on August 19, 2009
This is the official Nintendo Gamecube controller. This, obviously, can be used on the gamecube and also the Wii. This controller looks amazing in it's clean, stylish white color. What is really nice about this certain colored gamecube controller is that it matches the Wii's color, and more importantly, has a longer cable than the other colors.
This is overall a great purchase to anyone looking to play Gamecube games, and certain Wii games such as Super smash Bros. Brawl or Mario Kart Wii.
on August 8, 2009
It's straight up a standard Gamecube controller but colored to match a Wii. The cord for it seems to be about 10ft which (if I recall correctly) is much longer than the original Gamecube controller's cord was. I'd recommend it for anyone who needs a Gamecube controller in general or if you're looking for one for the Wii.
on October 16, 2009
If there has ever been a controller out there that you have been looking for then look no further because this has got to be the best Gamecube controller I've ever found. It plays perfectly and the buttons are smooth; the L and R buttons click in fast without any real push from the springs. The 10ft( or 3m[or 9.8ft for those technical guys]) cord was a surprise to me, I didn't even know it was going to be that long and really I'm glad it was. A long cord like that for controllers work well for where i play my games. This is a definite recommendation and I urge all those looking to buy a new controller to pick this up even if you think the price might not be worth it, just trust me cuz it truly is. You won't regret buying this product.
on October 1, 2012
This white controller is, in my opinion, the best controller to have if you play super smash brothers melee for the Nintendo gamecube. The controller is very durable (will last for a long time through button mashing), stylish, and you can perform all the technical skills such as L-Cancelling and wavedashing with it. Anyone who is looking to replace their nintendo gamecube controller to play Melee, i strongly recommend getting this one.
on November 30, 2011
To begin with the cable in incredible long, 10 feet more or less. Which is great because you never know when you might need that extra four feet. The controller has good response times and the buttons are feel great. I still have to break it in a bit but for any those who want a good controller for SSBM this is probably the best your going to find. It's incredibly responsive that moon walking with The Captain and even minis with Ganon are extremely easy. Even shine wavedashes all day, lol. I guess the color is cool because it matches the Wii but I really don't care that much, could just spray paint a regular one if I wanted it for aesthetics. Overall great controller, just hope it can taking a melee beating.
on January 1, 2011
Like many of you who are looking for a Gamecube controller, I was tempted to go with one of the cheaper knockoffs. I do like to get bang for the buck, but after doing some research and reading some reviews, I decided to dish out the 29.99 and bought this from Amazon. I am glad I did. The controller really is high quality. I've held some of the other ones available, and they really feel cheap compared to this one. The buttons are really nice and sturdy, everything about it feels the way a top notch controller should. Now, it isn't wireless, but I actually think that that is a plus. First of all, the wire is VERY long. I never owned an original Gamecube( I got this for the Wii) but I have to assume it is way longer than the original Gamecube controllers. So even though it isn't wireless, you still should be able to play your game from just about anywhere in the room. And of course with a wired controller, you don't have to worry about running out and getting batteries every few days. Even with rechargeable batteries, constantly recharging them can be a little bit of a hassle.
So to sum it up: If you need a Gamecube controller, get this one. Yeah, initially it will set you back more than one of the others, but I think it is worth it. Cause when you add battery cost and/or charging stations, etc, it will probably save you money. And based on the qualities of each controller, in the long run I'm guessing you will get the most gameplay out of this one, by far. Really a quality controller
on January 16, 2011
Little white Gamecube controller, you match so perfectly with my Wii. Your cord, a full three meters, can face the challenge of sitting on the couch AND using a wired controller. Your buttons, a format that has stood the test of time for over nine years, has given me everything I needed when I only bought you to play Smash Bros.
I apologize for geeking out, but I've been wanting a white Gamecube controller ever since the launch. The longer cord was an unexpected perk, so I find myself doubly loving it. Thank you, white Gamecube controller. Your colour and Japanese packaging make me feel special, and I wouldn't want you any other way.
on May 21, 2012
Oh Nintendo. It's quite amazing how you've always been a consistent force in the video game industry, and even more interesting, is the fact that your company created what is often considered one of the best controllers ever produced.
