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u/MyDadCantCount · 8 pointsr/smashbros

What you need to get started playing Melee:

  1. A Nintendo Wii (in case you ever become interested in Project M) available for about $40+ various places on the internet. Try to get the white one as some of the black models does not have slots for Gamecube controllers. Make sure the Wii has the sensor bar, power cables, AV cables, at least 1 wiimote. You also need a Gamecube Memory card so you can save the game. Alternatively if Wii isn't your thing you could purchase a Gamecube bundle like this.

  2. A Wired Official Nintendo Gamecube Controller (negates wireless interference at large tournaments) available from anywhere from about $10+ Used on eBay to about $40 new on Amazon. Let me stress again OFFICIAL Nintendo controller, third parties are generally shoddy and not worth the investment regardless of their price.

  3. A copy of Super Smash Bros Melee, price normally fluctuates from $30-$60 depending on site and demand.

  4. A CRT television. The big ol' chunky ones. These are the only kinds of TV that do not have input delay for Melee. You can find them for free on craigslist or can buy one at a garage sale or thrift store for $5-10 dollars. Make sure it has AV hookups and a remote or a built in button to switch the inputs. Remember to lift with your legs or get a friend to help cause they can be heavy (my main one is 42" and 300lbs).

  5. A Smashboards Account. Everything Smash related can be found there. Character discussions, tourny info, ect...

    Extra suggestions:

  • Find human opponents in your area ASAP. You'll probably lose and lose badly but you learn infinitely more than playing against CPUs. Finding good players who are willing to show you the ropes is key.

  • Watch this and Go Here to learn advanced techniques.

  • Once you get a feel for all the characters choose the one you like best and stick to them as this will help you improve faster. This is the most current Melee tier list, which is basically a power ranking of characters. That said, do not take it too seriously, anyone in S or A tier is generally viable and even those below it are feasible if you put in the time and effort (just look to this subreddit's hero aMSa who consistently puts up amazing results with Yoshi)

  • If you're not having fun you're probably not playing right.

  • I strongly recommend watching The Smash Bros documentary it was created and funded by the community and gives a really in depth look into the history of competitive Melee.

  • If you want to play Project M (the second most popular Smash game currently) you need a copy of SSB Brawl, a 2gb SD Card, and the hackless edition PM files.

    Hopefully that helps. If you have any other questions I can try my best to answer them tomorrow.
u/TruckJitsu · 1 pointr/smashbros

Yeah no shit. And 2ms is nothing dude. You gain widescreen with progressive output. And it does matter if you could use a working 144hz display because you have to take in account frame transmission.

For every 60hz display, you'll have 16.67ms frame transmission to display that frame. If you have a 144hz display, you will have only 7ms of frame transmission. So even if you add the lag of 2ms from input processing, it's still less than 10ms overall to display each full frame. By the way, CRTs do have input lag and it's not 0ms. The input lag from a CRT is like 670 nanoseconds or 0.00067ms (which is super negligible, but it's worth mentioning for sake of discussion).

How do you think other games are played dude? You think everyone uses a CRT? No, because 2ms is negligible - especially considering the GameCube's native send rate is 6ms. Obviously, for 60hz displays, CRT is the best for input lag, but 2ms is not going to matter. Human reaction time averages around 200ms. And there is not usually scenarios that come up that rely on a direct reaction. Even with a powershield, you're visually watching the projectile coming at you and can time when you're going to press the button.

The future will probably be on Dolphin with 144hz displays with adapters that have 1ms refresh rate/polling rates. It's possible there to have full RGB 4:4:4 widescreen progressive output with the ability to scale to HD resolutions with anti-aliasing. If the way the Raphnet adapter syncs it's polling rate to it's refresh/send rate holds true, then it's possible to have 1ms of adapter lag only instead of 6ms if you overclock your USB ports polling rate to 1000hz. That already beats a GameCube + CRT (22.67ms vs 9.95ms). Now if you take into account the graphics cards getting better and better, the GPU time will diminish as well. Also Dolphin efficiency will keep improving as well.

But that's all theoretical. Right now, the best way to play IMO (if you make considerations for progressive and widescreen output), is to get a Wii with GameCube inputs, a Sewell Wii to HDMI Converter, and a BenQ Gaming Monitor with Nintendont and the 20XX pack. If you only care about Input Lag, yeah "technically" a CRT + GameCube/Wii is better by 2ms because 144hz displays aren't working correctly with consoles. So like I said, for 60hz displays, CRTs win by a very negligible amount but you give up having progressive widescreen output. And yes I know they have made a few progressive 16:9 CRTs but they are extremely rare and it's not full RGB 4:4:4 (HDMI > VGA or Component).

Overall, my point is that Melee HD with a Gaming Monitor is completely competitively viable and you claimed above "display lag is a downside" - as if it is not a viable option. The problem isn't the 2ms of display lag - the problem was the adapters/converters. Before the Wii, to convert 480p progressive component analog, it took too much time. Like over a frame in a lot of cases. It just so happened that with the Wii, people were able to create an HDMI output. Nearly all communities stopped using CRTs a long time ago. (Although Speedrunners use CRTs for the same issue. Because it's more cost effective and consoles don't support 144hz output). But again, how do you think other gamers (who aren't limited from old-analog-only-consoles) are playing?

They're playing on Gaming Monitors.


u/greedyiguana · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I actually have gone through three.

first I got the dreamgear and holding that one worked really well but i didn't like the material so much and it kept slipping off parts of the 3ds. plus it's also geared towards protection which I'm not too worried about so I returned that one

then I tried the cyber one which honestly felt the best overall to hold. I have pretty big hands and it just fit perfectly like an actual controller. But, for me at least the shoulder buttons were really hard to get to. The way my hands fit onto it, my fingers didn't rest on the shoulder buttons naturally, and trying to move them in the heat of the moment wasn't really working out.

so I returned that one, and picked up this one. I actually just got it today so I haven't gotten to try it out yet, but I've heard good things about it, and it seems like the best of both so here's hoping

u/CXurox · 1 pointr/smashbros

Both the pro controller have their strength as weaknesses, so it really depends on what you value more

GameCube controller:

  • Comfortable to hold
  • Really well built
  • Near universally used for tournaments
  • No lag because it's wired
  • Don't have to worry about battery life
  • Analog shoulder buttons
  • Notches for the C stick and Analog stick so your directional inputs will be more precise

  • Only one trigger button
  • No Home, Capture, or second pause button
  • Requires an adapter to use
  • Can't use in handheld mode unless you get a portable dock
  • No motion control/HD rumble/Amiibo comparability
  • Lack of buttons and features makes it hard to use for other games
  • There will likely be supply shortages when the new Smash Ultimate GameCube controllers come out

    Misc/Personal Preference:
  • Analog triggers
  • Different button layout

    Pro controller:
  • Very comfortable to hold
  • Really well built
  • Has an extra trigger button
  • Has a home button, capture button, and a second pause button
  • Has motion controls, NFC/Amiibo capabilities, HD rumble
  • You can use it in handheld mode without having to buy additional accessories
  • Fully compatible with other switch games
  • Convenience (you're not always going to have access to a GameCube controller, but you're always going to have access to something with a similar button layout to the Pro controller)

  • Digital triggers
  • Lag (you can also use it wired but that can actually make the controller more laggy than playing it wirelessly)
  • Battery life
  • No notches

    Misc/Personal Preference
  • Digital Triggers
  • Traditional diamond shaped button layout

    Like I said, both controllers feel amazing to use and are comfortable in your hands, so it all comes down to your own preference.

