What's the deal with virtual controllers?

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Oct 24, 2006
  1. chaka_kahn
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    One question i have yet to get answered is whether or not the virtual console controller is essential to playing virtual console games, or is it possible to use a gamecube controller which has more than enough buttons to function adiquitly. Also, is the virtual controller wireless? Any answers would be much appreciated!
     
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    The virtual console controller was created to be used specifically with the games released for the virtual console. I don't believe that the question of whether the controller can be used for GCN games and GCN controller for virtual console games has been answered. I actually am not positive whether you can use the controller for Wii games. What I can tell you is that it does have a wire but said wire plugs into the wii-mote and there is a clip on the back of the controller so that the wii-mote can be connected making it essentially wireless.
     
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    Ah, interesting. Thanks bud.
     
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    I think you are talking about this classic controller?

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    You don't need it to play downloabable games, you can use the regular wii mote+ analog attatchment, or a gamecube controller. I want one myself to play SSBB thou, I can't imagine playing it on the wiimote.

    It's not technically wireless itself, it plugs into the wiimote like the analog attatchment.

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    Oh, thanks a lot. That was very informative. But you said you wanted one for Brawl, but couldnt you play brawl with a gamecube controller, or is that only for downloadables?
     
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    And also, somewhat unrelated, does anybody know whether "points cards" are essencial to purchasing retro games on the wii, or can you do the same thing via credit card?
     
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    you will be able to use credit cards to buy VC games from the Shop Channel.
     
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    Good, that makes things easier, not just on me, but my wallet! I thought it was essential to have a points card. phew!
     

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