How To Use GameCube Controller On Pc

When we talk about the game controller, it is the standard controller for home video gaming that you generally played in your childhood. If we want to know about its origin, it was first made by Nintendo and released differently on different territories in the year 2001, September 14 in Japan whereas on September 18, 2001, in North America and in last it was introduced in Australia and Europe in May 20012.



Generally speaking, it has the shape of a wing grip design. Its components may be available separately. When we connect it to the console, we need a cable of an available length of 2 to 2.5 meters.

Let’s talk about some of its physical appearances. The controller contains a maximum of six digital buttons, with a couple of analog sticks, a d-pad, a couple of analogs, digital buttons.

When we talk about the primary analog stick, it is present on the left side of the controller, d-pad present below the analog stick. In addition to this, four-faced buttons are present on the right side. A yellow button that starts/pauses the game present in the middle portion of the GameCube controller.



When we talk about the coloring properties of the GameCube controller, it was very much of interest to note that it was sold in various colors over the decade. The colors whose impact was everlasting on the quality of the GameCube controller were Indigo, Platinum, and Jet Black, these coloredGameCube controllers sold in millions worldwide. The other minor color was also underneath, like while and Orange, but those were only sold in Japan.


How To Use GameCube Controller On Pc 2021

Although there are 18 years and the entire Wii and Wii-U era between the release of the Nintendo Switch and the GameCube. If you’re a fan of the original Nintendo GameCube, you’re not alone. But sometimes emulating GameCube games just isn’t the same if the controller doesn’t hit right. So you can use the GameCube controller with the right hardware and the switch.

Since the adapter must always be plugged in to use an old GameCube controller or even a new one like the ones by PowerA, it’ll always pop up as a USB controller. This includes using wireless options. And by that we mean—you need the original hardware to make the experience. If you want to use the original GameCube controller on a PC, all you need is the right adapter and a few settings to get the classic experience you crave.

In this guide, we’ll not only cover how to connect an original GameCube controller to a PC but also how to get the hardware you need to complete the setup. If you already have a GameCube controller and PC adapter, you can follow these step-by-step instructions on how to connect and use the GameCube controller with a Nintendo Switch console.

1. Follow These Steps To Use GameCube Controller On Pc:

Step-1. Be sure that your console has the latest system version.

Step-2. Put the Nintendo Switch console in TV mode and connect both USB plugs from the GameCube Controller Adapter to the Nintendo Switch dock.

GameCube Controller Adapter to the Nintendo Switch dock

Step-3. Connect the GameCube controller to the port on the GameCube Controller Adapter.

GameCube Controller Adapter

Step-4. Once connected, press any button on the GameCube controller for it to register on the console.

GameCube controller

Step-5. When used with a Nintendo Switch console, the GameCube controller is recognized as a standard USB controller.


2. How to connect your GameCube controller to your Nintendo Switch:

GameCube controller to your Nintendo Switch

  1. Plug your adapter into the USB port on the Nintendo Switch Dock.
  2. Connect your GameCube controller to an available port on the GameCube Controller Adapter.
  3. Turn the controller on.
  4. Go to the Controller tab on the home screen, next to the settings.
  5. Nintendo Switch Controller menu
  6. Select Change Grip/Order, which is the first option to appear in the Controller Settings.
  7. Nintendo Switch change grip or controller order screen
  8. Click the left and right buttons on your GameCube controller to connect it to the Switch.
  9. Connecting WaveBird Controller to Switch
  10. Once it connects, it shows up as a USB controller.


Wave bird wireless controller:

It is a radio frequency-based controller, and its design is the same as the GameCube controller (Standard controller). It can communicate with the GameCube system without wire (wirelessly) via a receiver connected to one of the system’s controller ports. While speaking of its power, this is powered by 2 AA batteries. When we talk about the colors in which wavebird introduced, they were silver and grey.


1. Availability:

When we talk about the availability of the GameCube controller, like nowadays, when the original product comes in the market, the duplicate makers become so active, so this was the same case with the GameCube controller. They were made through third-party interference, which cost their quality and reputation highly. The copies made by a third party were of very low standard and didn’t work efficiently.


2. Re-launch of the controller:

So, in that case, the official products of GameCube controller faced scare at retailers, as the demand for the product increases multiple times when the Wii’s backward compatibility with GameCube games and as a result, many Wii games support the controller as required method to control.

To gain the reputation, Nintendo then decides to re-launch the advanced featured models of GameCube that have many more features as compared to the former like the new model will have more than three meters of cable wire, with efficient grip, metal braces inserted to make comfort while triggering and pushing the controller.

As discussed earlier, Nintendo had released a while GameCube controller, which only worked in Japan, but some online selling companies such as Amazon import this magnificent console to the other parts of the world. It was very advanced in features like the length of cable, metal braces, and much more.


Super Smash Bros for Wii edition:

Super Smash Bros For Wii Edition

This brilliant edition was released in the year 2014. With the introduction of super smash Bros, the logo was also changed off the GameCube surrounded by flames and fire.

The color of this controller was black through the world. With the release of super smash Bros, Nintendo also released the GameCube controller adapter for the Wii U. this adapter supports four controllers of the GameCube at a time with all pads support.

You may have another advantage: if you want to hook up a second operator to a console. It will allow up to eight players to use the GameCube controller.



You might have played many video games in your childhood with this GameCube controller, and this was very handy and easy to use to defeat your opponent. As years have been passed, the advancements you have seen in the model of GameCube controller. Their colors are very attractive and eye-catchers of the teenagers. There are many revolutionary changes we have seen in the transformation of the GameCube controller console.

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