Wii U Fight Pad Controller - Mario
It is a pretty good solid built remote, it is also very light weight and has a beautiful design to it!
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.
Did Mad Catz make this?
This controller is a joke; it feels wrong in your hands and feels cheap. From first look it looks like it will be ok, cool art and a few different designs to choose from draws the eye; even i was able to forgive the lowered L and R buttons. But once you get it in your hands something feels wrong. Once you start playing you know what it is. The joystick is so bad that it put though the wrong input a lot. After using my friends controller and mine a in a total of fifty matches each the result was staggering. Out of the 100 matches the average about of times the joystick put the wrong direction in was around 14. This might not seem like a lot but the one thing you need form a controller is precision. Plus if you think about it Nintendo is bottle necking the adapters to stores just to boost sales in this piece of trash. DO NOT BUY THIS CONTROLLER!
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.
I was excited to get this controller. When you take it out the box and put it in your hand you immediately feel the the cheap build quality compared to a real gamecube controller. The back feels like cheap plastic. Im surprised Nintendo endorsed this controller.
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.
This controller is amazing.It works with a lot of games,such as brawl, mario 64, and mario kart 8 and much more.
This is a collaboration between PDP and Nintendo, and they came our with a Wii Classic Pro Controller that has a Gamecube design. Now like all peripherals for the Wiimote, the controller is very light, but it feels natural and like the old GC controller with an added extra buttons. The difference of course is the C-stick, instead of a small stick, the size and shape is now like the joystick. The controller can be used with other games from the Wii and Virtual Console which is great.
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!
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)