A question about Mario Kart Wii and Gamecube Controller.

#1 Posted by GiveUpNed (218 posts) -

I bought a gamecube controller to play with Mario Kart Wii. I read online (from 2008 articles) that the classic/gamecube controller is gimped and only the wiimote properly works. What gives? Am I doing it wrong, or is Mario Kart Wii truly gimped?

#2 Edited by GameGuy27 (3 posts) -

I have had Mario Kart Wii since release and use the Wavebird Gamecube controller and have never had a problem. I have tried the Classic Controller as well and yet again I have never had a problem. I have never heard of any of the classic/gamecube controllers being gimped. 

#3 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I tried Mario Kart Wii with the all the controllers and it worked fine. I prefer the Wii Remote and Nunchuk as you can perform more maneuvers with it and it was the easiest of the four options.

#4 Posted by dbz1995 (4790 posts) -

With the Gamecube controller it works fine-its always nice to have some spare if some of your friends come round and can't/don't want to play with the wheel.

#5 Posted by GiveUpNed (218 posts) -

I can't jump or drift with the gamecube controller. What gives?

#6 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -
@GiveUpNed: I haven't played Mario Kart Wii, but if it's anything like Double Dash, you need to push the shoulder buttons all the way in until they "click" before it registers. It's something that really made drifting completely brutal on the fingers.
#7 Edited by Claude (16254 posts) -
@GiveUpNed said:

" I can't jump or drift with the gamecube controller. What gives? "

The R button is for drift when set on manual. Automatic is what it says. Maybe you have it set on automatic.
#8 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

Yeah, Claude is right. You only drift when you set your Kart or Bike to Manual. 
 
Does the GameCube controller do air maneuvers?

#9 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@Emilio said:
" Yeah, Claude is right. You only drift when you set your Kart or Bike to Manual.  Does the GameCube controller do air maneuvers? "
Up on the d pad is for maneuvers and the wheelie for motorcycles.
#10 Posted by Willy105 (4690 posts) -

Yep.
 
The Gamecube controller should be perfect for any Mario Kart Wii needs.
 
Although it's not as fun without the steering motion control.

#11 Posted by GiveUpNed (218 posts) -

Thanks for all the help guys! One last question. How do you get the controller to work in single player? Whenever I try, it does nothing and only works when the wiimote is plugged in.

#12 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@GiveUpNed said:
" Thanks for all the help guys! One last question. How do you get the controller to work in single player? Whenever I try, it does nothing and only works when the wiimote is plugged in. "
I'm not sure on that one. Check the manual, but I think you have to hit start on the gamecube controller on the title screen.
#13 Posted by GiveUpNed (218 posts) -

Thanks. It's not an actual Gamecube controller. I bought 3 off ebay, but earlier I went to EBgames and they had a "Wii" Gamecube controller. i have the feeling it's a hit and miss with third party controllers.

#14 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -
@Claude said:
" Up on the d pad is ... the wheelie for motorcycles. "
Man I realized Nintendo was a little backwards when B came before A on the controller... but that's just amazing. As somebody who always plays with the Y-axis inverted on analog sticks, that just makes my brain want to bleed.
#15 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@MrKlorox said:
" @Claude said:
" Up on the d pad is ... the wheelie for motorcycles. "
Man I realized Nintendo was a little backwards when B came before A on the controller... but that's just amazing. As somebody who always plays with the Y-axis inverted on analog sticks, that just makes my brain want to bleed. "
That's why I played it with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, much easier to pull off, just a little shake. I tried using the Gamecube controller and that wasn't for me.
#16 Posted by GiveUpNed (218 posts) -

It may be that, either way, I have 4 gamecube controllers and it's going to be a blast!

#17 Posted by apoptosis61 (600 posts) -

gamecube controller is the best way to play mario kart

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