Everything else is obsolete - Retro Fighter Brawler64 Controller

Publicat pe 23 mai. 2021
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Retro Fighter's Brawler64 controller wants to bring new life into your retro gaming adventures with something I wish Nintendo could've released for the N64 console.

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0:00 - It's Retro Time!
0:22 - Brawler 64 Controller introduction
2:21 - Unboxing
3:26 - Controller ergonomics
4:36 - Expansions slot explanation
5:56 - Shells!
6:20 - Controller impressions with Goldeneye
8:45 - Controller impressions with Diddy Kong Racing
12:11 - Testing out the controller to a PC
12:44 - Final thoughts

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  • revolu7ion


    Acum o Zi

    I have a wired brawler64 with a n64->usb mayflash adapter and it works on pc. Specfically linux and retroarch and I had zero issues.

  • BaconFootball


    Acum 6 Zile

    The 64 came before the dc control from them

  • Jaime Gianola

    Jaime Gianola

    Acum 11 Zile

    This guy is the best thiing that could happen to Linus TT...

  • MindOfLettuce


    Acum 12 Zile

    i feel like i'm one of the few people that always held the N64 controller from the outside grips at all times and never used the middle. It always looks weird to me when people hold the middle.

  • Ryan Gantt

    Ryan Gantt

    Acum 14 Zile

    So you say the power draw is significantly more than the original controllers. I wonder if that means having multiple plugged in would tax the system.

  • TheThodi


    Acum 14 Zile

    Diddy Kong Racing (at least in Europe) by default stores the saves directly on the cartridge.
    From what I read you need to go out of your way into some specific menus to move the saves to the controller memory pak, but I never tested that.

  • Aetohatir


    Acum 16 Zile

    why is the video so grainy?

  • Senorsquirts


    Acum 18 Zile

    mmm, 4play

  • Richie Stuntingham

    Richie Stuntingham

    Acum 18 Zile

    love anthony videos. surprised i missed this one, however this controller does not hold up. with light use the cables wear down and split. noticed some light joystick drift on one of them after 4 months of occasional use. If it was better quality I'd love it. I can't comment on the wireless variant but I had no luck with 2 other wireless n64 controllers so. I recommend the retro-bit trubute64. its cheaper, better quality and is a clone of the old hori n64 controllers.

  • AKAINO Koda

    AKAINO Koda

    Acum 18 Zile

    We had a Rumble-Pack with a memorycard slot. Problem solved in 1999

  • Siz


    Acum 18 Zile

    At 12:40, I think when you plugged it back into the N64 and it didn't reset, was maybe because it didn't have the memory card in it that time?

  • speedwaynutt


    Acum 18 Zile

    Am I the only person who has no issue with the design of the original Nintendo 64 controller design.

  • Retro-Spect


    Acum 18 Zile

    This was pretty cool

    • FrashFrash


      Acum 16 Zile

      Pretty wrong

  • locked01


    Acum 19 Zile

    I got the wired version. Works like a charm. It's a shame there are no "brawlers" on N64...

  • cesar callejas

    cesar callejas

    Acum 20 Zile

    Get a CRT please

  • mathew phillips

    mathew phillips

    Acum 20 Zile

    I know this might be old but can you hook up four of the wireless brawlers without problems

  • enlighten the benighted

    enlighten the benighted

    Acum 20 Zile

    That would be a good rc controller for a drone project

  • Lo-Phi


    Acum 20 Zile

    The reason for the N64 controller's design -- and consequently, the reason Nintendo didn't give the player access to all of the buttons on the controller at once -- is because Nintendo wasn't sure how the transition into 3D would be handled by developers. In some sense, the N64 controller was an experiment that gave developers different configurations/layouts depending on what they felt was best. The idea behind the design was that you could hold the controller 3 different ways. Two of these ways were used extensively, with games alternating between preferring the DPad or the Control Stick for movement (usually depending on whether the game
    But only time would tell that one of those ways would essentially go unused, even by FPS games (which might have used the layout the best). The 3rd way to hold the controller is to place your left hand on the left side, and your right hand in the middle. This would have allowed you to move with the DPad, and aim with the Control Stick. But I don't know of any N64 games that used this layout, and it's basically that hindsight that allowed the Control Stick and DPad to be on the same side of the controller with the Brawler64

  • Daijoubu


    Acum 21 o Zi

    Analog stick certified fair trade made with bio petrol

  • Daijoubu


    Acum 21 o Zi

    Welll the first PS1 controller didn't have rumble either, had to wait til they released the Dual shock

  • Joshua Bradley

    Joshua Bradley

    Acum 21 o Zi

    wait is this the guy on the jet ski on Tiger King?

  • Knifegash


    Acum 21 o Zi

    Your eyelids look discolored and one side of your throat is drooping more than the other. Have you thought about losing weight for your own sake?

