Can I play Gamecube games with the Wii Classic Controller?

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I was looking for N64 games on the Virtual Console and they show icons indicating you need to use either a Wii Classic Controller or a Gamecube controller. Can I do that backwards; use the Wii Classic Controlle to play Gamecube games?

Let me know. This is getting complicated and none of those Gamestop peoples even has a Wii yet.
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Joachim Bengtsson

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No. That would be awesome, but no, you can't.
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Amanda Rösler

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Damn, I guess I'll have to buy an extension cable for my gamecube controller then... I wonder if anyone still sells them?!
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BLARRRGH!!! WHY IS NINTENDO FAILING US??? AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
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because nintendo are shit and pander to celebrity culture,faddists.x-factor viewers and the thick as fuck general public. the hardcore gamers of the world can go die painfully (gamecube catered for all)
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At least we can play GC games on Wii. Xbox360 can't play Xbox games and the PS3 can't play PS2 games.
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Thomas Jordan Blankenship

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so strange considering i have no problem playing my xbox games after a quick update from microsoft meanwhile the new cheaper wii has no gamecube backwards compatibility.
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I wish u could but the thing is the gamecube was built before the wii and its clasic contr. so its not designed for it and so u canot play gamecube games with wii controller.
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Mackenzie Harwood

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i am telling you you can use the gamecube cont for the wii.I did it befor
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Billy

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You're lying.
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gerode

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no silly i mean the classic controller
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Alec Schulz

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classic controller. not gamecube. Obviously you can use gamecube controllers to play gamecube games, hahahaha
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PtatozGunaPtate

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Way to bump -_-
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Gilmer Zepeda

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not cool
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Harry Drinkwater

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you can but my wii is crap and my controller isn't responding
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Billy

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How come your controller did not respond? How come your Wii console's broken?
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IF its posible you would need the homebrew channel.
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Billy

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How do you get the Homebrew Channel without connecting to the Internet?
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Billy

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How do you get the Homebrew Channel on WiiBrew.com?
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Billy

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Are you sure the Homebrew Channel would let you play Gamecube games with the Wii Classic Controller?
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Billy

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I tried to test it with Super Smash Bros. Melee and my other Gamecube games with the Wii Classic Controller, but it did not work.
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Billy

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I did play Super Smash Bros Brawl and Mario Kart Wii with the Wii Classic Controller many times and it worked. I also played some Virtual Console games I unlocked from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
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Everyone. your getting his question wrong. He's asking if you can play a Gamecube game with a Wii controller. not wii game with classic controller or wii game with a gamecube controller. The answer is no. you cant play a previous gamesystem's game with a new gamestystem's controller.At least, this is the case with nintendo.
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Billy

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How come you're wondering we can't read?
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Billy

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We could read Wii Dude.
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bezilon

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Billy you're retarded
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gerode

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what ever he said is wrong
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whatever who said??
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Billy

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The Wii Classic Controller is awsome even with no vibrations.
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Billy

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I was thinking of getting the Datel Retro Wireless Classic Controller which doesn't need a Wiimote/Wii Remote.
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unrelated you feg
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wtf is wrong with you, Billy? were you dropped on the head when you were a baby? or perhaps you've been raped by a donkey recently? although, we can't consider it rape since you most likely enjoyed it.
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he probably raped the donkey.
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Billy

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I already had the Wii Classic Controller PRO from Japan for Christmas.
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i know right---Billy is retarded. :P
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this is crap that we can't use the classic controller for gamecube games!
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Sorry, you cannot use the classic Controller with GameCube games, HOWEVER Some home-brewers are working on a Patch for the MIOS (The GameCube part of the Wii) that will allow the use of the classic controller.

Just a Side Note: Keep an eye on the following sights for results:
www.wehackwii.com
www.wiibrew.org
www.youtube.com
www.google.ca
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Billy shut the ************************* up already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You don't know anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I could not agree more. To billy: just shut up and save yourself embarassment
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Can i play some GameCube games with the classic controller. Because i really need to play it with it. i cant find GameCube Controllers annywhere!!!
They are so old and i just got my wii.
also do all Virtual Console games work with the classic controller
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What everyone just said is that you CAN'T play gamecube games with a wii controller. How many comments does it take to knock into your little head. And yes, virtual console games do work with the classic.
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sorry,,but a gamer crazy , http://www.r4fords.co.uk/ ???
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Samantha

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OH my god,thx,,but they are all cheaper actually ,what's about the quality of r4 cards ?who can give me some advises ??
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There is a Wii/gamecube That i saw at Gamestop for $15.00 dollors. Hope this helps.
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" i know right---Billy is retarded. :P

silly I’m killing Billy's mom"

LOL. Too bad we couldn't REMOVE the thing that tells U you need to use a Classic Controller in some game. :)
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You can play GameCube games on the Wii yes. You can use any kind of GameCube controller for it by plugging it into the top of the wii (there's a plastic board that lifts up).

A few Gamestop employees have told me that the Wii console burns/scratches the GameCube discs because of the higher power in the upgraded laser in the Wii as compared to the GameCube's but I've played several GameCube games on the Wii and they're all spotless still.. even if the console is left on for a few hours while not even playing it.
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"Can I play Gamecube games with the Wii Classic Controller?"
Try again.
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Ok, sure. anything is possible. MODD the controller and YES you can. Modding unlocks possibilities.. ;)
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I was also suggesting other options for the host of this Discussion board since I'm sure they don't mod and would probably prefer to use another controller of that type which would be a GameCube controller.
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when you put in a gamecube game the wiimote turns off and wont connect, and the classic controller is connected to the wiimote. thats why the classic controller wont work. you need to use a gamecube controller which they generally have at gamestop.
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WAY to late to post, but there WAS no classic controller back then, so how could they work on something that didn't exist when they were created!