Earlier today, we asked you to weigh in on your favorite controller from the current crop of hardware. That doesn't mean that the newest options are the best, though; this is your chance to reminisce about controllers from bygone generations.

Did you prefer the simplicity of the Atari joystick? The iconic NES gamepads? Or is there a third-party controller that comes out on top? 

Share your stories in the comments below, explaining why your choice is the best video game controller ever made.