Help a n00b play Wii games on his Wii-u

#1coolio2coolPosted 1/29/2013 8:25:43 AM
I have been team xbox for a long time but decided ot buy a wii-u. I want to play some of the backtitles that came out on the wii. I know i have to buy wii software to play but I never liked the nunchucks. Can I just buy a normal controller like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Classic-Controller-Pro-White-Nintendo/dp/B0037US4IA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1359472991&sr=8-4&keywords=wii+controller

Also I want to go online and I only have a wired connection. WIll this work:

http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Ethernet-Network-Chromebook-Specific/dp/B00484IEJS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359473006&sr=8-2&keywords=wii-u+internet+adapter

Many thanks in advance for the help. BTW I have the Basic 8gb system.
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#2TheTrueNubPosted 1/29/2013 8:27:15 AM(edited)
It varies from game to game whether you can use the classic controller or not. For most titles, the answer is no. You need wagglan. All virtual console titles support it, though.

As for the adapter, yes, it should work.
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#3DeathSoul2000Posted 1/29/2013 8:30:32 AM
look at the back of the boxes of games you want. they'll tell you what controllers work, though most of the time its 'chuk.
#4coolio2cool(Topic Creator)Posted 1/29/2013 8:31:30 AM
ok well the main game i want is twilight princess, xenoblade chronicles and super mario galaxy 2. Chuck?
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#5TheTrueNubPosted 1/29/2013 8:32:49 AM
coolio2cool posted...
ok well the main game i want is twilight princess, xenoblade chronicles and super mario galaxy 2. Chuck?


For all of those, yes. Except I think Xenoblade can be played with a classic controller.

I wouldn't know, since it's so EXPENSIVE WHY I WANT TO PLAY IT SO BAD!
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#6coolio2cool(Topic Creator)Posted 1/29/2013 8:54:01 AM
could anyone link me to the best controller option on amazon to play my wii games on the wii-u?
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#7TheTrueNubPosted 1/29/2013 8:55:07 AM
A Wiimote + nunchuck man.
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#8Ultima_MagikarpPosted 1/29/2013 9:00:03 AM
coolio2cool posted...
could anyone link me to the best controller option on amazon to play my wii games on the wii-u?


The one you linked to is best for Xenoblade. Otherwise you'll need a Wiimote + Nunchuck. I really hope they release a firmware update that let's us use the Wii U Pro Controller for Wii games, I don't want to have to buy three more Classic Controllers just to play Smash Bros.
#9Ultima_MagikarpPosted 1/29/2013 9:00:35 AM
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