  • YourTypicalMental


    Acum 21 o Zi

    NUTS, I just replaced my wired retro fighters with another one after I destroyed my first one in a fit of rage playing DK 64!!

  • Mike L

    Mike L

    Acum 21 o Zi

    I haven't used a bad retrofighter controller. They work so good

  • Abigail Indica

    Abigail Indica

    Acum 21 o Zi

    I also thought... This game is so blurry.. I remember it being HD... Moved to. An old CRT... And boom... Smooth

  • Abdul Aden

    Abdul Aden

    Acum 21 o Zi

    Will this work on switch?

  • Generic First Name Generic Last Name

    Generic First Name Generic Last Name

    Acum 21 o Zi

    You could use a rumble pack on the Brawler64 but it would just shake the whole system and freeze your game LOL

  • SevenDeMagnus


    Acum 21 o Zi

    I'm saving this video for last (after some franciscanfriars video, Atari VCS videos) :-)
    The best for last thing.

  • TheTruthWillOut


    Acum 21 o Zi

    Remember when every computer enthusiast influencer online trashed the Steam Controller because they were too feckless, low IQ and lacking in imagination to understand how to use it?

  • Furluge


    Acum 21 o Zi

    Those Striker DC pads are nice but sadly they don't work with bliss-box's amazing retro controller adapters because the Striker DC's aren't in line with the spec of the OEM dreamcast controllers.

  • TwinBlasters


    Acum 21 o Zi

    To me, the fact that the triggers are Z is detrimental. I like how it holds, but I can't properly play Zelda or Starfox 64, due to the offset. The triggers, to me, should have been L

  • Anytyme06


    Acum 21 o Zi

    I had a rumble pac that had a slot for the memory card.

  • XO


    Acum 22 Zile

    I love when fat people explain tech stuff

  • Totschlagen1799


    Acum 22 Zile

    You didn't dust off the N64 :(

  • Spooch


    Acum 22 Zile

    Have you tried four wireless ones at once? Just wondering since you mentioned the N64 is having to output more power for the Brawler64.

  • krazyPandaPRO Official

    krazyPandaPRO Official

    Acum 22 Zile

    He's 29 pounds over the weight limit of the elevator.

  • Don Starlancer

    Don Starlancer

    Acum 22 Zile


  • Kur Norock

    Kur Norock

    Acum 22 Zile

    I guess I'm the weird one. I always liked the N64 controller. It has always been my favorite.

  • Ste McFreeman

    Ste McFreeman

    Acum 22 Zile

    Nintendo did create a standard for controller design, more than once. The N64 analogue stick and triggers have been the standard for all game controllers since.

  • battlin


    Acum 22 Zile

    Memory socket you mean Gameboy pack for Pokemon stadium to play Pokemon lol

  • woodland elf26

    woodland elf26

    Acum 22 Zile

    A common sense gamepad layout for the N64 ,,the wireless functionality is great,WarGods KIGold and MKTriogy should shine with this pad,,,they should revise a wired version of this pad with a rumble-option switch considering N64 was the FIRST console with rumble-compatibility,,,💚🎮



    Acum 22 Zile

    mmmm 4-play

  • Geo


    Acum 23 Zile

    Why is the editor listed as "4-Play?"

  • zeromant80


    Acum 23 Zile

    N64 got re-released? Im out of the loop

  • IndominousLink


    Acum 23 Zile

    it only turned the N64 down when it had the memory pack @ShortCircuit

  • Raziel2404


    Acum 23 Zile

    The only thing that I could conceive for the perfect way to play KI, or even Street Fighter, on Steam is likely to be summed up in this controller, less one is proficient to an XBox-like game pad or fight stick. Granted, I have not tried it, but the IDEA is very nice. Highly likely, a dream come true.

  • Makotroid


    Acum 23 Zile

    We'll soon see Anthony vids outperform all other LTT vids.
    Mark my woof.

  • Matt Brown

    Matt Brown

    Acum 23 Zile

    if you really wanted to , you could swap the buttons from the original controller with the new controller to keep that nice mushey feel thats probably what im gonna be doing

  • Joshua Scholar

    Joshua Scholar

    Acum 23 Zile

    Older analog sticks were HORRIBLE.
    I had 10 year old Logitech USB controller
    Despite looking the same as a new one, the technology wasn't good. A new one lets you play SO MUCH BETTER.
    The further back you go, the worse the analog sticks.

  • Victor Ramirez

    Victor Ramirez

    Acum 23 Zile

    Yo! I didnt know Ottis had a youtube channel

  • Luis Nunez

    Luis Nunez

    Acum 23 Zile

    can i use the Transfer pak on this controller?

  • Jet Screamer

    Jet Screamer

    Acum 23 Zile

    N64 was a great console. The controller is one of the worst. I'm happy these exist.

