The Super Nintendo Controller is undoubtedly one of the most iconic video game controllers of all time. Thanks to Apple’s new IOS update, gamers can now play their favorite game on apple devices using the retro Nintendo controller.
Apple vaguely announced the news on their iPadOS 16 release note. The company said,” Many additional Bluetooth and USB game controllers are supported by the Game Controller framework on macOS 13, iOS 16, and tvOS 16 and later.”
Surprisingly, Apple didn’t announce anything about classic Nintendo controller support. Video game and app developer Steve Troughton-Smith discovered that SNES controllers work with apple devices. MacStories later confirmed that Nintendo 64 controllers work with apple devices as well.
Steve posted a GIF on Twitter showing a Nintendo SNES controller in action, where he is seen controlling an Apple TV device with the SNES controller.
Neat, iOS/tvOS 16.1 support the official BT/USB-C Super Nintendo controller for the Switch 😄 I don’t have the N64 or NES versions to test with, but I believe they are supported now too 🎮 pic.twitter.com/mfkTIHpXun
— Steve Troughton-Smith (@stroughtonsmith) October 24, 2022
Some technophile gamers in the past were able to use classic Nintendo controllers with Apple devices using hardware add-ons. Thanks to Apple’s official support, they can now use the controllers directly on their devices without purchasing additional hardware.
Nintendo currently sells four of its classic controllers in its online store. However, only members of the Nintendo Switch Online service can purchase them. Nintendo released full-size replicas of the Nintendo NES, SNES, Saga Genesis, and the N64 ranging from $29.99 to $55.99. The controllers connect with modern gaming devices via Bluetooth or USB-C cable.