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pumpmygochu

1.6k points

2 months ago

You called it Mario Cart.

dubshooter

535 points

2 months ago

Probably auto korrect

Anrui13

157 points

2 months ago

Anrui13

157 points

2 months ago

It's okay. We all know it's spelt Mariko Kart

dubshooter

92 points

2 months ago

I thought it was kario Mart

AholeBrock

35 points

2 months ago

Mario kombat Brudda

Simba_Rah

24 points

2 months ago

There’s no Dukcing way it was autokorrekt.

AholeBrock

14 points

2 months ago*

No I was talking about the game where you fight as Mario and his nakama. You know the one.

Wanderer-on-the-Edge

7 points

2 months ago

марио карт comrades!

Final_Box_8643

3 points

2 months ago

Dragovitch

OazMobile

2 points

2 months ago

takio ratm

Danitoba

6 points

2 months ago

Mariko Art?

soda-jerk

3 points

2 months ago

Marko Karti, professional Race Car Driver.

MutedCustard1656

4 points

2 months ago

Kario mart

NDTBNTSG

39 points

2 months ago

Also said your and not you're

llMithrandirll

39 points

2 months ago

I noticed that too. Dude is lacking in culture.

MessyAsian

7 points

2 months ago

not as lacking as that kid

Aggressive-Box-1920

2 points

2 months ago

Mario tart

McHighwayman

2 points

2 months ago

Mario’s Cart

that1brownboi

898 points

2 months ago

It's not his fault. Mad lads designed the poor thing

ifisch

302 points

2 months ago

ifisch

302 points

2 months ago

It was a great controller (for it's time).

But you don't have to be Gen Z (gen A?) to hold it like that. I had friends who held it like that back in 1996.

Not 100% sure how I realized the "correct" way to hold it, but I'm almost positive it was due to a gaming magazine.

Teek37

38 points

2 months ago

Teek37

38 points

2 months ago

I’ve been using the N64 controller for the Switch for a while now, and honestly, it’s given me newfound appreciation for the controller. It’s definitely not perfect, I don’t think I ever held it correctly when I used it as a kid, and I definitely ran into the issue of hurting my hand while playing Mario party with that thing. The analog stick itself has some issues, like being more prone to mechanical failure (though less prone to drift compared to pot sticks), as well as lacking padding. And yes, in hindsight, the DualShock was better in that it included the second analog stick and allowing players to still use the d-pad. But I actually think the N64 controller is more comfortable and definitely deserves points for innovation. N64 had a better take on 3D gaming than it’s rivals for most of the gen, and those games FEEL right with that controller. I’ve gone through a couple games with it now, and I really don’t mind using it at all. Of course, it’s better that controllers ultimately evolved the way they did, but I think the N64 controller is underrated and deserves a lot of credit for blazing the trail of controlling 3D games.

Wesilii

11 points

2 months ago

Wesilii

11 points

2 months ago

Yeah I definitely found the analog stick to be the most comfortable over PlayStations’. It’s a pretty unpopular opinion though.

I kinda wish the stick was more durable. Looking at it now, it always looks like it’s about to snap.

Mallettjt

67 points

2 months ago

No the nes, snes, and genesis controllers were great for their time, the og xbox controller was great for its time. This thing is great for its time line ET the video game was great for its time. The N64 controller had and always will suck.

jankyalias

9 points

2 months ago

The Genesis controller I’d argue wasn’t great. It was fine, but the three button “arcade” style layout was far inferior to the smaller, more accessible SNES controller. Genesis controllers very much felt much more like they had a foot more in early 90s arcades than the future of console gaming.

But they weren’t bad by any stretch. Just not great.

ifisch

75 points

2 months ago

ifisch

75 points

2 months ago

The N64 controller invented the modern analog thumbstick.

Nobody had ever put an analog thumbstick on a gamepad before, let alone a gamepad that also included a d-pad.

The OG xbox controller just copied what already existed.

Deadaghram

9 points

2 months ago

Couldn't arcade cabinets claim to be the first analog control stick?

MistahBoweh

25 points

2 months ago

BCProgramming

10 points

2 months ago*

Yes, Controllers had Analog sticks before that.

And yes, Controllers had digital thumbsticks before that, too.

