8BitDo makes the Mac nice for retro video games—iPhone? Not a lot

The 8BitDo SN30 Pro is now supported on Apple platforms.

Enlarge / The 8BitDo SN30 Professional is now supported on Apple platforms. (credit score: 8BitDo)

The 8BitDo SN30 Professional has repeatedly been referred to as among the finest controllers for enjoying retro console video games, significantly these initially made for the Tremendous Nintendo Leisure System (SNES)—which is smart, since its design relies on the SNES controller.

Now that controller works a lot better on Apple platforms just like the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV because of new firmware updates from 8BitDo. That is nice information for folk who need to play 16-bit classics on their Macs, however the lack of retro console emulators on the iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV makes it a little bit of a waste on these platforms.

Granted, the firmware replace applies to extra than simply the SN30 Professional. 8BitDo’s Final Controller 2.4g, Professional 2, and Lite SE additionally obtained the firmware replace—in addition to the SN30 Professional variants, the SN30 Professional Plus and the SN30 Professional for Android. The Final Controller, Professional 2, and Lite SE aren’t a lot meant as retro controllers as simply good all-arounders, and in order that’s welcome for folk who get pleasure from video games on Apple Arcade and the like.

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