Aftermarket N64 analog modules tier list – 4.1

Aftermarket N64 analog modules: Gamecube replacement stick

Full module replacements

Let’s talk about real, tangible aftermarket N64 analog modules that you can buy or pre-order at the very least. Below lists the different options and any relevant links to the parts. If you message below or directly, I can update this list with your experiences. Please just tell me the tier/rating of the stick and why it is good/trash.

third party C tier and below 2/10 – 7/10 replacements

*Version 1 note: will list all my confirmed reviews as mentioned in the intro ( Therefore, unless I have tested the parts/have it on very good authority that the parts are either bad/primo they will be classed as unconfirmed

Optical Aftermarket N64 analog modules:

Hyperkin (Not reviewed)

Sharpshooter (Not reviewed)

1upretro (Not reviewed)


Potentiometer Aftermarket N64 analog replacements (I will always class these as 7/10 or below due to how the stick fundamentally works, the only exception being Prostick64) 

ZebLabs (CONFIRMED 1/10 – But no review)

Repair Parts 3D (Not reviewed)

Unconfirmed if Optical or Potentiometer (If anyone has any experience with these and whether they or optical or not please post below) 

Gam3Gear (Not reviewed)

Hyrule games (Not reviewed)

OTVIP (Not reviewed)

eStarland (Not reviewed)

Techexpress (Not reviewed)

The Gamesmen (Not reviewed)

Game Gorilla (Not reviewed)

Meme post (Not reviewed)


Gamecube style replacement sticks: 2.x only; 0/10 for main stick play


Third party A-tier: 7/10 and above (Confirmed quality aftermarket N64 analog modules only here)

Steelsticks64 (CONFIRMED 9/10 – 10/10 (Grade A Bowl 97/100))

Zedlabs Optical stick (CONFIRMED 7/10 – but not reviewed)

Input Viewers Kitsch-Bent full Module (CONFIRMED 8.5/10 – Stick/Bowl/Gears (See review for more combinations)):

Prestige P64 stick (Not reviewed – Offline)

Brewstick64 (Not reviewed)

  • A full Steelstick inspired stick made from the ground up. Would love to get hold of one for review as those that have bought them have literally given them sterling reviews. Biinny has stated they will never be mass produced, however he has teased some big news soon (9/12/2021)
  • Sells on Etsy and gives shout outs when used or new sticks become available.
  • Created with SM64 speedrunning in mind so can probably handle high stress gameplay

Prostick64 (Not reviewed)

  • A Potentiometer based mod stick that has multiple modes based on what game you are playing. More about this in  ‘The Future’ Section.
  • Completely built from the ground up and completely open source

Nomad Stick (Not reviewed)

ReStick (Not reviewed)


OEM S tier: 10/10 sexy hot tub live stream confirmed

OEM sticks are the best, by far. Perfectly tuned to the N64 and the games it plays. Therefore, I would make the argument that an 8/10 stick is better than a brand-new 3rd party replacement. So, if you can get one and put the time into researching what to do to secure a great stick, then it’s 100% worth it. Good thing that I have written a guide for it below!

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE NEW SWITCH N64 CONTROLLER RELEASE! The only part of that controller that can be used in old school controllers is the stick, spring and round white plastic part. The bowl is completely incompatible with OG N64 along with the gears.

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