    A lot of the GameCube controller's problems (like needing a wired connection and the lack of buttons) can be solved by buying third party controllers. I know PowerA has a wireless GameCube controller with all the extra buttons and features coming out soon. It is important to note that third party GameCube controllers have a history of bring poorly made and breaking after a few weeks. Hori also has a portable stand for the Switch with a bunch of usb docks that you could use (I don't know how to put links into text because I don't really use Reddit that much so I'll link it below). I would be careful if you're going to use it because third party docks can brick your Switch.

    Hori Switch Dock:
    HORI Nintendo Switch Multiport USB Playstand - Nintendo Switch

    tl;dr GameCube controllers are great if you want to get really competitive with Smash but have a lot of issues regarding flexibility, while Pro controllers are great for adaptability but lag could become a problem.

    Edit: Some formatting stuff and moved the different trigger types under a new miscellaneous category
u/_awoh · 2 pointsr/smashbros


Note: You will need a fairly good computer to run SSBM or SSBB on your computer unless you play on a tiny window size with no audio.

Things needed:

Dolphin Emulator:

This is the emulator you will use to run SSBB and SSBM. Just download the latest version and install it

Controller: Official GC controller and the GC to compter USB adapter

The controller is a bit expensive, but going for a non-official controller is just awful. You can also use an xbox controller, but since you're playing SSB it won't be optimal.

ISOs: I am pretty sure I'm not allowed to link them, but in order to actually play the game you need to search for the "Super Smash Brothers Melee ISO" or "Super Smash Brothers Brawl ISO" and download the ISO for the one(s) you want.

After you have all these components, you can almost start playing:

  • Plug in your GC controller to your computer via your Mayflash adapter

  • Open the Dolphin emulator

  • Click the "GCPad" button on the top grey bar you see. It has a GC controller icon

  • Click the dropdown arrow under "Device" and select your GC controller. If it's not detected, hit the "Refresh" button beside the arrow or start over from step 1 mentioned above. If it still can't be detected, ask on Google. For me, the GC controller is called "SDL/0/USB GamePad" but it might be different for you (I don't actually know if it will be different. Never asked anyone else).

  • After configuring your controller, click the "Browse" button on the same grey bar. It is the 3rd icon and looks like a series of black bars. Search for the folder(s) your ISO(s) and select the folder(s). Now the game(s) should come up on the main menu of the Dolphin Emulator. If they don't, hit refresh or try selecting the correct folder again.

  • Finally, double click the game you want to play and enjoy!
u/JaceSSB · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Umm to be honest your probably fine with the one you have. The reason I recommended the one there is because I have the 100MBPS UGREEN one and it works great and have had no issues. Even things as far as having the Ethernet cable stay securely into the adapter on these is nice which I have had one other where that was an issue. But yeah I imagine the Nintendo ones are great so you should be good with that!

EDIT: Nevermind someone mentioned before that there is a specific chipset for Ethernet adapters that is best for the Switch so if you don't have it might be best to upgrade. Here is the one I found for the best price that they recommended:

u/terryaki510 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I've absolutely found melee to be a much more rewarding experience than any of the other games in the series. The 3rd party online through smashladder is ironically much better than online for any of the other games. As others have said, it's cheaper and more useful to get Faster Melee and a Mayflash adapter rather than getting a gamecube. This will allow you to play online. Check out SSBM Tutorials to learn more of the basics and figure out what character to play. Good luck, I hope you end up picking up the game. I'd also be down to teach you some of the basics if you're in the US and have decent internet, just dm me if you're interested.

u/Tainysi · 2 pointsr/smashbros

copy and pasting my old comment. I currently have this one
This is an amazing starter grip. The rubber coating is amazing and the texture is awesome, it's also very secure. My only complaint was the first time I held this, I held it like a controller, so both my index fingers were on the shoulder rests thinking I was pressing L or R buttons. To prevent from confusing myself, I put my middle finger onto the rest and my index finger onto the actual L button (i did not do this for my right hand) and thats how I would hold it. Now, I recently stumbled across THIS beauty. I'm waiting for it to come in but it looks absolutely amazing. It looks like the perfect grip for smash and I suggest anyone to buy one as well. PS: It's out of stock atm but if they're out of stock, just message them and they'll relist the item up. Thats what I did. GRAB THESE QUICK, THEY SOLD OUT OF 10 UNDER 2 HOURS

u/DJBlueJay · 4 pointsr/smashbros

If you require a Gamecube controller soon, and do not already have an adapter, I highly recommend the HORI HORI Battle Pad Turbo. It includes a turbo function, ZL and ZR buttons, as well has a Home button and -/+ buttons. The triggers are different from the regular one, but they are still great. It feels the exact same to hold as a regular GCC. They instead hook up to a Wiimote, and are wireless through that. I almost never tell people to buy third party controllers, but for this scenario, I think they are very amazing for only $25.

They are not hard to find at retailers, but for online they appear to be the second best thing, so get them quick, they are running out fast.

(Also comes in Luigi Version)

u/moleman_dgaf · 5 pointsr/smashbros

Awesome! Like everyone else said, to play on console, you need:

  • CRT TV (cheap, pretty easy to find; HD tv's have some display lag)
  • Official GameCube controller (the new white or black ones are great; don't buy 3rd party, they feel cheap and won't last long)
  • First-generation Wii w/ sensor bar and wiimote (only early ones have GameCube ports/compatibility)
  • Melee disc, and Brawl disc for PM
  • 2GB SD card for PM. A larger one will work if you're willing to mod your Wii.

    You can also emulate both games on Dolphin and play online with other people at Smash Ladder, as long as you have ISOs for the games and a GC controller->USB adapter. Adapters aren't very expensive (~$15) and netplay is a very good way of practicing with people if you don't have anyone around you.
u/Exastick · 1 pointr/smashbros

Since the adapter thing's been gone over, I'll talk about the controllers.

You basically have 3 choices with Gamecube controllers. You can either get a used one online via Craigslist or eBay or whatever (somewhat less reliable due to unknown wear on the controller, etc.), get a unofficial Gamecube controller (these will come in at around 8ish dollars on the lower side, and around 15ish dollars on the higher side, but they're all the same quality - crappy and really only good for super casual play, aka having friends that just fool around and come over once in a while).

The best option is obviously to get new official Nintendo Gamecube controllers, but they're quite a bit pricier. Nintendo Japan still makes white ones (and they have a longer cable than the older controllers we have too!) but they come pricey, at about 40 - 50 dollars since they have to come from Japan. Here is a link of the Amazon product, although I've definitely seen the price drop before. Either that or I was really tired, but yeah.

