 8
Select Button 5
Start Button 6
D-pad up POV up
D-pad down POV down
D-pad left POV left
D-pad right POV right
Alternative mapping:
Controller button Button label and axis
A Button 3
B Button 2
X Button 4
Y Button 1
L Button 3
R Button 7
Select Button 5
Start Button 6
D-pad up POV up
D-pad down POV down
D-pad left POV left
D-pad right POV right