If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent countless hours of your life pretending to be popular Nintendo characters while knocking each other off of high platforms. Also, you probably played a lot of Smash in college. Despite some online issues, Smash Bros Ultimate more than lives up to the hype. It remains the couch multiplayer fighting game.
While the Switch Joy-Cons are decent, many franchise fans feel that the ideal way to play Smash is with the GameCube controller. Those controllers feel great, and the unique layout and design allows you to know, by feel, which button is which. You can’t say that about JoyCons. For folks who wisely held onto their GameCube controllers, you can use the Wii U adapter for Gamecube controllers.
But the GameCube was originally released in 2001, and younger gamers may’ve just been nothing but a twinkle in their parents eyes at that point. They probably don’t have a GameCube on deck, waiting for a Smash session. Luckily, Nintendo has released new Gamecube-style controllers more recently, to replace worn-out old models.
Keep in mind that these controllers don’t directly interface with the Switch, and require the Wii U adapter mentioned above. This is a bit of a kludge, but as a long time Smash player, I promise you it’s worth it.
And while you’re at it, pick up a Pikachu plush. The loser gets to throw it at the winner while screaming “PIKA!” Trust me, it makes you feel a lot better.