By Andrew Liszewski
I can’t say I’ve ever been that thrilled with using the Wiimote on its side as a ‘classic’ NES controller, but it’s a cheaper solution that shelling out for Nintendo’s genuine Wii Classic Controller. However, for a mere $10 the B.O.S.S. from PDP will turn your Wiimote into something vaguely reminiscent of an SNES controller, making playing titles like the New Super Mario Bros. Wii a bit more enjoyable.
The name B.O.S.S. stands for ‘Big Oversized Super Shell’ and that’s essentially all it is; a plastic shell that you cram your Wiimote into, theoretically providing a better gaming experience. Unfortunately though Ars Technica wasn’t sold on the idea. Not only did they find the B.O.S.S. to be considerably larger than the SNES controller we all know and love, but the Wiimote sticks out of the back, making it really uncomfortable to hold. And even though it costs a mere $9.99 from Amazon, Ars feels you just suck it up and get used to using a sideways Wiimote instead. Oh well.