Nintendo 64 Control Pad Stick Replacements Hit Kickstarter

Enkko-N64-Analog-Stick-KickstarterAlthough a fantastic controller in its own right, the Nintendo 64 control pad often falls victim to overuse. Whether it be down to the excessive force applied during Mario Party sessions, or wear and tear through Goldenye 007 tournaments, the analog stick can occasionally come loose and lose its responsiveness. Before you cast any of these defected pads away, take note of this Kickstarter campaign which aims to offer a solution.

The recently established company Enkko has launched both their fundraising campaign and a new website, both of which aiming to provide parts to repair Nintendo’s 64-bit range of hardware. Hoping to raise $8,000 via Kickstarter, the team behind Enkko have detailed the fragile parts within the Nintendo 64 control pad. From here they’ve revealed that their target will help provide enough funds to produce molds for each of these parts, with gamers able to pledge support in exchange for repair kits.

So should you have a Nintendo 64 pad in need of repair then look no further. Pledges of just $10 will ensure you get your hands on a replacement analog stick, while those looking to do several repairs are also in luck.

Link: Enkko Nintendo 64 Analog Stick Replacements via Kickstarter


Last Updated ( 28 February 2016 )  

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(Link to this comment) DarakuTenshi 2016-02-28 22:55
I have never broke one of my N64 sticks since I bought my system.
(Link to this comment) DandruffWookie 2016-02-29 16:28
You can order them on aliexpress for next to nothing...
(Link to this comment) Catweazle 2016-03-01 16:15
Rather than reproduce the original design, wouldn't it make more sense to redesign it as something more durable and longer lasting? As mentioned you can already buy original replacement parts.
(Link to this comment) Marsmite 2016-03-02 21:51
Come on, Adam, not even a mention of Micro's excellent PCBs? I've added his boards to two controllers and while it was a royal pain to do, they're pretty good now. The Superpad64 still has the best analogue stick, but it's impossible to actually hold the controller.

Micro's PCBs: http://nfggames.com/forum2/index.php?topic=5803.0
(Link to this comment) rupaniii 2016-03-07 03:24
This is just not needed. Hop on AliExpress.com
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Y92-Free-Shipping-New-Thumbstick-Joystick-Repair-Replacement-For-N64-Controller/32604171819.html?spm=2114.30010308.3.170.3O2NXS&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7,searchweb201644_4_505_506_503_504_10020_502_10014_10001_10002_10017_10005_10006_10003_10021_10004_10022_10018_10019,searchweb201560_3,searchweb1451318400_-1,searchweb1451318411_-1&btsid=8c86e949-add7-4c65-855c-4ef423b9f9f7
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