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Nintendo Super Smash Bros. White Classic Gamecube Controller
Officially Licensed Controller by Nintendo - This is a first party controller!Official Item from Japan - Fully compatible with all systems, no region lockRequires Wii U GameCube Adapter for use on Wii UWorks with ALL GameCube systemsMakes a great gift!
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52 Reddit comments about Nintendo Super Smash Bros. White Classic Gamecube Controller:

u/Staggvillainy · 23 pointsr/SSBM

Get a Wii, 8-32GB SD card (and a reader for your computer if necessary), and Homebrew it instead, download a good ISO of Melee (no URLs here ^^^PM ^^^^me ^^^^if ^^^^you ^^^^^need ^^^^^^one ) or download the 20XX hack pack, purchase a couple of gamecube controllers, and get crackin'.

CRTs can be found on Craigslist. If it's boxy and has a fat back with a glass front, it's most likely a CRT. Search terms (listed from most to least relevant):

  • "CRT"
  • "Tube TV"
  • "old tv"
  • "analog tv"
  • "trinitron"
  • "free tv"
  • "curb alert (tv)"

    ASK THE SELLER IF IT HAS COMPOSITE (RCA) INPUTS!! If you can't find someone selling a good sized one in your area for a good price, contact your local school district and ask if they have any working CRTs they're about to dispose. I've been lucky enough to find a few working CRTs sitting on the curb locally, about to be thrown away. Price should range from around $0 - $50, $50 being the absolute highest I'd pay (it better have the bonuses I listed or be a Sony PVM).

    A good CRT size to bring around is anywhere from 13"-21". Anything larger is too inconvenient to lug around to tournaments, and anything smaller is obviously hard for multiple people to see. Bonus points for:

  • S-Video/Component input
  • if it's branded as a Trinitron (generally considered to have higher visual quality compared to other CRTs, not guaranteed though)
  • A/V out/passthrough

    CRT monitors (like old computer monitors) that accept VGA input are also possible and will garner you 480p progressive scan Melee, which is a significant step up from normal composite input. If you're willing to throw down a little extra money for a speaker and do some (optional) soldering work for high quality, lagless Melee, this may be the setup you want - see this thread by Kadano if you're interested. Note that this may make setting up at local tournaments slightly more hassle.

    You can buy a Wii, again, off of Craigslist, at your local pawn shop, or pay extra to get it from GameStop. I paid $45 for mine. I'm sure you can find one for less.

    SD(HC) cards are bought at your local electronics store for pretty cheap, somewhere in the $5-25 range. 4GB is enough to store Melee (around 1.4GB in size) and your required Homebrew files, but I recommend a larger SD card if you want more Gamecube or Wii games to fit on there, as opposed to using a flash drive or hard drive + USB Loader. SD cards load games a little faster and don't require weird formatting. Make sure it comes complete - that means a power brick, A/V cords, sensor bar, and Wiimote. If a deal looks too good to be true, that probably means it's the wrong type of Wii and doesn't have GameCube controller ports.

    You can order smash-branded GameCube controllers from Nintendo, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, or any other major online retailer for around $30.

    Sometimes you get a bad egg of a smash-branded controller and they have stiff triggers, or you don't like having to break in a new stick. That's fine, you can search for OG Nintendo GameCube controllers on Craigslist or at local thrift shops. You can take a chance on eBay or Amazon, but I'd recommend testing them out in person before purchasing - used condition is certainly a caveat emptor sort of deal. If you like the stick + buttons but hate the triggers, get some triwing screwdrivers, unscrew the new controller, and slap some broken in OG GameCube triggers in. Triwings are a very good tool to own to maintain controllers in general, so you can take them apart and clean/troubleshoot them.

    Why am I recommending against a GameCube and telling you to set up Homebrew?

  1. Versatility. Sometimes Melee isn't the only GameCube game you want to play! Sometimes people ask for Project M! Sometimes finding and paying for now-rare, non-scratched disks is a pain in the ass! Homebrewing and loading ISOs via SD/USB ensures you have a bit-perfect copy of the game, ready to play.
  2. Cost. Wii + SD Card is most likely cheaper than a GameCube + working copy of Melee and gets you that much more mileage.

