Of all the Wii accessories to spend $20 on, this one might provide the most value. The Komodo 3-in-1 Retro Adapter will, quite simply, allow you to connect the tried-and-true N64, SNES, and NES controllers to the Wii.
The adapter is expected to be shown off at E3 in a couple weeks, with availability sometime in mid-June. It’ll allow you to use your favorite gamepad with the Wii’s Virtual Console game — even the analog stick on the N64 controller will be fully functional for some good old-fashioned Mario Kart 64 action.
Full press release:
3-in-1 Virtual Retro Adapter Connects Old School Controllers to Nintendo Wii
Old school is now the new cool.
City of Industry, Calif. – Backwards compatibility has reached a new level of cool with the launch of the 3-in-1 Virtual Retro Adaptor that allows gamers to connect NES, SNES, and N64 controllers directly to the Nintendo Wii video game console.
By accessing the GameCube port that is built in to the Wii system, the 3-in-1 Virtual Retro Adaptor allows gamers to enjoy older, “retro” games using the original controllers for NES, SNES, and N64.
The Retro Adaptor, developed by Komodo and exclusively distributed by Innex.
-Compatible with Nintendo Wii Virtual Console
-Connects Through GameCube Port
-Compatible with 1st and 3rd Party Controllers
-Compatible with NES, SNES, and N64 Controllers
-Analog Function Available for N64 Controllers
-Suggested Retail Price: $19.99
-Launch Date: Mid June
“Whether you’re a young kid or middle aged gaming fanatic, the Retro Adapter is perfect for controlling all the great Nintendo titles from the last 25 years,” stated Titi Ngoy, President of Innex. “The Retro Adapter allows you to step back in time and play all the classics the way they were meant to be played using the original controllers. The old school is now the new cool.”