This controller had a lot of potential. Originally it was advertised as
the Wii Controller Pro U, a three-in-one controller, containing a Wii
Remote, Classic Controller, and Wii U Pro Controller, all in the shell
of a Wii U Pro Controller. However, someone royally screwed up in the hardware department, because this controller only functions as the first two, so
its appearance being nearly identical to the Wii U Pro Controller is
going to cause some major dissatisfaction for customers who buy it
believing it is a cheaper alternative to the Pro. It has been re-branded
the Retro Classic Controller, and the labels on the packaging have
changed to reflect the absence of Pro Controller functionality.
As previously stated, this controller has the same layout as the Wii U
Pro Controller: four shoulder buttons, two analogue sticks and three
menu buttons at the top and the D-Pad and face buttons at the bottom.
There are also other additions to this controller, such as a pointer on
the top, and clickable sticks. The clickable sticks are practically
useless, as the left
stick is just B and the right is Y. The most prominent feature of this
controller at a glance, is that it has a mini SNES pad
at the bottom of it, with all of the trinkets of the face of the
original SNES pad. The A and B buttons are purple and convex, the Y and X
are lavender and concave, there's a very similar cross D-Pad, and there
are even additional Start and Select buttons in the middle of it. It's a
very nice touch.
Hop in for the full review, where I'll be discussing the technical aspects of the controller.