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Nintendo Wii 4-in-1 Virtua Retro Adapter

by Gtron
Nintendo Wii
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)


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  • Plug and Play - No additional software necessary
  • Compatible with 1st and 3rd Party Controllers
  • Compatible with SNES , NES , Sega Genesis , and N64 Controllers
  • Compatible with N64 Analog functions
  • Easily connects through Wii and Gamecube Port


Product Details

  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003KMWMOW
  • Item Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,760 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Bring back old school memories with the all new Gtron 4-in-1 virtual adapter. Use N64 , Genesis , NES , and even SNES controllers with all your virtual console games on the Wii console . By accessing the gamecube port directly, the virtual adapter provides the ultimate retro feel right at your fingertips!

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mine is perfect for NES/SNES/Genesis April 8, 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm not sure what the other reviewer's problem was, but mine works flawlessly. I'll admit that I haven't tested the Nintendo 64 port, but the NES, Super NES and Genesis ports work perfectly. A nice feature (perhaps just incidental) is that you can leave multiple controllers plugged in at once and all of them will work -- no need to unplug an NES controller to use the SNES controller and so on. I imagine most people are interested in this for those three ports anyway (the GameCube controller seems like it would be adequate for the Wii's N64 virtual console games). If I am able to edit this review, I will test this later with an N64 controller - I have some around I just haven't needed to use them for anything lately.

I have been using this on my Gamecube with Sonic Mega Collection, Namco Museum 50th Anniversary, and Midway Arcade Treasures 1 + 2. I have also tested it with the SD Media Launcher which allows you to run emulators for NES/SNES/Genesis/TG16/etc, and it feels just like I'm playing the original systems. It will perform identically on a Wii console, as the GameCube-compatible hardware (controller ports, etc.) is exactly the same in the Wii as it is on the GameCube.

Again, it's perfect as far as I'm concerned.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
The NES/SNES/Genesis ports work flawlessly. Despite reviews of lag, I've noticed none. Although to their defense, I have not tried the turbo or joy stick controllers, just the originals. EDIT: (I have since tried it with the AsciiPad super NES controller and it does indeed lag with the turbo/slow functions making them to slow to be useful. But it works fine for basic control and brings back that authentic experiance, complete with sore thumbs and blisters)

If you want to play wii classic games with their original controller this is a great product. There really is no alternative unit that combines these three systems. I have seen them separatly but not together. I will be keeping it for this reason. Think of it as a 3 in 1 retro adapter.

Forget about the N64 port, it's unplayable. The N64 port works but GTRON maped the buttons instead of adding a remapper. It should have been Z>L instead of Z>Z in the majority of N64 games. But even if they did that, it would not work for all N64 games as some require the Z=Z maping. Nintendo changed the mapping to work for the GC and Wii classic controlers which is the root of the problem. GTRON should have resolved it in the firmware of their adapter. They didn't. The Result is that the Z button and the left shulder buttons are reversed. Every other button works fine and the thumb stick senseativity was correct on mine. Also, the rumble pack is NOT supported. The wii virtual console doesn't support rumble anyway, so I tested it on the gamecube Zelda OOT/MQ promo disc where I know rumble is enabled.
***EDIT***
I thought I should mention that the above is true only for the Virtual Console Games. Thanks to the HomeBrew channel hack and emulators you can emulate N64 games, as well as other systems.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for the Wii owner with a taste for the classics August 27, 2010
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
No beating about the bush..this is a great little item. I play alot of classics on the wii, and as we all know, the wiimote, great as it is, doesn't do well on alot of the classic games..so when I saw the 4n1 I jumped all over it and hoped for the best. I can safely say my hopes were met. The 4n1 plugs into your wii's gamecube port, and has a goodly sized cable that runs to a small white box with the four connectors. The Cable from the box to the wii is quite adequate, however I needed a bit more length so I bought a Gamecube extender cable and I'm happy to report it works fine with the 4n1. Once connected, the 4n1 acts as a gamecube stick and I can tell you i've had ZERO problem with it. I've tried MK, Capcom vs, Data East Classic, and all the Virtual Consoles games, and aside from the aforementioned button swap on the N64 controls, these are dead on. I read other review that mentioned lag..I can tell you I've had ZERO lag. I've tried every port with multiple sticks and can only say that personally I've had nothing but good results. For the price, I think this is a helluva deal, and I recommend the 4n1 highly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NES/SNES/GENESIS - PERFECT FOR THESE SYSTEMS April 16, 2010
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I had no problems playing with NES / SNES / GENESIS controllers at all. I had a few issues with the N64 controller, but I realized that my controller was actually broken, and not the item itself.

When I received it, I loved the packaging design, the package was completely sealed. You could tell that the manufacturer, Gtron I believe, has put in some serious quality control on the packaging and product.

First impressions: the product is nicely labeled so you know at least where to insert your controllers. The product also has a red indicator light in the center of product notifying you that the product has been officially recognized.

It's a huge help that there are only two settings for a switch, one for NES/SNES/GENESIS and one for N64

Games played:
NES - Super Mario Bros - Mapping & Button config, flawless, no lag

SNES - Final Fantasy II - Mapping & button config, flawless, no lag

Genesis - I gained the strength to spend 800 points on a genesis game just to purchase Altered beast, again, no problems

N64 - I need to find my old controllers as well, I will come back and report my results as soon as I find it.

The adapter gives me that original retro feeling when I was back in my early 20's. I love it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Not what one would expect
I got this hioping to use my classic controles with my Wii.

Unfortunatly those controllers don't work very well with that system and the results you get are mixed.
Published 12 months ago by Bill
5.0 out of 5 stars If you've got virtual consoles on the Wii get this item
Can't say how cool this is. Even if you don't have virtual consoles, you can play any Wii game that accepts a gamecube remote with a remote of your choice! Read more
Published 17 months ago by Guy20
3.0 out of 5 stars does the job
it does the job but i needed to re solder some of the nes port connections. it is mass produced so im sure mine was an isolated case.
Published 19 months ago by andrew zambik
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Nintendo controllers, not so great for Sega genesis...
With all of the Nintendo controllers, the converter acts just the way you would expect, although with the Sega controller the buttons are flipflopped for Genesis games on the Wii... Read more
Published 22 months ago by BBurn
2.0 out of 5 stars Lag lag lag
I bought then when I picked up a NES Advantage (I love that controller!) and a USB adapter to use it on my computer as well. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Matthew Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars It's works very well
Very good. I bought with a NES controller and works like the old times! It's like an time machine XD
Published on December 16, 2012 by Thiago Barros
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-solder the N64 controller. Works great!!
N64-The N64 Z/L are still backwards. It drove me crazy the first time I used it. So I took the N64 controller apart and switched the wiring between the Z&L buttons. Read more
Published on November 29, 2012 by Mattmjm16
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
Unlike what I've read in previous reviews, this device works perfectly. All buttons are mapped correctly and it's a joy to play those nostalgic games of the N64 on the Wii with... Read more
Published on October 18, 2012 by Bjorn Coopman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for NES/SNES/GENESIS Controller & N64 If..
This is a great little device. The fix for the N64 button mapping problem is to open up your N64 controller (You can get one dirt cheap if you don't wanna ruin your current one),... Read more
Published on August 2, 2012 by Joey
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I hoped for
I will start by saying I read over the reviews before buying and was OK with the n64 L/Z button mapping issue. Read more
Published on July 31, 2012 by L. Ray Porter
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