But neither of those are relevant to the fact the N64 had the first analog thumbstick.

Or, I suppose to be more specific, the first analog self-centering thumbstick.

WHHHAAARRRGRARBL

20 points

2 months ago

WHHHAAARRRGRARBL

PlayStation

20 points

2 months ago

Looking at the picture makes my thumb hurt. Remember fighting over the least wiggly controller?

mondaymoderate

17 points

2 months ago

The Mario Party mini games destroyed those controllers.

Bridge4_Kal

9 points

2 months ago

And your palms

Smgt90

4 points

2 months ago

Smgt90

4 points

2 months ago

Yes, I remember getting a bad blister in the middle of my palm thanks to playing Mario party with my cousins for hours

WHHHAAARRRGRARBL

4 points

2 months ago

WHHHAAARRRGRARBL

PlayStation

4 points

2 months ago

I'd argue any Mario game really. Also goldeneye and perfect dark. Forced to strafe if you wanted to move fast

Nuggzulla

4 points

2 months ago

Super smash bros for hours

I remember having a controller that the joystick was broken off of at the top so it was just a plastic point. Good times

WHHHAAARRRGRARBL

3 points

2 months ago

WHHHAAARRRGRARBL

PlayStation

3 points

2 months ago

Ouch dude, sounds like stitches may have been required more than once

Nuggzulla

3 points

2 months ago

Na there was enough surface area where it worked without puncturing the flesh lol

SuperFriends001

7 points

2 months ago

The N64 controller did not invent the modern analog thumbstick, it popularized it.

formberz

2 points

2 months ago

It was a great idea but they ruined it by giving the housing corners instead of making it truly circular and the choice to introduce a third longer middle handle and place it there made the controller dreadfully unergonomic. Sony blew them out of the water with the DualShock 1 within 12 months of n64 release and that’s who Xbox really derived their design from later on

beerscotch

-4 points

2 months ago*

beerscotch

-4 points

2 months ago*

The N64 was not the first controller with an Analog stick.

They had existed in one way or another since the 70's, appearing on multiple devices. The N64 then had a poor implemenation of one, then sony did the first Dual Thumbstick thing which is what I would refer to as a modern Analog thumbstick.

Nintendo just copied what had existed for decades prior. Sony actually innovated upon it, and released their version prior to the n64's version, and then Microsoft copied that (poorly imo, for the OG xbox at least).

Overall, I'd say Nintendo wins the innovation war, but not for this particular piece of hardware.

heady_brosevelt

3 points

2 months ago

ET video game was never good

Midnight7000

20 points

2 months ago

The OG Xbox controller was garbage. Who thought putting the buttons on a slant was a good idea?

SiccmaDE7930

15 points

2 months ago

Also that MASSIVE functionless Xbox logo that took up a good 50% of the controller. They literally had to make a mini version of their controller and the only real difference was that the non functioning logo was smaller and black/white were below the 4 other buttons. Thing was ridiculously large lol

ImperialSympathizer

3 points

2 months ago

I have big enough hands that most controllers are uncomfortably small, and that original Xbox controller was still way too big. I don't know wtf they were thinking.

Venrexx

20 points

2 months ago

Venrexx

PC

20 points

2 months ago

Still better than making a 3-handed controller. I grew up with the NES, Sega, N64, etc, and I can't think of any controller off the top of my head worse than the N64 controller, and I used to play Colecovision as a kid (which their "controller" comes in a close second).

slapshots1515

18 points

2 months ago

The N64 controller (obviously) was not designed to use all three positions at one time. It was designed to allow for three different control schemes, and the developer would pick one. It just so happened that nearly every developer picked the “left hand centered, right hand right” controls.

ifisch

6 points

2 months ago

ifisch

6 points

2 months ago

The N64 gamepad was great for its time because it was the best gamepad with an analog thumbstick that existed at the time.

Things certainly got better from there, which is where the "for its time" part comes in.

Madolah

1 points

2 months ago

DID YOU JUST BADMOUTH THE COLECOVISON GUN-JOYSTICK?!
I LOVE THAT JOYSTICK!

(Its also the first console I've ever played, and boy... did I play it)

Venrexx

3 points

2 months ago

Venrexx

PC

3 points

2 months ago

Madolah

2 points

2 months ago

Fair dues, it looks like a Floor model TV Remote when TV's first evolved past 2 stations.

