Controlling XEMNES with a Nintendo / Famicom pad is easy for veteran gamers
A Wii remote in concealed inside the shell of the Famicom, which is then attached to the 8-bit controller
XEMNES sits with R.O.B., the original robot partnered with the Nintendo / Famicom
Readily available off the shelf adapters were used to create the unique set-up
The second player controller was attached to XEMNES' arm to serve as a tonfa
XEMNES, a hobby robot controlled with the 8-bit Nintendo / Famicom pad
In a move that brings back memories of the R.O.B. (Robotic Operating Buddy) that was available for the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Japanese hobbyist Izumi Ninagawa has simplified the controls of a modern fighting robot to work with a Famicom (8-bit NES) game pad – which has one of the most basic button configurations around. The NES-styled robot even competed in a robot boxing tournament earlier this year.
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