The JAB is the FIRST Retro Fighter controller. Originally a prototype was conceived through an unsuccesful Kickstarter - due to limited reach within the retro gaming community - the JAB saw its first light after more development.


Writing a description would be cool, but GameSpin believes Retro Fighters said it right the first time: "The Retro Fighters “JAB Gamepad” is the first NES compatible controller to be completely redesigned with next generation features and attributes. With the look, weight and feel of a modern controller, playing all of your favorite original NES games is an experience like no other.


  • Ergonomic and modern design
  • Top quality
  • 6-feet (2 meters) wire
  • Turbo functionality
  • Versatility through analog sticks and shoulder buttons
  • Works on original NTSC NES, PC, MAC, Most 3rd party NES systems



JAB is compatible with:

  • NTSC original NES**
  • PC
  • Mac
  • Most 3rd party region free/NTSC NES systems***


**NTSC region compatible only (Not PAL compatible)

There are region-lockout work-arounds available on the internet. The Region lock within the original NES is arranged via the NES10 Lockout Chip. We do not recommend in any way the manipulation of the integrity of your original NES. We just want you to be aware of all available options.

Please note: GameSpin or Retro Fighters® are not liable for any damage caused to your NES system, due to the use of the NES10 Lockout Chip work-arounds.


***Not natively compatible with the NES Classic Edition. You will require the NES Pro Adapter required, which is unfortunately currently sold out at the supplier.