At this era of modern technology, you can basically use ANY type of controller with ANY game.
Either by various PC adapters on emulation or real hardware hacked - almost everything's possible.
Believe me or not if you like stefcep, I tried a few Amiga platformers with that joypad I mentioned earlier that I consider the best in the world... and you know what?
Most Amiga patformers suck on the digital keys.
They feel a bit better on the analog stick, but still not right - as they were meant to feel.
Nothing beats the original feeling