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A controller you'll want to Smash with.

In anticipation of the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on Switch, I’d been contemplating getting another Pro Controller. A couple months ago, I heard about the wired and wireless GameCube-style controllers for Switch being produced by PowerA, and after contacting the company I was sent one of these wireless controllers for review.

Inside the box is the controller, a small manual, and two AA batteries, which are used to power the controller. The PowerA website indicates that the controller will last up to 30 hours on the two batteries, depending on usage. I’ve used it for about 15 hours and the batteries are still going strong. Unfortunately, there is no battery life indicator in the Switch Controllers menu like there is for the Pro Controller and Joy-Con. It would be nice if the controller were rechargeable, but this is one of my few gripes about it.

The Wireless GameCube Style controller does an excellent job of emulating Nintendo’s own GameCube controllers, which were never wireless unless you had a Wavebird, and the PowerA controller is certainly lighter and less bulky than that. The L and R buttons replace the single Z button of the original GameCube controller. The PowerA version has Plus, Minus, Capture, and Home buttons, as well as an LED player indicator like the Pro Controller. I also noticed that the D-pad, C-stick, and left stick appear to be slightly larger than those of the original GameCube controller.

One aspect that really impresses me about this third-party controller is how easily it syncs up with the Switch console. Right after removing the controller from the box, I popped the batteries in, accessed the Switch’s Change Grip and Order menu, pressed the Sync button on top of the controller, and the PowerA controller synced immediately. Now, whenever I turn on the Switch and press any button on the PowerA controller, it connects to the console just as quickly as my Pro Controller does. I love my 8bitdo controllers, but they never worked as seamlessly as the PowerA GameCube controller.

While the buttons are extremely responsive and the controller feels great to hold, the primary buttons (ABXY) are a little louder and “clickier” than those of the original GameCube Controller and the Pro Controller. It’s not enough to be distracting but it is noticeable. As well, the PowerA controller does have motion controls; however, it is missing the HD Rumble and NFC reader for Amiibo.

Overall, the PowerA Wireless GameCube controller is a great option for a second controller or for those who have a strong affinity for the ergonomics and feel of the GameCube controller. It retails for $20 less than the Switch Pro Controller, and while it doesn’t quite replace it, it’s a worthy addition to your Switch accessory collection. I never developed quite the affinity to the GameCube controller when it debuted in 2001, but the more I use the PowerA version, especially for Smash Bros. Ultimate, the more attached I become. And to a wireless controller, no less.

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The Best Controller for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2021

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is getting another new character with the addition of Min Min from Arms. But, before you start thinking about how you're going to master her unique, two-armed fighting style that focuses on independently controlling each arm with the A and B buttons rather than having a combination of smash and special attacks, you might want to think about the controller you're using.

While you can casually play Super Smash Bros. on just about any controller your Nintendo Switch will support, it takes some serious finesse to play at a high level, especially when you're using a character with a unique style like Min Min. And, that finesse can be hard to manage when using anything but a quality controller for the game. If you're trying to master new moves, speed up your combos, or improve comfort through long play sessions, a good Smash Bros. controller can definitely help. We've tested a load of controllers and picked out those that are ready for the task.

TL;DR – These are the BestSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate Controllers:

1. GameCube Controller

A Legend For a Reason

GameCube Controller

Let's be real – ever since Melee, an all-around better Super Smash Brothers controller has yet to come along. The classic GameCube controller is so well designed for Smash Brothers because so many of the moves in the game were built with it in mind. The prominent A button is a boon for quick jabs and smash attacks alike, while the C-stick hangs out of the way unless you need it to pull off a directional attack and struggle with switching directions on the left stick. The small B key reminds us that Special attacks are indeed special and not spam. Never mind how easy it is to roll off the A button to hit either the X or Y for a quick jump to get right over the head of your opponents.

The triggers may be a little deep and the Z button a touch squishy, but many of us will have learned how to compensate for that. Though the GameCube controller can't directly plug into the Nintendo Switch, all it takes is a simple and affordable adapter to connect. That's a small price to pay when you consider that you'll be getting a low-latency wired connection for up to four controllers, don't need to worry about battery levels, and can use the old GameCube controllers you've had for the last 20 years.

