Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Nintendo 3D Joystick in box

  1. #1
    Banned

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    near Cincinnati
    Posts
    525
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Nintendo 3D Joystick in box



    I got this in a trade with someone here. The box is a bit beat up but otherwise fine. No idea if it originally had a driver disc or not. The box makes no mention of it. It mentions instructions, but there are none included with what I got.

    As to whether ot works... my PC lacks a gameport. USB adaptors are insanely expensive but I managed to find a gameport bracket for PC for $2(though $10.50 shipping wasn't particularly nice of the company...), so I'll test it eventually. Feels solid, though. Maybe now I can get TIE Fighter running in DOSbox.

    So what's the value of these?

  2. #2
    Pear (Level 6) mb7241's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Cleveland, TN
    Posts
    1,389
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I've not seen too many of these...though when I do see them, they tend to go for only around $10 or so...
    World's greatest Internet game store: http://blastedmachines.com

    Also on Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlastedMachinesTechShop

    Wanted: Any and all Dragon Quest, Lufia/Estpolis, Tales of series, and NIS games, strategy guides, and miscellaneous items. Will pay $$$ or trade well for items I don't already have.

  3. #3
    Pear (Level 6) PentiumMMX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    A secret fortress of doom
    Posts
    1,347
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts
    PSN
    PentiumMMX

    Default

    I'm a bit confused about this controller. Why exactly does it say Nintendo on it when it's a PC controller?

  4. #4
    Banned

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    near Cincinnati
    Posts
    525
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by PentiumMMX View Post
    I'm a bit confused about this controller. Why exactly does it say Nintendo on it when it's a PC controller?
    I believe the company that made it paid Nintendo for the name and logo usage, possibly hoping it would help with sales. Nothing about the thing seems related to them otherwise. It even lacks their "seal of quality".

  5. #5
    ServBot (Level 11)
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO
    Posts
    3,791
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Read all about it here, in this recent thread.

    I have a copy of the drivers on my computer, if anyone were to need them. They're small enough to fit in an email attachment.

    Mine is currently sitting in a milk crate in the closet, collecting dust. I tried it out on Apache once, but there wasn't a joystick profile exactly like the Nintendo's. So it worked, but to mixed results. Anyway I didn't play around with it much, but I'm sure if it were calibrated correctly and whatnot it would work well.

  6. #6
    Great Puma (Level 12) Steve W's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    DFW Metroplex, Texas
    Posts
    4,340
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    37
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    28
    Thanked in
    25 Posts

    Default

    I have to wonder why Nintendo would license out their name for a product that would just confuse people. The first conclusion people would come to is that it's a controller for the N64 (assuming people would only skim the writing on the box that overstates that it's a PC controller). It makes me think that there was some kind of odd deal set up between the companies, sort of how the Zelda and Mario games ended up on the Philips CD-i. Did that company manufacture some kind of arcade stick for the N64 re-badged as a Nintendo product or something?

  7. #7
    Pear (Level 6) mb7241's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Cleveland, TN
    Posts
    1,389
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    I'll say this, and this is what confused me when I bought mine... I'm pretty sure the copyright date on it (I forget if it's on the box or on the actual joystick itself) predates the release of the N64 by at least a year, possibly two years.
    World's greatest Internet game store: http://blastedmachines.com

    Also on Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlastedMachinesTechShop

    Wanted: Any and all Dragon Quest, Lufia/Estpolis, Tales of series, and NIS games, strategy guides, and miscellaneous items. Will pay $$$ or trade well for items I don't already have.

Similar Threads

  1. FS: Nintendo 3D1 PC Joystick still left- Shipping included!
    By TheDomesticInstitution in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-09-2010, 11:25 PM
  2. Nintendo 3D1 Joystick and Dvds
    By samael64 in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-15-2009, 11:41 PM
  3. NJS-3D1 nintendo 3d joystick for pc
    By Daft Punk in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-22-2008, 12:21 PM
  4. Nintendo 64 Joystick?
    By dgdgagdae in forum Classic Gaming
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 10-14-2007, 02:51 PM
  5. FA: 11 Nes Nintendo Games & a Joystick
    By TisLord in forum Buying and Selling
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-29-2003, 12:57 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •