We’ve already learned that the GameCube adapter for Super Smash Bros Wii U is in short supply in the United States and Canada, now EB Games Canada says that Nintendo Canada have stopped producing them for some unknown reason. You may have noticed that the GameCube adapters were back in stock on Amazon.com earlier today, but now they’re out of stock or available at a pretty price from a seller.
Peripheral manufacturer Hori has created an adorable Pikachu themed GameCube fight pad for the upcoming Super Smash Bros on the Wii U. Unfortunately to use it you need to plug it into your Wii Remote. However, it does come equipped with a rather handy turbo function that comes in three speed settings. If you are interested in importing then you can grab the Pikachu Hori Classic Controller for 3,434 yen.
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A single Wii U console can connect to two Nintendo GameCube controller adapters simultaneously. This feature is supported by Super Smash Bros. for Wii U’s recently-revealed 8-player Smash mode, which lets eight players fight at the same time in local multiplayer matches. The adapter will launch alongside the Wii U version of the fighting title on November 21st. Nintendo is also planning to release a bundle that includes the game, one GameCube controller and an adapter.
Peripheral manufacturer PDP has added four new fight pad controllers based on iconic Nintendo characters, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus and Wario. The controllers are GameCube style Wii Classic Controllers and join the previously announced Mario, Peach, and Yoshi designed ones. You can purchase a fight pad for $25.
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According to the Nintendo Online Store you’ll be able to use your Gamecube adapter and GameCube controller with all games supported by the Wii Classic Controller, Wii Classic Controller Pro and Wii U Pro Controller. That means you should be able to use the controller with titles such as New Super Mario Bros U, Pikmin 3, and Mario Kart 8, amongst others. You can purchase it for £17.99.
An intrepid Nintendo 3DS owner has managed to get a GameCube controller working with Nintendo’s current handheld in an effort to play Super Smash Bros in their preferred way. There doesn’t seem to be any instruction regarding how the individual achieved this, but it’s an impress feat nonetheless.
GameStop has once again begun selling refurbished GameCube consoles for those looking to go on a nostalgia trip. A refurbished GameCube will set you back a mere $20 and will be available from the retailer for as long as stock lasts. GameStop will also be selling a variety of GameCube games and accessories.