Best GameCube Accessories in 2020

Gamecube Controller Adapter. Super Smash Bros Switch Gamecube Adapter for WII U, PC. Support Turbo and Vibration Features. No Driver and No Lag-Gamecube Adapter Review:

I really like these. I had a pair of Mayflash adapters that I've used for eight player smash since the Wii U days. However, one of the Mayflash adapters had issues with some of the ports, and the other seemed to work OK but had something broken rattling inside the case.

So I decided to buy two of these to replace them. I'm very happy with them so far. They are more compact than the Mayflash, still have the PC vs WiiU/Switch selector. They didn't seem to have any lag when I was testing them in Smash earlier.

I can't comment on durability having just gotten them, and I can't comment on the turbo button because I don't really have any use case for that. But these seem like good quality and I recommend them for use with Nintendo Switch and Smash Ultimate, which is the main thing I've tested them with so far.

Dotop Steel Set of 3.8mm & 4.5mm Screwdriver Security Game Bits for Nintendo NES, SNES, N64, GameBoy, and GameCube Review:

Not much to write about for a screw driver bit even if its a special one for Nintendo security screws. Took it out of the package and tried the big one on the screws on the bottom of my GameCube and it successfully loosened them. I also put the screws back in with this item without issue. Pretty basic. So as long as you have a bit based screw driver this will do the trick. The only other advice I will offer is that with most tools intended for small hardware like Nintendo security screws, finesse usually beats brawn i.e. don't try to over torque them. With that said, I probably would not use these bits with power tools as you will greatly increase the likelihood you will round out the screw heads.

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse, 12,000 DPI On-The-Fly DPI Shifting, Personalized Weight and Balance Tuning with (5) 3.6g Weights, 11 Programmable Buttons Review:

In 2018, this is still one of the best gaming mice you can buy. It has amazing build quality, an amazing sensor, and amazing buttons.

Going over the design, its a right handed mouse that is trying to be like the classic MX518 with a twist, and it does a good job at that. Depending on your hand size, it works with any grip style. It has that "gamery" look while at the same time looks professional and minimalistic. Not many companies can make a product like that. Design gets an A+.

Now for features, this mouse packs a punch. Here are the features you get with this mouse:

Well tension-ed button, easy to click but not too easy to click accidentally. RGB lighting, you can change the color of the Logitech Logo and DPI lighting, unfortunately these are only single zone, so if you change the color of the logo, you also change the color of the DPI lighting.

Pixart PMW3366 Sensor, this sensor was introduced in 2014 with the Proteus Core, and is still one of the best sensors on the market to this day. It can track pixel to pixel movements, it also won't lose track at ANY DPI level, and it can track up to 12,000 DPI.

Weight tuning, this mouse is around 120 grams without any of the weights, so it is rather heavy, while some will appreciate a heavy mouse this may be a deal breaker for others.

Free spinning scroll wheel, this mouse has a wheel like some of the performance mice. Push a button and you unlock free scroll, which is great for navigating long documents or just having fun, haha. It also tilts left and right, which can be re-programmed.

There's many more features with this mouse as well, it sure packs a punch!

The lighting is very minimal. You can change the color of the Logitech Logo and the DPI lighting, with 16.8 million color options to choose from. Unfortunately, these lights are under 1 zone, so you everything has to be the same color. However, this isn't much of an issue considering the lighting is already very minimal, which isn't a bad thing. You do also have 3 lighting effects: Breating, Fixed Color or Color Cycle. Overall, lighting gets an A+.

Now, lets talk about the sensor. The sensor is the PMW3366, which is a modified 3360. And this is arguably one of the best sensors on the market. It doesn't lose track when you flick it as fast as you can, at any DPI level. It tracks pixel to pixel movements at high and low DPI, and is capable of tracking at 12,000 DPI. If you have sensor issues, you either need to calibrate your mouse pad or your product is defective. Sensor gets an A+.

Now, the software. This mouse is powered by the Logitech Gaming Software. The UI is friendly and the program is very stable, its like Synapse 2.0 and Corsair CUE came together. In the software you can program the buttons, change profiles, change the lighting and much much more! You can also sync the lighting with other Logitech RGB products, which is a nice touch. The best part is, once you have setup your mouse the way you want it, you can uninstall the software because this mouse has onboard memory to keep your settings!

This mouse isn't just good for gaming, its great for productivity. I really enjoy using this mouse for things like media creation and general productivity. Its ergonomic, it tracks amazing, and it overall just works.

Would I recommend this? Absolutely! The weight might be a let down for some, but if you don't care about the weight, this mouse is amazing!

AV Composite Cable - 2.4M 9.5 Feet N64 AV Cable Composite Retro TV Audio Video Standard Cords Wire Cable for Nintendo 64 TV Games HDTV SNES Gamecube GC by FENGWANGLI Review:

After a few years of collecting dust, I decided to try playing my GameCube again. To my dismay, the display was fuzzy and in black and white--wiggling the cable only made the audio cut out. Not wanting to pretend I lived in an era of silent films, I went online to find new AV cables for the system. The shipping was about average for Prime's "two day" shipping (which means 9pm on the second day). The cables were packaged very well and I had great expectations for them. While they did not fix the color issue the image was noticeably more clear than the original cable, and with sound! I won't knock any stars off the product for not being able to fix what seems to be a faulty port on my GameCube.. Hope this helps!

