Do I need a wii classic controller to play virtual console games?

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#1 Posted by toxicsludge56 (265 posts) -

I am interested in getting some wii points but am wondering whether i need to buy a wii classic controller to play the games. Please reply!

#2 Posted by chris3116 (12174 posts) -

No. But I use it for the SNES games.

Here's my pattern of controls for the VC games:

Wiimote: NES and Turbografx and Sega Genesis games
C lassic controller: SNES and Sega Genesis games
GameCube controller: N64 games

You can use the GameCube controller for all the controls.

#3 Posted by toxicsludge56 (265 posts) -
i have a gamecube so i have a gamecube controller, so thats great! Thanks
#4 Posted by abephroman (249 posts) -
When you purchase games from the VC in the top right corner is the game information. There are little pictures that show what type of controller will work with each game.
#5 Posted by superluigi96 (504 posts) -

GameCube controller will work with all VC games, but it's worth noting that the button configuration can be frustrating when using it with SNES games. For example, Super Mario World uses the SNES controls exactly, meaning Y is run and B is jump. However, on the GameCube controller, Y and B are very far apart.

Basically what I'm saying is, if you're going to buy SNES games, get a classic controller.

#6 Posted by lancea34 (6912 posts) -

GameCube controller will work with all VC games, but it's worth noting that the button configuration can be frustrating when using it with SNES games. For example, Super Mario World uses the SNES controls exactly, meaning Y is run and B is jump. However, on the GameCube controller, Y and B are very far apart.

Basically what I'm saying is, if you're going to buy SNES games, get a classic controller.

superluigi96

Can't you use A to jump too?

#7 Posted by CorruptGamerGX (1023 posts) -
A is the spin jump. Not a good idea for most levels.
#8 Posted by awssk8er716 (8485 posts) -
No, you can use the GC controller for anything, or the WiiMote for NES Games.
#9 Posted by famicommander (8524 posts) -
The Gamecube controller works for all games and the Wii remote can be used for some.
#10 Posted by Boba_Fett_3710 (8783 posts) -

You only really need the Classic controller if you play SNES games. The Wii controller can't do it and the Gamecube controller is horrible for SNES games.

I do find the classic controller to be less clunky than the GC controller, especially when playing N64 and Sega Genesis games.

#11 Posted by crszn962015 (46 posts) -
Gamecube controllers work too, but if you don't have either a GC controller or a Classic controller, I would recommend buying a Classic controller instead.
#12 Posted by PikaPikaboo (170 posts) -
Wiimote and gamecube controller are compatible with some games, but the classic controller is compatible with all games on the vc.
#13 Posted by Haziqonfire (36344 posts) -
No you dont -- you can use a gamecube controller for many VC games and NES games you can use the Wiimote sideways.

However, I recommend getting the C lassic controller. Playing Donkey Kong Country with a GC controller doesnt work well, at all.