Make a Statement At Your Next LAN with This NES-Inspired Mouse

Make a Statement At Your Next LAN with This NES-Inspired Mouse

You'll probably come in last at whichever game you're playing, but you'll look good while losing.

Most doctors will tell you selecting an ergonomic mouse is very important for protecting your wrist from wear and tear. Throw that good advice back in those doctors' faces and order this weird-ass NES-inspired mouse from 8BitDo.

The "N30" wireless mouse is a collaboration between 8BitDo and designer Daniel Jansson, who made a foam mock-up of the mouse ten whole years ago. The peripheral is NES-grey and adorned with two buttons that look exactly like the classic "A" and "B" buttons. There's a 3D touch pad in between the buttons that doubles as a scroll wheel.

Enter the Konami Code to finish your essay instantly. | 8BitDo

Best of all, there's a D-pad on the left side of the mouse that you can manipulate with your thumb. The directions are mapped to take your cursor forward and backward, and also let you go page up and page down. One AA battery should net you between 100 and 120 hours of life.

The whole shebang is endearingly boxy, no doubt by design. (The original NES's controller isn't history's most ergonomic accessory, either.) Ironically, said design makes it difficult to recommend as a gaming mouse. Its reasonable asking price of $24.99 USD makes it a great conversation piece, though.

The N30 mouse is a weird bit of nostalgic kit, but at this point we expect nothing less from 8BitDo. Retro peripherals and controllers are the merchant's specialty, including a device that lets your wired GameCube controller go wireless for Smash Ultimate, and a slew of retro controllers that accessorize perfectly with your Nintendo Switch.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

Related articles

Xbox Denies That Fan Harassment Factored Into the Firing of a Brazilian Host

Former video host Isadora Basile says she thinks the abuse made her "too much of a problem" for Microsoft to handle.

Unlike Arby's, Minecraft's Steve No Longer Has the Meat

Inside: More jokes about Steve's reproductive organ in the context of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The First Fire Emblem Is Coming to Nintendo Switch This December

Shadow Dragon, in its original form, but only for a limited time.

PS5 Will Support Netflix, Disney+, Twitch, and More on Day One [Update]

Sony's initial slate of supported entertainment apps has one big addition, Apple TV.

You may also like

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Almost Justifies the Augmented Reality Rat Race

Nintendo's experiments with AR and Toys-to-Life games don't pay off in full here, but there's still some fun to be had.

Fire Emblem's Limited Time Launch Is Part of a Worrying Trend For Nintendo

After the success of 3D All-Stars, this new trend is starting to feel uneasy.

Immortals Fenyx Rising Just Wants To Be an Enjoyable Romp Through Greek Mythology

Sometimes, you don't need to aim to shatter convention or establish a new genre.

Kojima Productions Is Hiring For Its Next Project

Sounds like things are getting underway at Kojima's studio.