Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Why is using a Gamecube controller on Smash such a big deal?

TheLegendaryWolf said:
Best controller ever invented.

If it were the best controller ever it would be able to play all genres with ease. Unless you have 7 year old girl hands, the d-pad is not going to work for you with any kind of precision. Playing THPS3 on that console was like trying to take a dump while standing on my head. The controller was also so gimped that one of their own flag ship games (Metroid Prime) couldn't even use both analog sticks due to the fact that the C-Stick was nothing but a little nub. The Z Button was also kind of iffy.


It was a very comfortable controller, but nothing even close to "best ever." 

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Not really sure, especially considering the existence of the Wii U Pro controller, which is even more comfortable than the GameCube controller.


1. It is comfortable and all buttons are very easy to reach quickly.

2. In tournaments there can be hundreds of entrants. All available controllers up to this point were connected wirelessly one way or another which means that something new had to be invented to prevent interferences. This hub was the answer, and making it support Gamecube controllers is the only way that makes sense since people who show up at tournaments (a.k.a. the target audience) tends to prefer Gamecube controllers.

I never thought of that, but it makes total sense.

The pro controller is better. Unfortunately, you can't wire it, which is stupid.

Well, this is new.


Hey look... the Wii U really IS GameCube 2.0!

On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

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Now Nintendo just need to release Melee on the VC to get people warmed up.

It's the perfect controller for Smash. Also it's pretty neat that we'll be able to use a controller from 2 generations ago.

Because the tourney scene has been using it for over a decade as a result of the Wii having less than stellar controllers for Smash Bros.

Had a good laugh at some of these comments though.

Isn't it also the only wired controller you can use with the Wii U too? Unless there's some 3rd party wired controller bu I haven't seen one.

For pro players, any lag is too much lag.


The answer to the OP's question is:

Because a bunch of whiny tourney nerds who think THEY are the only fans that matter when it comes to Smash, complained to the heavens that this new SB was going to be HORRIBLE, because they couldn't cling to their beloved GC controllers, because don't you know, Melee is the best game ever created.

And as we all know, the squeaky wheel does sometimes get the grease. SO much so that Sakurai is even bending over backwards to put a Tourney-Tard mode in the new game, with No Items + Final Destination being the rule. I'm surprised the mode didn't also include Fox Only.