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Nintendo made a mouse in 1992 and it works with your iPhone in 2020

Super Nes Mouse Connected To iPhone
Super Nes Mouse Connected To iPhone (Image credit: Will it Work?)

What you need to know

  • Did you know that Nintendo sold a mouse in 1992?
  • Did you also know that you can connect it to your iPhone?
  • We have a video showing the magic happen.

Everyone's heard of Nintendo at this point, and it's one of the world's most beloved companies. But I'm willing to bet that very few people know that there was such a thing as the Super NES Mouse and that it sold in 1992. And of the few people that know that, how many know that it works with an iPhone?

Very, very few.

But you don't need to be one of them to watch how to do it thanks to another great YouTube video over on the "Will it Work?" channel.

In this video I'll try to connect the old SNES Mouse to an iPhone and play iOS Nintendo games.

And you know what? He does it. Sure, it takes an adapter to make it work but work it does. Anyone who says they don't want to play Super Mario Run with a Super NES Mouse is telling untruths!

Check out the video and, while you're at it, see what other weird and wonderful things can be connected to an iPhone, too.

Oliver Haslam
Contributor

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.