yes you can, it basically acts as a wiimote or a classic controller. i use the snes controller on rayman origins. --- Now Playing: Nintendoland, zombiiu, pikmin 2, pokemon white 2, Dragon Ball Z Budokai, and Call of Duty Black Ops 2
Its a generic pro controller, it says works with new super mario bros on the back of the box. ill show you the controller.
http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Controller-Wii-Nintendo-U-6304900/dp/B009O3WU2A/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&qid=1360130032&sr=8-26&keywords=wii+u --- Now Playing: Nintendoland, Zelda Twilight Princess, God of War 2, and Xenoblade Chronicles.