Ultimate SNAC mini

19,90 (excl. VAT)

SNAC mini bypasses all the layers that normal USB controllers use, so it’s very similar to having a controller port from the original system.

One advantage is that most wired peripherals should work with their cores (such as Lightguns, etc.), which most normal USB adapters don’t or can’t do.

Works with the official BlisSTer HDMI cables listed below:

13 in stock


Supported cores:

  • 2p Nintendo NES / Famicom (HDMI NES / Famicom cable)
  • 2p Nintendo SNES (HDMI SNES cable)
  • 1p SEGA Megadrive / Genesis (HDMI DB9)
  • 1p SEGA Master System (HDMI DB9)
  • 1p SEGA CD (HDMI DB9)
  • 1p SEGA 32x (HDMI DB9)
  • 1p TurboGrafx-16 (HDMI NEC TG large)
  • 1p PC Engine (HDMI NEC PCE mini)
  • 1p Nintendo 64 (HDMI N64)


1) Load a supported MiSTer core;
2) Plug Controller >- HDMI Adapter > SNAC mini > USB 3 cable (optional) > I/O USB3 (User port);
3) Menu F12, Navigate to the option for controls (name varies per core: “Serial”, “SNAC”, “User Port” etc.) select SNAC mode;
4) Some cores require certain accessories to be used in specific ports. You may need to “Swap joysticks” option in the core’s menu.

Console / Core SNAC (1P) Ultimate SNAC mini (2P)
NES/Famicom 1P 2P
Genesis / CD / 32X 1P (4P with multitap) 1P (4P with multitap)
PC Engine 1P* 1P*
Nintento 64 1P 1P

* TurboGrafx/PCE 6 button controllers require specific SNAC-PCE.

SNAC is general purpose level shifter for use with MiSTer. It can be used to power 5v devices and it will safely convert any logic between the 3v3 (MiSTer) and 5v device. It will be used mostly for 5v controllers and other peripherals. SNAC bypasses all layers of the normal USB controllers use, so it’s very much like having a controller port of the original system. One benefit of this is that most weird peripherals should work with their cores (like Lightguns etc) which most normal usb converters either don’t or can’t do. One downside to bypassing the layers is the you can’t controle the MiSTer OSD menu.

The SNAC connects to the I/O User Port (formerly Serial I/O port) on MiSTer FPGA. It’s recommendable a small USB3.0 extension cable between them.

Analog I/O board 6.1 and Digital I/O 1.2 or higher required. Both have a jumper near User I/O Port that needs to be set to I/O6. Compatible with Ultimate MultiSystem and Ultimate JAMMIX I/O.

Work based on “Blue212” SNAC.

Additional information

Weight 0,250 kg