Other than those options I haven't really found any better ones, so good luck in your searching!

u/dersephy · 5 pointsr/smashbros

dreamGEAR Comfort Grip

I just bought this one, and it's great for my giant hands. I haven't tested it with Smash Bros yet, but it's awesome for Mario Kart 7 and Kingdom Hearts. Hope this helps!

u/Volkendo · 7 pointsr/smashbros

If you're playing Smash only, I would recommend buying the new Nintendo controller. They're literally just GameCube controllers. Solid, reliable, and made first party by Nintendo brand new. They work with the original GameCube and the new controller adapter for WiiU. I have a set of 4 of these myself and they've worked great. It also doesn't matter which color you get or if you get the US or Japanese versions. It all works the same. The only difference is the language on the box and on the back sticker.

I'm not sure how much longer they'll be manufacturing them considering DLC support for Smash 4 just ended, so I'd get a few of them now while they're cheap. Good luck!

u/much_treats · 4 pointsr/smashbros

Refurbished Wii Us from Nintendo are $200 last I remember, but it looks like they're currently out of stock:

As for the game + GC adapater + controller, it might be best to get the bundle ($100). Looks like Amazon is currently out of stock too, but other places might have it available:

You could keep an eye on /r/GameDeals/ and /r/wiiu/ as well, or wait for black Friday deals. Maybe a Smash bros wii u bundle will be announced. I would expect that at some point Nintendo will have refurbished consoles back in stock. Maybe that helps.

u/rittzler · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Yeah, having a good grip for your 3ds can really help cramping issues. If you need one for the XL, I reccomend this:

I've been using it for months, it's great! Though the price seems to have gone up a bit since I last saw it. You may wanna look around and see if it's a little cheaper anywhere else(just search for "cyber grip 3ds")

Aside from this, I don't know what else you should do. I hope you find a way to to play comfortably!

u/silent_blizzard · 1 pointr/smashbros

Well it is true that most 3rd party adapters suck, but specifically the Mayflash 4 Port is really good. It was pretty much the standard like 4 years ago when official adapters were out of stock for months. I mean just look at the amazon reviews. It has almost 2 thousand reviews, at 4.5 stars. Trust me, it's more than legit.

u/Donkey-Inferno · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Technically yes but the best ones to get are the USB 3.0 Adapters. If you look on the inside of your Switch Dock you will notice one of the two USB Ports is Blue. The blue indicates USB 3.0. Here’s a link to the exact one I have. I’ve had it for about 6 months and it works wonderfully. There are a few other 3.0’s to choose from that I’m sure all work just as well.

u/KingAbsol · -15 pointsr/smashbros

If you wanna play optimally for when the game comes out, you should buy a Gamecube Controller adapter (this is a third party one, but it works better than the first party one.), and ofc a Gamecube controller to go with it . There are cheaper controllers, but they're all third party and not very good at all. The Gamecube controller is actually considered the only actual good controller to use for competitive , so you should buy these.

u/DoubleU12 · 1 pointr/smashbros

Uh yeah. I got it from amazon.

It's pretty poor quality, I hear there are better 1s but it is rubbery and soft and fits in my hand so it works good for me. : )

I also have a spring cord stylist. I kinda went crazy on my 3ds haha. But it's ok. Probably totally worth it in the long run. : )

u/Vrekk · 2 pointsr/smashbros

They will come out there. It is released world wide, there are just far more people who want them then adapters. And like i said, this this should work, I just haven't personally tested it.The game will see it as a classic controller but the game supports classic controllers. This Should work too. Its not really a gamecube controller, but should feel like one.
Or you could play the game with a great Pro controller, or gamepad. The game cube controller isn't the only way to do it.

u/OMGitsDSypl · -1 pointsr/smashbros

About the Best Buy Smash Fest, I really hope more info comes about this soon!! I am dying to see if this is available in my location!

Also, there is only one major expectation for this event that I will have: Gamecube Controllers. There MUST be Gamecube Controllers, and not just Wii Motes with nun chucks. I won't be expecting to see every character on the roster unlocked or anything, I simply hope that if I do get the chance to play this game in advance, I do so with the Gamecube controller (or at least a Wii Classic controller).

edit: TIL that the Nintendo Wii U doesn't have Gamecube ports, although there is a third party adapter? Probably won't have gamecube controllers then :c.

u/ExplodingFalcon · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I would suggest getting a Wii. Not all models are backwards-compatible so make sure you get on that is. Here is a list of different Wii models, though I'm not sure if it'll help. Which game you want to play is completely up to you. Having a Wii gives you access to all of the games except 3DS/Wii U. I can't say for sure that this is the best option since I have no experience with emulating.

You probably want to use a Gamecube controller. A good controller either has "Nintendo Gamecube" written on it or has the Smash 4 logo on it. If you can find them in a local game or electronics store, great. If not I'd suggest amazon.

Hope this helps.

u/Alphafraud · 1 pointr/smashbros

The adapter exists.

The Switch dock exists and has 3 USB ports. All the game needs to do is respond to input from the adapter. It works on Android, Windows, Linux, Mac and Wii U (OS?). I'm pretty sure they can add it into a new Smash or a port without any issue.

And why? Because the fans use GC controllers and they've kept supporting it for 3 generations now. They're still making and selling SSB-branded GC Controllers.

Also, how have you been waiting since Brawl came out? There is a better Smash after Brawl, with a different engine/physics. Even for an entirely new one, people would want GC support. I don't/won't feel like buying 3 more Pro Controllers, when me and my friends all have SSB brand GC controllers.

u/BobRainicorn · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Honestly you'd be in the best position to know whether or not he wanted one. All an amiibo is is a figurine that learns and emulates play habits. Would he really be into something like that? Or just ask him passingly like "hey i keep hearing the term amiibo whats that?" and try to get info that way.

The classic safest bet would always be, and always has been, a new gamecube controller. make note that it must be an official nintendo made controller, or he most likely will not use it.

u/Oddyesy · 1 pointr/smashbros

Now would be a good time. The [Official White Controller] ( is going for
$27 right now, and it's great. I myself can't get it yet because I'm poor, but my friend's feels awesome. It also comes with a longer cord. It looks pretty cool, too.

u/subz3r0x2 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Nintendo Super Smash Bros. White Classic Gamecube Controller

I think its reasonably priced and is a great way to get better at smash. Better to play on a gamecube controller anyways

u/Joggly · 1 pointr/smashbros

I recently got this one, it's pretty good for only $5 ish. If you look around on ebay you can find this one for $5 from the US, if that's closer to you.

EDIT: This one I saw looked pretty good, just wierd too, but I heard it was comfortable, just more expensive than I wanted to pay:

Here's a review of it, I think maybe the first one might be better.

u/oSo_Squiggly · 1 pointr/smashbros

My Wii itself cost me 60$ and is probably the most expensive piece. You can buy new GC controllers for under 30$ on amazon, you could probably find much cheaper used ones. I'm not really sure about the game. The SD cards are probably about 5$ although seem to vary alot from 1-10$.