  • Piranha Plant

    Piranha Plant

    Acum 23 Zile

    The biggest issue with third parties, even with the high quality ones, is probably the joystick. So even with snappy buttons, this is a glowing review. The only concern is the power draw, so i think I'll end up going with a corded one.

  • Sawyer H.

    Sawyer H.

    Acum 24 Zile

    Wasn't there a slot in the n64 for an expansion card? I recall the front always having a little door with a pack inserted in it.

  • Cyrus Jalali

    Cyrus Jalali

    Acum 24 Zile

    can you run 4 at the same time?

  • Kevboard Arts

    Kevboard Arts

    Acum 24 Zile

    I disagree with the title of the video. many N64 shooters support comtrol layouts that resemble modern fps comtrols where you aim with the analog stick.
    how they do that is by using the dpad on the left as your movement. so it's basically dual analog shooter controls, with the only difference being that instead of a left stick, you use a dpad.
    with this comtroller that's impossible to do, hence it doesn't make everything else obsolete

  • Vileshaft


    Acum 25 Zile

    i play tons of banjo tooie and perfect dark and i prefer either OEM/official controller or super pad 64( gameshark/datel brand)

    • Vileshaft


      Acum 25 Zile

      super pad 64 has a metal analog stick

  • Vileshaft


    Acum 25 Zile

    i hadn't watched this video yet and i say.. WE NEED STEELSTICK64'S INSTEAD OF PLASTIC N64 ANALOG STICKS THATS IT!

  • Robez Harvey

    Robez Harvey

    Acum 25 Zile

    Potato man cums to retro controllers for YouTube audience

  • Giko / Ace

    Giko / Ace

    Acum 25 Zile

    i love how ltt recognizes the memes based on them

  • C88 Revy

    C88 Revy

    Acum 25 Zile

    I’ve always wanted one of these ever since they came out.



    Acum 25 Zile

    I LOVE HOW YOU CAME OUT YOUR SHY SHELL AND BECAME YOURSELF but with high self esteem and with such camera pizzaz LUV ya BROSKI keep it up

  • The Breakfast Megapowers

    The Breakfast Megapowers

    Acum 25 Zile

    "Sony had to one up Nintendo and actually make a controller design that stood the test of time"
    I think Nintendo also made the SNES layout the original Playstation used, it took Playstation til its 2nd try to do better than Nintendo in my opinion.

    • Parker


      Acum 22 Zile

      Yeah, Sony just copied the SNES controller and added handles and an extra set of bumpers. Then Nintendo added a control stick so Sony just copied that as well. I wouldn't say the DualShock stood the test of time though, considering how uncomfortable the thing is to hold. God, the PS4 controller was such a massive upgrade purely on ergonomics alone.

  • Russ


    Acum 25 Zile


  • Brad


    Acum 25 Zile

    I have the wired version and there is something wrong with it, I think it drifts bad, been a while since I used it

  • BrutalBarracuda


    Acum 26 Zile

    Everyone Solitaire is the control scheme of pros lol

  • Adro Harv

    Adro Harv

    Acum 26 Zile

    Goldeneye had the now default control scheme that allows d-pad as walking in all directions and analogue as a full aim. Nobody ever mentions it though. The Brawler doesn't allow for that

  • Christopher Ellis

    Christopher Ellis

    Acum 26 Zile

    Is that remote color a nod, to AMD??

  • Elinor Hope

    Elinor Hope

    Acum 27 Zile

    I personally think that the retro tribute wireless controller or the Hyperkin admiral is better than the retro fights but that's just my opinion

  • Jonathon Wisnoski

    Jonathon Wisnoski

    Acum 27 Zile

    Nice review: "This is a steal, if you get 10 hours of battery on this per charge"
    Um, shouldn't you be the one to test that?
    Also I can forgive a recreation original xbox controller not working on the PC, but a brand new controller with a USB port 100% needs to be PC compatible, for unless it was half that price, it needs to come with a rumble function.

  • Alternity666


    Acum 27 Zile

    On N64 I actually had a third party rumble pack with a memory card slot, it was possible to have both at the same time, but it was clunky af.

  • Zane Dube

    Zane Dube

    Acum 27 Zile

    It’s haircut time!

  • Mister Mr

    Mister Mr

    Acum 27 Zile

    I just want a regular damn N64 controller that doesn't have the stick disintegrate.

  • SilentMott


    Acum 27 Zile

    I've always wanted my N64 to feel the feedback so that dongle is perfect for a rumble pack

    • SirYodaJedi


      Acum 22 Zile

      Was looking for a comment like this.

  • Alex


    Acum 27 Zile

    Easily one of the best reviewers, love his stuff

  • Snarky Mark

    Snarky Mark

    Acum 27 Zile

    Why the hell wouldn't they put rumble into the controller? Total crap.

