Best Game-inspired Nintendo Switch Controllers iMore 2021

Sure, you could just play with your plain, old, ordinary Nintendo Switch controller, but why get stuck in gaming doldrums when you can game with one of these best Switch controllers with a little personality. Many of these controllers are PowerA because they are a high-quality controller with a lot of favorite character options. Here's our list of the best controllers.

Fly your Zelda flag: PowerA wired Zelda Controller

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PowerA makes some reasonably-priced alternatives to the Pro Controller. This one has a nice subtle branding that will show your love for the Zelda franchise and even has some stylish gold accents.

For the Hyrulian hero in all of us: Chrome Zelda wired controller

There's no better way to prove your Zelda fandom than with a blue chromium controller emblazed with the Wingcrest. You can also use it to blind your gaming opponents by reflecting a beam of light into their eyes. Now that's what I call a bargain.

Catch this one: Pokémon Pro Controller

Get your hands on a pokéball while enjoying your favorite Pokémon game. This controller gives you the classic look of red on top, black around the middle, and white on the bottom.

For your Smash Bro: Smash Bros. Ultimate Pro Controller

If you want to go all-in with a Pro Controller and you also happen to be a big fan of the Smash Brothers franchise, then this is most certainly the controller for you. This striking black-and-white controller will let everyone your throw down with know that you are not to be toyed with.

Party with Mario: Mario themed PowerA wired controller

Do you want to make sure you have a soft spot in your heart for the classics? This controller will get you there. For a price you can't beat with a stick, you can be showing off with this classy red controller that offers a subtle pattern that tips the plumber's cap to the main man himself.

Brother switch: PDP Nintendo Switch Faceoff Wired Pro Controller with 2 Super Mario Controller Faceplates

If you can't decide which Mario brother is your favorite and like to change it up, this removable faceplate controller may be what you've been looking for. This controller comes with both a Mario and Luigi faceplate.

Sliding into your collection: PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: K.K. Slider

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is all about getting this beloved character to your island, K.K. Slider! The light pastel color matches the other accessories for the game; if you have them, it will all go together perfectly!

Take a Nook at that: PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: Timmy and Tommy Nook

These cute twins also have their own design on the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller. It may not be the same as getting it at the Nook Shop, but if you're an Animal Crossing fan, we bet you'll like this wherever you buy it from!

Old fandom, new company: PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - Spyro

Maybe you've been gaming for a while, embrace those childhood favorites! Although this wasn't originally a game available on Nintendo, that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the beauty of this controller for the Nintendo Switch while we play the remakes on the new system.

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Another Sony gone Nintendo classic: PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - CTR Shadow Crash Team Racing

Another game series that wasn't originally on Nintendo is Crash Bandicoot. This controller is designed explicitly with Crash Team Racing in mind.

Showing off your game love

If you want one of the best Switch controllers that will broadcast a specific love to the world, there are plenty of options available. PowerA has a lot of cool options available for many fandoms, as well as some different color designs that are fun to choose from. I personally like the PowerA wired Zelda controller because it's a fandom close to my heart.

It's also a cool thought to see that there is a controller that allows you to change your controller with your mood. Start with the Mario brothers with the PDP Nintendo Switch Faceoff Wired Pro Controller with 2 Super Mario Controller Faceplates and maybe get some new faceplates to go with your other interests too. Whichever fandom you choose to represent, you're bound to have a great experience with any of these in your hands. Add this to your collection of Nintendo Switch accessories and get to gaming!

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