Third-party game controllers usually have a poor reputation (Mad Catz, anyone?), but 8Bitdo’s gamepads are an exception. The company sells a wide range of controllers in several sizes, compatible with multiple platforms. 8Bido’s high-end gamepad, the SN30 Pro+, is now on sale for $42.49 at Amazon. That’s a savings of $7.50 from the normal price, but the discount is only available to Amazon Prime members.
The SN30 Pro+ (what a name!) is a full-sized wireless controller compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. It works best with retro games and 2D titles, with the D-Pad positioned where the left joystick is found on most other controllers. The controller still has all the buttons and joysticks necessary to play modern games, though.
The main catch with this controller is that it’s not quite as good as Nintendo’s official Pro Controller when used with a Nintendo Switch — it can’t use HD rumble or scan Amiibo figures. Still, if you’re looking for a great retro games controller that works with multiple platforms, you can’t go wrong with any 8Bitdo gamepad.