PowerA Wireless Gamecube Style Controller for Switch: Official GBAtemp Review

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    PowerA has sent us another controller, this time the wireless variant of their Switch Gamecube controller. Last time, I reviewed their standard Switch wired controllers, and was impressed with the quality and price. The PowerA Gamecube controller adds new buttons to bring it into the modern age, as well as motion controls. It also has a larger D-Pad, making 2D games more comfortable. Whilst this controller is clearly made for Smash, it can be used in other Switch games, such as Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart. But just because you can, does it mean you should?

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  1. StarGazerTom

    StarGazerTom GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Is it in any way shape or form different to hold from the original gamecube controller?
     
  2. Daisies
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    I feel like the grip is pretty identical, but the buttons, triggers, and analogue sticks feel fairly different.
     
  3. Saiyan Lusitano

    Saiyan Lusitano GBAtemp Guru

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    PowerA is to HORI what AT Games are to Nintendo's Mini Classics, they do the job and are okay but not great.

    /imo
     
  4. Xabring

    Xabring GBAtemp Fan

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    The D-Pad is larger. So,. I might be easier on the hands.
    People said the buttons seems...diferent.
     
  5. brollikk

    brollikk GBAtemp Regular

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    good thing I already got 4 original GC controllers
     
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  6. Biff627

    Biff627 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I NEED
     
  7. huma_dawii

    huma_dawii GBAtemp Addict

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    No rumble no go.
     
  8. eyeliner

    eyeliner Has an itch needing to be scratched.

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    Is there any reason these can be considered "must haves"?
    I mean, is it better for any game because of it's form factor?
     
  9. proffk

    proffk GBAtemp Regular

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    I have this. Its quite bulky and feels light. The main buttons have a lot of travel. The L & R triggers are pressure sensored. No rumble. The plastic feels quite cheap. It can be used with other switch games. I have noticed the plastic is staring to separate between the C stick & L trigger button.
     
  10. Daisies
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    The L and R aren't analogue, they don't detect pressure. They're just designed like that to keep it faithful to the original GC controller.

    Honestly, no. Unless wireless is REALLY important to you, I think either the wired version or an official controller is a way better choice, purely because of the high pricetag.
     
    Last edited by Daisies, Dec 6, 2018 at 12:49 PM
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  11. Rahkeesh

    Rahkeesh GBAtemp Fan

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    Smash *should* be best played with an arcade stick or solid d-pad, but Nintendo keeps forcing people to use analog, so the 8-way gate from the Gamecube design is the best analog choice. That's about what it comes down to.
     
    Last edited by Rahkeesh, Dec 6, 2018 at 5:13 PM
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