Nintendo GameCube controller

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A standard violet GameCube Controller.

The GameCube Controller is a controller used for the Nintendo GameCube, including the Mario Kart title of the console, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

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.


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The in-game controller instructions for Mario Kart: Double Dash!!

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
B Button Brake/Reverse
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.
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