Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter

Last updated: July 12, 2021

If you want to use your Gamecube controller on the Wii U or on a PC, pick up this adapter. The plug-and-play design makes hooking up to other consoles a snap. The Control Menu is simple to navigate, and the adapter has "near flawless" operation.

Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: Perfect for using your Gamecube controller on a PC or the Wii U. It's easy to use and gets you playing ASAP.

In our analysis of 48 expert reviews, the Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter placed 7th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Mayflash adapter allows you to play your favorite Nintendo Wii U and PC games with your regular Nintendo Gamecube controller. Plug and play and easy to setup for your favorite Wii U games like Super Smash Bros. Mayflash uses only the highest quality parts to create this durable Gamecube adapter so you can play without any input delay.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The plug-and-play design means that you don’t need a driver to play games on any platform.
The interesting thing about Mayflash's adapter is that it includes a switch for Wii U or PC mode, and thus supports the GameCube and Wii emulator Dolphin via USB.
The testing of the adapter was very quick. The adapter connected very easily to the Wii U, and does exactly what it was advertised to do - play Wii U games such as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U using Gamecube controllers, with ease. It's a very easy plug in and play solution.
The use for the adapter is, of course, emulation. Very few player would prefer using a GameCube controller elsewhere. Dolphin, currently the choice for GameCube and Wii emulation, offer native support to GameCube adapters and Mayflash is one of the best, if not the best, alternative option to the official Nintendo adapter.
Mayflash GameCube Controller adapter is a really great option if you haven’t been able to find the official adapter, or if you want to pick up another one to do 8-player smashes and have 8 GameCube controllers lying around.
The Game Boy Player offers a filtering option, which definitely comes in handy with games that do that "flicker trick" to make sprites look transparent.
Removing the game pack is as easy as sliding the eject lever found on the right side. The Player also has a standard GBA EXT port complete with GC-GBA cable latch holes on the front, offering all the multiplayer and linking capabilities of a normal Game Boy Advance.
The Control menu is pretty self-explanatory, giving you the option to swap between two different controller presets for the X, Y, L & R buttons. In most cases the default setting is fine, but the alternative preset can be useful for fighters like Street Fighter Alpha 3.
Easy ejection and hot swapping.
The device functions near flawlessly, and it’s strange that it’s not a more well-known piece of hardware.

What reviewers didn't like

The packaging of the adapter is very simple, and very flimsy, unfortunately. The adapters, being mailed from Hong Kong, appeared to take a moderate beating in the transit. The boxes came crushed, and partially opened, no doubt by customs officials. The packaging contained no instructions, only the adapter wrapped in a mesh wrap to cushion the accessory. T
However, it is also very light and prone slide every which way. All this makes a very portable piece of equipment, but it does feel a bit cheap due to this.
As far as the build quality is concerned, the adapter does feel a bit lighter and generally ‘cheaper feeling’ than the official one.
The trick comes out looking like crap on television.
The GBP is little more than a GBA motherboard with some altered I/O ports and a new casing. GBA, GBC or original GB carts slide into the front-mounted slot. This sometimes requires lifting the system slightly—a minor inconvenience, but nothing worth fussing over.
Sadly, unlike the Super Game Boy, there are no game-specific or custom borders
Some games simply don't look good blown up.
Any and all Game Boy peripherals are also fully compatible, but some connections can lead to awkward configurations where it may be necessary to prop the GameCube up or hang it slightly off an edge.
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