Alternative Wii Classic Controllers

By Spencer . August 4, 2009 . 10:29am

imageWhen Monster Hunter Tri comes out next year you probably want to play it with a regular controller. Perhaps, the Classic Controller Pro which Nintendo has yet to confirm, but made an appearance at Nintendo’s media desk E3.


The Classic Controller Pro and it’s hand grips looks nice, but that’s not the only Classic Controller out there. Impress Watch has an excellent showcase of third party Classic Controllers like the Wireless ClaCon (short for Classic Controller) from U Game. The device comes with a dongle that you plug into the Wii remote, which cuts the cord.


Another unique solution is a PlayStation 2 controller adapter from Gametech. Plug this in your Wii remote and you can use a DualShock 2 pad as a Classic Controller… with turbo! That’s probably useless for Monster Hunter, but it could make the slew of Virtual Console shmups easier to get through.



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  • I gotta find a place to buy that Wii/PS2 converter.

  • TurkeyPotPie

    I’d be more interested in some sort of duplication of the Genesis six button pad (great pad, possibly the best next to the Saturn pad).

  • MadMirko

    CC Pro has the best analog stick placement (further apart), that and the big handles are the main draw for me. The properly placed shoulder buttons are good as well. I guess it will be the only CC I need, when it finally arrives.

  • Advent_Andaryu

    I like how the Wireless ClaCon looks, but the little red light kills it for me. The PS2 controller had the red light! The Wii has blue lights…

    Nitpicking aside, I don’t think I could use the PS2 controller for a Wii game. I think the controller is what makes the Wii so unique and interesting to play. I actually like the original Classic controller, I think the Classic pro will be better though.

    Hope it comes to the US! I’m sure it will, but who knows when?

  • Aoshi00

    I considered getting the wireless ClaCon before, but I wasn’t sure if the description “wireless” was accurate, and it was like around $40. I’m happy w/ the class pro though, the difference w/ the hand grip is night and day and the shoulder btns feel better, got the black one and can never go back, lol.

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