I think $60 is a pretty low estimate, about 100$ seems more realistic but most of the items prices vary alot from place to place so it may be possible. Also alot of people are recommending a Gamecube to play melee. This option would be cheaper but if you want to play melee you can buy a wii and melee so you have the option to switch between PM and melee. Also if you don't have a CRT TV i would recommend getting one but they can usually be found free.

u/aflarge · 4 pointsr/smashbros

I had a HUGE problem with the shape of the 3DS, too. While this doesn't make it QUITE as awesome as using a controller, a good grip will effectively do away with the hand cramps. This is the one I got, in case you're interested.

u/tophmcmasterson · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I HIGHLY recommend getting this grip . I live in Japan so it was only about 10 bucks here, but it's a night and day different, just feels like holding a game controller. Was getting bad hand cramps after about 20 minutes on the demo, picked that up with the full game and I can play comfortably as long as I like. Feels really sturdy, uncomplicated, takes all of 5 seconds to "install".

u/hothraka · 6 pointsr/smashbros

I'd imagine it'll be the same as the ones they're currently selling on Amazon(here). I got one of these and it does feel a little bit different, at least in the joystick(Feels a bit more rigid and solid) but overall it still feels great. It also has a longer cable. Would recommend. I'm actually glad we're getting the black controllers since I already have a white one.

u/sboles66 · 1 pointr/smashbros

Re posting this from another thread:

If you plan on getting a 3DS XL, I have to recommend this.
It makes your 3DSXL FEEL like a controller.
And if it's any kind of 3DS, reguklar, 2ds or Xl I reccomend this it makes it feel better, and it's easier to do tilts.

I can vouch for the quality of both products and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

u/housefromtn · 58 pointsr/smashbros

We already have a lagless way to play melee on monitors. The problem is melee players are pretty particular about lag and decent monitors are expensive. It saves a ton of space but 1k+ is a lot of money if you want to have like 10 setups.

One of the reasons melee is so uniquely successful at a local level is because setups are cheap as fuck so you have people like me who can buy 4-5 full setups for the price of 1 monitor or console and can host a tourney anywhere or make sure there's always enough setups for friendlies.

That said a melee re release would still being melee to a new audience, hopefully it just isn't laggy.

u/CosmikHippo · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Do NOT go off brand. First party controllers are the way to go for Gamecube. If you are a competitive gamer and want the most useful, best quality controller get one of these: The extra long cord is a life saver.

If you are just looking for run of the mill Gamecube controller, I would still just go with Amazon.

u/Fuzzy_Socrates · 1 pointr/smashbros

I use the gamepad. I have large hands and it fits my playstyle with Yoshi. My hands just wrap around the big thing, and it feels comfortable. It's also quite easy for me to dash dash/perfect pivot dance with it too.

I reverse grab and shield on my back buttons, and change my Y to grab as well. I also have a Character arrangements, like Diddy/Swordsman/Projectile countersets.

When I'm not using the gamepad I use the Hori Battle Pad for Wii U. I like it and it is quite responsive.

u/Baz135 · 1 pointr/smashbros

You can play online on a Wii using Wiimmfi, thought not many people do that.

Sorta, yeah, but if you're just starting out it's not terribly important. Wavedashing is a fairly simple concept, so even if you can't do it right now you'll eventually get it down.

You should check out the list of regional Facebook groups.

As long as it's a Nintendo controller, and not third-party, it'll be fine. You can also get them online.

Hope that helps!

u/spinjump · 4 pointsr/smashbros

While you can play melee online with Dolphin, it can be a little laggy unless you are playing someone really close to you geographically. Smash is a game where 1 frame (1/60th of a second) can make all the difference in what happens. If you plan on playing the game competitively, then playing on a console with a CRT is the only way to go. (HDTVs have input lag, often greater than 1/60th of a second and can therefore cause you to get used to bad timings)

Also, you'll definitely want a 1st party gamecube controller, and amazon has brand new white ones for pretty cheap (relatively speaking) here. Unfortunately, colors other than white have been out of production for a long time, so finding one in good condition is a bit harder/more expensive.

u/brobroma · 1 pointr/smashbros
  1. Melee is unplayable on the Wii U. Brawl will work fine, Wii U can play Wii games fine. I'm unsure on P:M, I think it can work but it's tricky to do so.

  2. No ports for Gamecube controllers. There is a Pro controller however for the Wii U, and there is also an adapter than converts GC inputs into Pro inputs, allowing Gamecube controllers to be used.

  3. The games I always hear about are Super Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, Wind Waker HD...Plus X, Mario Kart 8 are coming later this year too.
u/amardas · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Your link didn't work.

I also found this one, which was listed under Frequently Bought Together:

That looks like the official adapter.

I did see the Smash edition before this, but it is not branded with Nintendo, so I thought it was a third party generic brand.

Thank you for your help.

u/YoungJesusOnTheBeat · 1 pointr/smashbros

I bought one of the new smash 4 ones:

I also bought a lightly used original gamecube controller, which I like more. Either will be a great improvement.

u/Turbulentclusterhunk · 13 pointsr/smashbros

I'm assuming that your controller already connects just fine to your pc. If you need an adapter, i'd recommend the [mayflash] (

Once that's done, you should follow the guide on anther's ladder to properly set up melee for online practice. Instead of the basic 5.0 Dolphin, anther's requires 5.9 Faster Melee build of dolphin. Anyway the guide can be found here:

As for online resources, ssbm tutorials has great videos detailing character specific tech (falco lasers, fox practice drills, marth chaingrab guide, etc.), universal tech (wavedashing, dashdancing, directional influence), and just general pieces of advice to newcomers.

I'd also recommend Uncle Punch training mode. This is a mod of melee's event mode designed to help practice universal tech such as L cancelling, smash di, or ledgedashing.

u/1roquois · 3 pointsr/smashbros

I have CYBER's 3DS LL grip. It feels good, looks good, and is really comfortable. It's easy to attach / detach and has a little compartment for two additional games. The only thing is blocks is the stylus compartment and that isn't really important anyway.

Unfortunately I can only find one that ships from Japan so you might have to wait a little longer than usual. I highly recommend it otherwise though.

u/yourwifeandkids · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Not sure there's that much variety. This ( is the best selling highest rated one on amazon, but I'm pretty sure this is the one officially endorsed by Nintendo (

I doubt you could go wrong wither way, they both seem pretty solid.

u/Oshtoby · 1 pointr/smashbros

The Mayflash and Raphnet Gamecube to Classic Controller adapter works, because it acts like a classic controller. THIS IS A DIFFERENT ADAPTER THAN THE OFFICIAL NINTENDO ONE AND THE MAYFLASH 4 PORT USB ONE. THIS ONE CONNECTS ONE CONTROLLER TO THE BOTTOM OF A WIIMOTE.

Nintendont, which is what runs Melee on the Wii U, on the other hand DOES support the official nintendo adapter and the Mayflash 4 port USB one.


64, Brawl and Project M support these adapters:

And Melee (via the homebrew app Nintendont) and Smash 4 support those but ALSO support

u/mikeezy6 · 19 pointsr/smashbros

Amazon. You don't have to get the original Nintendo GameCube controller, the Super Smash Bros 4 GameCube controller works just as fine as the original and you don't have to pay the inflated resale price of a used GameCube Controller. It costs roughly 30$ last time I checked.


u/LinksDarkArrows · 1 pointr/smashbros

New first party Gamecube controllers usually are expensive on Amazon as you said, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised if you take a look right now.

