Ah, the venerable B Button
. This button was introduced
to me way back when the Nintendo Entertainment System
was new. I thought it was unusual that the joypad
would be laid out with Select
, then A
because I thought A should come before B. But it started a tradition, and Nintendo
has stuck with it forever.
- NES? B comes before A.
- SNES? B comes before A.
- Game Boy? B comes before A (and this includes the color models).
- Virtual Boy (snicker snicker)? B comes before A.
- N64? B comes before A there, as well.
Apparently, Nintendo wants to rearrange
. Can they do that? Oh, it's been so long since I've played my NES... I still have it, and yes, it still operates
according to spec. What a deal.