2. PDP Wired Fight Pad Pro

A Great Budget Option

PDP Wired Fight Pad Pro

We get it — not everyone is going to feel like paying so much money for a controller that’s been around for over a decade and requires a special adapter just to plug into the Nintendo Switch. PDP solves this with the PDP Wired Fight Pad Pro. This will give you a slightly updated take on the GameCube controller while dropping the price to just $25 and using a 10-foot USB cable to plug directly into your Nintendo Switch dock.

The PDP controller makes a few changes you might like. For one, it adds an extra Z button to the left shoulder, giving you more flexibility with how you perform grabs and dodges in the air. The triggers on the controller are great, providing plenty of space for your fingers while also offering a nice groove for your fingers to sit in. If you never quite fell in love with the GameCube controller’s tiny C-stick, you might also like the Fight Pad Pro’s taller C-stick option that’s a match for the left thumbstick. One downside we’ve noticed is that the controller can be a little loud, but probably not as loud as our shouts when an opponent ledge guards us.

3. Nintendo Joy-Cons

Surprisingly Decent (in a pinch)

Nintendo Joy-Con

Of course, if you own a Nintendo Switch, you’re already the proud owner of a pair of joy-cons. When attached to a joy-con grip, they make for a surprisingly effective controller for all types of games—Smash included.

The tiny controller’s tinier buttons don’t inspire much confidence, but I’m always blown away at just how capable these little guys are. I like the clickiness of the buttons, but the low thumbsticks and small triggers aren’t going to be anyone’s preferred option. And if you have extra large hands, you’re going to hate it. My tallest friend (6’4”) started swearing the second the Joy-Cons graced his hands.

Things fall apart when you’re forced only to use a single joy-con to play. The bumper/triggers are mushy, and the buttons are finger-crampingly close together. But worst of all, a single joy-con has fewer buttons than something like a GameCube controller. Nintendo solves this problem by mapping grab to SL and shield to SR. It works, but you’re probably not going to be super competitive with this setup. Of course, if you don’t have any alternatives, it’s still a fun way to get in some casual two-player action.

These Joy-Con controllers won’t be anyone's first choice, but they're a far cry from the horrible hand-me-downs we used to play on. They work best with the included Joy-Con grip, where they feel more comfortable and are much easier to game on. Playing with a single Joy-Con, however, is not ideal and your play will suffer on the microscopic device.

4. Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

Expensive, But Worth It

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Nintendo Switch Pro Controller

If you’re not a GameCube diehard, the Switch Pro controller is another excellent option. As far as its design and build quality go, it's easily the most premium feeling device on the list. Nintendo’s $70 controller is heavy in the right way and offers rumble too (a feature sorely missing on the PDP and Hori controllers). Its uniform A, B, X, and Y buttons don’t incentivize the A button like the GameCube controller, which I also prefer. The thumbsticks snap back quickly and I adore the shallow click of its digital triggers—perfect for quick air dashing and rolls. There’s no C-Stick, but the Switch Pro’s secondary stick is comfortable and tall enough to easily hit from side to side—just like the PDP’s attachable version.

However, if you’re into tournament play, you already know you’d be better off with a wired solution. Any wired controller will have better latency than a wireless controller, and some tests show the Pro controller has worse latency than even Joy-Cons. While I’m not competitive enough to notice the difference, at certain levels of play it’s going to be a deal breaker.

But, for anyone who prefers wireless—and hasn’t sunk hundreds of hours into a GameCube controller—the Switch Pro is probably your best bet. Plus, you can still find it on Amazon. The best Wireless controller I tested, the Switch Pro controller oozes with quality. It’s heavy and ergonomic and features HD rumble. At $70, it’s not cheap—but it is versatile and feature-rich, while still feeling great for Smash. Unfortunately, at high-levels of play, the latency is a dealbreaker.

5. PowerA Fusion Pro Wireless Controller

Best Customizable Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Controller

PowerA Fusion Pro Wireless Controller
PowerA Fusion Pro Wireless Controller

The PowerA fusion Pro Wireless Controller (read our review) is here to put the Nintendo Switch Pro controller to shame. This customizable controller lets you swap out the faceplate and the thumbsticks, and it has a handy trick in store on the underside. Yep, that’s right, four paddle controls to mirror front controls for easy access while keeping your thumbs in position on the analog sticks. Those paddles can be removed as well if you don’t need them at all times. The swappable faceplates even have a special feature with anti-friction rings that let you rotate the analog sticks smoothly.

