I've gone on about how Japan gets all the best Nintendo goodies, but this time our friends across the sea are really getting something that tickles my nostalgia bone. Japan's Club Nintendo is about to offer a Wii-compatible Super Famicom controller. Did you get that? It's a real honest to goodness 16-bit controller with its familiar shape and friendly weight; a controller that, when held, whisks players back to the heyday of Super Mario World and Donkey Kong Country 2 and Earthbound. I have a Classic Controller and my two original Super NES controllers and yet I still want this*.
Fer cryin' out loud, Nintendo of America, you have to offer this here in the United States. We've been registering our Nintendo titles for years now with your My Nintendo system and what have we to show for it? A pink stylus? Yeah, the free Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition disc offer was great, but that was four years and a whole console generation ago. It's time to throw us loyal customers a bone, and I know the perfect bone-shaped controller with which to do it.