Another controller option is on its way for Nintendo Switch and it might be one of the most colorful yet. This new HORIDPAD Mini offers a smaller take on the HORIPAD, a controller that I’ve gotten a lot of use out of since it released. While it’s wired and lacks many of the key features of the Joy-Con and other, official Nintendo controllers, it’s still an affordable option with a dedicated D-Pad and some Super Mario flair for good measure. 

 

The specs for this, per its press release, are below:

 

Nintendo Switch HORIPAD Mini (Super Mario) – $24.99 USD MSRP

Product Features:

  • Comes with Home, Capture and + / – buttons
  • Turbo functionality
  • Works great for casual & retro games
  • Designed with young gamers in mind
  • Beautiful full-color Super Mario design
  • Cable Length: 9.8ft/ 3.0m
  • Officially Licensed by Nintendo

 
What you’ll be missing out in will be the amiibo/NFC reader, rumble of any kind, and gyro controls. If you’re after a lighter, more compact controller for Switch you can pre-order the Super Mario HORIPAD Mini now, with its release date set for September 1st.

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

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