N64 controller to Wiimote adapter

An adapter for connecting a N64 controller as a classic controller to a Wii remote.

  •  This adapter
  •  Example (Wiimote and adapter, old adapter shown)
  •  Example (Standard N64, old adapter shown)
  •  Example (Hori mini pad, old adapter shown)
  •  Example (N64 controller, 8BitDo GBros. and Switch)

Description

This adapter cable makes it possible to use N64 controllers on a Wii or Wii-U by connecting to the wiimote as a classic controller. Ideal for Wii virtual console games on systems without gamecube ports.

Features:
  • Supports N64 controllers (Official and most 3rd party, including the Hori Mini)
  • Works on Wii and Wii U (through a Wiimote - not included)
  • Works on the Switch (through a 8BitDo Gbros. - not included)
  • 8 Button mappings available (details here)
  • 2 Selectable joystick response curves (details here)
  • Low latency (less than 3ms)
  • Compatible with American, European and Japanese controllers and consoles.
  • Compatible with the NES and SNES Classic Editions.
  • New firmware version 2.1.1
Not supported:
  • Neither the rumble pack nor N64 memory cards are supported. If you have one of these installed, the adapter may not work properly.
  • Gamecube games (as they have no support for the classic controller), unless you use Devolution or Nintendont. (not tested)
Note: Cable color and length may differ. This product is an implementation of the following open source project: Extenmote: NES, SNES, N64 or Gamecube controller on Wii or Wii U via the Wiimote..

Ordering

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Item #ADAP-N64-WIIMOTE
DescriptionN64 controller to Wiimote adapter
Price$21.49

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Compatibility list

IMPORTANT: This is not a complete list. If something does not appear here, it simply means that we did not get the chance (or the idea) to test it, or that no one let us know that it works.

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Tested Controllers

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ModelTested bySupportedComments
Standard N64 controller (Nintendo NUS-005)raphnet.Yes
Horipad Mini 64 (Hori)raphnet.Yes
Noname N64 controller clone (no part number)raphnet.Yes
Another N64 controller clone (no part number)raphnet.Yes
Yet another noname N64 controller clone (no part number)raphnet.YesThis one has a very sensitive joystick due to bad controller design. Not the adapter's fault.
Technogame N64 controllerUserYes
N64 V3 Racing WheelUserNo

Tested Systems

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SystemTested bySupportedComments
Wii virtual consoleraphnet.Yes
Wii homebrewraphnet.YesGame/software must support Classic controllers
Wii gamesraphnet.YesGame/software must support Classic controllers
Nintendo Switch through a 8BitDo GBros.raphnet.Yes
SNES/NES miniraphnet.PartialOnly for official games and firmwares. N64 emulators have issues with the joystick.
Gamecube games on Wiiraphnet.NoThis could be possible using Devolution or Nintendont, but we have not tested.

FAQ

Q: The N64 controller buttons are different from the original N64 game. Is there a way to fix this?
A: Yes! The adapter offers several button mappings to accommodate most games. Please have a look at the mapping sheet (why not also print it?) available from the product page in the Links & Downloads tab. Also, if this is a Wii U virtual console game, open the virtual console menu and have a look in Controller Settings. It is possible to reassign buttons there too.

Q: The pointer is moving by itself and/or buttons are being pressed at random. Is the adapter defective?
A: Probably not. If there is a memory card or rumble pack installed in your N64 controller, remove it. Then, disconnect and reconnect the adapter.

Q: Is the rumble pack supported?
A: Unfortunately no. The adapter pretends to be a classic controller and these do not have a vibration function...

Q: When I press Z on the N64 remote, the virtual console menu opens instead of doing . How do I fix this?
A: You may need to disable the open menu function for this controller. Open the menu, enter Controller Serttings, select the classic controller (the adapter pretends to be one), find the button currently assigned to MENU and change it to - (that's no function). As an example, for Mario 64 it is the (Zr) button that needs to be changed.

Q: Can I play Super Smash Bros. Brawl on the Wii using this adapter?
A: Yes! The game sees the adapter as a Classic controller. Configuring mapping 3 on the adapter seems to work well (R button grab, Z button shield). However in some places (to quit a game, for instance) you must disconnect the adapter from the wiimote otherwise the button combination for quitting (L+R+A+Plus) cannot be entered since there is no plus button on the N64 controller...

Download(s) & Link(s)

DescriptionLink
Instructions sheet for version 1.6+ (English)n64_extenmote_sheet_rev1.3_en.pdf
Instructions sheet for version 1.6+ (French)n64_extenmote_sheet_rev1.3_fr.pdf
Instructions sheet for version 1.6+ (Japanese)n64_extenmote_sheet_rev1.3_ja.pdf
Instructions sheet for version 1.5 (English)n64_extenmote_sheet_rev1.2_en.pdf
Instructions sheet for version 1.5 (French)n64_extenmote_sheet_rev1.2_fr.pdf
Instructions sheet for version 1.5 (Japanese)n64_extenmote_sheet_rev1.2_ja.pdf

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