High rating sellers with sales fulfilled by Amazon at lowest prices you'll probably find.

u/the_beanwolf · 3 pointsr/smashbros

The LGP has a random blackout issue. You'll be playing and then all of a sudden, BAM, blackout for 1 or 2 seconds. It's very sensitive to voltage when being used with the Component input, so much so that even plugging in controllers can cause it to black out sometimes.

We have been working on a solution, but as of right now this is a good solution, but has no recording capabilities, although you could get the LGP and this and just record over HDMI where there's no chance of blackout (that's what I do):

The Elgato Game Capture HD has been rumored to be just as fast as the LGP when it comes to conversion as well as will let you record, but Fizzi hasn't pulled any real numbers on it yet as far as I know.

With either of these options, you need the right monitor as well if you are going for a HD lagless setup. Both the BenQ RL2455HM and the Evo monitor are tried and true for our purposes, but many other gaming monitors could work depending on their quality.

u/kratosgranola · 2 pointsr/smashbros

3rd party ain't worth it bro. Brand new white controllers with 10ft cords are being sold on Amazon for 30.90, I would definitely recommend getting one unless you want to wait until sm4sh comes out and Nintendo starts selling new ones for 25-30 bucks anyway. Oh, and check garage sales and local retro gaming stores, some will have Nintendo brand controllers for as little as 10 bucks used. But seriously, don't waste your money on third party controllers, they have inferior hardware and break down easily.

u/PolarBearITS · 1 pointr/smashbros

Before sm4sh came out, the original white japanese controllers would go for about $30, and they're actually the best gamecube controllers you can buy (I have one and can attest to this), but now they go for up to $65, so get that one if you're willing to shell out some money, but want the best possible controller.

u/c-rain · 1 pointr/smashbros

I know you want the bundle today, but amazon has it in stock at the moment and if you have prime you will get it in 2 days. Hope that helps!

u/pooch182 · 3 pointsr/smashbros

First party controllers are the only route you should be taking. For the memory card, you're probably fine. This is a great buy, and it'll last you well past the time 3 or 4 of the knock offs would last you.

u/HirokiProtagonist · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I was in a similar situation to you -- beginner looking to get competitive in melee -- and I also had two ancient controllers that had seen a lot of love. For a while I was using one, getting by, but then I tried a friend's new controller. Dash dancing was so much easier and more fluid.

I got one of the [new white ones] ( for ~$25 and it was definitely worth it.

I would recommend getting a new one if you can afford it. If you're unsure, try using a friend's controller.

u/midamidamida · 6 pointsr/smashbros

always use first party controllers! they can endure the most wear & tear damage, especially from a game like melee (also less input lag, like you mentioned with the third party controller)

these controllers are fan-favorites, and you can still buy them new! plus, the discount that's going on right now would be good to take advantage of if i were you

u/yonkomother · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I'd consider this as well. I have one and it's great. It should do all the things you want, but with actual GC controllers.

I also know a lot of people really like this guy as well, but I've never used it. Same deal, just different brand.

u/BombTicker · 6 pointsr/smashbros

you can get an adapter online I believe mayflash makes one, also you can get the new white controller for like 36$ on amazon. Let me find you the links one sec... that is the controller and is the adapter. Also why the fuck does the url for that last link say B00BS lol its like someone is fucking with us! hahaha. But a tilt is just when you SLIGHTLY move your control stick up, down or forward and press A and you will do a tilt attack that is weak and is great for comboing/juggling for most characters. You can do it with your wiimote + nunchuck itll just be bad. Also play Project M as it has melee physics since if you have a wii U u probs wont be playing melee anytime soon so you can get good without having the game.

u/choyjay · 5 pointsr/smashbros

There's no situation where WiFi is going to be better than wired. Comparable, maybe, but wired is always the safer, more consistent option.

That said, all Ethernet adapters are not created equal—the Switch only accepts Ethernet adapters with a certain chipset. This one is confirmed to work, and it's USB 3.0 compatible for whenever they decide to update their firmware.

u/Uebeltank · 15 pointsr/smashbros

If you have 7 friends just kidding no one has, you would need an extra $1680 for 7 3DS + Sm3D4sh to enjoy 'ya stuff, totalling $3226!

Oh yeah don't forget if all eight of you want an amiibo of each, you will need a total of $7958!

But to prevent arguing who has the Wii U let's buy 7 wii u's plus a GameCube Controller adaptor for $20 each.

And of course you would need 7 games of $60

Putting you at a grand total of $10618 That's a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan*

This is, of course without the unknown price off the "new" 3DS and 3DS amiibo adaptor.

u/Aegisth · 1 pointr/smashbros

I know you said that you don't want to buy a console but think of this:

  • Nintendo Wii - $60
  • Melee - $50
  • GC Controller - $30
  • GC Memory Card - $10

    You'll get started with Melle for $150. Less if you can buy locally and find things on CL.

    Otherwise, if you want to do Melee. Dolphin and Melee with a GC controller and Adapter will be the best for you.
u/chardychar · 1 pointr/smashbros

This is the one I got which came in last week. It's been working perfectly enough (at least for Mario Kart 8) that I probably wouldn't feel the need to buy the official one if given the chance.

u/dydtaylor · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Amazon typically has them for a pretty reasonable price, $28 right now, but not everyone likes the White ones because of preference issues (although a lot of fast, technical pros like Dr. PP use them).

You can also try Ebay if you want, as they typically have more expensive, rarer controllers. (They also have the club nintendo controllers, panasonic grey, clear controllers, etc. you just have to look and be willing to spend extra money)

u/Ruggsii · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Are we talking about this?

Jesus Christ, pretty sure I bought mine for like $30 on Amazon.

u/Beltbuckle_at_work · 1 pointr/smashbros

It's pretty easy to do on your own, you just have to open up the controller. You'll need a tri-wing screwdriver (it's on this page in the "also bought" part). Just be a little slow when taking it apart, as the z button Loves to just drop off.

u/blaxened · 6 pointsr/smashbros

Well I did some quick google searches and found these.

C-Stick and Analog stick parts (though pretty expensive)

More C-Stick and analog parts (Though much cheaper)

Even More Analog Sticks!

Im sure if you search these places a bit you may be able to find some mobo parts and probably buttons and the little rubber things as well.

Another option maybe to obtain even more game cube controllers and just use those as sources for parts

u/joeygm77 · 1 pointr/smashbros

Under the product name "Wired Fight Pad", you can clearly see the manufacturer is PDP, NOT NINTENDO. Here is the North American Amazon listing for the Smash branded Controllers. That image is not a placeholder and has been confirmed to be the final product image by several other North American retailers as well as numerous videogame news outlets. Here is another listing from BestBuy. I searched for these on AmazonUK (I assume you are not from North America) and was not able to find this controller which leads me to believe Nintendo has not officially announced the global availability of the GameCube adapter as well as the reissued controllers. As for North America, both the adapter and original model GameCube controller will be made available the day of Smash 4's release. I even have this here Bundle pre-ordered. Older model controllers circa 2001 will work with that adapter as well. Here is the listing for the stand-alone adapter.

u/TJZenkai · 29 pointsr/smashbros

Smash online is P2P based, so the most important reason for lag is latency between players and not central servers.

