Nintendo Club members in Japan had a special treat this month: a retro SNES controller in which to play their retro virtual console games on the Wii with.

Like the Wii's Classic Controller, this old-school throwback controller plugs into the bottom of the Wiimote, which allows it to establish a wireless connection to the console itself.

Just make sure that none of the Virtual Console games you own require more than six buttons.

The only catch, is that currently it's only available to gamers in Japan who also happen to be a member of the Nintendo Club.

No word unfortunately whether it will be making its way to the UK. The news comes a week after the announcement that a US company would be making a Neo Geo retro controller for the Wii.

Now who's up for a game of Street Fighter?