The Nintendo NES Classic Mini is not even available yet and there are already third party products planned that will fix its problems. For those that do not know, the Nintendo NES Classic Mini is a new upcoming (releases around November 11th) plug and play console containing 30 classic Nintendo games. These games run the gamut of role playing to action and shooters. There are a few third party games on the Nintendo NES Classic Mini including Final Fantasy (the original one). There are shortcomings with this new plug and play though and third parties are ready with solutions already.
The Nintendo NES Classic Mini is reportedly shipping with 31 inch controller cables. The original Nintendo Entertainment System shipped with nearly seven foot controller cables (though probably shortened as revisions were made). Anyone that has played a console like the original Playstation will understand, this is unacceptable. Especially in today’s world of large televisions and being able to sit across the room, if need be.
Nyko has two solutions available. One is a wireless controller option (available for pre-order at $19.99) named the Miniboss. This is, obviously, a wireless controller for the Nintendo NES Classic Mini. The range on this is allegedly 30 feet or so – more than enough for most of our readers and their gaming setups.
The second option that Nyko has is the controller extension (available for pre-order at $9.99). This controller extension, called the Extend Link, adds about six feet of cord to the 31 inches Nintendo is giving gamers. That is a total of nearly nine feet of controller cord. Not bad.
If you are looking to rock some two player games on the Nintendo NES Classic Mini you are going to need a second controller anyhow (available for pre-order at $9.99 from Nintendo and official retailers).
Personally, I would grab a Nyko Miniboss to compliment the wired controller included. Maybe grab the Extend Link as an afterthought but certainly not another official Nintendo controller. That cord is a deal killer for me.