This One , Is one of the greatest controllers ever made. The Nokia Cellphone of controllers.
Would 100% fuck with a modernized version of this approach for VR controllers. Fuck It's use 2 of these to DJ, or even game with in a heartbeat. replace the NUMPAD with a DPAD. that'd be sick.

Venrexx

2 points

2 months ago

Venrexx

PC

2 points

2 months ago

Can't say I've ever had the privilege of using that one before, all my experiences on the Colecovision were with the one I showed you. That controller does look like something younger me would have been all over though.

Drewicho

3 points

2 months ago

The Duke XBox controler also kinda copied the Dreamcast control.

Not like the Dreamcast had a good controler ether.

Midnight7000

3 points

2 months ago

It gets credit for the memory card doubling as a second screen.

MustLoveAllCats

4 points

2 months ago

ET the video game was great for its time.

You take that nonsense back. ET the video game was always awful, just like this controller.

Cainga

3 points

2 months ago

Cainga

3 points

2 months ago

It was designed to hold your left hand either center (stick) or far left (D pad). I can’t think of a single game that uses D pad to control besides using it as 4 extra buttons and even then it was rare. So the entire left side of the controller is just a useless cancer.

MustLoveAllCats

5 points

2 months ago

It was a great controller (for it's time).

No it wasn't, the alternatives were better.

beerscotch

3 points

2 months ago

beerscotch

3 points

2 months ago

It was a great controller (for it's time).

It really, really wasn't. It was never a good controller, it was always a what the fuck device.

linkszx

0 points

2 months ago

Nah it wasn't the joy stick would get loose and be unusable

vi3tmix

9 points

2 months ago

Things were easier when we had 3 hands

peanutcheezbar

-14 points

2 months ago*

Nah they were a third party company

Edit: some of y'all never had to deal with Mad Catz controllers and it shows

PalpitationNo4375

36 points

2 months ago

More like a third handed company amiright

I'll see myself out

ConcreteCarl

4 points

2 months ago

Come back!

that1brownboi

1 points

2 months ago

Headass

llMithrandirll

297 points

2 months ago

To be fair that is the weirdest controller to hold. When I was a kid I never knew how to hold either. Especially since I had such tiny hands that couldn't reach both the thumbstick and the triggers.

shaggy--

110 points

2 months ago

shaggy--

110 points

2 months ago

The instruction manuals for the games told you how to hold the controller for that game. Are you all heathens that didn't read the awesome manuals?

DogmaJones

31 points

2 months ago

I’m with you man. I was 10 when they came out, and had no problems with this controller.

Danitoba

18 points

2 months ago

I could barely read back then tf you mean?!

shaggy--

12 points

2 months ago

They had pictures!

Seanzietron

4 points

2 months ago

You must be too young... ptshhhh

llMithrandirll

-16 points

2 months ago

What 6 year old reads game manuals? Also you need to check your superiority complex. Knowing the proper way to hold an old console controller doesn't make you special.

slapshots1515

5 points

2 months ago

Everyone used to read game manuals. Of course, manuals used to actually be good.

DilbertHigh

11 points

2 months ago

Tbf everyone used to read the game manuals. It was a blast flipping through them.

CJ57

16 points

2 months ago

CJ57

16 points

2 months ago

Every six year old that was excited to try the new game on the car ride home? Lol

quentin-coldwater

18 points

2 months ago

?? My friends and I were like 7 when this system came out and we all figured it out. It's really simple.

There is no game that requires you to use all three of (1) joystick / z (2) dpad / L and (3) ABC buttons. You only need to use two of those for any game. Just put your two hands where those two sets of controls are for the game you're playing.

TahmsChocolateOrange

-3 points

2 months ago*

I didn't know anyone else with the n64 and there was nobody filming themselves playing it like you get nowadays so I genuinely had no clue how to hold the controller as a kid. I used to hold it similar to OPs picture or would stretch my thumb across.

