Controllers for the Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by 2cb2ct7, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. 2cb2ct7

    2cb2ct7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jan 5, 2007
    I was just wondering if any knows the main differences between the classic controller and the gamecube controller (apart from the obvious physical ones [​IMG]

    I'm assuming the classic controller CAN'T be used for gamecube games?

    Can the gamecube controller be used for gamecube games AND virtual console games?

    Can both the gamecube controller and the classic controller be used for emulated games that are booted from disc/sd adapter?

    Thanks a lot people!
  2. Akeos

    Akeos Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    The gamecube controller can be used for only some virtual console titles (i think one of them was
    mario kart 64). and the game will specify which controller needs to be used with t he game in the shop channel.

    not sure about any emulation, sorry
  3. Maikel Steneker

    Maikel Steneker M3 Fanboy

    May 16, 2007
    No problem [​IMG]

    Btw, my choice would be the Gamecube controller. But you might have to get a Classic Controller some day...
  4. Railgun

    Railgun ( ' _ ' )

    Feb 20, 2006
    Gambia, The
    GBAtemp City
    You can play all Gamecube Games wit the Gamecube Controler [​IMG]


  5. 123kid

    123kid Member

    Feb 11, 2007
    I got a Gamecube controller instead of the classic controller, much cheaper if you go for a third party one and more versatile.
  6. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    There is currently one game that requires both Gamecube and Wii controllers for a full multiplayer experience.
    Bomberman '93 has a 5 player mode where any combination of wiimotes/classic controllers and Gamecube controllers upto 5 players can play.

    I would highly recommend the classic controller if you are playing 2D games, the D-Pad is superior to the Gamecube one, the Hori digital Gamecube pad might be a good alternative if you have one (they are hard to find now).