Hori Mini Pad Variations

lithium017
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7:03 PM - Apr 28, 2011 #1

Nintendo 64 Hori Mini Pad Color Variations and Pricing Guide



The Hori Mini Pad controllers for the Nintendo 64 were released late in the Nintendo 64's lifespan by a company called Hori. The controller features only two handles and has a joystick similar to the Gamecube's joystick, although the Hori's are slightly bigger. People with large hands might find using the controller straining on their wrists due to the controller's narrow design. The controllers were released in packaging (image above) and to find them in the packaging makes the controller much more rare and pricey (generally going for over $100 each).

The Hori Mini Pad is said to be a great fix for the joystick issue of the Nintendo 64 controller, and it is commonly viewed that the joystick of the Hori Mini Pad will last as long as a Gamecube joystick.

In terms of PC compatibility, the Hori Mini Pads are known to not work with many PC adapters. If you look then it is possible to find an adapter that works. May I suggest one of these that are known to work with the Hori Mini Pads:

http://www.raphnet-tech.com/products/gc ... /index.php

USB Adapter for Hori Minis

Here are the 11 different known color variations at this time, along with my subjective pricing guide and rarity guide:

1.Solid Black
Price: $35-$45
Rarity: *
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2.Solid Red
Price: $35-$45
Rarity: *
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3.Solid Green
Price: $35-$45
Rarity
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4.Solid Blue
Price: $35-$45
Rarity: *
Images:


5.Solid Yellow
Price: $35-$45
Rarity: *
Images:


6.Solid Gold
Price: $40-$55
Rarity: **
Images:


7.Transparent Blue / White (Ocean Blue)
Price: $50-$65
Rarity: ***
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8.Transparent Red / White (Tropical Red)
Price: $50-$65
Rarity: ***
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9.Transparent Lilac Purple (Sweet Purple)
Price: $55-$70
Rarity: ****
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10.Transparent Snow White
Price: $60-$75
Rarity: ****
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11.Transparent Orange
Price: $65-$80
Rarity: *****
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There might be more color variations of the Hori Mini Pads that I am currently unaware of. If you know of additional color variations notify me and I will add them to the list.

Other Colours:

12. Clear - image not yet found

13. Light Gray - image not yet found

14.* Clear Purple - might be the same as the Lilac Purple above
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9:32 PM - Apr 28, 2011 #2

Another great list. You should do a list of the N64 controllers and consoles.

Just sayin.
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10:14 PM - Apr 28, 2011 #3

corE wrote:Another great list. You should do a list of the N64 controllers and consoles.

Just sayin.
There's no need to. Just head over to Finngamer's website.

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12:55 AM - Apr 29, 2011 #4

That snow one is awesome!!!

I've always wanted a Hori pad but have always been put off by the high prices.

I saw a black one sell on Ebay UK the other day for about £70!! :o
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11:11 AM - Apr 29, 2011 #5

clarky_n64 wrote:That snow one is awesome!!!

I've always wanted a Hori pad but have always been put off by the high prices.

I saw a black one sell on Ebay UK the other day for about £70!! :o
Yeah, the prices listed are rather optimistic.

I can find them for those prices in Japan with a little effort. I would be surprised to get them outside of Japan for those prices, though.

It's absolutely worth getting one -- not for collecting so much as for playing, though. They're soooo much better than the original controllers, and are probably my second favorite controller after the GCN controller.
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11:25 AM - Apr 29, 2011 #6

regnad wrote:
clarky_n64 wrote:That snow one is awesome!!!

I've always wanted a Hori pad but have always been put off by the high prices.

I saw a black one sell on Ebay UK the other day for about £70!! :o
Yeah, the prices listed are rather optimistic.

I can find them for those prices in Japan with a little effort. I would be surprised to get them outside of Japan for those prices, though.

It's absolutely worth getting one -- not for collecting so much as for playing, though. They're soooo much better than the original controllers, and are probably my second favorite controller after the GCN controller.
I'd like to try a Hori pad with Super Smash Bros. to see if there's any difference when performing smash attacks. The new replacement third-party sticks while nice are a little finicky with forward smash attacks thus many purists stay away from them even if their stick is badly worn.
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11:32 AM - Apr 29, 2011 #7

I've got to get a snow white controller some day. :w00t:

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7:32 PM - Apr 29, 2011 #8

The prices might be a little optimistic but the buy it now listings on ebay are overpriced. If you know a friend in Japan they definitely sell there for much, much less than the asking prices on Ebay. The prices are more of what I would say are fair deals as opposed to the higher end values.
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8:44 PM - Apr 29, 2011 #9

Thanks for posting this thread and great pics!

Does anyone else recall seeing a solid gray Hori mini?
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10:06 PM - Apr 29, 2011 #10

Those are some cool controllers. Thanks for posting a list. The one with the blue top and the white bottom is the best, I think. :n64:
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