Can the Wii U controller be used on Wii games, like the GC controller could?

#1adooshbagPosted 9/25/2013 6:47:02 AM
Sorry if this has been asked and answered, I checked the FAQ and the Answers section and didn't see. Basically I'm curios if, for example, I could Play Mario Kart 7 on my Wii U and use the Wii U controller instead of the Wiimote, like you could use the Classic or Gamecube controller for it on the Wii. Or will I need to get one of those Pro Controllers or whatever they're called?
#2BlindFanboyPosted 9/25/2013 6:48:44 AM
Mario Kart 7 is a 3DS game, so no.
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#3GDoobahPosted 9/25/2013 6:48:57 AM
No. You still need compatible Wii controllers for Wii games.
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#4The_HyphenatorPosted 9/25/2013 6:50:58 AM
No, Wii games are not forwards-compatible. You'll need Wii controllers to play Wii games.