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The SNES Advantage
is a large joystick
A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling. Joysticks, also known as 'control columns', are the principal control in the cockpit of many civilian and military aircraft, either as a center stick or...
produced by Asciiware, sold for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a 16-bit video game console that was released by Nintendo in North America, Europe, Australasia , and South America between 1990 and 1993. In Japan and Southeast Asia, the system is called the , or SFC for short...
. The device is meant to rest at a comfortable level on a flat surface—such as a tabletop or the floor—while the player sits behind it, but it can also used while resting on a players lap. The controller was designed to be used like an arcade game
An arcade game is a coin-operated entertainment machine, usually installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars, and amusement arcades. Most arcade games are video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games, and merchandisers...
joystick and featured larger buttons action buttons than the standard SNES controller. It is used with both hands, one for the joystick and the other to manipulate the buttons.
The SNES Advantage was based heavily on the NES Advantage
The NES Advantage is an arcade style controller released by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987. The device is meant to rest on a flat surface at a comfortable level, such as a tabletop or the floor, with the player seated behind it...
, with a similar set up, function, and features. The controller includes turbo
A turbo button refers to a button on a piece of electronic equipment, which makes the equipment run faster in some way. Although the name is based on that of a forced induction air compressor which makes a car go faster, automotive turbochargers are not manually operated, but are directly linked...
options, a joystick, and support for 2 players, with an updated look to match the SNES console, sliders rather than knobs to control the turbo options, and individual turbo switches.