Classic Nintendo Entertainment System controllers on a modern PC
By James Grahame
There are some great Nintendo Entertainment System emulators for the PC, but the games just don't feel authentic using a keyboard or modern joystick controller. RetroZone's USB NES RetroPort ($22) solves the problem by adding an NES port to your computer. It's compatible with Win XP and 2K as well as Mac OS 9 and OS X.
You can add a pair of RetroPorts for multiplayer fun, and it'll work with all standard NES controllers and clones. Sadly, it doesn't work with the Zapper. I guess I'll have to break out the real thing for my next Duck Hunt tournament. There's also a version for Super NES, also priced at $22. My only gripe is the price - the idea of forking out more than $5 to use my 20-year-old controllers just doesn't feel right.
[update: An anonymous commenter just pointed out lots of USB-modded NES controllers for sale on eBay. Click here for a current list.]