  1. Avoid playing someone who is far from your location. Try going to smashboards and smashladder to find players near your location.

  2. Get an ethernet adapter. Its literally ~12$ on amazon, here. I use the same one and it works great. It reduces your ping, and packet loss, and it doesn't have problems with interference which wifi signals do.

    A few more bucks to better your online gaming experience is totally worth it.
u/nellymac87 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I don't see this posted anywhere so I thought I'd mention it...

I was too late in pre-ordering the Smash controller bundle from Amazon and I saw this controller recently. The shoulder buttons probably don't click in the same way as the classic GC controller. But, since I have been playing sm4sh 3DS, I've gotten a bit used to grabbing with my left hand instead of my right hand. That extra Z button on the left is really appealing to me right now. Is there anything "off" about this one?

u/80espiay · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I can confirm that this one works (US$12):

$12 is hella worth the money even if you only see a slight improvement in some of your matches.

For best results, tell us how your gear is set up. How far is your Wii U from your router? What obstacles are between them? How many WiFi devices are being used nearby? What is your internet speed and what is the rest of your household doing on it?

u/Kirby747 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Highly recommend buying on of these if you want a brand new controller. They're first party, and a good price for a new controller. The cable is longer than some of the older ones. For used, I would scout out local garage sales and of course, ebay.

u/iSlasheR · 1 pointr/smashbros

Can you link to the one you're talking about? Because search results change. The one I see at the top right now has amazing reviews for Switch support and I don't see a review that says it doesn't work with it.

u/Elijah007 · 1 pointr/smashbros

The GameCube controller adapter takes up two usb slots and can be plugged into the dock. You can't use GameCube controllers portably with the offical adapter. Personally I reccomend either getting the powerA wireless gamecube controller or the 8bitdo wireless adapter if you want to play portable and docked.

Hopefully this helps👌

u/Dbash56 · 1 pointr/smashbros

I personally use a mayflash adapter and it works great on the Switch for Ultimate and as a bonus you can use it on PC.

u/peru_el_campeon · 1 pointr/smashbros

try this:

It feels very true to the design and works wonderfully for me. I JUST got an adapter yesterday but find my Luigi controller to have too good of a feel

u/_im_that_guy_ · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Anybody buy a new gc adapter recently? People don't trust mayflash in my region for some reason, but it looks like the official one is up to $45. Is there any hope of that going down?

u/ItsKipz · 8 pointsr/smashbros

PSA: Mayflash makes a clone adapter that works on Wii U, PC, and Switch just as perfectly as the official one and can be found easily on Amazon for under $20.

EDIT SECONDARY PSA: 8BitDo also makes a wireless 1-port adapter for switch and PC that allows you to connect a single controller to your Switch wirelessly, in tabletop, handheld, or docked mode.

u/theincrediblescrooge · 11 pointsr/smashbros

Umm official Nintendo GameCube controllers go for $26 as of today on Amazon, these will definitely be cheaper than the hit box controller.
Nintendo Super Smash Bros. White Classic Gamecube Controller

u/TheSleepyHead · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Any official ones that are made from Nintendo. Some recommendations are: Black, Platinum (Silver), Indigo, White (Japan Only), Black with Sm4sh logo, White with Sm4sh logo (Also Japan Only)

Edit: Here's a link to one of them if you need it. If you end up purchasing it, make sure it says Nintendo on the back with the GameCube logo on the front.

Edit 2: Here's a newer and cheaper one.

Edit 3: Japan exclusive will make you feel cool among all your smash friends.

u/Jacien-Visenad · 51 pointsr/smashbros

This is really good for a Wii. Converts the output to HDMI.

Sewell Wii to HDMI Converter, Low Latency, 480p

Edit: why downvotes? This was super recommended in a recent thread about an HDTV setup?

u/Turkin4tor · 2 pointsr/smashbros

As a guy with large hands, probably the best purchase I've ever made was this:

I remember when I went to the Smash launch event, everyone was saying how much better it felt to hold the 3ds XL with it. I only use the bottom half for mine.

u/mostexcellentben · 1 pointr/smashbros

Amazon's page says: "Enjoy your favorite titles, including Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with the familiar GameCube controls you know and love", are they lying to me?

u/0cci · 2 pointsr/smashbros

HORI USB Switch stand

This does not have the GCC-Adapter integrated, but it costs like half of the PG adapter. You can also charge your Switch through it and it has 4 USB ports. The only downside is, that you can't plug this stand directly into a tv, as it has no HDMI output. Most people have a GCC adapter anyway, so this one is a really good option and I already use one. Hope this helps.

u/someroastedbeef · 1 pointr/smashbros

Just play on your PC, it's super easy to use and theres virtually no input lag. Much more convenient because you can load up PM instantly rather than waiting forever on the Wii, plus you can play vs others online

u/Kirby5588 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

The best controller as a makeshift Gamecube is this

I have tried it out and it works well.

Edit: I didnt know the gamecube adapter worked! I never bothered to test. But since thats a thing, just use that instead.

u/pyrocatheter · 1 pointr/smashbros

I've been using this for a while. I personally find it a little annoying when you have to use the triggers, but it's much more comfortable to hold and a lot of people like it. It also blocks the stylus, but that shouldn't be a problem for Smash.

u/JamTheMaster · 1 pointr/smashbros

Are the newer Smash Bros. official controllers a different material than original Gamecube controllers? I ordered one from here and it feels like a matte material. The triggers and stuff feel stiff as well, but I was expecting that, as I'm used to a super broken in controller. Is it possible I bought a generic one even through that Amazon link?

u/Polarthief · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Hey UK players, if you're okay with third party stuff, I'd recommend this if you don't want to wait. Doubt it's different from the US one, but I've been using this just fine on Wii U, and I don't see why it'd be any different on Switch (they even say it works on Switch so you could return it for free if it didn't work). I specifically have the one from Mayflash, which the link sends you to.

u/BabyEatingFox · 0 pointsr/smashbros

You're probably better off salvaging the part from another controller.

Edit: heres an official controller. Wow I never noticed how expensive these things are.

u/tafovov · 3 pointsr/smashbros

You could try one of these.

It lets you plug the GC controller into a wiimote like a classic controller, so it will work for any game with classic controller support, like brawl.

u/IndianaGroans · 6 pointsr/smashbros

I'm using the Dreamgear comfort grip I got it in today and so far have loved it.

u/TheRealMrWillis · 3 pointsr/smashbros

This is the one I use. Works flawlessly.