    TL;DR: Buy a Wii and an SD Card, hack it, download Melee, scavenger hunt for CRTs and controllers, and you're golden.
u/Toomeh13 · 20 pointsr/smashbros

The official Nintendo Wii U controllers are pretty good and very reliable



Also if you're a new player this video and channel have a lot of good links and info

u/mikeezy6 · 19 pointsr/smashbros

Amazon. You don't have to get the original Nintendo GameCube controller, the Super Smash Bros 4 GameCube controller works just as fine as the original and you don't have to pay the inflated resale price of a used GameCube Controller. It costs roughly 30$ last time I checked.


u/silverpanther17 · 19 pointsr/smashbros

> is good for the long term health of the game.

Melee is 15 years old and is currently growing faster than ever before. This isn't even a best case scenario for a video game; this is simply unprecedented.

Because of this and myriad other reasons, melee's community has become about *keeping kosher*, for lack of a better phrase. While new tech comes and goes as the meta changes, it's still been the exact same software played on the exact same hardware for 15 years. The most diversity I've ever seen at a tourney is a Gamecube disk being played on a Wii and that's about it. Even the new Smash-branded controllers that Nintendo released have been scrutinized for making shield drops easier, and this was Nintendo's best attempt at a replica of the original GC controller.

The tech skill entry barrier can only be described as unfortunate, but melee is a game that is set in its ways because every detail of it just works and nobody dares change an iota of it.

u/theincrediblescrooge · 11 pointsr/smashbros

Umm official Nintendo GameCube controllers go for $26 as of today on Amazon, these will definitely be cheaper than the hit box controller.
Nintendo Super Smash Bros. White Classic Gamecube Controller

u/teej21012 · 7 pointsr/SSBM

Not sure what you mean by "high quality" but the new Sm4sh controllers will be fine for your level, since you indicated you are just starting. You can also go onto your local Craigslist under Video Gaming or go to your local thrift store. I just found a post today by mine for GC + controller for 35, each in a different color.

u/Volkendo · 7 pointsr/smashbros

If you're playing Smash only, I would recommend buying the new Nintendo controller. They're literally just GameCube controllers. Solid, reliable, and made first party by Nintendo brand new. They work with the original GameCube and the new controller adapter for WiiU. I have a set of 4 of these myself and they've worked great. It also doesn't matter which color you get or if you get the US or Japanese versions. It all works the same. The only difference is the language on the box and on the back sticker.

I'm not sure how much longer they'll be manufacturing them considering DLC support for Smash 4 just ended, so I'd get a few of them now while they're cheap. Good luck!

u/luigi_man_879 · 6 pointsr/smashbros

Unfortunately most sellers that are selling gamecube controllers are selling new ones for $100+ and used are $50-80 because they are in high demand and are currently not in production by Nintendo. You can try waiting for when they (hopefully) restart production in line with the new Smash this year or you could try buying a used one like this. Many people will tell you to avoid third-party but I have never tried them so I can't tell you any specific reasons to avoid them, but first-party should be your first choice if you can afford it.

u/Falcon2025 · 6 pointsr/smashbros
u/Y0urF4ce · 4 pointsr/SSBPM
u/Tenshii_orz · 4 pointsr/smashbros

They remade the Gamecube controllers for the release of Smash 4 on Wii U. So you can just buy the Wii U model. It'll work with a gamecube and netplay.

Black $34.95

White $38

You could probably even find them for cheaper locally if you're willing to buy used, like on Craigslist or a local game store. Or maybe on eBay. Just avoid 3rd party controllers if you care about quality.

u/Youre_all_worthless · 4 pointsr/smashbros
u/JEMerc · 3 pointsr/smashbros

The Smash 4 one has a longer cable, about a foot maybe more. I recently got the [white smash controller] ( and honestly it's my favorite, not to mention it's a bit cheaper.

Edit: The Smash 4 and new white controller actually have a 10ft cable while the official nintendo controller has a 6.5 ft cable.

u/JadnidBobson · 3 pointsr/SSBM

I'd just get him a Smash 4 GC controller. Some prefer the older ones, but they are incredibly expensive to buy new, and there's really nothing wrong with the Smash 4 ones. Pretty much everyone who's buying a new controller these days will buy one of these, since they're the best bang for your buck and they work just fine.

u/yesdefinitely_ · 3 pointsr/RivalsOfAether

Xbox one is the most popular control choice, followed by gamecube. One thing I will say if you plan on getting a gamecube controller, buy an official controller! Anything unofficial has a very high chance of having wonky deadzones, and in general just isn't worth the risk.

u/SamBlueBox · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Yo thats a steal!! They usually cost about $25.00 from Nintendo

u/HirokiProtagonist · 2 pointsr/smashbros

I was in a similar situation to you -- beginner looking to get competitive in melee -- and I also had two ancient controllers that had seen a lot of love. For a while I was using one, getting by, but then I tried a friend's new controller. Dash dancing was so much easier and more fluid.

