Best controller for SNES VC games (Chrono Trigger, for instance)?

#1 Edited by Lotus_Flower (43 posts) -

Classic OR Classic Controller Pro OR the hard-to-get-if-you're-North-American-so-I-don't-know-why-I'm-mentioning-it SNES controller from the EU Club Nintendo?

Thoughts?

I was planning on buying the Classic Controller Pro for my play through of Chrono Trigger, ALTTP, Super Mario World and other SNES classics. Good plan?

#2 Posted by Lotus_Flower (43 posts) -

Here is the Club Nintendo controller I referred to:

#3 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -
#4 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -

@Lotus_Flower said:

Here is the Club Nintendo controller I referred to:

That looks amazing. How can I get that?

Also it is really dumb that you cannot play SNES games with the wii remote and the Nunchuck add on. That is just an arbitrary rule making people go buy their controller. I was going to buy FF3(FF6) for the SNES VC a couple of weeks ago and realized I have no controller to play it with. Which sucks, because I never got very far in that game.

#5 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1544 posts) -

@MasturbatingestBear said:

@Lotus_Flower said:

Here is the Club Nintendo controller I referred to:

That looks amazing. How can I get that?

Also it is really dumb that you cannot play SNES games with the wii remote and the Nunchuck add on. That is just an arbitrary rule making people go buy their controller. I was going to buy FF3(FF6) for the SNES VC a couple of weeks ago and realized I have no controller to play it with. Which sucks, because I never got very far in that game.

There's one for $88 on PlayAsia.

#6 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -
#7 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

Oh baby, I NEED that controller!

#8 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

Just play it on PC man. There is no such thing as a PC that can't run a SNES emulator.

#9 Posted by Hailinel (23948 posts) -

@MasturbatingestBear said:

Also it is really dumb that you cannot play SNES games with the wii remote and the Nunchuck add on. That is just an arbitrary rule making people go buy their controller. I was going to buy FF3(FF6) for the SNES VC a couple of weeks ago and realized I have no controller to play it with. Which sucks, because I never got very far in that game.

How would you actually play it?

Wii Remote + Nunchuk = A, B, C, Z buttons, 1, 2 Buttons, a D-pad, and an analogue stick.

Classic controller = A, B, X, Y buttons, L/R, ZL/ZR shoulder buttons, a D-pad, two analogue sticks.

Tell me how playing an SNES game would make sense on the Wii Remote/Nunchuk setup.

#10 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -

Oh right, I also have multiple gameube controllers but that is not the ideal way to play FF6. Dang.

#11 Posted by MasturbatingestBear (1188 posts) -

@Hailinel said:

@MasturbatingestBear said:

Also it is really dumb that you cannot play SNES games with the wii remote and the Nunchuck add on. That is just an arbitrary rule making people go buy their controller. I was going to buy FF3(FF6) for the SNES VC a couple of weeks ago and realized I have no controller to play it with. Which sucks, because I never got very far in that game.

How would you actually play it?

Wii Remote + Nunchuk = A, B, C, Z buttons, 1, 2 Buttons, a D-pad, and an analogue stick.

Classic controller = A, B, X, Y buttons, L/R, ZL/ZR shoulder buttons, a D-pad, two analogue sticks.

Tell me how playing an SNES game would make sense on the Wii Remote/Nunchuk setup.

The buttons add up. It wouldn't be ideal for plenty of experiences but for a lengthy RPG it would work fine having A and B be two of the face buttons, and C and Z being the other two. While L and R can be 1 and 2. For a game like FF6 that is a totally reasonable format.

#12 Posted by Hailinel (23948 posts) -

@MasturbatingestBear said:

@Hailinel said:

@MasturbatingestBear said:

Also it is really dumb that you cannot play SNES games with the wii remote and the Nunchuck add on. That is just an arbitrary rule making people go buy their controller. I was going to buy FF3(FF6) for the SNES VC a couple of weeks ago and realized I have no controller to play it with. Which sucks, because I never got very far in that game.

How would you actually play it?

Wii Remote + Nunchuk = A, B, C, Z buttons, 1, 2 Buttons, a D-pad, and an analogue stick.

Classic controller = A, B, X, Y buttons, L/R, ZL/ZR shoulder buttons, a D-pad, two analogue sticks.

Tell me how playing an SNES game would make sense on the Wii Remote/Nunchuk setup.

The buttons add up. It wouldn't be ideal for plenty of experiences but for a lengthy RPG it would work fine having A and B be two of the face buttons, and C and Z being the other two. While L and R can be 1 and 2. For a game like FF6 that is a totally reasonable format.

But they wouldn't add up for every game. Virtual Console emulation emulates the console controls the same way for every game. What might work for Final Fantasy VI would be completely ridiculous for Super Mario World.

#13 Posted by crusader8463 (14415 posts) -

I too am wondering how the pro controller feels, as it looks ungodly uncomfortable. I recently bought a Wii and about 10-15 games, so I'm sure at least one of them will feel uncontrollably awkward with the Wii-mote/nunchuck.

#14 Posted by Dalai (7002 posts) -

Since I own both, it really comes down to personal preference. If you want the closest feeling to a SNES controller, go with the Classic. If you prefer modern controllers over the old-school ones, go with the Pro. It's pretty lightweight, almost feels flimsy compared to the 360 or PS3 controllers, but it's very comfortable.

#15 Posted by ChaosDent (234 posts) -

I prefer the Pro to the classic controller. The main difference is the handles and the position of the Z buttons, which aren't used in SNES games. The D Pad and face buttons are excellent on both controllers and the Pro controller has simple digital L and R buttons instead of Gamecube style 2 stage analog triggers.

#16 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Not to get off topic, but it surprises me Nintendo left the Gamecube Controller to die. A lot of people loved that controller. I have one for my Wii. It still feels great in my hands. Sure, the "z" button kind of sucks, but I love the feel of that controller.

#17 Posted by ChaosDent (234 posts) -
@Claude: Agreed, the Gamecube controller was amazing for games that were designed around it, and I still like my Wavebird for Smash Brothers and N64 Virtual Console games on the Wii. It's not so good for SNES games.  

If I recall correctly, Nintendo did re-release either the wired GC controller or the Wavebird in Wii white shortly after the Wii was released, but Gamecube backwards compatibility is over for Nintendo now and the classic controllers are just more flexible for their Virtual Console titles.
#18 Posted by Lotus_Flower (43 posts) -

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