NES Max Vs. NES Advantage

For gamers who weren’t satisfied with the traditional NES game pad, Nintendo offered two alternatives: the NES Max and the NES Advantage.

The NES Max was smaller and sported a more ergonomic-friendly design that should look familiar to modern gamers. It also had a sliding thumb pad called a cycloid that was easy on the thumb, or so I remember.

The NES Advantage had a joystick for a more arcade-like gaming experience. My dad purchased one specifically for playing Bomberman. While both have turbo buttons, the NES Advantage let you adjust the rate of rapid fire.

Here’s a quick look at both of Nintendo’s first-party turbo controllers, the NES Max and the NES Advantage…