The controller itself is a bit beefy, but it’s accommodating large grips, magnets for attaching components, and a battery that offers 20 hours of battery life over Bluetooth, though you can also opt for a wired connection. While it’s worth noting that this controller’s ZR and ZL buttons are digital, rather than analog, and therefore have a shorter travel, that’ll be a boon for Smash Bros. players, as you’ll be able to activate your shield that much quicker without a long travel before the control actuates.

6. Hori Nintendo Switch Wireless HoriPad

For Smash Bros. Ultimate Players Who Also Play Other Games

Hori Nintendo Switch Wireless HoriPad
Hori Nintendo Switch Wireless HoriPad

Compared to Hori's wired controller above, its wireless option doesn’t fare much better. While it's not coated in a tacky grip like the Battle Pad, it doesn’t feel much better. While the controller has a pleasing thickness, it suffers from the same “hollow” feeling and its triggers just feel godawful. They’re aggressively sloped and made from uncomfortable, sharp plastic. Basically, they’re exactly the kind of triggers you’d expect to shatter if you dropped the controller.

It's too bad, because there’s still a few things to love about the controller, especially its great Mario- and Zelda-themed designs. The controller boasts an accelerometer and gyroscope for motion control—which is great for other games, but won’t help you in Smash. The buttons are also wonderfully mashable, and are some of the quietest I've played with. The battery is rated at 15 hours of play, and recharging is done by simply plugging it into a a micro usb cable. The triggers alone should be enough to deter you from the Wireless Horipad. Add to that, it feels cheap and, at $49.99, costs the same as higher quality controllers. While the design is solid and the buttons are decent, its not enough to redeem the weird triggers. You’d be better off with something else.

7. Hit Box Smash Box

Best Fight Stick Controller for Smash Bros. Ultimate

Hit Box Smash Box

Smash Bros. Ultimate might not seem like a game that's complicated enough to need a fight stick to play, but there are just some players who prefers the form factor and tactile feel of an arcade stick. If you're in that camp the Hit Box Smash Box might be just what you've been looking for.

That said, it's not exactly a traditional arcade stick controller as it doesn't even have a lever. Instead you get a plethora of buttons—23 in total to be exact. So you're pretty much hitting buttons to do everything from move left to right, jump or hitting C-stick buttons for easy smash attacks (don't spam that last one). Best of all you can pull off all your moves on Hit Box's extremely clicky and tactile arcade buttons.

8. Hori Split Pad Pro

Best Handheld Smash Bros Controller

Hori Split Pad Pro

As convenient as it is that the Nintendo Switch is portable and can have its controllers simply attach to its sides, the Joy-Con aren't really the best or most comfortable controls for a lot of games, especially for larger hands. So, what if you could replace them? That's exactly what the Hori Split Pad Pro does. This controller fully replaces your Joy-Con when in handheld mode. They slide right into the same slots your Joy-Con would, but they're so much bigger.

What does that size offer? For one, the Hori Split Pad Pro offer up much bigger thumbsticks, giving your more fine control over your movement and aim in games. They also have a larger D-Pad, making it much easier to use than the diminutive D-Pad on the Joy-Con. The triggers and bumpers also got a handy size increase. These controllers even add assignable rear triggers and a turbo function. Just note that the Split Pad Pro only works while slotted into your Nintendo Switch, as there's not wireless functionality.

9. 8BitDo Arcade Stick

Best Wireless Fight Stick for Smash Bros. Ultimate

8BitDo Arcade Stick

While a lot of us probably would never want to switch away from the classic GameCube controller for any Nintendo game with the word "Smash" in the title, there are a lot of good reasons to consider a quality fight stick to take into battle. The 8BitDo Arcade Stick is a worthy partner on the Nintendo Switch, as you can actually use it with the console wirelessly, letting you sit back and smash in comfort.

The controller features a ball-top joystick for true arcade-style and puts the buttons you need for Smash Bros all in an easily mashable arrangement. You may find that these highly responsive buttons actually give you tighter control over your character than the mushier buttons on a GameCube controller once you get used to the different layout. Another perk of this controller is that you're not limited to using it with your Switch. It will also support your PC, so you can play a lot more fighting games with it than a classic GameCube controller. The lack of analog control from the joystick could present some issues, but you have the option of swapping components out later.

10. 8BitDo Pro 2

Best Tunable Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Controller

8Bitdo Pro 2

Video game controllers don't get much more classic looking than those coming from 8BitDo, and the 8BitDo Pro 2 (read our review) not only comes with that retro sense of style but also makes for a competent Smash Bros. Ultimate controller that you can tune to fit your tastes. At $50, the 8BitDo Pro 2 is an affordable wireless alternative to the Switch Pro controller, and it has some upgrades that may make it more valuable (especially if you play on more platforms, as it supports Windows, Mac, Android, and more via Bluetooth).

