“GameCube controllers are only usable in
Smash on the Wii U, but there are many other games I think that could use this compatibility. What games or VC games do you think could benefit from GameCube controller compatibility?” — River Gatensby

This was one of the listener questions on
this week’s episode of Nintendo Week, our Nintendo-themed podcast here at Gamnesia. Check out the discussion video above for our full thoughts, or keep reading below for a brief, brief summary.

I think just about everything would benefit from GameCube controller compatibility, as it’s one of my favorite controllers ever, but there are four games in particular—
Pikmin 3, Hyrule Warriors, Mario Kart 8, and Super Mario 3D World—that have the most to gain. Ben most wants to see the eShop version of Resident Evil 4 on Wii to add GameCube controller support, which prompts Alex to add that the entirety of Wii Mode should really include GameCube support, as it’s built into the Wii OS already, so all Nintendo needs to do is permit the Wii U to access the GameCube adapter via USB while in Wii Mode. Alex finishes the answer off by adding that both Zelda games, The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD, should include GameCube controller support as a throwback to the original games.

For our full in-depth thoughts beyond this brief write-up, be sure to check out the discussion video above. If you like it, you can
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Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.

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