  • R-9A


    Acum 27 Zile

    The only thing absolute is the horrible material they used for the thumb stick. And the horrible button membranes they used

  • Arthur Mallmann

    Arthur Mallmann

    Acum 27 Zile

    Is there a good retro controller for the ps3? Every 3drd party that I try has just horrible analogs.

  • Curiousity Sparks

    Curiousity Sparks

    Acum 28 Zile

    These seem pretty badass! Lol, Now the question is; can it connect to pc for emulation???

  • Benny Hill

    Benny Hill

    Acum 28 Zile

    I have the usb version and can’t get it to work with my n64 emulator

  • Geist-21


    Acum 28 Zile

    I mean its good but its nowhere near Hori's fighting commander or a saturn pad

  • Aberran Fox

    Aberran Fox

    Acum 28 Zile

    Sony you just had to buy a completely new controller what a deal.

  • Aberran Fox

    Aberran Fox

    Acum 28 Zile

    Q. How do you dual wield a Brawler64
    A. Not well.

  • Dave Davidson

    Dave Davidson

    Acum 28 Zile

    Comfortable and responsive Next-Gen analog stick... Righttttttt
    If it's using potentiometers it's back to the 70s with you, Clean up the original Controllers gear mesh or print or fab up one and the original Nintendo's are hard to even compete with It's a Mouse with a Joystick on it.

  • Illustrathor


    Acum 28 Zile

    Yeah, Sony one upped Nintendo after Nintendo invented all the stuff and brought it to he gaming market...

  • girhen


    Acum 28 Zile

    How about the stick on Smash Brothers? I know some aftermarket sticks have issues with it.

  • QuickChris 7

    QuickChris 7

    Acum lună

    Thats what she said

  • mcborge1


    Acum lună

    I need to get a couple of those brawler64 controllers. I just got a new 4k tv that has the old AV sockets so I dug out all my old consoles. I haven't powered my old N64, xbox and PS2 in over a decade and thankfully all three consoles still work.

  • TheBlueStig


    Acum lună

    Old N64 sticks are easily fixed, they're not sealed units so they can be taken apart, cleaned, oiled, and reassembled. Just use some machine oil that doesn't gum up, use some Hoppe's #9 that you can find at most outdoor stores. After that they're as good as new and don't creak or stick.....until they need cleaned again.

  • Microwave


    Acum lună

    Seems like this one and retro-bit's wireless controllers actually put time and thought into the sensitivity of the sticks and both of them are rather close, if a touch more sensitive than the original like-new controllers which I have to say, thank god finally they both actually addressed that. My original controller has been worn out for some time now and I've tried looking for replacement parts online for the sticks and they almost all are truly terrible spare steel sticks but that is usually sold out the moment they are in stock and for good reason.

  • Cory


    Acum lună

    I actually hated this controller, the stick is way too sensitive for shooters like Goldeneye and the triggers feel terrible.



    Acum lună

    Visiting a friend in the 90s and they pull out the madatz abomination. No, Martin turbo doesn't make it a better pad😂..

  • Rannon


    Acum lună

    0:25 How good are wireless stuff nowadays? I mean latency-wise (or all other potential problems I know nothing about)? I mean, Gaming mice has come a long way to no detectable latency (or close enough), from what I've heard (mostly from this channel).
    I noticed a fair amount of grain/pixelation/Digital noise (or whatever it's called, and the effects on the colours remind me a fair bit of how it just to look on green screens) in this video ... in this video, is it on my end?
    Kudos for the USB-C, IMO there are still to few things that use that instead Micro USB!
    Now we just need to know if an old N64 can support 4 of these at the same time! ^^.
    I'd love to see more retro-stuff.

  • Jacob Baranowski

    Jacob Baranowski

    Acum lună

    I love N64

  • Mchael K

    Mchael K

    Acum lună

    Golden eye is crap next to James Bond The World is Not Enough on the N64. When will people realize golden eye is so much worse in every way. play them right after each other and you will never play golden eye again. The world is not enough is also one of the most fun FPS games to have 4 people couch co-op.

  • tdszero


    Acum lună

    zeeeeeeeeeeeee button? zedhead

  • tdszero


    Acum lună

    I had a rumble pack with a memory card slot built into it. It had a button that switched between them.

  • Dryer Of Doom

    Dryer Of Doom

    Acum lună

    But does it work on Windows so I can emulate games?

  • imnotdavid


    Acum lună

    I dunno why Anthony whispered in the ASMR video. Anthony talking in general is ASMR.

  • imnotdavid


    Acum lună

    hmmm...that battery life is kinda garbage though, yeah? The wireless xbox controllers I use for some games on my PC last easily 30-40+ hours between charging.