Third-party GameCube Controller Adapter includes PC support

Those still looking for a GameCube Controller adapter for their Wii U now have a third-party solution and it's one that also includes PC support.

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Those that have picked up Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may still have some trouble getting those massive eight-player Smash battles going, due to the lack of GameCube Controller Adapter availability. As of now, GameStop and Best Buy's website still show Nintendo's peripheral as sold out. Fortunately, a third-party solution appears to be on the horizon.

Polygon is pointing to third-party manufacturer Mayflash's Gamecube Controller Adapter that's set to release in a couple of days. What makes the Mayflash adapter interesting is that it is also compatible with PC and Mac, making it an ideal solution for users running emulators or those looking for a different way to play their Steam catalog.

Online retailer Play-Asia will have the device available on Wednesday, January 14 for $19.99, with shipments set to arrive between 5 and 10 business days.

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    January 12, 2015 11:25 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Third-party GameCube Controller Adapter includes PC support

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      January 12, 2015 11:43 AM

      Gonna have to buy this. Anyone have experience ordering from this company?

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        January 12, 2015 12:14 PM

        People on reddit were saying it's legit but I'm still holding out for an official one.

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        January 12, 2015 12:39 PM

        Mayflash makes good stuff. I've used their Wii U Pro controller dongle and their old Classic Controller -> USB adapter, and both worked fine.

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        January 12, 2015 12:41 PM

        I have a couple of their other adapters, no complaints

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      January 12, 2015 12:35 PM

      Sweet, as soon as there's a few good reviews, I'll all over that.

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        January 12, 2015 12:45 PM

        The way these things sell, it'll be too late by then.

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          January 12, 2015 12:47 PM

          Ah, it's only $20. That's an acceptable risk then.

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      January 12, 2015 1:32 PM

      Is there some reason everyone loved the GC controller? Was never that impressed with it myself and it seems like there are a lot of better options out there for the PC already

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        January 12, 2015 1:34 PM

        yeah i don't get it. the face buttons are not in a good place. i want to say that right c stick also didn't have as much movement as a regular analog stick but i could be wrong.

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          January 12, 2015 1:46 PM

          I am pretty sure you're right, just an 8way digital stick I think

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            January 12, 2015 1:52 PM

            Nah, it's fully analog, it just has notches in the 8 primary directions so they're easy to find.

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        January 12, 2015 1:46 PM

        If you're just using it for native PC games, I can't see why you wouldn't just use a 360 controller. If you're emulating or something, then yeah.

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          January 12, 2015 1:50 PM

          Even for emulation I don't really get it other than maybe having onscreen prompts match up better. I played some Metroid Prime with my dual shock 4 this weekend and it seemed to work just fine.

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            January 12, 2015 4:20 PM

            The GC games are designed with the large center A button and the other buttons around it. Yes you can play with a normal controller but once you are used to the goofy button layout of a GC controller it works better.

            It's the usual where Nintendo can use their goofy controller design/layout better then anyone else.

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        January 12, 2015 1:51 PM

        My favorite things are the shape and size of it. Perfectly contours to my hands. The sticks are in a pretty good place, I like how the analog triggers click at 100%, and the face button layout is pretty cool and works well for most games.

        Cons: The C-stick could be a little bigger, and the z-button is weird.

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          January 12, 2015 4:09 PM

          I got so used to it for RE4, it's hard to adapt to much larger and seemingly clumsier 360. Not that I've done a-b comparisons with RE4HD as yet though