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#31 Hao

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:32 AM

I have a GameCube, and the lack of BC on this new Wii still makes it seem like a deal-breaker for me for some reason. I don't know why though; I don't think the BC Wii's actually do anything special for GC games (unless they actually run faster/smoother?). Do GC controllers work with BC Wii's and not these new ones?


The only benefit to playing GameCube games on the Wii is that you can buy component cables for the Wii and run certain GameCube games in 480p, instead of hunting down the super-expensive GameCube component cables.

Also, if I recall correctly, this new model of Wii got rid of the GameCube controller ports, too.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 09:41 AM

I have a GameCube, and the lack of BC on this new Wii still makes it seem like a deal-breaker for me for some reason. I don't know why though; I don't think the BC Wii's actually do anything special for GC games (unless they actually run faster/smoother?). Do GC controllers work with BC Wii's and not these new ones?


I still have my launch day gamecube as well hooked up in a seperate room from my wii. Big advantage to me for the BC wii is the fact that lots of wii games support the gamecube controllers with rumble. This is the only way to play games like mario kart wii and brawl with force feedback. Also played goldeneye on my wii other day with friends using gamecube controllers and it was awesome. I just can't believe people would even want to buy these new wii's without the gamecube controller ports because they will soon discover they will have to spend money for classic controllers which have no rumble. Also they are aggravating as heck to use to me because I have to lay the wiimote in my lap when using the classic controller and keep it from falling in the recliner. This is a crippled wii and like I read from someone else it's really not even a wii because the wii was suppose to be backwards compatible with all previous nintendo home consoles. It's a load of crap and I hope they sell terrible showing nintendo that they should not pull a stunt like this ever again.

#33 dmaul1114

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Also, if I recall correctly, this new model of Wii got rid of the GameCube controller ports, too.


Yep, no GC controller ports.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 02:19 PM

Yep, no GC controller ports.


That's pretty bad for the Wii games that support GC controllers.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:19 PM

The only benefit to playing GameCube games on the Wii is that you can buy component cables for the Wii and run certain GameCube games in 480p, instead of hunting down the super-expensive GameCube component cables.

Also, if I recall correctly, this new model of Wii got rid of the GameCube controller ports, too.


I thought the Component Cables were the same for the Cube and the Wii?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 03:39 PM

Getting rid of the GC controller ports is the biggest issue to me. :-(

EDIT: Don't take that as me hating on motion controls, because I like them for the most part. But games like SSBB need that option!

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:24 PM

Great deal for those who don't care about GC compatibility or using GC controllers. I'd probably jump on it if I were in the market for my first Wii, since I still own my original GC.
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#38 Hirata

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:34 PM

I thought the Component Cables were the same for the Cube and the Wii?

The GameCube had a proprietary component cable. You can use 3rd party component cables on the Wii, which makes it a cheaper option if you're looking to play both Gamecube and Wii games in 480p.
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:38 PM

Just picked this up in store. Good deal and don't care about playin GameCube games.



I'm surprised more people aren't like you, I'm always surprised how many people are hung up on backwards compatibility, if you have the old games you probably still have the old system right ? My GC is still hooked up, its tiny and takes up no room on my table. Plus as far as the controllers are concerned, amazon regularly has classic controllers for wii for $15, sometimes less, so maybe its not as large a savings as you think to hang onto your GC controllers

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:44 PM

Great deal but i wish it covered Mario Kart bundles.

I got one last month when it was $135+$20 GC and i was saving it for BF but I can safely open it now that i know there will be no deals on a BC unit.


yea, im thinking i should swing by walmart and pick up the mario kart bundle before it gets impossible to find since it doesnt look like there will be deals on an older model this friday
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Posted 22 November 2011 - 04:54 PM

I'm always surprised how many people are hung up on backwards compatibility. . .


I don't think that people are so much caught up by the backwards compatibility as they are upset that previous Wii systems supported Gamecube games, controllers, memory cards, etc., and current Will systems do no, for the same money.

Thus, anyone buying the new Wii system today will pay the same money as someone did six months ago but get a lot less functionality. It's sort of like a price increase in that the manufacturer gives you less product for the same price.

Grocery store products do this all the time by selling you less food in the same size packaging for the same price. The consumer gets less food for the same money but the manufacturer makes more money. It's a ripoff.

#42 aris

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:51 PM

this is back in stock if you missed it the first time. just bought one. sells with 8 dollar shipping, 10 dollar tax.

