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.
Honestly, reading some of the reviews on here, I was expecting this to fall apart as soon as I took it out of the box. Imagine my surprise when I opened it up to find a nearly-perfect imitation of a GameCube controller! Seriously, if you can't get an adapter, or just prefer the wireless experience, this is going to be PERFECT for you. Does it have exactly the same feel as a nintendo-made controller? Obviously not. Does it feel a little cheaper? Sure. But does it get the job done? Heck yeah. It's solid, the buttons are firmly seated and responsive, and it gives you EVERYTHING that you'll get from a traditional GC controller. I just have one caveat: For some absurd reason, the L/R and Z buttons are switched: The big buttons on the side that everyone is going to instinctively press for shielding, dodging, and rolling are, by default, the Z buttons...meaning that you'll be sitting there doing your grab animating like an idiot, wondering why you aren't dodging. This is easily fixed by creating a profile and changing the buttons, but it's definitely a little annoying. That said, if you're looking at this because you NEED a GC controller, this is going to give you everything you need.
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.
A pretty solid game controller
I bought this controller for Super Smash Bros Wii U primarily and found out that it works for N64 games and others as well. Can highly recommend this controller for any one who likes a solidly built controller and who might be having problems finding a classic controller at an affordable price.
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!
It might stop working
I bought this controller and then unfortunately lost the receipt, however I did not own the controller for more than a month and it stopped working on me. When I plug it into my WiiMote for some reason the WiiMote just shuts off. As a controller it was decent, comparable to a gamecube controller but it's lot clunkier and just doesnt have the same feeling. I also kind of wish it didnt plug into the wiimote. Obviously because it might stop working and it's kind of strange just having the Wiimote sit elsewhere
It works sometimes :/
DO NOT get this if you plan on using it for emulators. I was using the controller to play Melee and the controls would randomly switch up, giving me a very unpleasant experience. The "b" button would become attack, the "a"button would become jump and the "y" button would become special attack. Oh god it was terrible. It starts off fine but after 5 or so minutes everything becomes scrambled. Maybe its messing up because of the emulator coding.
UPDATE: I tried using it on Super Smash Bros Wii U and it STILL kept messing up. The emulator was not causing the problem. Its just a faulty controller. Please DO NOT waste your money on it. Sure it looks cool but it may give you a frustrating experience.
this controller is really good i was not sure if id like it but its a good replacement for a gamecube controller if you have a wii u and want to play wii virtual console games it is worth it
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.