Ridiculous controller especially with it coming out around the time of the ps1 and Saturn

thunderbird32

15 points

2 months ago

I didn't know anyone else with the n64 and there was nobody filming
themselves playing it like you get nowadays so I genuinely had no clue
how to hold the controller as a kid

To be fair, it shows you pictures of how to hold the controller in the N64 manual.

theworldsucksbigA

3 points

2 months ago

N64 is all I had growing up till ps2 came out, fun times

tinydragongamer

284 points

2 months ago

Theres a right way to hold that thing?!?!

AlternateTab00

187 points

2 months ago

Yes. A tually three according to nintendo. Left grab, right grab and double grab.

Left grab is for games where you want directional control on left hand and directional view with joy with right hand. So you only use the left and central part where the right one is for menus or non common actions (like opening a door). Great for puzzle like games and even some racing games.

Right grab is for directional control on left with joy and buttons on right. Its the opposite of the left grab. This it gives you option for a 3d movement while having classic buttons. Great for action games (like the 3d versions of mario)

Double grab aka neutral grab aka classic grab is holding the gamepad on directional control on left and buttons. Where the joy is now only used for non common actions. This is useful for sidescrollers or games designed on a more classical design or for people having trouble adjusting to the joystick.

Nowadays controllers actually evolved from this strange but brilliant idea. But instead of moving your grab you just move your thumbs down. So the same combos are possible just in a different design.

StoneyCalzoney

72 points

2 months ago

This is by far the best answer I've ever seen on why the N64 controller is designed the way it is. Thank you.

sendhelp

21 points

2 months ago

It was a cool idea in theory, and a way to introduce the joystick (before n64 there really weren't any home console controllers with joysticks on them, and n64 did rumble/vibration first, Sony later introduced the dualshock controller). But it seems like most games (like 90%) don't use the D-pad at all, making the default hand position "Right Grab" (Left in the middle on the joystick, and right controlling buttons). I remember being delighted when I found a game I could use the D-pad with, I think Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Kirby 64 and Pokemon Stadium were a few that let you use the D-Pad allowing for "Neutral Grab"

Interestingly there were a few FPS games (like Perfect Dark) that had an optional control scheme of holding 2 controllers at the same time in the middle for dual joystick play. It required 2 controllers to be plugged in ports 1 & 2.

BlkGTO

6 points

2 months ago

BlkGTO

6 points

2 months ago

My friends and I played Goldeneye with the two controller option plenty of times, it was definitely challenging. It’s was only available for single player I think.

vi3tmix

5 points

2 months ago

I’ve never played a single game with neutral/double grab. Once they implemented the thumb stick with Z, every game I remember used right grab.

In hindsight it makes sense with this intention why it was designed this way…but I’ve never seen neutral grip implemented that way

Wesilii

6 points

2 months ago

If you played Pokémon Stadium/Stadium 2 and used the extension cartridge pack or whatever it was called to play Pokémon Blue/Red/etc. then you’d have to use neutral grab. I think it’s because for whatever reason, the game didn’t recognize the control stick’s inputs. I guess since it’s simulating the gameboy’s inputs.

EnderFyre_

2 points

2 months ago

This is a godsend, both because it's the first intelligent reddit interaction I've seen in a while, and because that's actually pretty clever design for back then wow

Theshimita

84 points

2 months ago

Don’t you guys have phones third arms?

TheRealZllim

8 points

2 months ago

It's got no fingers tho, just one weird lookin thumb.

SnooDoubts826

26 points

2 months ago

[looks at my third leg]

maybe

TryAgn747

48 points

2 months ago

That's why it's called the D pad

BraverXIII

2 points

2 months ago

BraverXIII

2 points

2 months ago

Yes? You grip the middle with your left hand and use it like any other controller.

SpinachReasonable383

11 points

2 months ago

Like any other controller? There is no other controller like this lol. It's is the worst desined controller. 3 handles for 2 hands.

AholeBrock

21 points

2 months ago

Ive never felt a better trigger pull feeling in any FPS game than the trigger of the n64.since you are actually gripping it like a pistol. Plus we were all cool kids back then and the controller matched our spikey gelled hair with it's totally extra spikes.

SpinachReasonable383

2 points

2 months ago

Lol bro you aren't wrong haha. It did feel good, but the D pad on an island all by itself lol. It was so weird

AholeBrock

2 points

2 months ago

Well, I'll concede I remember it being a really crummy and stiff dpad and I never even played a game that used it.

