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According to reviews: not rechargeable, no rumble, no analog triggers.
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They use two AA batteries which can be an advantage. There is no rumble. Analog triggers aren't necessary since the switch doesn't have analog triggers and are in fact better since you don't have as much travel with them in order for it to register like is you we're using actual GCN controllers on the switch. These controllers are great especially for smash bros
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The gold one is $25. Weird, usually gold ones are more expensive.

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According to reviews: not rechargeable, no rumble, no analog triggers.
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According to reviews: not rechargeable, no rumble, no analog triggers.
They use two AA batteries which can be an advantage. There is no rumble. Analog triggers aren't necessary since the switch doesn't have analog triggers and are in fact better since you don't have as much travel with them in order for it to register like is you we're using actual GCN controllers on the switch. These controllers are great especially for smash bros
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According to reviews: not rechargeable, no rumble, no analog triggers.
Just get a 4-pack of rechargeable AA batteries. The controller only uses 2 at a time and you'll always have fully charged ones ready to swap out.
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They use two AA batteries which can be an advantage. There is no rumble. Analog triggers aren't necessary since the switch doesn't have analog triggers and are in fact better since you don't have as much travel with them in order for it to register like is you we're using actual GCN controllers on the switch. These controllers are great especially for smash bros
Actually, analog triggers work better for smash. In that game, they are set to work at half press, so you can press them with very little force. The switch has support for analog triggers, but very few games take advantage of them, because the main controllers don't.
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Actually, analog triggers work better for smash. In that game, they are set to work at half press, so you can press them with very little force. The switch has support for analog triggers, but very few games take advantage of them, because the main controllers don't.
Fascinating. Never knew that. I have so many controllers for the switch including this one I never bothered with a GCN adapter. But still wouldn't an instant button press be better than the long travel distance of the original controllers? Even if you only have to go halfway.
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Fascinating. Never knew that. I have so many controllers for the switch including this one I never bothered with a GCN adapter. But still wouldn't an instant button press be better than the long travel distance of the original controllers? Even if you only have to go halfway.
The switch doesn't read the analog though, it just triggers at half press. It's not a true analog input like on the GCN. Outside of smash, GCN controllers have very little utility. This PowerA controller provides a good balance between the GCN layout and having the functionality of a Pro Controller. Also, if you're willing, you can mod these PowerA controllers to press earlier with some sort of trigger plug, much like how people use plugs for their GCN controllers. This eliminates the travel and mimics more like a Pro Controller.
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Fascinating. Never knew that. I have so many controllers for the switch including this one I never bothered with a GCN adapter. But still wouldn't an instant button press be better than the long travel distance of the original controllers? Even if you only have to go halfway.
So I should clarify! These technically aren't instant buttons. They have a small fake analog travel, with a click at the end. They're still a bit harder to push than the pro controller triggers. They will be much better than GameCube for non-smash switch games.
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The switch doesn't read the analog though, it just triggers at half press. It's not a true analog input like on the GCN. Outside of smash, GCN controllers have very little utility. This PowerA controller provides a good balance between the GCN layout and having the functionality of a Pro Controller. Also, if you're willing, you can mod these PowerA controllers to press earlier with some sort of trigger plug, much like how people use plugs for their GCN controllers. This eliminates the travel and mimics more like a Pro Controller.
It actually does! Some games like Trials Rising actually use them! Technically smash reads it too to trigger it at half press. If you play non-smash games, you'll find the half press doesn't work (I wish it was universal, makes rocket league difficult with GC)
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Lots of good resources on lowering the travel of the L/R switches with little easy mods.
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The gold one is $25. Weird, usually gold ones are more expensive.

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No rechargeable battery in 2019? No thanks.
You can buy rechargeable AA batteries and put them in though...
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Gold controller is only 24.99
PowerA Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch - GameCube Style: Gold https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GXMZ...3DbMHJBJ5Q
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