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Not Nintendo's usual quality design
on 30 January 2015
I got this instead of the Classic Controller Pro because I thought, well.. it's got the same buttons, it will be fine..
Well, it is fine for lots of games- Snes games on the Virtual console for example, you have the exact same layout as a SNES controller, Mario Kart 8 on Wii U plays well etc.
If you want to play anything that uses the ZL or ZR buttons, avoid this controller as it seems like they were added as an afterthought. Really awkward to use efficiently. It feels like no one ever tested what it would feel like to actually use them.
Its ok for N64 games on virtual console, a little different but ok. I'd recommend the GameCube controller if you're playing on Wii, or the Hori GameCube controller (The Mario/Luigi/Pikachu themed ones that plug into the Wii Remote) for either Wii or WiiU, or the Classic Controller Pro which is like this but more comfortable and improved the ZL ZR locations. GameCube controller isn't ideal for SNES games though, as your thumb rests on the wrong button it is unnatural for games like Super Mario Kart.
I have always thought Nintendo's design with controllers has been unusual but once you get your hands on the controller it makes sense- the N64 controller was ideal for Mario 64 and GoldenEye, GameCube controller was really comfortable. Unfortunately not the case with this!