The controller looks like the SNES controller had evolved along the same path as the Sony's DualShock controllers, and it has the symmetrical analog sticks and rumble motors to prove it. It also has motion controls to work with more Nintendo games. With 8BitDo's software, you can also customize the button mapping, swap stick behavior or invert axes, or even tune the trigger actuation depth and vibration levels. The customization setup will also let you set up commands for the back paddles, two extra special controls that'll help you get a leg up on the competition.

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GBros. Wireless Adapter for Switch

Play your Switch with your original wired controllers like Gamecube, NES, SNES, SFC Classic Edition and Wii Classic.

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GBros. connects your original wired Gamecube controller to your Switch just like a Wiimote. It even has built in home and screenshot buttons.


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  • GameCube controller, NES Classic controller
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  • Wii Classic controller port, original GameCube controller port
  • Distance


  • 6m – 10m
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    The best Nintendo Switch GameCube controller

    Which Nintendo Switch GameCube controllers are best?

    GameCube controllers, inspired by the Nintendo GameCube console from the early 2000s, are still beloved by Nintendo fans and new players. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players prefer this type of controller because it provides a similar feeling to the control layout in Melee, an earlier installment in the Smash series.

    For an officially licensed GameCube-inspired controller by a reliable brand, the top choice is the PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller. It comes in multiple styles and is designed to function specifically with the Nintendo Switch.

    What to know before you buy a Nintendo Switch GameCube controller

    Which games you want to play

    Depending on what games you usually play, a GameCube-style controller may not be the best option. For example, you can play Super Mario Odyssey with a GameCube controller, but dive jumping is not possible. However, the controllers are excellent for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and provide much better control than the regular joy cons.

    Wired vs. wireless

    If you have a room layout not set up for wired controllers to easily reach from the seat to the console, you may want a wireless controller. There are both wired and wireless GameCube controller options for the Nintendo Switch. If you opt for wireless, consider what batteries it needs.

    Pro controller

    For Nintendo Switch controller options aside from GameCube-style products, look at the top selections from BestReviews. Some players prefer the GameCube controller design, but others may like the pro controller better.

    What to look for in a quality Nintendo Switch GameCube controller

    Power source

    Wireless controllers usually are powered by separately purchased batteries or by a rechargeable internal battery. Wired controllers get their power through the Nintendo Switch console. Something to consider is that you must plug a wired controller into a Nintendo Switch dock as opposed to the console itself. Wireless controllers can connect to the Switch while the console is not plugged in, but you can’t easily use wired controllers on the go.

    Additional features

    The original GameCube controllers do not have modern features like certain Nintendo Switch system controls or gyroscopic motion functions. New GameCube-inspired controllers usually have the additional quality-of-life features or even turbo-mode options, but it varies depending on the model.

    Durability

    The less-expensive GameCube controllers for the Nintendo Switch may not last for long periods of use. Not all controllers are designed to hold up to rough handling, and joysticks are especially vulnerable to drifting and problems, depending on the model.

    How much you can expect to spend on a Nintendo Switch GameCube controller

    You can purchase a wired option for less than $30. Wireless GameCube-style controllers run about $30-$60.

    Nintendo Switch GameCube controller FAQ

    Can you use an old GameCube controller?

    A. If you have an old GameCube controller lying around, you can use it for the Nintendo Switch. However, you need an adapter to plug it in and play. Some adapters work better than others, but one benefit of using a classic controller and an adapter like this one is that you can plug it into a PC, too.

    Is a GameCube-style controller better?

    A. It depends on the game. There is only one actual analog stick on a GameCube controller, so it is practically unusable for an FPS game. Some fighting games work better with a GameCube controller while others do not have varying input priority. If all possible inputs are equally common or you do not need to press multiple buttons at the same time during gameplay, a GameCube controller is unlikely to be superior to any other controller.

    What’s the best Nintendo Switch GameCube controller to buy?

    Top Nintendo Switch GameCube controller

    PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller

    PowerA Wireless GameCube Style Controller

    What you need to know: It is a wireless controller with motion controls and other functions that make the GameCube controller work efficiently for the Switch.

