Around four months ago, Neowin Deals offered the 8Bitdo SNES30 Bluetooth Game Controller for $29.95, a discount of $5 compared to the normal retail price. Obviously inspired by the Super NES controller, the controller featured both USB and Bluetooth connectivity and up to 20 hours gameplay between recharges.
The deal proved rather popular and, while it hasn't yet returned, an alternative retro-inspired controller has appeared over on Massdrop.
The 8Bitdo NES30 PRO controller, has taken some design cues from the original NES controller while incorporating some of the curved design of the SNES controller. 8Bitdo's controller also manages to pack in two analogue sticks, four shoulder buttons and, like its cousin, the SNES30, includes PC, Mac, Android and iOS compatibility. While not attempting to reproduce the rectangular yet robust design of Nintendo's NES controller, the NES30 PRO is aimed at gamers after a versatile and portable full buttoned controller.
Normally selling for $44.99, the NES30 PRO is going for $29.99 plus shipping on Massdrop. With the drop limited to 1650 units, more than 50% have already been sold with eight days left before the drop closes.
The NES30 PRO on Massdrop is estimated to ship on April 15, 2016.