#43 thisguy101

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:10 PM

try gamestop...they have a bc bundle foe 150... bundle wit mario kart

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 06:40 PM

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Edit: Back in stock as of 2:51pm eastern.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 07:18 PM

I'm surprised more people aren't like you, I'm always surprised how many people are hung up on backwards compatibility, if you have the old games you probably still have the old system right ? My GC is still hooked up, its tiny and takes up no room on my table. Plus as far as the controllers are concerned, amazon regularly has classic controllers for wii for $15, sometimes less, so maybe its not as large a savings as you think to hang onto your GC controllers


Well the classic controllers don't compare to gamecube controllers because first of all you have to plug the classic controller into wiimote which in and of itself is a aggravating. Then you don't get rumble and are using up batteries as well where as if you use the gamecube controller you get it all. So nice having my jan 2007 wii sitting here with 4 gamecube controllers plugged in ready to go for a bout of mario kart wii, brawl, or goldeneye to mention a few.

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:07 PM

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Edit: Back in stock as of 2:51pm eastern.


This is valid in store as well. So it's never really out of stock technically.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:30 AM

For those that got this in-store, did you have to grab the console and Zelda separately and have them ring up together or are they physically attached some how?

I'm wondering if this deal works with the black BC Mario Kart bundle in-store. Target's website does show Zelda bundled with the white BC Mario Kart bundle.

#48 dmaul1114

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 02:46 AM

Getting rid of the GC controller ports is the biggest issue to me. :-(

EDIT: Don't take that as me hating on motion controls, because I like them for the most part. But games like SSBB need that option!


Most of them probably support the classic controller I'd think. I found a white classic controller pro on clearance for $12.99 at Best Buy.

I really only want to play Zelda, NSMB, Mario Galaxy 2, Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby's Epic Yarn and maybe a couple more Wii games I missed out on after selling my launch Wii in 2008, so it's moot for me anyway.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:13 AM

For those that got this in-store, did you have to grab the console and Zelda separately and have them ring up together or are they physically attached some how?

I'm wondering if this deal works with the black BC Mario Kart bundle in-store. Target's website does show Zelda bundled with the white BC Mario Kart bundle.


They had 20+ copies of Zelda and Black Wiis with NSMB at the electronics counter. Mario kart bundle was not included.

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#50 kagato18701

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:28 AM

Couldnt wait for someone to try it for confirmation so I tried it myself. I purchased the bundle, put the Wii system in my car, and walked back to Target to return the game.

On the receipt it says:
Wii Console Refund Value $112.50
Wii Game (Zelda) Refund Value $37.49

I was able to return/refund Zelda since I already had the Gold Zelda Wiimote bundle. So essentially you can return either item is its a deal both ways.

Zelda for $37.49 (if you return the Wii Console)
Wii Console for $112.50 (return Zelda).

So $37.49 is basically the value of no BC Gamecube.

#51 mr jones

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:34 AM

Wow, talk about someone who hasn't been keeping up with Nintendo news. When did Nintendo take out GC compatibility? How will I know if the Wii I purchase has it or not?

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 06:47 AM

Glad I checked CAG before jumping on this deal for the wifey. No BC = no dice for me. Still a very awesome deal for those who don't care for BC.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 07:02 AM

I'm surprised more people aren't like you, I'm always surprised how many people are hung up on backwards compatibility, if you have the old games you probably still have the old system right ? My GC is still hooked up, its tiny and takes up no room on my table. Plus as far as the controllers are concerned, amazon regularly has classic controllers for wii for $15, sometimes less, so maybe its not as large a savings as you think to hang onto your GC controllers


I have my gamecube the only problem is my LCD in my room doesn't even support s-video. S video is so nostalgic now. So I'm glad I picked up the MK bundle which has GC bc, for $100 2 wks back.

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#54 MikeE021286

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:40 PM

It's back in stock

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:50 PM

Shoot I even keep up on gaming news and I didn't know they took out BC AND the GC ports. It's not so much not being able to live with no BC for me but the inability to use the GC controllers...as others have stated. The classic controller is ok but definitely doesn't compare to using the Wavebird or wired GC controllers.

edit: And if it's valid in-store as well then wouldn't it be valid to be price matched at BB?...

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#56 Paddle104

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 04:34 PM

out of stock again...

#57 aris

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:04 PM

I received two boxes in the mail from target today. one contained the wii + zelda bundle I ordered and the other contained... the exact same thing. checked my statement and only got charged for one. happy holidays to me.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

This is a damn good deal. But I can't justify it at the moment

I actually bought the Wii Mario Kart bundle when it first dropped to $135. But ended up selling it for $120 a month or so later as there weren't enough games I'd play

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:52 PM

In stock online but shows $193.99 price. I guess the price is changed online now and the deal is OVER. Oh NoooOOOOO...... !!!

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:53 PM

I wandered in here because the thread got bumped up and was totally caught off guard about no BC anymore. Taking a page from SONY I see.

Maybe they didn't want to deal with GC memory card corruption anymore. Is that still a problem? I bought a new card recently, but my Wii's still lost at home. LOL.

To think I passed by the bundle at the store on Black Friday and thought it sweet.