If you are a big fan of Zelda games, and you like having themed game controllers to go with your gaming setup, this post has you covered. I’ve found some cool Zelda controllers for Switch that might be just what you’re looking for.
If you’ve been following the content of this website, you’ll likely know that I am a big fan of Zelda games. From the open world of Tears of the Kingdom to the classic Link’s Awakening remake, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
When it comes to playing these games, I always like to use a good controller. Sure, the Joy-Cons are great and all, but from their small size to drift issues, I knew that I would need a good controller to keep my hands from cramping.
Little did I realize how many kinds of themed controllers were on the market, and so I’ve decided to track down a few to help show you some of the cool options out there.
And so, without further ado, keep reading down below for links to these cool controllers!
- Pro Controllers by PowerA
- HORI Controllers
- PDP Controllers
- Other Controllers
- Things to Consider when looking at Controllers
Pro Controllers by PowerA
Things to Consider when looking at Controllers
Before you even think about buying a controller, it is always a good idea to look at some important points:
Controller Comfort is Crucial!
It’s really interesting to see how game controllers have evolved ever since the old NES days. Every new console generation, controllers get more buttons and a different shape of the controller. But when these game companies tried too hard to be unique, they failing to recognize the most important aspect of the controller; ergonomics.
Microsoft really set the standards for comfortable controllers when they made the Xbox 360 Controller. It was known for its legendary comfort, and pretty much since then, every other console generation to follow would design a controller that could also boast a comfortable feel.
When you look at a controller, try to get an idea of the overall feel. If you plan on playing games for hours, you don’t want to end up with cramped fingers!
Button Layout needs to be Consistent
The Nintendo Switch controllers, along with any Nintendo-made controller since the SNES has always had a rather unique layout of the ABXY face buttons. Take one look at an Xbox controller, and you’ll see what I mean. The A and B buttons are swapped on either controller, yet in the games themselves, they still function the same way on a multiplatform game.
Now, if you only play the Switch, you probably won’t suffer from the muscle memory issues I get when switching between playing on my Nintendo or my Xbox. But still, when you look at controllers, always make sure the button layout matches up with Nintendo’s own layout.
Battery Life: It Needs to last Several Sessions!
There’s nothing worse than sitting down on the couch, controller in hand, and ready to unwind after a long day, only to find that the controller’s battery life is dead. This was an issue for a lot of gamers back in the day, when controllers had to get their AA batteries swapped out.
Thankfully, controllers have a built-in battery that can be charged via USB, but it still goes without saying that you should consider the battery life of a controller. Unless you like playing with wired controllers, always try to get one that can hold at least 20 hours of charge or better.
Anyways, that’s about all I have for now.
If I happen to find more controllers, I’ll be sure to update this article as time permits.
Until next time, have fun and happy gaming!