Nintendo GameCube Adapter Vs. Mayflash GameCube Adapter

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by WiiCube_2013, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. WiiCube_2013

    WiiCube_2013 GBAtemp Guru

    Oct 19, 2013
    Gaza Strip
    Is there anyone here who owns both and can tell which one is most definite the better one of the two?

    From what I remember it goes something like this:

    Nintendo GameCube Adapter:

    + Fully wired
    + Quality built
    + Works flawlessly
    + Up to four controllers
    + Compatible with Smash Wii U
    + USB connection

    - Only playable with Smash Wii U (except you cannot play the Masterpieces with it)

    Mayflash GameCube Adapter:

    + Works with all Wii and Wii U games
    + Custom configuration for each button
    + Recognised as Wii's Classic Controller

    - Only one controller per adapter (but hey, if it's just for yourself it doesn't matter)
    - Connects to the Wiimote's butt
    - It's wireless

    It's hard for me to say which one's better because I never had a Mayflash NGC Adapter even though I wanted to but didn't purchase one due to Nintendo's Official GameCube Adapter. I have mixed feelings about it and despite not owning a Mayflash adapter I think it's better than the official NGC adapter.
  2. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

    Dec 31, 2013
    Your pros and cons are flawed! I have both, so let me try... :)

    Nintendo GameCube Controller Adapter

    + Four controller ports
    + Supports WaveBird controllers
    + Wired connection via USB

    - Works only with Smash Bros. for Wii U
    - Doesn't work with Wii
    - Cannot be used to navigate system menus

    Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter

    + Works with any game that supports Classic Controller even on Wii
    + Has turbo function for all buttons
    + Can trigger HOME/+/- with multiple taps of the START button

    - Only one controller port
    - Doesn't support WaveBird controllers
    - Input lag from wireless connection through Wiimote
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  3. sonicrings

    sonicrings GBAtemp Maniac

    Oct 7, 2012
    There's input lag for the MayFlash adapter? That's a bummer.. I was just about to order one. Guess I can wait a month for Nintendo to make more official adapters.
  4. keven3477

    keven3477 Fresh Prince of Lemonade

    Jul 12, 2012
    United States
    Somewhere you can never find.
    I have both mayflash and gamecube adapter and mayflash worked well for me, but wiiu games hardly accepts wii classic controllers for gameplay. I liked playing Mario kart 8 with it but I wish other games could have been compatible.
  5. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

    Dec 31, 2013
    Yes, about 1-3 frames of input lag. It's noticeable only if you play seriously / competitively / want to get good at the game / try mastering the Perfect Pivot technique / kick some serious butt online. For fun, at home, offline, it's not a problem. :)