Two generations of systems since Super Smash Bros. Melee, the GameCube controller is still the controller most Super Smash Bros. players prefer. It’s so popular, Nintendo manufactured a GameCube adapter for the Wii U version included in a game bundle that quickly sold out, making the adapter a precious commodity for a short while after release.

Up until now, players of the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. have had to go without the fantastic GameCube controller and its close runner-up, the Wii Classic controller. But if you have the cash you can get your 3DS or 2DS modified to enable support for these controllers. The people over at Phone have developed a way to enable this. By sending or bringing in your system you can play Super Smash Bros. for 3DS with your GameCube or Classic controller for a cool $125.

Why so much? Well, it’s not an easy task, as Phone describes in their list of steps:

  • Disassembling the mobo carefully without ripping cables
  • Solder and splicing 18 wires and keeping track of them
  • Carving a whole[sic] in the bottom & top case to fit the mod chip
  • Gluing the mod chip so it sits in place properly
  • Splicing the controller extension cords and soldering it to the connector
  • Heat shrink wire wrap the extension cord

3DS 2DS GameCube controller mod guts

Currently, the modification is available for the 2DS and all 3DS models except the New 3DS (that version is still under development). If you’re interested in this service, check out the product site to see the details on shipping and pricing.

You can watch a video of demonstrations for the Classic and GameCube controllers below!