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.
Loopy from the 3DS Capture forums has created a rather impressive Gamecube to Nintendo 3DS controller modification. As you can see from the video Nintendo 3DS titles are playable with the beloved GameCube controller. Loopy says that the GameCube analog stick is mapped to the Nintendo 3DS d-pad. C-stick also goes to Y/X/B/A.
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US retailer Best Buy currently have the GameCube adapter up for pre-order. What is interesting is that the retailer claims that the device can be used for games other than Super Smash Bros. Nintendo has yet to announce any other titles that will support the peripheral, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt using it for other games.
“Play your favorite Wii U games with the controller experience you know and love using this GameCube Controller Adapter. Bash your way through new and exciting titles with your GameCube controller, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Make it a party by connecting up to four original GameCube or WaveBird controllers, so your friends can get in on the fun. It’s time to unleash your classic moves on a new generation of games.”
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Nintendo of America has confirmed via Twitter that Super Smash Bros on the Wii U will be playable with the beloved Gamecube controller. Judging from the image provided it looks as though the Gamecube controller will plug into the Wii U using an extension block. Super Smash Bros Wii U is due for release this winter.
PDP, the leading third-party manufacturer of video game accessories. has announced that they have partnered with Nintendo to release a number of GameCube inspired controllers to coincide with the launch of Super Smash Bros on Wii U. The new line of controllers are wired and plug directly into the Wii Remote External Extension Connector. The Wired Fight Pad for Wii U will also feature iconic Nintendo characters and will retail for $24.99.