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Using a GameCube Controller with Wii U

by Steve CullumJanuary 27, 2014

Ever since I got my Wii U, I have been wondering how to use a GameCube controller when I want to play Super Smash Bros. That is my preferred controller, so you can imagine my disappointment when I realized there were no built-in GCN ports on the Wii U console. I was even more upset when I thought about the future Wii U installment of Super Smash Bros. Fortunately, I got this as a gift. It is the Total Console GC Adapter for Wii/Wii U, and it allows me to connect a GameCube controller to my Wii Remote.

Overall, I like the adapter, as it does what it claims. The only problems I noticed was how it did not seem to connect 100% every time. Sometimes, it would move the cursor around and start activating buttons I did not press. After a reconnect and a few seconds of patience, though, it was working fine.

Check out the quick video for a setup tutorial, explanation, and some further thoughts.

Want to buy one? Click here to order it on Amazon.

EDIT: I accidentally left out information about rumble. Since the GameCube controller is essentially functioning as a Classic Controller, and the connection cable does not carry power (to my knowledge), the GC controller does not have rumble. This is something I have not thought about in a while, since I’m use to using a WaveBird wireless GC controller, which also has no rumble.

About The Author
Steve Cullum
Steve is a Senior Editor for NintendoFuse. He has been a Nintendo fan since the NES and Game Boy. His favorite types of games are action platformers, multiplayer “party” games, and any game that is pure fun and pulls him in for hours. Steve has been blogging for NintendoFuse since 2008.
3 Comments
  • OniLuigi
    January 30, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Does the Gamecube controller still have rumble through this?

    • Steve
      January 31, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Since it is essentially functioning as a Classic Controller, and the connection cable does not carry power (to my knowledge), the GC controller does not have rumble. This is something I have not thought about in a while, since I’m use to using a WaveBird wireless GC controller, which also has no rumble.

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