The NES MAX is one licensed controller that has turbo buttons. It is small, lightweight, comfortable, MADE BY NINTENDO, and natural in the players hands. It would be a very good controller if it wasn't for one thing. The slider. Instead of a D-Pad, it has a red disk that slides around to the different directions. This seems like a good idea, but for precision gaming, it is pretty useless.
This instructable will show you how you can upgrade your NES MAX controller for under $5 in under 10 minutes, leaving you with one of the best controllers you will ever use.
Step 1: Tools and Resources
- NES MAX Controller
- Small Phillips screwdriver
- Small Flathead screwdriver
- Metal file or sandpaper
- Replacement thumbstick (I chose red to match the buttons)
Step 2: Disassembly
- Using the philips screwdriver, remove the seven screws from the back of the controller.
- Remove the back plate and remove the controller board.
- Remove the rubber from the slider area and remove the slider mechanism.
- Using the flathead screwdriver, pop the 4 tabs on the slider and disassemble.