Edit: Also I'd invest in a very long Ethernet cable, I have one that's 50 feet so I'm always good to go. If you want to be adventurous you can get one that's 100+ feet.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/smashbros

The [mayflash wii U adapter] ( has always had a native PC mode, costs less, was never scalped on ebay for $100+, and responds identically. I have one and it's been flawless. I never understood why more people didn't get them during the Great Gamecube Adapter Shortage of 2014. (it was still $20)!

u/nathantheprofit · 3 pointsr/smashbros

The PG adapters aren’t available yet, but the Hori Multiport USB Playstand is a great option if you already own a GameCube adapter (or you could just buy a USB Type A to Type C adapter)

u/ChibiSheep · 19 pointsr/smashbros

I stand by using this adapter to play with my GCN controller. That's how I play MK8 and all of my virtual console games. Hoping that it works with Smash U.

u/andhudsn · 1 pointr/smashbros

I've run into the same problem, I started using a Wii AV to HDMI converter to play on my LCD tv. It's supposed to have only 2 ms more lag than playing on a CRT. It makes a huge difference and and my technical game has improved a lot. It was worth every penny. This is the one I got but there's other brands also. Hope this helps.

u/Emperor_Nihilist · 1 pointr/smashbros

This is the one I got, it’s actually on sale right now.

I’m pretty sure someone here highly recommended it.

u/Tenshii_orz · 4 pointsr/smashbros

They remade the Gamecube controllers for the release of Smash 4 on Wii U. So you can just buy the Wii U model. It'll work with a gamecube and netplay.

Black $34.95

White $38

You could probably even find them for cheaper locally if you're willing to buy used, like on Craigslist or a local game store. Or maybe on eBay. Just avoid 3rd party controllers if you care about quality.

u/assholetriceratops · 1 pointr/smashbros

Noticed that the amazon listing for the Smash GC Controller has changed to "currently unavailable" so would imagine things aren't looking the best in that regard

Found THIS though, fulfilled by amazon and is pretty much all 5 star reviews.

u/silverpanther17 · 19 pointsr/smashbros

> is good for the long term health of the game.

Melee is 15 years old and is currently growing faster than ever before. This isn't even a best case scenario for a video game; this is simply unprecedented.

Because of this and myriad other reasons, melee's community has become about *keeping kosher*, for lack of a better phrase. While new tech comes and goes as the meta changes, it's still been the exact same software played on the exact same hardware for 15 years. The most diversity I've ever seen at a tourney is a Gamecube disk being played on a Wii and that's about it. Even the new Smash-branded controllers that Nintendo released have been scrutinized for making shield drops easier, and this was Nintendo's best attempt at a replica of the original GC controller.

The tech skill entry barrier can only be described as unfortunate, but melee is a game that is set in its ways because every detail of it just works and nobody dares change an iota of it.

u/contradictorycreatio · 0 pointsr/smashbros

Use a Battle Pad. It's a Pro Controller Classic Controller with the same layout as the Gamecube Controller. It looks awesome and I'm getting one. (I promise I'm not a paid shill.)

EDIT: /u/piford brought to my attention that this is actually a Classic Controller. Whoops.

u/THE_GREAT_PICKLE · 1 pointr/smashbros

Agreed. I bought this one when the game first came out and it has worked perfectly.

u/Pikaman454 · -6 pointsr/smashbros

Worth mentioning there are more designs, such as a Pikachu one, a Lugi one, Link, Metal Mario, DK, Yoshi, Peach, Wario, and Samus. There might more designs, but that's all I found.
Regarding quality, they are officially licensed by Nintendo, so they should be good.

u/MrPerson0 · 43 pointsr/smashbros

Please note that the official Nintendo Switch LAN uses the ASIX AX88179 chipset, which is basically the best one for the Switch to use and the one you should recommend. I would completely ignore the first LAN adapter you linked to, and primarily suggest the second one you linked to, or this one which is a few cents cheaper.

u/CrispyHashBrown · 1 pointr/smashbros

Worst controller some Mad Catz controller, the buttons would always get stuck in the controller, and a part of the handle fell off, but I'm not sure when or how. Also, the turbo function is basically useless unless you're using it for a game like Mario Party.

Best controller is the White Sm4sh Controller, feels incredible overall, and, if needed, the long cord can be useful sometimes, no downsides whatsoever.

u/Scrambled209 · 1 pointr/smashbros

Have heard only bad things about the 2 port, not sure if it actually has any issues but still probably best to avoid it. Get the 4 port instead. amazon link

edit: Here's the official smashladder controller guide. Definitely read this if you haven't already.

u/davidvkimball · 6 pointsr/smashbros

There is sort of a solution. Check out my video here.

Basically, there's an adapter (link to amazon here) that connects from your Wii Remote to your GameCube controller, and it essentially treats your GameCube controller like a Classic Controller.

More details are in the video. :)

u/TheManDudeGuy · 1 pointr/smashbros

There's a Gamecube adapter cable for the Wii U... I'm not sure if it works or not, but if it does, it would be amazing.

u/JEMerc · 3 pointsr/smashbros

The Smash 4 one has a longer cable, about a foot maybe more. I recently got the [white smash controller] ( and honestly it's my favorite, not to mention it's a bit cheaper.

Edit: The Smash 4 and new white controller actually have a 10ft cable while the official nintendo controller has a 6.5 ft cable.

u/NRFC1198 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I'm in Ontario and an employee at EB Games said there will be a bundle of sorts for Smash. I don't know if he knew what he was talking about but we can hope for that. Also on Amazon there is currently the $100 bundle (GC Controller, Wii U adapter, and Smash 4). Here is the link.

u/thelwanderer · 3 pointsr/smashbros

Assuming you mean LAN Adapter? I got this one and it works great:

For the cable itself you can get just about any Cat5E/Cat6 cable of the length you need and it should work fine.

u/StaffandHalf · 6 pointsr/smashbros

If you are looking for a 3rd party alternative might I recommend the Mayflash adapter? I have been using it for going on 4 years now, and it works great on the Switch/Wii U/PC.

Not sure if amazon link are ok but here ya go

u/Sages · 3 pointsr/smashbros

The Official White one from Amazon, is the one I purchased and it works great.

But do note, that a new GC Controller will be released when Smash Bros. Wii U is released. (Rumored to be in November) The new Smash 4 in Black will also be $30.00

u/Mikeydactyl · 0 pointsr/smashbros

Yo, if y'all are that thirsty for an Adapter just grab a HORI Battlepad for now. That way, you can just wait for more Adapters to be available, and you'll have your "Wavebird" when you just feel like chillin' on the couch to play.

Its really a solid controller. HORI is GDLK as usual.

u/alexmachina · 1 pointr/smashbros

Yeah, the price difference is astounding.

$50 x 7 players = $350 dlls for 8-player smash (Didn't count the price of the gamepad, since IMO it's basically a big Pro Controller).


$30 x 8 + $20 = $260 for 8-player smash. (Assuming you buy brand new GC controllers, which is rarely the case, I think).

That's my case, at least. My friends and I hate playing with the Wiimotes, so Pro Controllers would be the way to go. As is, I have 1 faux Pro Controller, 1 gamepad, 4 Wiimotes, and a ton of GC controllers I can't use :(

u/mboeblay · 1 pointr/smashbros

That's certainly inventive, but I'd probably invest in one of these if you really want to use GC controllers during undocked play.

u/DryadCub · 2 pointsr/smashbros

If you click "buy used" on Amazon it's still 43 dollars.