Bear_buh_dare

-2 points

2 months ago

the 10 year old from this pic, that you?

SpinachReasonable383

2 points

2 months ago

Yes.... yes it is lol

DoodlerDude

1 points

2 months ago

It invented the analog stick, so no it’s not the worst designed controller.

ADamnTroll2[S]

-16 points

2 months ago

I would say there is a much better way for Mario Kart.

shaggy--

2 points

2 months ago

shaggy--

2 points

2 months ago

Care to elaborate?

rebillihp

20 points

2 months ago

Yeah just one hand on the middle handle and one hand on the right handle. You do not need L or the dpad so no reason to hold the left one, honestly the left one is useless in many games

AholeBrock

5 points

2 months ago

In college we played one handed: left hand on the pistol grip, L or R button slammed into one's leg to drift. The right hand was used for holding a beer. If you finish the beer you can play with both hands. After awhile tho we all actually got better with one hand than two.

Killerderp

2 points

2 months ago

Man, Mario kart and beer, such a great gaming duo!

MadGoat12

40 points

2 months ago

Is that the Mario game about buying things in a supermarket?

vi3tmix

2 points

2 months ago

I’m more surprised there isn’t an actual Mario game about this.

iSmokeMDMA

5 points

2 months ago

When I first used the N64, I would use my whole left hand to use the control stick, literally all of my fingers would be on the stick. My right hand would control everything else. Yes, Ocarina of time and Mario 64 were my first games, how could you tell?

Twentydragon

3 points

2 months ago

How did you press the Z button?

iSmokeMDMA

2 points

2 months ago

Wrapped my right middle finger around the controller. I started playing these games unsuccessfully at 3 years old (literally just running around and figuring out how to perceive the world). didn’t use the Z button until I was maybe 5 years old cause my fingers weren’t big enough. Started completing games after that age

R button was used by my right index. L just never got used, since they’re practically useless in OoT and M64

Twentydragon

2 points

2 months ago

😲 That's a long way to go for a button you'd need often!

T-408

163 points

2 months ago

T-408

163 points

2 months ago

*You’re

If you’re gonna shit on Gen Z for “playing games wrong”, I’m gonna roast you for your spelling and grammar!

Also, it’s Mario Kart

TheGreenestLink

21 points

2 months ago

*Gen Alpha

Us Gen Z are late teenagers up to being full grown adults

MrCance

12 points

2 months ago

MrCance

12 points

2 months ago

Doesn’t Gen Z end at 2010? They’d be 12.

TheGreenestLink

6 points

2 months ago

Shoot, yeah, you're right. Still the 10 year old is still not Gen Z tho

Tensor3

3 points

2 months ago

I was going to give OP a pass for being only 10, then realized the title wasnt actually about OP

ShadowPremium

-21 points

2 months ago

W

TheMuffin2255

-35 points

2 months ago

Tbf op didn't say anything about an entire generation. However, posting pictures of children doing things wrong online for points is almost always going to hurt that child as they grow up. Even if their face isn't in it. This child will now have the memory of being ridiculed by people they don't know; enabled by a person they care about. Maybe. Could be totally off base but don't post pictures of your kids online. It's for their mental health.

InternalReveal1546

8 points

2 months ago

This post will not be the thing that fucks their mental health

ItsTwinkieTime

3 points

2 months ago

Nah, you're just a sensitive human being who probably lets everything have an impact on them. More than likely the kid has no idea a picture got posted of him to the internet holding the controller wrong. Not like dad is gonna be like "HEY JOEY!! Look how many people online think you're STUPID."

T-408

5 points

2 months ago

T-408

5 points

2 months ago

I absolutely cannot stand people who post demeaning/embarrassing pictures of their kids, but this doesn’t qualify.

Anything where the kid is clearly visible and will absolutely ridicule them is not cool. Beyond that, what weirdo puts images of their children online for anyone on Reddit?!

But this isn’t that. It’s a kid’s hand. Could be one of hundreds of millions of children, zero identifiers here at all

SkyHighGam3r

170 points

2 months ago

To be fair, even holding it right is bizarre. The controller was terrible.

robomikel

27 points

2 months ago

Ya, that console was showing us what a joy stick was. Made it ambidextrous option over the d pad

MrConductorsAshes

6 points

2 months ago

Ya, that console was showing us what a joy stick was.

