Submitted by -Mezzo- 1020d ago | review

Kotaku - What Happens When A SNES Controller Is Eaten By A Wii U Controller

Kotaku - A few months back, I gasped in horror at the sight of a third-party Wii U pad that, from the hideous photoshop promotional image, looked to be a sin against everything Nintendo held dear about controllers.

Well, for the past week I've been using the thing. It's called the Controller Pro U. Combining the functionality of a Wii Remote with that of a Wii Classic Controller in the one device, there's not much hideous about it. In the flesh, it looks a lot better than it did in that mock-up. (Wii U) -

MakiManPR  +   1020d ago
It says it works with Wii games. Can this work with games like Twilight Princes/Skyward Sword o Super Mario Galaxy?
stragomccloud  +   1020d ago
It would only work with games that previously supported the classic controller. So none of the games you've listed would be compatible. That said, I couldn't imagine playing Skyward Sword with a traditional controller anyway.
a_adji  +   1020d ago
They are wii games.

SactoGamer  +   1020d ago
I want one of these.
dalibor  +   1020d ago
Wouldn't mind trying this controller out either. Could be optimized for an even better feel. The Snes controller really laid out the foundation to how controllers should be. Than Sony helped move that design along. Heck I wouldn't mind if Sony and Nintendo used the same controller since they helped one another get the design to where it's at now. Two sticks, d pad, 4 face buttons and so on. But props to even the older controllers out there non the less, they played a part as well in defining a gaming controller.
Neonridr  +   1020d ago
I wonder why the Wii U Pro Controller cannot work with VC games at all. I am hoping that is something they can address with a future patch. I have a classic controller so I can use that, but I would much rather use my Wii U Pro Controller instead. That's what I love so much about this 3rd party one, although the author did say that he had trouble getting it to work as a Wii U Pro Controller..
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PopRocks359  +   1020d ago
I personally found it really cool that this thing can double as a Wii remote (or so I read). That's a pretty interesting upgrade over the standard Pro controller.
DEEBO  +   1020d ago
I need this controller ASAP! How can you play wii games is the question? i they're all motion games.
DarkBlood  +   1020d ago
not all of them are and some like mario galaxy as far as i know only ever uses the pointer for collecting starbits
DragonKnight  +   1020d ago
Kraptaku voted down.
lilbroRx  +   1020d ago
Strange how a SNES controller layout added to the Wii U Gamepad looks almost identical to the Wii U Pro controller...yet everyone still insist that the design was lifted from the 360 controller...which was itself lifted from the Gamecube and Dreamcast controllers.
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ZeekQuattro  +   1020d ago
Nintendo has introduced a lot of things over the years. People just choose to ignore that fact or are too young to know better. Microsoft and Sony before it borrowed heavily from the SNES controller. Hell Sony used to work with Nintendo until they had a major disagreement that later turned into Sony releasing the PS1 on their own.
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kingPoS  +   1020d ago
Ahh yes! the ill fated SNES CD upgrade, which then became the PS1 we all knew & enjoyed.
R3DRAIN89  +   1020d ago
which ones have the gloss finish?
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deafdani  +   1020d ago
Guys, according to Kotaku, this controller is compatible only with Wii games or Wii U games that are compatible with the old Classic controller. It actually doesn't work as a Wii U Pro Controller, so it will be useless on Wii U games compatible with the actual Pro Controller.

Yes, you read that right. Because of this, I see absolutely no reason to buy this controller, it's awfully misleading.
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Hicken  +   1020d ago
"What Happens When A SNES Controller Is Eaten By A Wii U Controller"

Another crap kotaku article gets published.

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