At the moment we have three options for playing most Virtual Console games: the Wiimote, the Classic Controller, and the Gamecube controller. None of them are 100% accurate recreations of any original console's controller, but each has their advantages-- you're guaranteed to have a Wiimote, you're almost guaranteed to have a Gamecube controller, and the Classic Controller has the best compatibility.
We speculated about some kind of Wavebird relaunch, but so far that has yet to happen, indicating that Nintendo is throwing their support behind the quasi-tethered Classic Controller. But what about you? How do you roll on the VC-- tipped Wiimote, recycled Wavebird, or specialized equipment?
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