    What you’ll love: There are multiple design styles. It uses Bluetooth connections for a stable wireless experience. It has motion controls and all of the usual Nintendo Switch system buttons, which the original GameCube console controllers did not use.

    What you should consider: It requires two AA batteries to function, so users need to purchase replacement batteries.

    Where to buy: Sold by Amazon.

    Top Nintendo Switch GameCube controller for the money

    PowerA Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch

    PowerA Wired Controller for Nintendo Switch

    What you need to know: It is a very affordable, officially licensed wired controller option that has the classic GameCube layout.

    What you’ll love: The high-speed USB cable stretches up to 10 feet. It comes with a two-year warranty. The controller is compatible with most Nintendo Switch games and works well as a fight pad for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It is hard to beat the low price.

    What you should consider: Some customers have had issues with drifting joysticks, with the controllers drifting out of the box in instances of poor quality control.

    Where to buy: Sold by Amazon.

    Worth checking out

    Exlene Wireless GameCube Controller Switch

    Exlene Wireless GameCube Controller Switch

    What you need to know: This is a GameCube-style controller that works with both Nintendo Switch and PCs.

    What you’ll love: The controller has an added turbo function. It has motion controls and rumble function, working with all Nintendo Switch games that benefit from a GameCube design. It is rechargeable with a USB-C cable and has stable Bluetooth wireless connectivity.

    What you should consider: You have to plug the cable into the Switch to connect it the first time before it can connect wirelessly in the future.

    Where to buy: Sold by Amazon.

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    Gamecube wireless switch controller

    PowerA Wireless Controller GameCube Style Nintendo Switch

    Product information

    Key specs

    Computer platform
    Nintendo Switch
    Connection type
    Wireless
    Force feedback
    Headphone jack
    Color
    Gray

    Nintendo Switch

    Wireless

    Gray

    Battery

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    Pros and cons

    According to our controller expert

    • With this wireless controller, you have more freedom of movement while gaming.

    • The round grip of the thumb grips allows you to exercise more control with your thumbs than with the analog sticks of the joy-cons.

    • The rechargeable battery lasts up to 30 hours on a full charge, so you can play with your controller all day long.

    • You can't use this controller wired due to the lack of a connector.

    Product Expert controllers

    Description

    Play your Nintendo Switch games with the retro looking PowerA Wireless Controller GameCube Style Nintendo Switch. Since this controller is wireless, you aren't tied to a cable and you're not limited in your freedom of movement. Connect the controller to your console via Bluetooth and get started right away. Thanks to the range of 10m, you can be sure the Bluetooth connection stays stable when you lay down on the couch. You can use this controller wirelessly up to 30 hours on a full battery.

    Play your Nintendo Switch games with the retro looking PowerA Wireless Controller GameCube Style Nintendo Switch. Since this controller is wireless, you aren't tied to a cable and you're not limited in your freedom of movement. Connect the controller to your console via Bluetooth and get started right away. Thanks to the range of 10m, you can be sure the Bluetooth connection stays stable when you lay down on the couch. You can use this controller wirelessly up to 30 hours on a full battery.

    Key specs

    Computer platform
    Nintendo Switch
    Connection type
    Wireless
    Force feedback
    Headphone jack
    Color
    Gray

    Nintendo Switch

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    Here's Why The PowerA Wireless Gamecube Controller For The Switch Surprised Me

    If you’re of a certain age, you probably have fond memories of playing Super Smash Bros. Melee on your Nintendo GameCube. While die-hards likely still play it regularly, most folks have moved on to the more modern Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you want to enjoy that new-school game in an old school way, the PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch is what you’re looking for.

    In this PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch review, I’m going to tell you the very good reasons why you should grab one — as well as the good reasons to avoid it.

    PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch: What is it?

    C. Scott Brown / Android Authority

    PowerA is an officially-licensed Nintendo partner. That means this controller is guaranteed to work with your Nintendo Switch or Nintendo Switch Lite. It also means it will continue to work even after future console software updates.

    Do keep in mind, though, that your console software will need to be on version 6.0.1 or later for this to work.

    What’s good?

    C. Scott Brown / Android Authority

    You’ve gotta hand it to PowerA for its attention to detail. The PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch has the same ergonomic feel as the original. The purple-blue colorway is even intact here. PowerA went the full mile and made the Y button’s over-sized height match the original GameCube design. Nice!