With ergonomics and storage in mind, Nintendo created the gamecube controller with the intentions of making a controller that didn't force your hands into odd positions, while offering the maximum amount of control and buttons that is humanly possible. The left control stick was placed in the natural position for the thumb, with a nice amount of rubber placed on top to prevent slipping, as well as a C-stick specifically for camera control, kept out of the way of the main action. An additional Z button which is tiny, but quick and easy to press, allows for quick and precise actions, while the L and R triggers have both soft triggers, which activate when partially pressing down the trigger, and a hard trigger when you press it down and pass a certain threshold. The A, B, X, and Y buttons are all extremely responsive, as one would expect them to be, and the A and B button are both located in a spot that doesnt force you to overextend your finger.
IF I had any real issues with this controller, it would be the following:
A. The d-pad is terrible. It was put in as a control method for any extra 4 buttons the game would need that you dont need to control the game using the control stick
B. The X and Y button are easy to lose track of, and to this day, I still sometimes confuse the position of these two buttons.
One final thing to note is that this controller has an extra long cord, approximately 10 feet long, it allows you to play from rather large distances, which is a definite plus.
Honestly a magnificent controller, and easily one of the better controllers I've ever owned.
on June 25, 2013
This is a genuine Nintendo Brand White Gamecube Controller, the last ones that were ever made. These GC controllers were briefly re-released in White during the launch of the Nintendo Wii, which sported backwards compatibility with Gamecube games. These are not only very high quality but also have a longer cord than original GC controllers. Other than that minor improvement, they are physically identical to the controllers you would buy with a Gamecube back in 2001. Many vendors and ebay sellers offer look-alike knockoff controllers for a much cheaper price. However, I recommend you pay the extra money for the real deal. Compared to my old Silver and Black controllers which have become worn over the years, this one feels fresh and is visually appealing. These controllers are becoming increasingly rare, so I'd recommend you grab one ASAP, especially if you're into competitive Super Smash Bros or just want to play some good old Gamecube games.
on December 3, 2009
- Imported from Japan (But Still Good) -
When I first saw the box I could not find the Official Nintendo Seal anywhere on the box. All official Nintendo products have this seal(in North America). With closer inspection I noticed that the whole outside of the box was all written in Japanese. The instruction booklet was completely in Japanese also. Then I noticed one small patch of English on the back of the box which states "FOR SALE AND USE IN JAPAN ONLY". That answered my question on why the box and instructions were all in Japanese. I also learned that the Official Nintendo Seal is not used in Japan by Nintendo.
- Detailed Review -
So yes after all this controller is an official Nintendo controller made for Japan. The controller works, looks, and functions like the original controllers sold for the GameCube. The only difference is the cord is longer and it is white in color. I don't know if there is an official Nintendo of America version of this, I don't believe so because I have not seen it in stores or any other website. I do hope that Nintendo of America will eventually officially sell this product in the USA in the near future.
As stated before the manual is completely in Japanese and there is no English version included. That is not much of a problem because it is easy to use, all you have to do is plug it in and start playing. As far as warranties go on this I have no clue because it is all in Japanese and I am using it outside of the only country it was intended for. Nevertheless it is still a great product and you are most likely not going to need a warranty. My advice is to pay the cash for this controller because they work and will keep working. I have had 2 off-brand controllers fail on me and another on its way to failing. While all that was going on I had 2 original Official Brand Nintendo controllers that worked flawlessly, still work today, and I expect them to last very far into the future. I plan on buying another one of these so I have four official Nintendo controllers that I know will work and last for a long time.
- Final Thoughts -
If you need a good controller for your GameCube or to play GameCube games on the Wii get this one. Even with the Japan issue I am still giving it five stars. I don't care that it is from Japan, that is Amazon's problem and I wanted to let anyone reading this know it will probably be a Japan version so you are not surprised like I was.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: MAKE SURE THE SELLER YOU ARE BUYING FROM IS AMAZON DIRECTLY OR AT LEAST FULFILLED BY AMAZON. YOU WILL PROBABLY GET RIPPED OFF (KNOCK OFF, USED, ORIGINAL CONTROLLER NOT THE NEW EDITION, ETC) IF YOU BUY FROM ANOTHER NO-NAME SELLER.