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Nintendo 64 Controller User Manual

Nintendo 64 Controller FEATURE

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Nintendo 64 Controller

Nintendo 64 Controller PRODUCT

About Nintendo
A worldwide Japanese video game corporation with its headquarters in Kyoto is Nintendo Co., Ltd. Both video games and video game consoles are created and released by it. Handcraftsman Fusajiro Yamauchi created Nintendo in 1889 as Nintendo Karuta, which initially produced handcrafted hanafuda playing cards.

Health and Safety Information

Please read and observe the health and safety information. Failure to do so could result in injury or damage. Adults should supervise the use of this product by children.

WARNING – Battery

  • Stop using this product if the battery is leaking. If battery fluid comes into contact with your eyes, immediately rinse your eyes with plenty of water and consult a doctor. If any fluid leaks on your hands, wash them thoroughly with water. Carefully wipe the fluid from the exterior of this product with a cloth.

WARNING – Electrical Safety

  • Use only the AC adapter (HAC-002) provided with the Nintendo Switch console (also sold separately) or the USB charging cable (HAC-010) to charge the controller.
  • If you hear a strange noise, see smoke or smell something strange, stop using this product and contact Nintendo Customer Support.
  • Do not expose device to fire, microwaves, direct sunlight, high or extremely low temperatures.
  • Do not let this product come into contact with liquid and do not use it with wet or oily hands. If liquid gets inside, stop using this product and contact Nintendo Customer Support.
  • Do not expose this product or the built-in battery to excessive force. Do not pull on the cable and do not twist it too tightly.
  • Do not touch this product while charging during a thunderstorm.

WARNING – General

  • Keep this product and packaging materials away from young children. Packaging items may be swallowed. The cable can coil around the neck.
  • Do not use the controller within 15 centimeters of a cardiac pacemaker while using wireless communication. If you have a pacemaker or other implanted medical device, first consult a doctor.
  • Wireless communication may not be allowed in certain places such as airplanes or hospitals. Please follow respective regulations.
  • Do not disassemble or try to repair this product or the built-in battery. If either is damaged, stop using the product and contact Nintendo Customer Support. Do not touch damaged areas. Avoid contact with any leaking fluid.


  • If this product becomes dirty, wipe it with a soft, dry cloth. Avoid using thinner or other solvents.
  • Make sure to charge the battery at least once every six months. If the battery is not used for an extended period of time, it may become impossible to charge it.

How to Use

Charge and pair the controller before using it for the first time.

How to Charge

  • Option 1: Connect the USB charging cable as shown in the diagram.
  • Option 2: Connect the controller directly to the AC adapter.

Nintendo 64 Controller FIG-1

How to Pair

If you connect the controller following option 1 and turn the console on, the controller will pair with the console automatically. You can also manually pair the controller by doing the following:

  1. Open CONTROLLERS on the HOME Menu.
  3. Hold the SYNC Button on the controller.
  4. When the controller is paired, the LED will change to solid.

Component Names and Functions

Nintendo 64 Controller FIG-2

  1. Control Stick
  2. +Control Pad
  3. A Button
  4. B Button
  5. C Buttons
  6. START Button
  7. Z Button
  8. R Button
  9. L Button
  10. ZR Button
  11. HOME Button
  12. Capture Button
  13. SYNC Button
  14. USB Type-C™ connector
  15. Recharge LED
  16. Player LED

Removing the Battery

The product contains a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery should be removed by a qualified professional. Visit https://battery.nintendo-europe.com for more information.

Nintendo Customer Support


Disposal of this Product

Do not dispose of this product or the built-in battery in household waste. For details see http://docs.nintendo-europe.com

Technical Specifications

Nintendo 64 controller Operating frequency band(s) Maximum radio-frequency power
Bluetooth® 2402-2480MHz 4dBm

For an explanation of the symbols and markings used on this product, see http://docs.nintendo-europe.com


For the UK: Hereby, Nintendo declares that the radio equipment type (Nintendo 64 controller) is in compliance with the relevant statutory requirements. The full text of the declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address: http://docs.nintendo-europe.com
Hereby, Nintendo declares that the radio equipment type (Nintendo 64 controller) is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address: http://docs.nintendo-europe.com

FAQs for Nintendo 64 Controller

To how many controllers can an N64 be connected?
You can connect up to two N64 Controllers to your Switch System with the N64 Controller Adapter. Up to four N64 controllers can be used simultaneously with two Adapters.
Can you play other games with the N64 controller?
Of course, there are certain drawbacks, such as the inability to remap the buttons and the absence of an X or Y, which prevents you from accessing some features like the sword in Breath of the Wild or the menu in Final Fantasy VII. But if you want to attempt playing BOTW with only bombs, it might still be possible.
Are batteries required for N64 controllers?
Two AAA batteries are needed for the original Rumble Pak, which was created for the Nintendo 64 controller and released in April 1997 to coincide with the launch of Star Fox 64. It offers haptic feedback while playing, with the goal of improving player engagement.
What controls the N64 console?
The N64 controller connects to the console with just three wires. A ground line, a wire that delivers +3, 6 volts of power, and a third wire that transports all data are all present. Each button’s data is sent sequentially by the controller, which then gets data from the console.
Do two controllers have the same vision at once?
By putting a view in the shared folder, it is possible to share a view across multiple controllers.
What is the name of the N64 controller?
The trident-shaped N64 (or “Batarang,” as some refer to it) and slightly peculiar A, B, and C button layout are undoubtedly distinctive, but when most people discuss how “weird” the N64 controller is, they usually refer to the analog stick and Z-trigger positioning.
Can the N64 controller be used on a computer?
The Nintendo Switch and PC are both compatible with the Controller Adapter for N64 Controller. A controller connector and a compatibility switch on the Controller Adapter let you convert between PC and Console mode (compatible with Nintendo Switch). It works with typical N64 controller models.
Drift on N64 controllers?
If your character ever spins around in an N64 game without your touching the controller, try this quick fix: Holding down the two bumper buttons when starting the game will calibrate your controller and prevent stick drift.
Are wireless controllers for the N64 there?
The “admiral,” the first wireless BT Controller for the N64, will elevate your game night! You have the advantage you need to double jump, z-target, and smash your way through any competition thanks to its comfortable, ergonomic design, high-performance analog joystick, and dual Z buttons.
How far do N64 controller wires extend?
An extension cable is highly advised because the cord for the N64 controller is just 6 feet long.

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