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7:00 PM on 02.02.2015

This damn Morph Ball double jump in Metroid Prime

Turns out I'm rustier at Metroid Prime than I thought. I had long forgotten about this tunnel sequence in the fiery Magmoor Caverns. It's sure giving me hell. In order to reach the (entirely optional) ledge above, you have t...

Jordan Devore


11:00 AM on 01.09.2015

The official Wii U GameCube adapter is still crazy stupid to find, here's a third-party one

In recent news, Nintendo sold the Wii U GameCube adapter on its site, making good on the promise that it would come back into stock -- sorta. It sold out in roughly 30 minutes, so I hope you were staring at the internet at th...

Chris Carter



WarioWare Inc. is my favorite multiplayer game, forever photo
WarioWare Inc. is my favorite multiplayer game, forever
by Jordan Devore

Before drifting to sleep these past several nights, I've thought about my favorite multiplayer game, WarioWare Inc.: Mega Party Game$!, and how it will almost certainly hold that honor forever.

It's been on my mind lately because, like Nic, I associate the holidays with couch-based multiplayer. In our family, WarioWare Inc. is it: the ultimate feel-good game that anyone, regardless of skill – and especially those with minimal skill – can enjoy. It's fiercely competitive, but no one comes out feeling like a loser. And, if there are no unclaimed controllers left, spectating is also a joy.

WarioWare Inc. gets physical. You don't know which microgame will pop up until the TV barks instructions at you and, oh shit, there's a hotdog on wheels coming right at you. Better hop, fast! It elicits that thing you used to do, years ago, where you'd literally move your body while jumping over pits in Super Mario Bros. Nope, you didn't outgrow the behavior. You never outgrow it.

One of the modes, Listen to the Doctor, requires you to act out requests while playing. Make duck sounds. Yell your favorite color. Close one eye. It's on each of you to applause (in-game) for accuracy after every "performance," but bartered deals and old grudges are unavoidable.

"Clap a bunch for me and I'll clap for you, too," they always say. Liar! Why must you lie?!

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12:30 PM on 12.09.2014

Nintendo: Wii U GameCube adapter 'has not been discontinued'

The Wii U GameCube controller adapter has been hard to get hold of, with the last remnant orders seemingly being cancelled by online retailers. However,  Nintendo of Europe gave a statement to Nintendo Life assuring...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 12.05.2014

You may have missed out on the Wii U GameCube controller adapter

It was always assumed by some that the Wii U GameCube adapter released for Super Smash Bros. would be a limited time type of deal, but it wasn't outright communicated that it would be this tough to find at launch. After ...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 11.09.2014

Old news: The Wii U can play GameCube games

With the GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U coming soon, a lot of people are hoping we'll be getting GameCube games on the Wii U eShop to boot. Getting another crack at some analog trigger-specific games like Super Ma...

Jonathan Holmes

2:30 PM on 11.03.2014

Capcom is haunting arcades with Luigi's Mansion

Luigi's bringing his ghost-bustin' vaccum-totin' ways to a new scene that's full of noise and flashing lights, and it's all thanks to Capcom. The GameCube classic Luigi's Mansion is being refitted for arcades, as indicated by...

Brett Makedonski

11:30 AM on 10.08.2014

The GameCube adapter will only 'officially' work with Smash Bros. Wii U

When Super Smash Bros. comes out on the Wii U and the GameCube controller adapter comes with it, you will only be able to use said adapter on Smash. That's the official word from Nintendo this morning, anyway. "The GameC...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 10.01.2014

One modder shows how to hook a GameCube controller up to your 3DS for $12

One of the only problems I had with Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was using the Circle Pad for a prolonged use of time. I actually got used to using the portable's controls over time, but the pad itself wears on my thumb...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 08.12.2014

Take a closer look at PDP's GameCube-style controllers for Wii U

I think I'll be perfectly set with the GameCube controller adapter for Wii U, but PDP's line of GameCube-inspired controllers (known officially as "Wired Fight Pads") are another valid option. Courtesy of Amazon, we now have ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 08.06.2014

Someone made a custom GameCube controller adapter for 3DS

A guy by the name of Loopy previously came out with video capture boards for 3DS, and now he's back with another cool project: a GameCube controller adapter. Why? Because he can. Here's a demonstration of Super Street Fighte...

Jordan Devore







The Majora's Mask fan project is coming along nicely photo
The Majora's Mask fan project is coming along nicely
by Chris Carter

Paco Martinez and Pablo Belmonte have been crafting an HD version of Majora's Mask for the past few years, and this new video is an update of sorts on all their hard work. Before you get too excited, this isn't supposed to be playable -- it's a proof of concept that is eventually meant to find its way to Nintendo to urge them to consider a true remake.

Either way, the art in the video is pretty stunning, and I'd love to see the pair work on their version proper at Nintendo.

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11:00 AM on 07.29.2014

These officially licensed GameCube style controllers are sweet

Although they are technically third-party by way of the company PDP, a handful of GameCube-like controllers are heading your way as officially licensed products. According to an online retailer listing they are confirmed for ...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Hey, let's watch someone clear Metroid Prime in 55 minutes

Mmm, Metroid Prime. One of my all-time favorites, and yet it's been far too long since I've last played it. For that matter, I don't know that I've ever watched a speedrun of the game in its entirety. This 55:53 single-segme...

Jordan Devore

12:52 PM on 06.10.2014

The GameCube controller adapter for Wii U will cost $19.99

As you know, Nintendo is releasing an adapter for Wii U that'll let you play Super Smash Bros. with four original Nintendo GameCube or WaveBird controllers. Now we have the price: $19.99. The company will also sell "retro" Ga...

Jordan Devore



Super Smash Bros. on Wii U will be playable with GameCube controller photo
Super Smash Bros. on Wii U will be playable with GameCube controller
by Brett Makedonski

[Update: Nintendo isn't sharing any other details about the adapter other than what we know below. Hopefully more details are shared at E3.]

When Super Smash Bros. on Wii U releases later this year, it'll include optional support for one of the most beloved controllers of all time. That's right, Nintendo's found a way to bring the GameCube controller to the party.

Nintendo of America tweeted the news, along with a picture of the adapter that'll make it all possible. There's no news yet as to how much it'll cost or when it'll release. We've reached out to Nintendo for more details.

A hot topic of discussion around our office is whether or not this adapter will include Wavebird support. Apparently we all like to do our smashin' from the kitchen.

@NintendoAmerica [Twitter]

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