Thrustmaster T -Wireless Gamepad for Nintendo Wii (Wii)
- 2.4 GHz wireless gamepad for Wii
- Vibration Feedback
- Comfortable and non-slip
- Fully programmable
- Slow & Turbo buttons
- Platform: Nintendo Wii
- PEGI Rating: Unknown
- Media: Accessory
- Item Quantity: 1
THRUSTMASTER 4660285 Guillemot T-WIRELESS GAMEPAD FOR NINTENDO WII
2.4 GHz wireless gamepad for Wii -
Vibration feedback -
Comfortable and non-slip
Top Customer Reviews
I have previously used a Gamecube & Classic controller, but have found both caused some problems. The problem with the Gamecube controller is that while it functions perfectly ok & feels comfortable to hold, the wires tend to be a bit short & get in the way. As for the Classic Controller, the analogue sticks on the pad feel strange due to their placing & the Wii Remote has a tendancy to dangle & swing around the place whilst the controller is plugged in the dongle which makes you nervous of your remote smashing into something & breaking.
I have been looking for a decent wireless pad, but frankly most 3rd party controllers feel cheap & as for Nintendo's own Wavebird which was released for the Gamecube, well you'll be if you can pick one up & even then it will cost over £20.
So I decided to check on Amazon to see if I could find any decent pads online & was quite please when I found the Thrustmaster T-Wireless as I have read some good magazine reviews.
My pad arrived just the other day & I am happy to say I am very impressed with it.
The pad is well designed & quite compacted, which means it fits very comfortably & tight in your hands. I quite like the little blue rubber grips with the ribbed effect moulding as these make for a really firm grip when playing frantic games such as racing or beat em up (so this should come in handy when I get my copy of Super Smash Brothers Brawl!!!)
The action button are layed out just like the Classic Controller & SNES pad layout which means that all the button are easy in reach.Read more ›
as my wired controllers don't reach from the console to the couch (comfort is everything).
A wavebird would have done the trick but these days these run to about £25-30 for new
imported one and so I thought I would look around for a third party controller. As far as I
can tell, the T-wireless is the first and only third party wireless cube controller available,
and at £13 it was worth a try.
The controller itself is about the same size as a normal gamecube controller and it weighs
about the same with batteries. Unlike the wavebird it has rumble and has a switch on the
controller so you can turn rumble off to save on batteries. The controller uses three AAA
batteries and although I haven't done any definitive tests the battery life is unlikely to be
that great and I would personally have preferred a bit more weight and longer lasting AA
My first impression was that the build quality wasn't as high as first party controllers, with
the battery contacts being a little out of alignment (but easily pushed into place) and the
cap on the receiver thing that plugs into the wii being loose.
The button layout is more or less the same as the SNES/classic controller but as it is a
gamecube controller there is no "select" button which is annoying if you are playing VC
games with it. The buttons felt solid enough, as did the decent sized d-pad (no problems on
The analogue sticks are a bit stiffer and springier than the classic controller and they don't
have those little groves to force you into into the eight directions.Read more ›
The main 4-button layout is identical to the SNES, unlike the gamecube pad, while at the same time you have a wireless pad that is indeed quite sturdy and comfortable. Some people may find the pad a tad small, but for me this was not even noticeable. A small dongle plugs into the controller port on the Wii, and the product comes with 2 Velcro stickers to keep this neatly attached to the side of your Wii, should you choose to use them.
Overall - for the price, this is an absolute bargain. A compact, quite comfortable wireless controller with a perfect button layout for virtual console games. Go for it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
+ This controller is well built
+ Analog sticks are good quality
+ Customizable button mappings
+ Rumble support unlike the WaveBird
Cons:... Read more
Purchased this specifically to play COD:Black Ops and found subsequently that it doesn't work with that game. Needless to say I was disappointed.Published on 22 Mar. 2011 by Carl
The Game pad is good for the GC Games.
But the cover of the left joystick is peeling it self it is the only bad thing of the Game pad. Read more
I bought this controller about 3 months ago. I have mixed feelings about it; I could have rated it anywhere between 3 and 5 stars. Read morePublished on 23 Mar. 2010 by M. Sales
BOught this for my partner to play PES 2010 but it is not compatible with this game.Published on 14 Jan. 2010 by Roxy
Was ok. comfortable to hold, but the only problem I found was with 1 of the buttons. For some reason the 'A' button needs to be pressed down really hard for it to work, which was... Read morePublished on 15 Sept. 2009 by H. E
Thought of buying the thrustmaster for a while after owning 2 gc leaded classic remotes and 2 std classic remotes and wasnt really happy. Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2009 by Nathan Nyces
Don't be fooled, this is not a classic controller! It's a gamecube controller with a classic controller disguise! But that's not essentially a bad thing. Read morePublished on 23 July 2009 by Rukhsar Ahmed
I bought this because some games just don't feel right with the Wiimote. The game I was hoping to play this with was Pro Evo Soccer 2009 but realised that it doesn't work with that... Read morePublished on 22 Jun. 2009 by S. Miah