I got one of the [new white ones] ( for ~$25 and it was definitely worth it.

I would recommend getting a new one if you can afford it. If you're unsure, try using a friend's controller.

u/nfreakoss · 2 pointsr/SSBPM

There's a white one too!

My brother and I got one of each, swapped the back plates, snipped the rumble, and replaced the triggers with old ones that aren't shit.

u/subz3r0x2 · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Nintendo Super Smash Bros. White Classic Gamecube Controller

I think its reasonably priced and is a great way to get better at smash. Better to play on a gamecube controller anyways

u/KurriZSS · 2 pointsr/sm4sh

Typically no. Especially for larger tournies, wireless controllers pose as a logistical issue. You may be able to get away with one at a local with below 50 attendees, but once you go larger than that, you'll have a hard time finding TOs that'll allow them.

IMO, you're better off with a GameCube Controller:

White GC Controller

Black GC Controller

GC Adapter

(Note: There's no difference between the colors, just take your pick)


Course, if for some reason you still want wireless:

Classic Pro Controller

Classic Controller

Wii U Pro Controller

u/TheSleepyHead · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Any official ones that are made from Nintendo. Some recommendations are: Black, Platinum (Silver), Indigo, White (Japan Only), Black with Sm4sh logo, White with Sm4sh logo (Also Japan Only)

Edit: Here's a link to one of them if you need it. If you end up purchasing it, make sure it says Nintendo on the back with the GameCube logo on the front.

Edit 2: Here's a newer and cheaper one.

Edit 3: Japan exclusive will make you feel cool among all your smash friends.

u/TheBwarch · 2 pointsr/Brawlhalla

Mayflash adapter + newly manufactured GCN controller is a godlike combo imo.

Fairly cheap, compared to modern controller prices at least, and supported out of the box by the devs. The octagon gate on the analog stick in particular is really great for throws. (Unfortunately I feel Brawlhalla tries to use the analog triggers as digital, but I fixed that by changing my dodge button to the x button personally, ymmv)

u/Ruggsii · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Are we talking about this?

Jesus Christ, pretty sure I bought mine for like $30 on Amazon.

u/kaiden60 · 2 pointsr/SSBM

Looking at buying a new controller, I don't think anywhere local would sell any controller so I'm looking at buying online. My dilemma is whether I want to buy a new white smash 4 or a used one from ebay 1 2

Have any of you had experience buying a used controller from ebay? Feels kinda sketch, don't want to end up with a controller with a wobbly stick or something, but as far as I can tell seems like they are fairly reliable. Used controllers have the bonus of colours I prefer, and are a fair bit cheaper. H

How nice are the new white controllers? Is there much difference between them and the original game cube controllers?

What route would you suggest I take?

u/SwervinGirvin · 2 pointsr/Gamecube

Short answer: No.

Long answer: Most 3rd party controllers being produced today or even from the GC's day are more often than not really junky, with the exception being the Hori controller line for GC. The Cirka line is especially bad, they may have identical molding but the build quality is way worse than a Nintendo first party controller. I've read lots of negative reviews for them from people who bought them for competitive and casual play and almost all said this controller was inoperable by the end of 2-3 weeks.

Curiously, why not opt for the Smash Bros GC controller? Even at full retail you'd spend $29.99, it would be a long term investment and you wouldn't have any button hiccups. Also used controllers are fairly inexpensive as long as you get loose ones, I'll leave some links for you to check out.

Amazon - White
Amazon - Black

u/torisanod · 2 pointsr/SSBM

This one is pretty much the best new controller you can get. The original gamecube controllers (ex.) are very hard to come by new, but if you know friends/family that has some gamecube controllers that aren't too beat up/work well, try to snag some up.

u/Zalozis · 2 pointsr/smashbros

Unbelieve. I've been watching the prices since July. Literally in the last 10 minutes the price went down.(Prices around $22-$26: one price at $18 w/ shipping, but ships from Japan) How uncanny.