50 bucks if you want it from the seller with 98% positive feedback.

u/cooldanman22 · 1 pointr/smashbros

Playing melee on Wii has no differences from on a real GameCube, so that should be fine. As for controllers, the best option is to get the new smash 4 branded controllers, authentic and from Nintendo.

u/fissionxmailed · 1 pointr/smashbros

I know this might not be what you were hoping, but have you considered getting one of the pads in the GameCube layout?

Specifically the HORI Battle Pad for Wii U?

It's like PDP's pads that are GameCube layout, but has digital buttons for the Triggers (L & R) and the Shoulder buttons (ZL & ZR) are similar to a PlayStation's R1 and L1 (Soft press and not hard click).

I ordered both the Mario and Luigi one off Amazon and I personally love them and use them for a lot of my Wii and Wii U games that support the Classic controller.

Cons from my use during the week:

  • Wireless (I haven't noticed any lag, but I haven't done any actual lag input testing.)
  • No rumble (Controller is also on the lighter side because of no rumble motor. But for me this was a niche thing since I never noticed it in Melee and beyond.)
  • Wii-mote will consume batteries (If you don't have rechargeable ones for your Wii-motes.)
  • Menu buttons are made from mushy rubber material (These are prone to sticking due to the material, but you shouldn't be using those buttons much while playing.)

    Other than that it's essentially the same as a Gamecube with a few extras.

    EDIT: Forgot to add Walmart has them for cheapest ATM. ($25 MSRP) Amazon's has it a bit above MSRP due to demand since Nintendo underestimated the Adaptors and Amazon warehouses are sold out.
u/Ospov · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Link to the adapter. It explains why it's better in the video. The TL;DW is the official Nintendo adapter is USB 2.0 and this is USB 3.0 so the transfer speeds are just inherently faster. Plus it's like half the price of the official one.

u/hanson933 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Yeah I have one.

Used it to play Brawl once on my Wii U in Wii mode since the USB adapters only work with Sm4sh.

I mainly use it for VC games on Wii U now since it just makes a GC controller detect as a classic controller, I was using one of these which is pretty good but the left stick felt a little twitchy compared to the GC stick

u/nidyz · 10 pointsr/smashbros

This is not true.

There isn't any best controller as it is pure preference, the older controllers generally have a stickbox that feels less resistant than the newer ones.
The coating on the new WiiU controllers is different aswell.

Also the official WiiU adapter has a great 3rd party equivalent from mayflash found here.

u/Faemn · 2 pointsr/smashbros

For controllers I recommend this one link It has a nice white finish, a long cable and its official. Last batch ever produced.

u/RedrickSSBU · 3 pointsr/smashbros

They should do the trick. If you do some digging you can probably find some decent alternatives that knock a few bucks off the price.

Just to throw out another alternative, you could also consider a Switch stand that has USB ports. It's more expensive, but it's a better idea to get that if you want to charge the Switch while using the GC adapter.

u/_wytOut · 4 pointsr/smashbros

You don't have to order Mayflash from China. I just ordered [this one]( and it's supposed to be here Monday. Guess I'll report back to confirm.

edit: Confirmed. Ordered on Thursday with Prime 2-day shipping. Arrived Monday and works perfectly. <3

u/PuffTheMagicDragon92 · 1 pointr/smashbros

This is the legit controller off of amazon that I just got delivered to me yesterday and I love it

u/Scratch98 · 1 pointr/smashbros

If you play Xbox, why not use an xbox controller? If you have a wired 360 or a one 1 just get the magic ns adapter. If you have a wireless, you'll need magic ns plus a dongle. It's what I use, since I'm also used to from it being my pc gaming controller of choice.

here's the link

I haven't had any issues with it. Once I get some more $$ will be buying a one s for wireless play, as I have a wired 360 atm.

u/Zax90 · 1 pointr/smashbros

I saw one today. It's probably because of Black Friday, but they also aren't abundant regularly. I only ever see one or two at any store

You get still get them on Amazon easily enough though.

u/kipahlord13 · 1 pointr/smashbros

Unfortunately, no.

The Nintendo adapter is only meant to be compatible with the WiiU, and it is a godsend that Dolphin supports it natively. Unless you are using the Mayflash adapter which can switch to PC mode instead of WiiU mode, there is no other use for such an adapter.

I would strongly recommend getting the Mayflash adapter, here

u/i_Dont_Even_Lift · 5 pointsr/smashbros

for OFFICIAL Nintendo ones Amazon is $35, Playasia is $50

It was $50 on Amazon just a few months ago, it's been dropping slowly, hopefully it will go down to $30

u/Navolas2 · 3 pointsr/smashbros

"a converter"

I'm assuming you mean this, the Mayflash Adapter. From what I've heard it works great. It just maps the Gamecube controller as though it was a Classic Controller.

u/modren-man · 1 pointr/smashbros

If you want to connect multiple controllers, you'll need to get a usb c converter, and you'll need a 3rd party stand so the plug can stick out of the bottom. Or you can wait for that kickstarter one.

If you just need one controller, 8bitdo makes a wireless one and I've heard it works fine.

u/Tolanna · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Here's the (sadly out of stock) link. That's the exact one I bought and it's amazing even on my ~2ms ASUS monitor.

u/YNMatts · 7 pointsr/smashbros

HORI is also making a Classic Controller (that actually is styled as the GCC as opposed to this Gamstop one) that uses a turbo button. Only thing is that HORI is trustworthy.

u/HippoCreit · 1 pointr/smashbros

Here's a link to the Amazon page. It's probably a good idea to get a used version.

u/camtheman1807 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Unfortunately, those stopped production as well and now go for over $100 new


But they were really great while they were cheap and available!

u/zJeldie · 3 pointsr/smashbros

I've found that the bulk of these grips helps to reduce cramping by making the 3ds feel more like a controller. I personally am using one of these

With this case, I've found that the L and R are hard are awkward to use, so my plan is to mod the case to use those triggers I've posted before.

u/Stuart98 · 1 pointr/smashbros

The mayflash adapter should work fine. Also, I flaired your post this time, but please remember to flair all of your posts from now on. If you're on mobile, you can flair your post by replying to it with an all lowercase comment containing "flair: X" without quotes where X is the appropriate flair: | meta | all | 64 | ssb4 | melee | brawl | projectm | ultimate |
For example: flair: ssb4

u/mutsuto · 1 pointr/smashbros

I'm guessing this is similar to the PDP Wired Fight Pad (which comes in many character flavours).

Which, like the classic pro controller, is illegal at most tournaments because it relies on the wiimote for power which can cause accidental re-connects.

It's quite sad, as these are my favourite controllers. They're nearly identical to the original GC ones I grew up with, but have the addition of another z-button [like the new pro] and more clickey, which I prefer.

But I have since moved to the new Smash GC controllers + Adapter combo because of this. At least I don't need batteries now.

At the end of the day, an ordinay GC controller is fine to Bidou with. As discussed here.

edit: a review if interested.

u/Xuralei · 1 pointr/smashbros

On the topic of controllers, does anyone use this adapter? Also, does anyone use a 3rd Party controller?