March 29th 2010 8:28 pm

81

IGN says:

quote

With plenty of range, flexible operation, and long battery life, the WaveBird is a truly amazing controller, and one whose impact will doubtlessly be felt throughout the industry. quote


Read the full review →

Buy It:

$204.99

90-Day Price History

now
high
$209
low
$199

Critic reviews

7.8
2 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    8.0
  • Accuracy / responsiveness
    7.5
  • Durability
    8.0

sort by

User reviews

8.9
8 reviews
7.0
CNET Feb 9, 2007

It's not the perfect controller for Virtual Console games, but the WaveBird remains the best wireless controller for playing older games on the Nintendo Wii.

Read the full review →
9.0
IGN Jun 11, 2002

With plenty of range, flexible operation, and long battery life, the WaveBird is a truly amazing controller, and one whose impact will doubtlessly be felt throughout the industry.

Read the full review →
9.0
kris kris

I hate using the phrase "game changer" because I find it ridiculously overused, but in this case it would be literally true. Wireless controllers changed the way I play games. It used to be that gaming was something I did while sitting in a chair near the TV, leaning forward, always tense. In a...

Read the full review →
9.0
timchoi89 timchoi89

The WaveBird was my very first wireless controller for a console and it set the standard for all other wireless controllers that I've used. It's great because it used RF instead of IR (many wireless controllers back then used IR). This means that you don't have to aim the controller towards the...

Read the full review →
10
frankspin frankspin

Easily the most comfortable controller I used. Button layout was perfect and it made playing games like SMB a breeze.

Read the full review →

How it stacks up

Instantly compare the Nintendo GameCube WaveBird side by side with some of the top devices on Engadget!

Compare these

Other Nintendo controllers / gamepads

Don't forget to check out these other devices by Nintendo, you might find something good!

See all Nintendo controllers / gamepads