Wii U Fight Pad Controller - Mario
A great idea, but poor execution; not recommended.
I was looking forward to a semi-wireless GameCube-type controller. When I saw that this was licensed by Nintendo, I expected essentially a clone of the GameCube controller; however, I was disappointed. This controller feels cheaply constructed. The trigger buttons are very springy and sound like those rattly plastic toy microphones. The plastic is shiny and creaky, not solid matte like the original GameCube controllers. The analog sticks are hard plastic and do not have the same rubber feel that the GameCube controllers have. In short, when I held the controller in my hand, I instantly wanted to return it. I'm going to buy the wired GameCube controller adapter instead and stick with the original. The only thing going for this series of controllers is the visual design. If Nintendo actually made these instead of licensing them to a third party, the result may have been different. Instead, this officially licensed product feels like a cheap knockoff.
Cheap build cause inadequate performance
The overall quality of this controller leaves a lot to be desired. When holding the controller in your hands you can feel the substandard materials used to construct this pad. The 2 trigger buttons are extremely loud and the right analog stick gets in the way sometimes when hitting the B button. This fight pad is good only as a 2nd controller for guests and at $24.95 its overpriced. I will be returning this controller and buying the official Gamecube controller manufactured by Nintendo.
Great Buy and Quality
This Wii U Fight Pad is a great value. For $25, you get a well made controller that is based on the Gamecube controller. It works for the Wii and Wii U, all you have to do is plug it into a Wii Remote and it acts like a Classic Controller. It is built very well and I would even say the control sticks on this controller are better than the original Gamecube controller. If you have the Wii Remotes and don't want to spend $50 dollars on the Wii U Pro controller, this is a spectacular buy.
Picked this up today out of need of a classic controller and in my local store this being the only one. It definitely gets the job done, feels like a GC controller (although it is a little uncomfortable to hold). If you want to play smash with a GameCube controller wait for the official adapter or HORI's GameCube classic controller. (HORI has been making top tier third party controllers since the 1980's)
can do more!
I will be getting this controller over the GameCube add on ports because you can use it for other games then just the Super smash bros wii u This controller also will save you money from not having to buy different controllers to play games as it act as wii u pro controller and wii classic game controller which means you can play Virtual Console games with this controller!
This controller is amazing.It works with a lot of games,such as brawl, mario 64, and mario kart 8 and much more.
gamecube vc gotta be coming this year then i hopeso that would be good for the wii u but still nintendo didnt say anything about gc games coming to vc but i know they will later on