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Topic: Using Classic Controllers - WITHOUT - the Game Pad?

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DigiDave

We really don't like the idea of using a Game Pad for a controller. It's a dealer breaker for us straight up. We understand its no doubt needed to go through the settings or so we assume. We are hoping some of you can confirm the following:

... that we can use classic controllers to play 'MOST' Platform Games 2D without the Game Pad at all? ________________________

If we can indeed use classic controllers or a hand controller other than the BIG Game Pad - Can we also use TWO hand controllers to play 2 Player ... again ... WITHOUT using game pad to play most platform games?

We really are just aiming to play platform games that don't rely on touch screen technology. If the Game Pad is required for most games, then I guess we can investigate the switch.

Does the switch require the use of the game pad for all it's games?

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TIA

DigiDave

Octane

@DigiDave Most games can be played with a Wii U Pro Controller. There's also a controller called the Classic Controller that can be used in combination with a Wii Remote. Setting it up is a bit of a hassle since it needs to be plugged into a Wii Remote that needs to be synced with your Wii U, the list of compatible games is also a lot smaller.

Most games support the Pro Controller though, click here for a list of Wii U games that are compatible with the Wii U Pro Controller.

Octane

Samus7Killer

The Pro is the way to go, unless you're playing one of the HD Zeldas.

Samus7Killer

DigiDave

Thx for the list.

Question:
Can I buy Two Pro Controllers and Use both to play in 2 player Mode? I know it sounds like stupid question, but I just want to be sure.

Question:
Can we Play Using the Pro Controllers whilst charging them? (If so can we also do this with 3rd party controllers)

Question:
On another note ... can I buy some of the original games like the 8 bit versions and play them on my TV and also use the Pro controller? (without the need for using the Game Pad [whilst wishing to play on TV])

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The less we have to rely on using the Game Pad the better. (whilst using TV) We can't help but see that game pad as a ball and chain. The extra lit up screen is sensory overload for our ASD (highly sensitive individuals) + too bulky in our opinion. (Understand this opinion may change but still think the extra screen is over kill and presents issues for our family re unwanted distraction) Very happy for those who love using it.

Looking forward to buying the WII U. Already my family are laughing at me, but my wife and I are looking forward to returning to platform based games. Especially the old 2D versions.

Can't justify spending hundreds and the old consoles ... but they are the type of games we wish to play ... and without having to use that bulky game pad. We don't mind have a game pad and will use it from time to time ... BUT ... don't want to have to be tied to it when playing games on our TV.

Thanks for your replies.

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DigiDave

Samus7Killer

Yes to all 3 questions
But in Wii mode youll need wiimote and nunchuck and maybe even a classic controller attachment.

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Samus7Killer

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