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GameCube Style Wireless Controller Pikachu - Nintendo Switch
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- Inspired by fan favorite characters
- Familiar ergonomic design
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- Batteries : 2 AA batteries required. (included)
- Language: : Italian
- Product Dimensions : 6.6 x 16 x 16.3 cm; 272.16 Grams
- Release date : 5 June 2019
- ASIN : B07PQD2MG2
- Item Model Number : 1511638-01
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- 130 in Nintendo Switch Controllers
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Officially licensed from Pokémon Int’l. Pro style wired controller. GameCube style wireless controller
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I managed to get a replacement (though not in the beloved GameCube purple, so I now have a bright yellow Pikachu replacement. It’s hardly my choice of styling, but at least I can find it in a dimly lit room!)
The customer service from the makers is pretty fantastic, and the unit is robust and well made. Despite the troubles I had I would not hesitate to buy another, simply because the sturdiness of the controller and customer service when I *did* have an issue were both so good.
No internal battery
No HD rumble or any rumble at all..
No amiibo functionality (not a big deal)
No analog triggers..
Switch fails to read the battery left (minor but it's because of the external batteries)
Feels very much like a gamecube controller
C stick feels good
Looks very much like the pictures
Comes in a nice box
Made with care!
First off, I wasn't expecting much from this having seen the mixed reviews here. Secondly, I hated the Pro Controller, I found it both too heavy and too uncomfortable and stiff for my liking.
So I got this today and was quite surprised about the build quality! It feels exactly like a gamecube controller, but its plastic and texture reminds me more of the Wavebird controller which is the best controller nintendo has ever made. But where the wavebird was bulky, this is far from it (due to the technology to allow wireless controllers to work has now been made smaller and cheaper.)
The wireless is made possible by Bluetooth connection, it was very easy to set up with the switch (please note the switch has to be updated to 6.1 to work with this.) Went into the switch controllers and change grip option, pressed the bluetooth button on top and it instantly recognises it. But it recognises it as a pro controller oddly? Not arguing as this means it works with most games (the ones with the pro controller icon on the back of the case/box).
Now for some pros and cons...
Nostalgic! Any kid turned adult that grew up with the gamecube controller will instantly get along with this. That style is the best for Super Smash Bros Ultimate and it shows here. The buttons are exactly how you'll remember it and the weight and feel is exactly how I remember the GCN controller being.
No lag! Now granted, nothing will replace a wired GCN controller as there is zero lag with that and when in contests, those extra milliseconds count. But for a casual user, there is no lag, no input lag, nothing. Very responsive.
The buttons! Some people have complained about how clicky the buttons are, but personally, the old GCN controllers were exactly the same. And it is a satisfying click, especially the triggers. The feedback from the sticks is great, the triggers too are great to use. Love how they put the +, -, home and snap button on the front too.
Beautiful designs. The controller I bought was the Pikachu one and it goes brilliantly with the Pokémon Lets Go console. Love how buttons are exactly how the old GCN controller was (except for the purple Z button. Which is now the R button, its coloured yellow to match.)
Full motion controls. I wasn't expecting this and was surprised to see it and see it working so well. Great for games like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Luigi's Mansion 3.
Lack of a few features. Now I will mention this in passing, but I will say I do not see this as too much of a con. There is no HD rumble, IR and no NFC/Amiibo support. But if you, like me, wasn't too bothered by this then it doesn't matter. If it does, bare that in mind.
Batteries. When I said blast to the past, that doesn't mean we need to go back to the days of battery eating controllers. But at £29.99 then I can see why, putting a usb rechargable battery in it might have put the price up higher. So again, bare this in mind, however it does come with two batteries so that's good.
Overall this is a great wireless controller for the price! For those wanting a wireless GCN controller for the Switch this is perfect! For those wanting a better option for controllers and didn't get along with the pro controller or didn't like all its extra features, then this is perfect for the price point. Great for kids and adults alike. Would recommend!