After playing through the Smash Bros. franchise over the years, it has become difficult for many players to switch over to a completely different controller — many Smash fans prefer the GameCube controller over the Wii U GamePad or the Wii Remote. For those who prefer the GameCube controller, Amazon has now made the Super Smash Bros. Edition GameCube controller available for pre-order. The controller is listed at $29.99 and is sold separately from the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U.

  • CEObrainz

    Won’t there be a bundle with the adapter and game? Would be better to wait for that, hopefully Nintendo throws in a random Amiibo figure in there too….

    • Alex

      Yes, but it only includes one controller. The great thing about this is that you can buy as many of these controllers as you want, and that is something I am excited for.

      • doubleO7

        Of course, you could always just buy an additional controller alongside the bundle.

  • Sdudyoy

    If anyone has had a chance to play with this, does anyone know if this feels like the original Gamecube controllers or cheaper?

  • QueenxLink

    It’s just a black controller with the Smash Bros. symbol on it..
    It would have been really cool if it had a more detailed paint job on it; like if it had some characters on it

  • Ryan Haynes

    I hope the cord is longer than all the pictures make it out to be.

    • veeronic

      this one probably connects into the wii remote

  • Vladislak

    YES! I was hoping for this! It probably means stores will be stocking Gamecube controllers again! 😀

  • Laleiro

    I have all the controllers I need….. I will need that adapter though

  • Squiggy

    Fun fact: The analog stick caps in first-party Gamecube, Wii, and WiiU controllers all use the exact same slot shape. This means if you have a tri-wing screwdriver, you can take the sticks out of some unused Nunchuks or a Wii Classic controller and swap them into your Gamecube controller in place of its normal sticks.

    The single-ring padding of the Wii sticks are much more comfortable for me and don’t ruin my thumb after a long session like the Gamecube’s three-ringed coating, and the C-stick not being a little nub is also very handy.

  • Schwartz Ichenbachen

    I’d rather just use my Gamestop GC controller with the adapter once the adapter is released. The GS controllers are bulkier, which makes them more comfortable in my hands. I guess it all depends on how large your hands are. (And I now can’t believe I couldn’t reach the C Stick on my first party controllers as a kid)

  • Trinosaur

    I kind of wish this was wireless? Or maybe it is and I just can’t tell. Having all kinds of cords is something I thought they were trying to get rid of. I mean look at this:
    If that’s not the most convoluted thing I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what is.

    • Lolzormatic

      “hardcore” smash players need the corded controllers so they don’t disconnect/ run out of batteries.

    • Schwartz Ichenbachen

      Couldn’t you use a wireless GC controller? I’ve never actually had one, but wouldn’t you just plug something into a controller slot and turn on the controller?

      • Trinosaur

        Yeah, I realize now that the adaptor is good for any gamecube controller, and that should include any wireless ones you might already own. I thought this was a wii u specific gamecube controller, but apparently not. Either way, the less wires the better IMO. Less clunky.