Wii Classic controller essential

Monday 13 November 2006
An unconfirmed number of Wii's downloadable Virtual Console games will require the use of Nintendo's Classic controller, and will not be compatible with a GameCube pad, according to a section of the Wii manual, which states that "some Virtual Console games can only be played with a Classic controller. (Sold separately)".

This news puts a haze over Wii's retro setup, after Nintendo recently revealed that GameCube games will require the use of a GameCube pad, and that the 'Cube pad will be compatible with other Virtual Console games. Except for the ones that it won't. Confused yet?

Nintendo was unavailable for comment at the time of writing but we'll be trying to get the final word on this pad issue - in plain English, hopefully - for your attention later this week.