With eight buttons and two joysticks, its design seems to be based slightly on the Nintendo 64 controller, but has noticeably more controls and a new and improved wing grip design. The standard GameCube controller was usually indigo, but character and game-themed controllers were also released, such as Mario, Luigi, Peach, and Super Smash Bros. Melee styled controllers.
This controller was bundled with all new GameCube systems throughout the console's life cycle and was also available separately.
In Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, the following controls are used:
|Button||Single Player||Co-op play (Front player)||Co-op play (Rear player)|
|A Button||Accelerate||Use Items|
|X/Y Buttons||Use Items||Pass Items|
|Control Stick||Steer||Aim/Build drift power|
|L and R Buttons||Drift||Slide Attack|
|Z Button||Switch||Press simultaneously to switch|
|START/PAUSE Button||Pause||Not used|
- Due to the Wii's ability to use GameCube controller input, all official GameCube controllers may be used on certain Wii games, for example Mario Kart Wii.
- The GameCube controller can also be used for games on the switch.