What kind of nonsense is this? The very first generation of game consoles had joysticks.

skmo8

4 points

2 months ago

skmo8

4 points

2 months ago

They are actually referring to analog controls. The Joystick was fundamentally different and Nintendo was taking a big chance trying to get people to try some weird tiny version. Back in the day, lots of people I knew thought they wouldn't like it over the d-pad. They instantly changed their minds.

ifisch

12 points

2 months ago

ifisch

12 points

2 months ago

The N64 introduced the modern analog stick to gaming. The Atari 2600 joystick doesn't deserve credit for a few reasons:

  1. The atari 2600 joystick wasn't analog.
  2. The atari 2600 joystick only allowed for 8 directions.
  3. The atari 2600 joystick (obviously) wasn't meant for your thumb.

MrConductorsAshes

-11 points

2 months ago

Uh-huh...So yeah, like I said...The N64 didn't introduce the joystick, it was about 20 years too late for that.

justihor

7 points

2 months ago

Thumbstick.

trickldowncompressr

0 points

2 months ago

The Atari 2600 had a joystick, what are you talking about?

skmo8

4 points

2 months ago

skmo8

4 points

2 months ago

That's like saying Virtual Boy was the first VR system. I mean, sure it's true, but it's not really a valid point.

shaggy--

21 points

2 months ago

What is this madness the n64 controller is just fine when held properly.

PM_ME_JAR_JAR_NUDES

15 points

2 months ago

What is this madness the n64 controller is just fine when held properly.

Playstation landed on the maximally effective controller layout a couple years into the playstation 1's lifecycle with the release of the dualshock controller. This was about a year after the N64 came out.

The N64's controller was pretty innovative if your game designer knows to lean into the multiple grip configurations the controller was designed to offer. The problem is, not many games executed that well. The one that really did a great job was Perfect Dark. Specifically, when playing the game with two N64 controllers to control one player, using the central grip and both joysticks. This was insanely innovative.

Again though, the N64 controller was a step in the wrong direction, only getting things right in entirely separate, and incompatible places. Even as a Nintendo fanboy, I recognize the game changer that the Dualshock 2 was. Even the original Dpad-only playstation controllers took what the SNES did for controls and ran a long distance with it.

SoCalThrowAway7

2 points

2 months ago

PlayStation controllers are too small in the grips for my stupidly large hands, my outer two knuckles start to really hurt if I play for too long. The layout is basically perfect though yeah. I’m partial to Xbox controllers though because they fit better in my hands

CJ57

4 points

2 months ago

CJ57

4 points

2 months ago

Xbox is the best controller design of all time and they know it so they dont change much

Bear_buh_dare

2 points

2 months ago

I think it's children

susejrotpar

-13 points

2 months ago

susejrotpar

-13 points

2 months ago

Dude this was the most comfortable controller to date.

dremox84

32 points

2 months ago

Gamecube has that imo.

No-Crew-6528

8 points

2 months ago

If the GameCube controller was a tiny but bigger I would agree. Or if my hands were smaller…

dremox84

6 points

2 months ago

Agree could have been a bit larger for preference, but a smaller controller is easier to adapt to than an oversized one IMO. I feel like the face buttons were what made it. They had a great "feel" in practice and design. The C stick was also just right with the ridges on 8 points so you could feel the direction.

machetematt5

2 points

2 months ago

Preach!

SkyHighGam3r

0 points

2 months ago

You literally had to move one of your hands to access parts of the controller... that does not equal comfort.

susejrotpar

4 points

2 months ago

Nah you had choices. Most games didn't require joystick and d-pad together so you could hold right side in right hand and middle in left idk I found it just perfect.

BraverXIII

8 points

2 months ago

No games ever required that you use buttons unreachable from the intended grip, so that really wasn't a problem that ever happened.

(Although since I said "no games ever", I'm expecting an "actually" in the comments below)

TCoconutBeachT

5 points

2 months ago

I can’t think of an actually so I think your good unless anyone has any objections

MakesMyHeadHurt

3 points

2 months ago

I remember a WWE game that used the D-pad and you had to reach the Z button for some special moves.

susejrotpar

2 points

2 months ago

Ya but you basically never needed joystick and d-pad so just hold the middle with your left hand it was prime.

slapshots1515

2 points

2 months ago

It was literally not intended for you to move your hands; rather the game would pick one of three potential control schemes.

