No, You Can’t Use Rumble Paks Or Other Slot Accessories With Your N64 Wireless Controller

Nintendo has filled in this part of the controller

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  • by Liam Doolan
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The new Nintendo Switch Online ‘Expansion Pack’ service launches today, and as part of this, Nintendo is releasing some new (but old) controllers. For the Nintendo 64 library of games, it’s re-launched its classic three-pronged pad as a wireless controller.

We’ve seen a number of promotional shots, and even found out a few extra buttons on it, one question many are still wondering is what the controller looks like underneath. We also know that the new wireless controller contains rumble and doesn’t even require a Rumble Pak. has managed to get some shots of the controller in real life and it confirms the new controller’s slot is filled in. It’s presumably the space for the battery and rumble feedback. It’s also confirmed how the controller needs a firmware update before it can work, and that the small little hole in the top of the analogue stick is no longer a thing.

Nintendo 64

So, there you have it – you won’t be able to plug in a Rumble Pak, Controller Pak or even a Transfer Pak in, even for a laugh. Have you ordered one of these controllers to enhance your Nintendo Switch Online experience? Leave a comment down below.


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