But something about it with Super Smash Brothers was just… wonderful. I can’t explain it. People who love Smash will know what I mean. It’s just awesomeness.
So, enter this new PowerA Wireless controller, and… well, it does many, many things really well.
1.) First, it absolutely apes the original wireless Wavebird controller, even down to needing 2x AA batteries (a pro or con depending on your position). It’s sleeker than the Wavebird, which means my fingers are more comfortable holding it for long periods of time.
2.) The d-pad is much improved over the original Gamecube controller. Much more clicky, and not mushy.
3.) Full motion controls. Splatoon 2 is pretty fun with this controller, though I still prefer not to use motion controls in general.
I think I’d still prefer a little more heft to the controller, and my hands are large so the trigger buttons (no longer analog – like the Switch) are not super comfortable for me, but that’s the original Gamecube controller for you, too.
Overall, this is a great little Gamecube controller – updated for the Switch, and licensed by Nintendo. Super Smash Bros is out next week, and I. Can’t. Wait.
4 out of 5 Certainly a dated design, but yet, somehow – recommended. That said, the Pro Controller is still the best.