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post #91 of 103 Old 07-15-2015, 01:26 AM
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I own several classic controllers and VC games, so I am aware that it works fine.
You should've told him what he needed to do to get his Wiimote working with this then.

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I personally am not fond of the GameCube controller for VC games because it really only works well for N64 games VC-wise.
While I agree about its suitability for the Virtual Console (Good for N64 downloads, but not my preferred controller for other platforms on there), it's still a solid suggestion for him.

He already has the Wii U gamepad and a Pro Controller, so he's looking for an option for a 3rd player. On the Wii U Virtual Console, that means that it will be a N64 download since no NES or SNES games here offered more than 2 person multiplayer with the current offerings.

This option is ideal for N64 titles (And also works well for filling out a multiplayer roster on Wii U games like Mario Kart 8 as well), it's cheaper than a full Pro Controller, and it offers turbo capabilities and Wii mode compatibility.

He didn't mention the desire for either of those last two features, but they still could potentially be useful for him.

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There's always the plain-old Classic Controller Pro...
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Obviously

I merely recommended a Classic Controller alternative that can easily be bought new and which I feel is particularly well suited for N64 downloads off either of the Virtual Consoles on the Wii U.

If he wants a Classic Controller Pro at this point, he's likely going to have to settle for used. And like I said, cheap counterfeits have sprung up in recent years, leaving the risk that such a purchase isn't going to be the genuine deal.

If you buy a CCP, Fargus777, I suggest doing a bit of research. Either with the feedback of the online seller that you're dealing with, or if buying in person, the telltale signs to look for to discern if it's the real deal or just a knock-off that looks the part.

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Derp, I was mistaken - it's only the original non-pro classic controller that can still be bought new:
https://store.nintendo.com/ng3/brows...tId=prod590099
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While that works, he should be made aware that it's not such a great option for N64 games. It's nice for titles that rely on the d-pad, but I've never been too fond of it for those that need analog control.

A feeling that apparently was shared by many, judging by how Nintendo ultimately evolved that design to more closely resemble modern gamepads instead of the SuperNes controller that it obviously took its inspiration from.

But like I've said several times already, the Classic Controller Pro is out of production these days. Stock seemed to have disappeared during the course of 2013 and has never been replenished.

That's part of the appeal of that Hori option. It's still being produced and can easily be bought new online without any concerns.

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That's why I originally mentioned the CCpro - I felt it was the best balance between Dpad-heavy and analog-stick heavy games outside of the Pro controller.
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I have both the classic controller pro and the new Hori Battle Pad. They're both good, I prefer the Hori for N64, MK8, etc. It feels really good to use, as close to a GameCube controller as you can get without actually using one. I'm kicking myself for not grabbing another one when they were like $17 on Amazon. Still reasonable at $22/$23, but still...
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For N64 VC games, I use the original N64 controller and this: http://www.raphnet-tech.com/products...mote/index.php
You have a lot of cord wound up next to you, but it works fine.
Downside: You have to map a few buttons with the Wii U. The Wii was pretty much plug and play.
Other downside: It's roughly $27.


To me, it was worth the $. I already had 4 N64 controllers in very good condition.

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The Wii remote is supported, but just like with the original Wii Virtual Console, you're going to have to plug in a Wii Classic Controller into it in order to use it. Sideways Wiimote and Wiimote/Nunchuck combinations aren't allowed for Wii U N64 downloads, even if it would work just fine for some games.

If you want a recommendation, I've been enjoying revisiting Paper Mario, Ocarina of Time, and Super Mario 64 on my Wii U with this 3rd party Classic Controller equivalent that I bought early this year. Also works well with Wii mode Virtual Console downloads of titles like Wave Race 64, which is yet to appear on the Wii U proper (Something that a Wii U Pro Controller can't do).



This officially licensed controller appeared last Fall from well liked 3rd party controller manufacturer, Hori. It's a good fit for N64 games, can easily be found new, and will only run $20-$25 (Half that of a Wii U Pro Controller).

If you buy an official Nintendo Classic Controller Pro these days, you run the risk of ending up with a cheap counterfeit. The real deal is out of print, leaving you without the option of buying it new from a source that is assured of being safe.

Cheap knock-offs are even happening with Wii U Pro Controllers these days (Essentially the Wii U successor to the Wii's Classic Controller Pro). So if you buy a Wii U Pro Controller, make sure to buy it at a reputable retailer that isn't going to be peddling counterfeits like you might end up with off eBay, buying used at GameStop, or from a 3rd party Amazon seller.

Best off buying it new from a chain like Wal-Mart, GameStop, etc.
Is this the same one you pictured?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/PDP-Wired-...Wii-U/40549467

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No, that's a different one. You want the Hori Battle Pad, Walmart doesn't seem to have them. See this link, top 4 are Hori:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ttle+pad+wii+u
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No, that's a different one. You want the Hori Battle Pad, Walmart doesn't seem to have them. See this link, top 4 are Hori:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...ttle+pad+wii+u
ordered. thanks! And Im just going to plug this into the bottom of the wii remote?

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ordered. thanks! And Im just going to plug this into the bottom of the wii remote?
Yup, it is viewed the same by the Wii / Wii U as a classic controller.
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Downside: You have to map a few buttons with the Wii U. The Wii was pretty much plug and play.
Other downside: It's roughly $27.
While I don't find the thought of using original N64 controllers appealing given the lack of longevity with their analog stick, I would think that this would be best on the Wii U.

N64 games on the Wii and likely also with the default layouts on the Wii U, did some game specific reconfiguration of their controls to best adapt each of them to something like the GameCube controller.

N64 Z for instance is sometimes mapped to Z on the Classic Controller and other times is mapped to L. That means that your N64 controller adapter correctly maps this button for only some N64 downloads.

http://www.raphnet.net/divers/virtua...s/index_en.php

But unlike on the Wii, you can customize it on the Wii U to make every N64 game be a 1:1 match for the original layout on the N64. So if F-Zero X for instance repeats how it handled the C buttons on the Wii when it's released for Wii U, it can be remapped on the Wii U Virtual Console to fully restore that functionality to the actual C buttons on your N64 controller.


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