Nintendo GameCube controller

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GameCube controller in the color indigo

The Nintendo GameCube controller (usually called GameCube controller for short ) is the primary gamepad of the Nintendo GameCube .

It was launched on September 14, 2001 in Japan. Up to four controllers can be connected to the Nintendo GameCube by cable. The GameCube controller is seen by many retro fans as one of the best controllers of all time. The predecessor of the Nintendo GameCube controller is the Nintendo 64 controller of the Nintendo 64 , the successor is the Wii Remote or the Wii Classic Controller of the Wii . The cable length is around 2 meters; numerous third-party manufacturers offer extension cables .

Control elements

Wavebird controller

Wireless Wavebird controller with radio receiver unit in light gray

The Wavebird controller ( stylized as WAVEBIRD, model number: DOL-004) is a high-frequency -based wireless controller for the Nintendo GameCube, which can still be used up to six meters away from the console. In contrast to the standard GameCube controller, it has no rumble function and requires two AA batteries to operate , which according to Nintendo should last for up to 100 hours and has the same button layout as the original Nintendo GameCube controller. The Wavebird controller communicates via a radio unit (model number: DOL-005) that can be connected to the Nintendo GameCube via one of the four controller ports. Up to 16 channels can be set so that e.g. B. at a LAN party does not come to complications. So far, the Wavebird controller is almost exclusively available in a light gray color with white buttons that were gray on the standard controller (such as the control pad). It is less common to see a silver “Platinum Edition” of the device in the NTSC room.

Individual evidence

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  4. a b M. Wiley: Nintendo WaveBird Review. In: IGN. June 11, 2002, Retrieved June 3, 2019 (American English).