Tomee AV Cable for GameCube/ N64/ SNES Review:

 Works perfect. Some N64s dont work because the game has rust, Q-tip with rubbing alcohol. Take the memory pack out and out back in then restart the console. Should work perfect now. Good luck guys!

Gamecube Controller, Lyyes Classic Wired Controllers Compatible with Wii Nintendo Gamecube (Black-1pack) Review:

I use these GameCube controllers with my Nintendo switch. So off the top of my head in comparison with an actual GameCube controller, the joy stick feels taller, and the c stick feels lower. The controllers are a bit stiffer than the actual ones and the shoulder controllers definitely take more actuation force. The plastic on mine came a bit melted and has a line going through it. However, the controllers worked great still, it let me play smash sufficiently with my friends and they were super cheap as opposed to new Nintendo controllers. I also prefer them to the official USB GameCube controllers that Nintendo has. Because those are even stiffer for a higher price. As for the very og ones, they cost way more than these controllers new or refurbished. They're more like a 4.5 for me because mine came slightly damaged, but I gave a five star because it's not worth me returning and they're already at a low price.

GameCube Action Replay Review:

It does what it's supposed to. It's an Action Replay so it has a bunch of preloaded cheats for every Gamecube game. It does NOT have the ability to add custom cheat codes. This disc does include Freeloader, which will allow you to boot custom software from compatible media such as an SD card. The Action Replay will also allow you to boot NTSC-J games by swapping the disc, as it bypasses the region check. I have not tried PAL games, and I would hesitate to do so because of the different video standards between regions (60hz vs 50hz).

This disc can only be booted on NTSC-U systems unless you mod your import system with a region-free chip, or a region switch.

Insten AV Composite Cable compatible with Nintendo 64 N64 / GameCube GC / Super Nintendo SNES, Black Review:

I recently found an old GameCube at my job and took it home to add to my growing collection of video games. Unfortunately, it didn't have an AV Cable and I didn't have one that fit it. This cable stepped in and did the job. The GameCube worked perfectly on my modern flat screen television and now I can play Melee again!

Logitech 981-000536 G430 7.1 Gaming Headset with Mic Review:

I've been using these headsets ever since they were released back in 2013. So I can attest that they definitely perform as advertised. The construction may seem on the flimsy side, especially where the swivels are, but incredibly the original set lasted until last year when that part actually broke. The sound quality never diminished throughout this time. The bass is well accentuated and punchy, the mids are clear, especially when listening to dialogue-heavy content, and the highs are crisp -not shrill. The 7.1 simulated surround works very well through the included sound card and software. It definitely helps while playing first-person shooter video games. The mic is clear, although sometimes it picks up a bit of "popping" because it does not have a cloth or pop-blocker -especially when breathing right into it. This is alleviated by placing the mic in the proper place before playing. The headset is rather light and comfortable. I wear them often for more that 2 hours at a time and they remain comfortable. However, the ear must be placed properly inside the cup so that the material does not rub too much and cause irritation. This doesn't happen too often but it must be mentioned. As far as the cloth in the cups, I appreciate that they are removable and washable. I really like this headset, and I even have gifted several pairs as the price is very attractive. My only gripe, which is also a strength, is the long cord that gets tangled and "curly" all too easy. One must pay attention and "uncurl" it from time to time so that it does not fringe as it as a fabric coated cord. Other than that I most definitely recommend it. Hope this helps!

Hyperkin 3-In-1 HDTV Cable for GameCube/ N64/ Super NES Review:

As someone who has experience streaming, capturing retro consoles in HD is a tall order as of late. Even taller is N64 capture, which is notorious for being capped at S-video quality. Using a generic converter for S-video is no better than using composite thanks to the low quality of the converter combined with the bilinear filtering of the N64, which limits the quality.

Obviously the best quality goes to the UltraHDMI kit to remove bilinear filtering, but at $160 to install it yourself it's a nightmare to prepare. So, that leaves S-video output, but how much can it be cleaned up?

The difference between the Hyperkin and Eon is negligible, which is the good news. At 4:3 resolution, the pixels are sharp, and may be sharper than traditional S-video. I originally bought this to correct a brightness issue with my upscaler, and on my SNES and N64, it succeeds with distinct pixels (I don't own a GCN). Lag is minimal, which is probably my TV's own lag.

The only catch is that the converter doesn't have enough power from the output to convert its own signal - that's where the Micro USB comes into play. For some reason, the packaging says that it can work without the USB, but I've had no such luck. If you can get past that with a USB outlet that you can find for $5-10, it's still (currently) $100 cheaper than Eon's solution, and for those that don't use RGB for their SNES, it's a good alternative to the retrotink without audio peaking. For GCN, there are better options available too, but an insanely versatile cable if you wish to reuse the cable for all 3 consoles.

Please ditch the micro USB/10