SNES controller to NES adapter

With this adapter, you can use an SNES controller to play games on your NES.

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If you want to play games on your NES console but have a strong preference for SNES controllers, or own many cool but snes-only arcade sticks you'd like to use, this adapter is exactly what you need.

  • Supports SNES controllers. (Official Nintendo and most 3rd party)
  • Length: Approximately 5ft.
  • Button mapping:
    • SNES B: NES A
    • SNES Y: NES B
    • SNES D-Pad: NES D-Pad
    • SNES Start/Select: NES Start/Select
  • Latency: None![1] Zero latency is actually possible for this adapter since it is a simple "wiring only" adapter.


Unlike most of our items, which ship from Canada, this item is built, sold and shipped from Japan.

Due to Covid-19, only surface shipments are available from Japan to the United States and a few other countries. If you are located in one of those countries, it will be shown on the shopping cart page after you select the destination country. You can still order if you accept to use surface (boat) shipping which takes over 2 months.

We are terribly sorry for the inconvenience, this situation is certainly not something we expected... We hope things return to normal soon...

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DescriptionSNES controller to NES cable

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Compatibility list

IMPORTANT: This is not a complete list. If your controller or game does not appear here, it simply means that we did not get the chance (or the idea) to test it, or that no one let us know that it works.

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Supported controllers

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ModelTested bySupportedComments
Super Famicom controller SHVC-005 (Japan)raphnet.Yes
Super Nintendo controller SNS-005 (North america)raphnet.Yes
8Bitdo SN30 Retro SetUserYes
SNES mouseUserYesFor games supporting it, such as NEScape!

Tested games/systems

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Game/systemTested bySupportedComments
Original NES console (North america)raphnet.Yes
Classiq 2 HD ConsoleUserYes


Q: Can I get a different mapping?
A: Unfortunately different mappings are not possible on this adapter since it is a simple wire-to-wire design without a micro-controller. This not very flexible, but it provides "speed of light" latency (i.e. zero).

Q: But if it's just wiring, can't you just swap wires to remap buttons?
A: No. NES and SNES controllers use a serial protocol. i.e. Button states (bits) are sent by the controller in a specific (and fixed) sequence over a single wire. We would need to introduce a micro-controller in the middle to reorder the bits, and this would mean a completely different design. There are not plans to make one currently.

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With this adapter, you can use an SNES controller to play games on your Famicom.

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