What is the Brawler64?
The Brawler64 gamepad by Retro Fighters is a modern take on the original Nintendo 64 controller. We wanted to remake the N64 controller with next generation features and designs!
We changed some things to make the Nintendo 64 controller more ergonomic and a new modern way to play. First we added a very comfortable modern analog stick. We also made the "C" buttons slightly larger for games that use the "C" buttons for more than just camera angles, i.e. Smash Brothers, etc.
The shape of the controller is very comfortable and fits naturally in both hands with easy access to all the buttons.
We added two "Z" buttons and re-positioned them right below the shoulder buttons, this allows to use either your right or left hand to use the "Z" button. A turbo button was added for games where you might need a little extra help. To top it off we added a solid D-pad.
Finally, we got rid of the original 3 prong N64 controller design, a new modern and comfortable way to play your favorite N64 games!
The analog stick features an octagonal gate with great response and sensitivity.
Due to many requests we are now making the "funtastic" transparent colors.
Images of the PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) and buttons.
Brawler64 Controller Features
- Next Generation features and attributes for the classic N64 system
- Comfortable 2 handle design
- Comfortable and responsive D-pad
- Sensitivity adjusted analog stick
- Dual "Z" Triggers
- Added turbo function
- Larger "C" buttons perfect for fighting games
- Ergonomically positioned "B" and "A" buttons
- Compatible with Rumble and Memory Paks Premium retail packaging
We are featuring the top Transparent colors (in order) voted on by all previous backers of our last Kickstarter campaign these are the top 5 colors:
Where we are at with everything?
As seen in the pictures we have working prototypes in the clear shell available. We have already made a 100% working Nintendo 64 controller in gray, but looking to release additional units but in the clear colors options.
Kickstarter is a great way to reach people with similar interests in the retro gaming community. Even though we have a working and functional product, we need additional funds to build a variety of transparent colors. Each color requires an MOQ (minimum order quantity) on parts so we need to raise enough funds to provide a wide array of colors. Each color requires minimum amount of materials to be built. We will use the funds to build the colored units and offer to our backers.
Original draft drawings of Design
Risks and challenges
We have already made a functional N64 retail version, we just need the additional funding to make additional colors for the Brawler64 controller. We will make sure to keep our project on time according to the mentioned timeline schedule. We will keep our backers apprised with updates throughout the whole process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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