As gamers, we all have our specific preferences on what’s a good controller and what’s lacking. Over the years, Nintendo, like its competitors has come out with a great many controllers for its evolving consoles and handheld systems. From the original Nintendo Entertainment System to the Wii U and Switch Pro Controllers, innovation has never been a stranger.

With that being said, not all controllers are made equal. Playing the original Legend of Zelda on the NES pad was… simple, but really cramped up my hands after a couple hours of play. On the flip side, the new Switch and old N64 gamepads were a study in both traditional and awkward iteration. I never felt that there were too many buttons on the N64 pad, and it always sat comfortably in my grip. Conversely, while the Switch Pro controller is much more traditional, it’s leaps and bounds more comfortable and responsive than the Joy Cons. This made it a much more enjoyable experience for me while playing Breath of the Wild.

What about you though? Which of Nintendo’s wide variety of gaming implements were your favorites for playing a Zelda title with? What made it the best? Let us know in the comments below!

Taylor Wells is an Original Content Writer at Zelda Informer. Want to ridicule his use of an N64 controller as a whip or share in his obsession with pushing buttons? Feel free to hit him up on TwitterTwitch, or in the comments below!

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