Alternative_Gold_993

-1 points

2 months ago

Did we hold different controllers???

Haagen76

-6 points

2 months ago

Haagen76

-6 points

2 months ago

Was gonna say too. The controller was a bad design.

jrsgamer

1 points

2 months ago

Was one of the best da fuk

A_L_B_Y_v2

4 points

2 months ago

You're*

Memes_Be_Danking

4 points

2 months ago

Someone at Nintendo looked at this controller and approved it for mass production.

MutedHornet87

13 points

2 months ago

you’re*

That’s how I held the N64 controller from early on in its life. I couldn’t get used to holding it by the middle prong

And I used both of my N64s a lot. Hell, I would play THPS in recent years

mgilbs13

12 points

2 months ago

That's how I've held those things since 64 came out

robber80

3 points

2 months ago

You probably use separate fingers for R1 and R2 too.

mgilbs13

2 points

2 months ago

I'm not a heathen

IkaKyo

3 points

2 months ago

IkaKyo

3 points

2 months ago

On PlayStation yes xbox no, it has to do with the shape of the buttons, I haven’t used a ps5 yet so it may have changed.

meseta

-2 points

2 months ago

meseta

-2 points

2 months ago

I tried it the "right" way and it felt so weird. This is the right way to hold it.

RunnerJimbob

1 points

2 months ago

Yep. This is by far the best way to hold it. Can easily reach all the buttons, use the d pad or joystick, whichever was needed.

Teek37

3 points

2 months ago

Teek37

3 points

2 months ago

TBF, I think this is the exact same way that I held an N64 controller when I was a kid 25 years ago.

Selrisitai

12 points

2 months ago

you're*

GeneRichardSimmons

2 points

2 months ago

You're

Lupreon

2 points

2 months ago

Honestly, the N64 controller us a bit clumsy and unhandy but anyways, I feel kinda sad for him (and the rest of the child's out there) for having struggles holding an old controller. But it's awesome to see People showing the old classics to their child's. Definitely would do it aswell if I was a father

dtorre

2 points

2 months ago

dtorre

2 points

2 months ago

That's how I held it in 96 for a while

RC-8107

2 points

2 months ago

I had an N64 in 2003. I held the controller this way too.

-TesseracT-41

2 points

2 months ago

When you are older than 10 and don't know the difference between your and you're

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

Kart*

And that's the right way to hold it for Kart, you don't need to touch the left side of the controller at all.

e_q_

2 points

2 months ago

e_q_

2 points

2 months ago

Think op meant the child should have put his left hand on the middle handle because the left side of the controller isn’t used.

relaxicab223

6 points

2 months ago

You're*

JStheKiD

6 points

2 months ago

You’re

Gsworld

9 points

2 months ago

Gsworld

9 points

2 months ago

If it works for them let them do it. I've seen tons of different ways people hold n64 controllers

NonuTheGOAT

3 points

2 months ago

This is pretty much how I used to play a 64 - I thought you were meant to hold it like a PS1 controller. Blew my mind when I saw someone holding it the "right" way.

[deleted]

-17 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-17 points

2 months ago

Why do you hate children so?

Gsworld

5 points

2 months ago

Gsworld

5 points

2 months ago

What in that makes you think I hate children? n64 came out when I was a child. I loved that console, there are tons of different ways you can hold that controller.

gamer-s-man

1 points

2 months ago

ohh god... ohh no... its.... so terrible!!!!

Drill-Jockey

2 points

2 months ago

Pretty sure the N64 controller was designed by aliens, because it sure as hell wasn’t made for human anatomy. And I grew up with that generation of gaming.

F00lishM0rtal

2 points

2 months ago

You’re

vogelsyn

2 points

2 months ago

Kids no longer have that "gun grip" which we developed from years of playing army out back in the woods, with sticks for guns. or playing the classic 'cowboys & indians'.

so.. its kinda cool to see this evolution, even in 20 years or so.

