Super Mario Bros. Forum  /  What controllers are acceptable?
  HylarkHylark

Hello, I speedrun Mario on the Nintendo Switch. Is it legal to use a pro controller, or do I have to use a NES Controller?

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  abrahamw999abrahamw999

you can use it im pretty sure. you just cant press L + R or use turbo buttons

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  xXJulianbrito_YTXx3xXJulianbrito_YTXx3

is able to play on emulator with ps4 controller connected for bluetooth ?

 
  WolfAeterniWolfAeterni

You can play with any controller you want as long as it doesn't allow turbo or L+R

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  xXJulianbrito_YTXx3xXJulianbrito_YTXx3

no my controller is configurated to not have turbo

 
  _Zero_Zero

@xXJulianbrito_TYXx3 If you're able to plug it in via USB, I'd definitely recommend that over bluetooth.
Bluetooth is fine for regular gaming, but the latency difference is absolutely noticeable in a run like SMB.

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  xXJulianbrito_YTXx3xXJulianbrito_YTXx3

ok thanks and please check my runs and is connected for bluetooth

 
  HylarkHylark

Thank you all for answering so fast! Would I be allowed to reconfigure my buttons so that Y is B and B is A

 
  DarpeyDarpey

Pretty much whatever you want except anything that gives you a categorical advantage, such as turbo or a+b, or any custom macro

 
  GutseyGutsey
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Just double checking, an NES to USB adaptor for an origonal NES controler would be perfectly fine?
Edit: Just to clarify, this is in order to play on a EmuHawk emulator on my pc as i cant get an NES but can get a controler

 
  roopert83roopert83

The official stance is that we don't really care what you use as long as you're not using functions that you can't do on an original controller: turbo, the ability to press both Left and Right at the same time, etc.

NES controller to USB adapter? Sure.
Dance pad? Sure.
Guitar Hero controller? Sure. (I have actually seen this done)
SNES controller? Darbian used to do that I'm pretty sure.

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  thatcoolpersonthatcoolperson

Is a switch pro controller/ joy cons acceptable?