Finally! Cheap 3rd party Wavebirds!

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  1. G0R3Z
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    For those looking for a wavebird and finding that in some countries like the UK where the Gamecube was immensely popular, Wavebirds are stupidly expensive. I was browsing on Ebay and found that people are selling 3rd party, generic Wavebirds. I plan to buy one and test it out.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3rd-Party...ontroller-Gamepad-Like-Wavebird-/142312992784

    Link for those interested. You can find them on any country's site.
     
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    I'm sure it's shit. I've never used a noname brand controller that wasn't.
    Don't expect to be playing Smash with it but it might be fine for Mario Party. Actually don't even try it with Smash, you'll probably break it. ;)
    I have a wireless Thrustmaster GC controller that's pretty good though, it's just a bit small.
     
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    I don't want to pay £50 for a wavebird personally. But with all of the other gamecube crap I've got, i'll give it a shot.
     
  4. OfficialFBomb

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    Any one got one and tried it? I would just like the shell so i dont have to paint my oem one lol i'm sure the guts wont fit tho..
     
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    Over there ;)
    Those are shit, someone I know took it apart, It did not look good
     
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    Proof or it didn't happen.

    * and yea there gonna be garbo but i must know about the insides :( *
     
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    Over there ;)
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    I got this wireless GC controller a few days ago. It just werks. 20 dollars at my local game store
     
  9. OfficialFBomb

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    Take it apart for science!
     
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    Over there ;)
    FOR SCIENCE!
     
  11. gamesquest1

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    I only paid £12 for an official wavebird, just don't jump on BIN auctions and you should be able to get one in ok condition for cheaper than the clone
     
  12. regnad

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    I wonder if the receiver is compatible with genuine Wavebirds.

    The controllers without receivers are fairly cheap and easy to find at used electronics stores here in Japan.
     
  13. OfficialFBomb

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    I already got a pristine condition one. And i got it for free. But i prefer black controllers since all my consoles are black.

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    Looking at the photo no it is not compatible..
     
  14. regnad

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    How can you tell from the photo?
     
  15. OfficialFBomb

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    Well there is no channel select and the wireless technology is not the same.
     
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    Oh man there is only one review lol poor yobo guys it looks good. I wonder how bad the lag is.