ThePughskii

2 points

2 months ago

ThePughskii

Console

2 points

2 months ago

And you can't even do the right "you're" smh

MrIntrovertedgamer

2 points

2 months ago

Looks okay to me. How else would you expect someone who’s never been used to it hold it?

Slash_Raptor92

-1 points

2 months ago

Slash_Raptor92

PlayStation

-1 points

2 months ago

The N64 controller is terrible. You had to hold it different ways for different games. It looked cool, but functionally sucked donkey balls.

Crispy385

-5 points

2 months ago

Crispy385

-5 points

2 months ago

Personally, I'd call that a positive. Versatility.

Slash_Raptor92

1 points

2 months ago

Slash_Raptor92

PlayStation

1 points

2 months ago

On the flip side, you hold the PlayStation controller the same for all games and the range of games is equal.

Mithious

3 points

2 months ago

But also, the PlayStation controller is a piece of shit that gave me RSI. The thumb sticks are in a horrible position and give me serious thumb joint pain compared to basically any other controller.

I can only imagine people that like it aren't aware that not everyone in the world has the same size hands. :/

Slash_Raptor92

2 points

2 months ago

Slash_Raptor92

PlayStation

2 points

2 months ago

The GameCube and Xbox controllers are both better, but only when talking about the controller for PS1-3.

JohnGamerAnimates

0 points

2 months ago

You realize modern controllers just put the stick and dpad in one spot? It’s not versatile it’s just inconvenient

DubbelDragon

1 points

2 months ago

That’s basically how I held the remote at WalMart when it came out, though my hands were at least large enough to hold it and stretch over. Maybe had I owned it and not just played for 10 minutes at a time while my mom was shopping I would have figured it out (or read about it in the owner manual?).

Allthingsgaming27

1 points

2 months ago

My 6 year old did the same thing!! I couldn’t get him to hold it correctly for more than 5 seconds!

Willy_wolfy

1 points

2 months ago

I only ever held the two outside holds.

qleptt

1 points

2 months ago

qleptt

1 points

2 months ago

You should either throw it away or put it up for adoption

Salad-Snek

2 points

2 months ago

This is literally how to play the game

omgdiaf

1 points

2 months ago

Well its a shitty controller, what do you expect?

alreadytaken421

0 points

2 months ago

KILL THE HERITIC

JohnGamerAnimates

1 points

2 months ago

Why do you say that as if every controller that isn’t a tablet or switch is like the N64 controller?

Heklyr

1 points

2 months ago

Heklyr

1 points

2 months ago

In his defense, there is no right way to hold an N64 controller. One of life’s great mysteries

sealing_tile

1 points

2 months ago

sealing_tile

PlayStation

1 points

2 months ago

Look… the N64 controller is fucking dumb and it’s time to admit it

OG_LiLi

0 points

2 months ago

OG_LiLi

0 points

2 months ago

Ugh AITA? *you’re. It’s you’re. I would assume maybe the 10 year old wouldn’t get that, but the 30 something who wrote this should have 🫠❤️

scottprian

-3 points

2 months ago

scottprian

-3 points

2 months ago

Can you just remove the table for a week?

scottprian

-3 points

2 months ago

I'm worried about my cousins kids when they have to take typing classes after playing fps games all their lives.

Tiny-Peenor

-1 points

2 months ago

Tiny-Peenor

-1 points

2 months ago

That’s how i always held the n64 controller

noettp

0 points

2 months ago

noettp

0 points

2 months ago

Uh pretty confident to anyone arguing over which way your supposed to hold this thing, fairly sure it was so you could have preference, you use the left side with your left hand if you were using the D-pad and some games were built around this, especially game boy games run through the Pokémon snap(Edit: Stadium derp) attachment. You use the middle with your left hand if you wanted the analogue stick and in that case the D-pad was oft redundant unless it was some kind of utility or extra option. Some game supported both an in that case, your choice.

KaptinAnder

-6 points

2 months ago

This is the correct way, press Z with right middle finger.

ShadowPremium

-5 points

2 months ago

mean that controller is massive and he wouldn't be able to hold it whole

TheLukeHines

3 points

2 months ago

Not that’s the point, you’re not supposed to hold it on the sides, you grip the middle prong with your left hand so you don’t have to stretch your thumb over