Although many Nintendo fans will have relegated their once-treasured GameCube consoles to the great console heaven in the sky, the trusty Cube pad is proving to be a near-essential piece of hardware for Wii owners. We dread to think about how many Cube consoles have been offloaded at carboot sales or charity shops minus their controllers.

Nintendo is obviously aware of this fact as the long-serving pad is being re-launched in 'Wii White' for Japan. Smash Bros Brawl fans will no doubt be happy about this as the pad is pretty much the only way to play Nintendo's inventive brawler.

Sadly the pad is 'Japan only' for the time being.