Hori Pokken Tournament Pro Pad Pikachu Limited Edition Controller - Nintendo Wii U

$29.99

  • Officially licensed by Nintendo and Pokemon
  • Design based on the Official Pokken Tournament arcade cabinet controller and features authentic Pikachu artwork and color scheme
  • Ergonomic design and button layout optimized for Pokken Tournament
  • Wired USB controller designed exclusively for use with Pokken Tournament (Will not function properly with other game titles)
  • Pokken Tournament software sold separately

Brands:

HORI

Product Code:

B01JH53H8U

Availability:

In Stock

Enjoy authentic arcade action at home! Designed by HORI, the same designers of the official Pokken Tournament arcade cabinet controller, the Pokken Tournament Pro Pad is a limited edition controller design exclusively for use with Pokken Tournament for the Wii U. This wired USB pad is ergonomic, comfortable, responsive and super effective for controlling your favorite Pokemon in Pokken Tournament battles. USB wired (9.8ft) connection is tournament legal. Note that due to software design, Player One must always use the Wii U GamePad for local battles. Controller is only compatible with Pokken Tournament for Wii U and will not function properly with other game titles. NOTE: Please press “Start” on the Pokken Pro Pad at main title screen to activate as main controller.


Product information ASIN B01JH53H8U Release date November 22, 2016

This is a pretty decent controller if you don't mind having a cord (people will trip over it though so be careful). It works with any game I've tried on the Switch that doesn't require analog sticks. Two of the trigger buttons have been moved next to Select and Start buttons which can be a problem with some games. The Mummy Demastered for example is unplayable with this controller because of the new button placement. This probably won't be a problem in any game that lets you customize the buttons. Too bad The Mummy has no such option.

The grips feel good and the build is solid. The face plate feels a bit higher up than other controllers which is a little weird. It's almost like someone glued a SNES pad on top of a modern controller grip. It's weird, but not uncomfortable.

I'm not a fan of the L and R buttons because they are the only shoulder buttons I've ever encountered that don't follow the curvature of the controller. You can't really tell from the picture but the top of this controller feels reminiscent of an old NES pad because of the big square shaped shoulder buttons on top. I don't think this is a good thing.

If you're looking for a solid controller with a real D-pad to play some 2D fighting games on your Switch I think this is a pretty good choice.

I got this so my son could play video games on my emulator with me. Yes, it is compatable with RetroPie. Plus, he loves that it's Pikachu.

Works great for Pokken Tournament and also works really well for Sonic Mania on Switch.