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Silas shows you how to mod a NES Advantage pad, with optional add on NES controller, he – “I really like my NES, and i really like the features of the NES Advantage pad :-P Unfortunatly the advantage pad is not good to play with. It requires enourmous movement of your hand to use the joystick, and the A & B buttons tend to get stuck. Also you can’t move freely with it, like the normal NES pad. Therefore i desided to add a port to the NES advantage pad, to allow a normal NES pad to be used, and to use the “Turbo” option, and the “player 1 or 2″ option… I’ve called my creation the ” NES AdPAD.” :-P”Link.


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Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. Oracle1729 says:

    Those original nes controllers were painful to use for hours on end. If I look closely, I think I can still see the rectangular dents on my palms.

  2. hakubi says:

    And here I thought the NES Advantage controllers I got were the greatest things ever. I never had any problems that this person had, and they were more ergonomic since you didn’t need to hold on to anything other than the round ball of a joystick. Unlike the original controller, which gave several people I know blisters, and were uncomfortable to hold to boot.

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