    Related: The best Nintendo Switch controllers for all budgets

    Unlike the original GameCube controller, though, this model has all the buttons you need to play Switch games. That means there’s an extra shoulder button and three additional buttons where the Start button was previously located. The analog sticks are also clickable to mimic L3 and R3 hits.

    Also unlike the real GameCube controller, there are no analog triggers on this device. Granted, even the Nintendo Switch Pro lacks analog triggers, but that’s just another way this controller deviates from the original.

    Outside of the design, the controller is also very easy to configure with your Switch console. You just turn it on, head to the controller settings of your Switch, and boom: you’re connected. Once connected, you won’t need to pair it again. You can also hit the Home button on the controller to power on the Switch, just like you can do with first-party systems.

    Although the purple-blue hue is the classic design, you aren’t locked to that if you don’t like it. PowerA offers multiple designs and colorways of this controller, including black, silver, gray, and gold. There are also themed controllers linked to Nintendo properties such as Pokémon, Mario, and more.

    What’s not so good?

    C. Scott Brown / Android Authority

    Unlike a lot of high-end modern controllers, the PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch uses replaceable AA batteries for power. This is a cost-cutting measure that instantly makes the device less premium than something like the Switch Pro controller. Because there’s no built-in battery, there’s no need for a USB-C port (or even a MicroUSB port). This prevents you from being able to use the controller in a wired state with the Switch or anything else.

    Similarly, the weight and overall feel of the PowerA controller screams “cheap.” It feels very toy-like in the hand. The buttons especially lack the weight and tactile feel of first-party controllers from Nintendo, Microsoft, Sony, etc.

    Although the controller features full motion support, it lacks HD rumble, IR, and Amiibo NFC support. The lack of rumble in itself is a crime, especially when you consider most people are buying this to play Smash. The controller also lacks support for remappable buttons, which first-party Switch controllers do have.

    Finally, the PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch does not play well with Android or Windows systems. Although it connects to the Switch via Bluetooth, my tests with other systems resulted in incredibly laggy performance. If you’re looking for versatility, this isn’t the device for you.

    PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch: Should I buy it?

    Most people who are interested in this controller want it to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. They want a huge A button and the feel of that yellow C stick they know so well from their GameCube days. If that’s what you want, then this controller will work just fine for that specific task. Just remember that there will be no rumble support while you play.

    Outside of Smash, there really isn’t any reason to buy this unless you’re a die-hard Gamecube controller fan. There are other controllers out there with better build quality, better integration with non-Switch systems, and built-in rechargeable batteries. What’s more, they won’t be much more expensive than the asking price for this.

    Related:The best Nintendo Switch accessories you can get

    Speaking of which, the list price for the PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch is $49.99. However, we’ve seen it drop down to half that price quite often. If you do want this, don’t spend $50 on it. You’d be better off buying the 8bitdo Gbros. Wireless Adapter and a real GameCube controller. That will give you the genuine experience you’re looking for and even save you some cash, though obviously a real Gamecube controller doesn’t have all the Switch Pro controller buttons, so it might not work so well with every game out there.

    The bottom line is that you should only buy this if you want it for specific purposes — and only if you can find it at a discount. If you just want a great standalone controller for your Switch, get a Nintendo Switch Pro controller as that will be the do-it-all device you need.

    PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch

    An old-school way to playt new-school Smash

    The PowerA GameCube Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch looks and feels quite similar to the original. It's a great way to play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the way you used to play Melee. However, that's where this controller's usefulness ends as it is missing a ton of features that would make it a worthwhile "all-around" input device.

    $49.99 at Amazon

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    PowerA's Gamecube-Style Wireless Switch Controller Is Down to $43

    PowerA Wireless GameCube Controller for Nintendo Switch | $43 | Amazon

    Some games just can’t be played on anything other than a GameCube controller. We’re looking at you, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. If you can’t find an adapter for your old GameCube controller to use on the Nintendo Switch and you’re not an insufferable purist, give PowerA’s wireless controller a shot, which sits at $42 on Amazon right now.

    PowerA does well to preserve the classic GameCube feel by staying true to the buttons’ original colors. Plus, it lasts 30 hours on just two AA batteries, so you should never have to suffer gaming downtime with a set of rechargeables rotating in and out. The only downside is you’ll be missing out on rumble and any features that require NFC, such as amiibo. It’s also Bluetooth, so PC use is fair game.

    This deal was originally published in March 2020 by Quentyn Kennemer and updated by Joe Tilleli with new information on 10/01/2020.

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