Summary: This controller works very well for the Nintendo Wii. Plugs right into the Wii remote. The buttons respond very well and the cross pad is sturdy and stays in place. You can play games you download from the Wii shop Channel. I have played, Secret of Mana, Super mario brothers, Super mario RPG, Kid Icarus and many more with this controller.
Summary: A classic controller is preferred for some games, particularly classic games. This controller is pretty well made and durable, but after about a year of use, the buttons did not always work. This controller was not used excessively, it was not used for hours on end - maybe a few hours throughout the week at most. Perhaps mine was a fluke? It is comfortable to use and if you had an original Nintendo, it will be more familiar to use.
Summary: I bought this for Goldeneye, which is awesome, but I was hoping it would work for Mario Bros too. It doesn't. It only work for games its designed for. I'm hoping Nintendo will provide an update for it to work with all games instead of the bar.
Using classic wii controller for downloadable games
3 December 2010
Summary: It's great that you can download older games from Nintendo onto your wii and use a classic controller to play them. I can enjoy 'Mario Kart 64' now, which in my opinion is the best one in the franchise.
Summary: If people does not know what this controller is good for, they should read first. I got a couple of these controllers for my kids because they still have many good GC games and they downloaded some older N64 games from the Wii channel and it only works with these. Well, we also got a couple of GC controllers but they are not wireless so my kids keep pulling at the console during game play. This basically gave them the wireless GC controller with the Wiimote.
Summary: It was a little hard to get used to Mariokart using the wheel at first. This controller definitely helped. I love that it plugs into the Wii remote so you don't have to be close to the unit. It would be even better if they made it wireless all together. I also wish it works with more games.