New 8BitDo adapter will allow for GameCube controllers to connect to the Switch wirelessly

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  1. MSearles

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    Are there any options for the Nintendo 64 controller? I wanna' play old school Mario party on the switch
     
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    have you never used a mechanical keyboard before? %1000 worth it, everything else you mentioned is just opinion but i'm pretty sure mechanical keyboards being better is a fact there is a huge difference and they last forever.
     
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    Congratulations for missing the point entirely. It must've not been easy, considering how well-put the point was.
     
  4. sonicrings

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    Damn, $30 CAD and it only supports one controller? Not worth it when you have 2+ controllers.
     
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  6. bodefuceta

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    I want this. I really like my wii classic controller but haven't used it in ages. If it works wired through the dock's USB, it'd be perfect.
     
  7. slaphappygamer

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    With the recessed GameCube port, would a wavebird even fit? Maybe a cable extension would be needed. Mario kart with the GameCube controller is super dope.
     
  8. Jonna

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    Because I want to
     
  9. jeffyTheHomebrewer

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    How would that even work? I mean, I guess a HDMi/Bluetooth USB thing could work, just plug in the HDMI Cable to the dock, then the USB cable to the dock, Pair the gamepad to it, and then it could work as a pro-controller while mirroring what's on the TV.
    NOTE: this is just an idea I had off the top of my head.
     
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  10. SonicMC

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    I'm guessing Mario party 1-3 via an emulator? Super Mario Party only supports joycons.

    Only way to do it is via yucky multiple adapters... And even then may not work as I don't have said adapters to test.
    Example 1: N64 to Wii remote adapter https://www.raphnet-tech.com/products/n64_to_wiimote/index.php
    Then Wii remote to mayflash ns adapter.

    2nd example
    N64 to GameCube adapter. https://m.newegg.com/products/9SIA7...eL2rtrtod_vlZVIH0Nf4gg6wOplR4U8RoCf4QQAvD_BwE

    Then official GC to Switch smash adapter.

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe works awesome with the official Switch to GC adapter :)

    FYI for people who already have a classic controller and a Wii remote and the mayflash magic ns adapter. Update the firmware and the controller works through the Wii remote! Using one to play through some switch platformers :)
     
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  11. XDel

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    Best controller ever, minus the lack of a second shoulder button. None the less, very exciting!
     
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  12. lordelan

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    This is among the best 8bitdo has ever done.
    Saw that on their Instagram account yesterday and kinda freaked out.
    Not only are Wavebirds hard to find, they are also kind of ugly.
    But I love the original controllers and Nintendo's re-release when Sm4sh for Wii U came out.
    Although I already have the USB adapter (Mayhem) which offers 4 ports and works great on games like MK8D, I'm so indescribably lazy that I don't wanna get up from the couch to connect all that sh*t to the dock. That's why I'm often ending up using the Pro Controller for MK8D although I'd prefer the GC one.
    With this I'll reach for the box under my table, pull this sweet thing out and I'm ready to go. Pretty cool, 8bitdo!

    (I'd rather go with native 8bitdo GameCube bluetooth controllers though if they'd exist.)
     
  13. ciaomao

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    This could be an alternative to my chinease adapter for wired connection.

    Pro: wifi
    Con: only one controller/8bit adapter.

    Did anybody tested the nintendo adapter via usb A/C converter plugged into the switch port, instead of the port at the docking station? Maybe it works with an additional 2:1 cable?
     
  14. lordelan

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    Oh didn't know about this one:
     
  15. duwen

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    The GC controller was great for anything developed with it in mind, but sucked for most ports - there's a pretty good reason why almost every other controller ever standardizes the size and shape of all face buttons.
    It's my second favourite controller of that generation, after the PS2's DS2... but ergonomically, it's one of the best controllers ever.
     
  16. Taffy

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    Rechargable batteries are great... But I prefer being able to just pop in a new set of fresh batteries when they go dead instead of trying to find a charger and then sitting with a cable plugged into a controller for 2 hours.
     
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    "Wirelessly"
    I don't really see the point in these kinds of addons. The wire is still going to get in the way just the same as it would if it was connected directly to the Switch, the only difference is that you don't have to worry about someone tripping over the cable.
     
  18. lordelan

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    It really depends on the game. I'd play all versions of Mario Kart and Smash Bros. with a GC controller. Also all kind of 3D (!) fighting games like Soul Calibur, Tekken and so on are pretty cool with it if they don't require more (shoulder) buttons than it offers.
    2D games are mostly enjoyable with an (8bitdo) SNES pad for me. Unfortunately some of them need all shoulder buttons (like Dead Cells).
    Breath of the Wild on the other hand is just perfectly playable with the Pro Controller.
     
  19. ciaomao

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    My switch is located behind me. Any wired controller enwraps me, after a short time.
     
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  20. Jonna

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    And your post just answered itself.
     
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