Black Smash GC

White Smash GC

[EDIT] Annnnnnnnd, they're gone in about a hour and a half.

u/_wytOut · 1 pointr/smashbros

Here, here, or here.

u/Dragaan · 1 pointr/smashbros

Even the Smash Bros branded white controller has been drifting around $25 for the past few months

u/Me__ImNot · 1 pointr/smashbros

Any opinions on these?

u/JamTheMaster · 1 pointr/smashbros

Are the newer Smash Bros. official controllers a different material than original Gamecube controllers? I ordered one from here and it feels like a matte material. The triggers and stuff feel stiff as well, but I was expecting that, as I'm used to a super broken in controller. Is it possible I bought a generic one even through that Amazon link?

u/akaisei · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

Use a gc controller. It's the best way to play.

White Smash Bros Controller

The black controller is $4 more.

u/birfudgees · 1 pointr/SSBM

Trying to practice tech skill with lag sucks - although you probably won't realize the extent of it until you start practicing on a normal setup. I don't know how much lag your system is going to have, but just from my own experience of starting on an HDTV, practicing on a normal crt setup is soooooo much better

Edit: I also agree with everyone else that it's worth it to get a new controller. These are pretty nice:

u/LittleHelperRobot · 1 pointr/smashbros


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u/moleman_dgaf · 1 pointr/smashbros

Fixed my link, sorry about that!

Yep, that is the official adapter. I've got one and it works perfectly on PC. The only difference between that and the Mayflash is that the official doesn't have a switch on the side to go between PC/WiiU mode. They both work great on PC, no setup/calibration aside from installing the drivers.

The Smash ones are official, and there's also a white one if you prefer that, but they show dirt really easily D:

u/CrispyHashBrown · 1 pointr/smashbros

Worst controller some Mad Catz controller, the buttons would always get stuck in the controller, and a part of the handle fell off, but I'm not sure when or how. Also, the turbo function is basically useless unless you're using it for a game like Mario Party.

Best controller is the White Sm4sh Controller, feels incredible overall, and, if needed, the long cord can be useful sometimes, no downsides whatsoever.

u/Tallyburger · 1 pointr/AmiiboCanada

Here you go.

u/IamCreditCard · 1 pointr/smashbros

Does anyone know if the smash black gamecube controllers are any different from the smash white ones? (except for color lol)

u/Physicist_Gamer · 1 pointr/gaming

Why not buy a legit gamecube controller? Seems worth it for the collection.

Here, here, or here.

That being said, nice collection. Been a while since I have seen one of the original Xbox controllers.

u/Eduguy1 · 1 pointr/SSBM

Bit expensive for a used controller, but it's fine if it's real.

Here are some new smash 4 controllers from Amazon which should be around the same price with shipping.

Also, check your local craigslist or what you have in the UK (Gumtree?)

u/Midnight_B1u3 · 1 pointr/SSBPM

For any kind of smash, even casually, it's more than definitely worth buying one. I was told this probably 100 times before I switched off nunchuck, and after a day or 2 of adjustment, I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Even casually, the GameCube controller is the quintessential controller for all smash (64 included) and you should look into buying either a Smash 4 GC controller, or a GC Legacy controller (a new original GC controller). Make sure you don't buy 3rd party though, as they feel and play like literal ass and may turn you off GC controllers entirely. \

It is important to make sure any controller you buy is first party! I can't stress that enough! They shoulod have either a "Nintendo Gamecube" or smash ball on them, if they are black (unless they're made by a reputable customs maker) don't purchase them.

u/mutsuto · 1 pointr/smashbros

I'm guessing this is similar to the PDP Wired Fight Pad (which comes in many character flavours).

Which, like the classic pro controller, is illegal at most tournaments because it relies on the wiimote for power which can cause accidental re-connects.

It's quite sad, as these are my favourite controllers. They're nearly identical to the original GC ones I grew up with, but have the addition of another z-button [like the new pro] and more clickey, which I prefer.

But I have since moved to the new Smash GC controllers + Adapter combo because of this. At least I don't need batteries now.

At the end of the day, an ordinay GC controller is fine to Bidou with. As discussed here.

edit: a review if interested.

u/OneDoesNotSimplyRead · 1 pointr/france

If you give me the exact model reference, I can take a look on a few french websites. Wasn't even aware we had an exclusive gamepad for the Gamecube.

~~Edit: is this the product you're looking for?