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Komodo Shockwave Wireless White Controller for Wii and Gamecube

by Komodo
Platform : Nintendo Wii
2.8 out of 5 stars 62 customer reviews

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  • ASIN: B0042BZQBQ
  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,384 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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By Patrick Hannon on August 1, 2012
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I used to have a Wavebird (Nintendo's official wireless Gamecube controller) and I loved it dearly. The one thing that sucked about it though was that it didn't have a rumble feature, so I was excited to find a wireless controller that also rumbled. However, a side-by-side comparison of this product to a regular wired GC controller showed that it only vibrates at about half the intensity of the original. Maybe mine was a fluke, but who knows.

Another disappointing feature of this controller is a small but very important detail (in my opinion at least). The left thumb stick is surrounded by an octagonal cutout, like the original. However, the original octagon is positioned so that the peaks are at the very top, bottom, left, right, etc. On this controller, they are rotated so that the top/bottom/etc. are flat. That doesn't seem like a big deal until you realize how much time you spend with the thumb stick straight up to move forward. Originally it went right into the notch and that was that, but now you have to focus on not letting it slight slightly left or right into a notch that has you moving at a now slightly altered angle. It may sound like I'm being nit-picky, but you will definitely notice if you are used to playing on actual Nintendo controllers.

Overall it's a decent product. Aside from what I've already stated and a few other small things (L/R triggers take less resistance to fully click, Z button takes more resistance) it's a pretty decent controller. I've only had mine for a few days so I can't comment on battery life, but another review says that it lasted long enough for him to beat Windwaker (which is a pretty long game). It's not the Wavebird-with-rumble replica I was hoping for, but since it was only $15 I'll definitely still hold on to it.
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I've never had any particular luck with Gamestop's brand of cheap controllers, especially since the wired controllers I had bought when I first got my Wii all had minor issues right out of the of box. When I wanted to upgrade to some wireless controllers I was worried that my only choices were that brand or the ridiculously over-priced Nintendo Wavebirds. That's when I did a bit of research and found the Komodo Shockwave controller.

It's fully functional, completely serviceable, and the only downside I've seen with it so far have been the comparatively short battery life (as compared to the wireless controllers on my other systems, which run on rechargable AAs). Still, you could do way, way worse. If you want a wireless gamecube controller and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for the Wavebird, this is the one to get.
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Controller is build well, and looks nice and all, but after only two sessions of playing, it would no longer connect to the receiver even after trying new batteries. Save your money and do not buy this wireless controller.
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I purchased this item, although I didn't receive the item pictured, I did receive a similar item. The R button doesn't work. This is actually the second one I received and neither one had a working R button. Some games don't require an R button, but the ones I play do. So I was unable to use this item. Not worth $1 much less what ever I paid for it. Unhappy with item.
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I decided to review this controller that I purchased some time ago as I have been using a lot recently. It has proven itself very durable and I thought it made sense to review it since it's still being sold and I've gotten so much use out of it.

First, as with most third party controllers, it doesn't feel as solid or polished as a Nintendo branded controller. The build quality is very good on this controller, though. There are really only two minor issues I have with it. First, the digital control pad is very, very stiff, but still usable. The other minor problem is that the rumble feature is very weak compared to most other GameCube controllers. The controller rumbles, but on games that push out a low intensity rumble, you may have trouble noticing it.

Battery life has been acceptable. I've only used rechargeable batteries with mine and I've been able to get many, many days worth of usage before needing to recharge the batteries. It's a bit odd that it takes three AAA batteries which could lead to some issues if you use rechargables, but isn't too big a deal.

Overall, I'd recommend this controller to anyone in the market for a wireless GameCube controller. Mine hasn't had any durability issues to speak of and is still working like a champ two years after purchase.
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The product works, but with some issues:

1: Occasional disconnects, usually can reconnect quickly by pressing the connect button. However, if it were to happen during an intense action sequence, it would be very frustrating.

2: Analog stick lacks precision of original Gamecube controller. I've been using the controller mostly to replay my GC Zelda games WW and TP. The lack of precision makes it very difficult to aim projectiles such as the bow. Additionally it is difficult to walk slow rather than run in games.

3: Occasional twitching, for instance on a menu screen the controller will suddenly decide to select an item to the left. The twitch on my controller always seems to be a sudden but slight left analog input, when no button was pressed or after pressing the controller to the right.

I considered returning the product due to these issues, but decided that I really couldn't do better for the price ($15). With even used Wavebird controllers costing upwards of $50 complete, and rather limited options otherwise, I decided I can tolerate the flaws for how much I play my old Gamecube games. However, aside from the convenience of wireless (which is sort of a big deal to me), you'd be much better off with an original Nintendo manufactured wired controller. Though, from experience, the original wired controllers do over time lose precision and functionality as well.

Other than the (somewhat minor) complaints listed, the controller functions as it should.
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