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Things to Know about Club Nintendo Gamecube Controllers

Not many know about the Club Nintendo Gamecube controllers, as they were exclusively available to Club Nintendo members only. Club Nintendo was the old Nintendo loyalty club that gave rewards in exchange for loyalty and member feedback on items. You can now purchase these Gamecube controllers on eBay.

How are these controllers different from the original Gamecube controllers?

These rare Gamecube controllers were very different from the original controllers because they were in colors other than the original purple, black, silver, and orange. These limited edition Gamecube controllers were also themed for Nintendo characters, including Mario, Luigi, Wario, and a Club Nintendo specific controller. Each controller had a logo that replaced the original controller logo of Game Cube with M, L, W, and Club Nintendo, mostly matching the colors for each character. Here is the breakdown on the coloration of the controllers:

  • The Mario controller had a red top and blue bottom.
  • The Luigi controller had a green top and blue bottom.
  • The Wario controller had a yellow top and purple bottom.
  • The Club Nintendo controller had a white top and light blue bottom.

Is the starlight gold Gamecube controller a Club Nintendo one?

No, the limited edition controllers were all wired. The wireless versions were known as "WaveBird Wireless Controllers," and they did not have a rumble pack to conserve battery life. These controllers were limited to light gray and platinum colors. The wired controllers are surprisingly relevant as there are adapters to allow it to connect via USB to the Wii, Wii U, and even the Switch. Each of these items are all available for inexpensive prices on eBay.

What is the symphonic green Gamecube controller?

The symphonic green Gamecube controller was a limited addition Gamecube controller. This controller was only released in Japan and Europe just as the crystal white or pearl white one was. The crystal white or pearl white controller is different from the white controller. The white controller was only released in Japan and Europe as well. Each of these controllers are considered rare and can be found here on eBay.

Were the Gamecube limited edition controllers wireless?

No, the limited edition controllers were all wired. The wireless versions were known as "WaveBird Wireless Controllers," and they did not have a rumble pack to conserve battery life. These controllers were limited to light gray and platinum colors. The wired controllers are surprisingly relevant as there are adapters to allow it to connect via USB to the Wii, Wii U, and even the Switch. Each of these items are all available for inexpensive prices on eBay.

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