The GameCube Controller is one input device that has lasted the test of time better than most, even beyond the hardcore Super Smash Bros. community, so it's not surprising that a company would take advantage of this retro love in the form of Hyperkin's ProCube Controller.
This little number is essentially a Wii U Pro Controller in the guise of a that of a GameCube, but with all the extra buttons and functions you'd expect from the former as well as its convenient wireless nature. Check out the video below where we take a closer look at whether or not this unusual peripheral is worth it.
Why is Alex so fetch
Someone please turn this into a trending Twitter hashtag!
So is it a yay or a nay? Can't watch the video.
@TheY I bet the Wii U Pro Controllers won't be compatible with the NX. I remember wanting to play New Super Mario Bros. U with my Wii Classic Controller and haven't been able to - although some games do allow you to use them.
I'm guessing Nintendo will want us to pay again for new controllers.
If I hadn't already paid out for the Gamecube controller adaptor then this would appeal to me.
@Ryu_Niiyama Basically it's a decent substitute for the Gamecube controller, but it's not as well made as the original. I'm probably getting one!
I have the mayfair adapter that allows you to use a gamecube controller for the Wii U. I think you can use it for gamecube games? Crap, I haven't played it in a while, I think i'm going to fire up the Wii U tonight and play some MK8, Fast Neo (i put that game down a few weeks after release due to the insane difficulty.. for me anyway).
What I hate most about the Wii U is all the controller options, more is NOT always better and I can't stand the stock gamepad with the screen that came with it. It feels like garbage and doesn't feel right ergonomically in my hands at all. I Pro U controller is amazing though, and I love the GC controller. The old classic controller and controller plus are also great, but now i'm at this weird juncture where I have like a gazillion controllers and options for a system that I only have like 10 games on it I like for :/
Awesome Review! Think I'll give this controller a shot. Now I see the top looks like a charger port. So this is obviously wireless?
Hmm. Sounds like a good player 3 and 4 controller option then.
@whodatninja Hmm, good to know. I may pick one up and take a look at the size to see if I can pad hack it and put the pcb into a game cube controller. Even with the difference in the number of buttons it might be worth the endeavor.
There are HUGE dead zone issues with the analog- everyone who has one of these has said the exact same thing.
And to my knowledge the issue has not been corrected or even officially acknowledged.
@JaxonH Well that blows.
@Ryu_Niiyama Yeah it would be good idea to try it out first
Nintendo's controllers are always top-notch. I always go with Nintendo first-party peripherals... never found a third-party controller that I found satisfactory, on any platform.
@RobNYC1977 I guess the Gamepad isn't for everyone. I love it, hopefully Nintendo will have the decency to allow NX compatibility.
@JJtheTexan The Superpad by InterAct for the SNES was very good in my opinion. Plus, it had the Super Famicom color scheme instead of the SNES gray and purple.
I've fallen for one of these "GameCube" controllers before. But really, if it isn't made with the exact same material as the official ones, I won't be happy. I'm very finicky about these kind of things, just like watching something in any other language than I'm used to from the trailers (as in watching Star Wars trailers in english and than watching the movie in german in theatres). That's why I hardly ever watch movies in theatres.
Where is the best place to import if you live in the UK. Official website only ships within the US.
I've bought 3 and they work very well. I only have an issue with 1; it doesn't respond when you tap the c-stick to the left.
I am pretty much satisfied. The plastic feel for the buttons was annoying at first but I got used to it quickly.
If you want to switch your Pro Controllers like I did for your Smash friends that complain, I'd strongky recommend the Pro Cube
Looks cool, but it's a shame that things like the d-pad and the shoulder buttons are bad.
I'am glad that I didn't get it.
@JJtheTexan Well, the Pikachu pro controller is actualy really good! Almost exactly the same as a Gamecube controller. Technically third party but published by Nintendo so I guess that would make it a semi-first party controller?
@tzahn I forgot I had the similar asciiPad, which had individual turbo switches for every button. It was banned when I played Street Fighter II with friends.
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