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Using WaveBird Controllers w/ Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Wiiaholic, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. Wiiaholic

    Wiiaholic aka Mr. Duddle

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    Anyone here done so yet? How's the usage with them on VC titles and with regular GC games?

    I've been wanting to get some but winning auctions for them on eBay is a tedious task!! I wish they were still sold commercially... It's all about wireless now :thumbsup:
     
  2. s9am_me

    s9am_me Got my Wii!!

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    I bought mine's at walmart for $29.99. Target has them for the same price too. Played SSBM and double dash. works fine. Keeps things nice and wireless
     
  3. songwriter15

    songwriter15 WiiChat Member

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    I've used my original WaveBird, which I've had since way back, and not had a problem at all.

    So far downloaded "Legend Of Zelda", "Mario 64", "Mario Kart", and "Link To The Past", and, like I say, I use the WaveBird with all of them and I've yet to have a problem.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. Retman

    Retman Wii Player

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    You are right, it is all about wireless.

    I got my wavebird from here $33 (about £15)
     
  5. FoxRox

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    definately keep it wireless, it also lessens the chance of pulling your Wii over with a wired controller.
     
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  6. Wiiaholic

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    I agree wireless 0wnz all. I just bought 2 GC Wireless Controllers; one from eBay, and one from Wal-Mart. I'll report back on how they perform when I get them in the mail.
     
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    wiiboy 27 Wii forever!!!!

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    hmppmmh.........evryone likes wal-mart lmao
     
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    mabhz WiiChat Member

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    Can someone please comment about the wireless alternatives, like MadCatz? They are smaller (better for young kids) and WAY cheaper (19,99).

    But im worried about the sensitiviness of analogic controllers... Non-original PS2 controllers, except for logitech ones, have a story of being non-sensitive.

    Any comments??
    thanks!
     
  9. jamesrw

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    cnet article rates wavebird best controller

    read this:
    http://reviews.cnet.com/4321-9020_7-6560601.html

    I am looking for a wireless controller as well. After reading the cnet review and some posts on other gaming forums, I'm pretty sure I'm going to look for a couple of wavebirds. However, because all the controllers might feel a bit different, it really comes down to personal preference. I haven't used a wavebird before, but I'd rather not have to deal with any compatibility issues as I read there were with some third party controllers for the gamecube.
     
  10. brcrane

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    I went to EB Games and bought a used Wavebird controller. Works great, and was only 14 bucks.
     
  11. Fox

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    I was thinking about getting a Wavebird...
     
  12. Stranger

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    definitely spend the extra money to get a WaveBird instead of a 3rd party wireless GC controller. theres no sensitivity problems and it fits great in your hands, even for someone with smaller hands like me, so i say go for it
     
  13. Mii Wii

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    its is just as good and I have never tried the wired ones i sold it so i wont ever have 2 see that again
     
  14. Wiiaholic

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    $14 bucks at an EB Games?? Geeze... I have a few of those and a GameStop around me locally I gotta go check that out and see if they're that cheap here too.
     
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    I purchased an ebgames/gamestop wireless gamecube controller new for $20. There were not any wavebirds at the location I visited. This controller is smaller than the wavebird. I suppose I have small hands. I haven't used a wavebird, but I think I'll stick with this one, as it fits my hands rather well. I might have to get another for the gf. Additionally, I haven't experienced any incompatibilites with the gamestop wireless controller and the Wii. The only games I have used it with are: "SSX On Tour", "Hunter: The Reckoning", "Mario Kart".

    hope my input is useful.
     
  16. captainff

    captainff slightly amused

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    I have only ever heard about compatability issues with 3rd party wireless remotes. All of the PAL Wii owners that I know have told me to stick to wavebirds (which I own!) as not all 3rd party wireless remotes work. To hear that yours do is definately useful (to me, anyway!)
     
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    Im sure they will be just as cheap since Gamestop and EB run on the same corporate pricing structure. Just look in their "Used Hardware" section. You could even just ask the person at the counter if they have any used Gamecube WaveBird controllers and he/she should be able to tell you on the spot. Picked up a used Gamecube memory card from there as well for about $9.
     
  18. Wiiaholic

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    One of my wireless GameCube controllers came a few days ago and I've tested it on Mario Kart 64 and Mario Kart: Double Dash on the Wii. So far this Pelican G3 Wireless Controller has performed perfectly. The controller is very light and has perfect response timing so far on the tested games above. It runs on 2 AA batteries and there's just a button on the receiver that you push to initiate controller recognition the first time you use it. Other than that, you can move it into any of the 4 controller ports and it works flawlessly. I'll let you guys know how the battery life is whenever the first pair dies.
     
  19. Nemix

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    just got mine new off eBay (sealed). apparently some wii games work with the Wavebird/gamecube controller. and um, of course SD Gecko :thumbsup:

    e.g. Tenkaichi 2 works with both classic and wavebird but the wavebird setup looks alot better???
     
  20. thefriendlyfoe

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    rumble feature

    I've only been coming across 3rd party wavebirds, and none that I've seen have the rumble feature. i know, i know...it drains the batteries and isn't really necessary...but i know they exist, and want a few with the feature.
     

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