BattlerGC - Next Generation Wireless GameCube Controller - Retro Fighters

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BattlerGC - Next Generation Wireless GameCube Controller - Retro Fighters



In honor of the 20th Anniversary of Nintendo GameCube, Retro Fighters brings you the best GameCube wireless controller ever made - built from the ground up.


The next revolution from Retro Fighters is here!  The BattlerGC is an ergonomically designed controller that is compatible with the GameCube, Switch & PC.

The BattlerGC features pressure sensitive analog triggers, comfortable and accurate directional pad and responsive analog sticks.  Take your GameCube playing experience to the next level with 2.4GHz wireless technology and a 10+ hour rechargeable battery!


From its ergonomic shape, feel and placement of buttons to its colors and high-tech internal components, every part of the BattlerGC has been thoughtfully engineered to bring you the best gaming experience.


  • Ergonomically designed GameCube wireless controller
  • Compatible with GameCube, Game Boy Player, Switch & PC
  • Pressure sensitive analog triggers
  • Comfortable and accurate D-pad
  • Responsive analog sticks
  • Dual “Z” shoulder buttons
  • 2.4 Wireless GHz technology
  • Rechargeable battery
  • 30 foot wireless range
  • 10+ hours of battery life per charge
  • USB-C charging port


Battler GC vs. Blade GC - Differences?

The BattlerGC and the BladeGC are identical in almost every way, except for the location of the analog stick and the D-Pad. If Smash Brothers is your thing, you'll love the placement of the analog stick located at the top-left of the BattlerGC.

If you like to play GameBoy games, you may prefer the larger D-pad on the BladeGC.

Or, better yet, why choose? Get 'em both!

7 Reviews

  • 4
    Great Budget GC Controller

    Posted by Vladlust on Apr 20th 2023

    For the price, this is a fantastic GC controller. It comes with both a dongle for GC and Wii, plus a second USB dongle for other devices, it pairs super fast and has a lot of useful functions like turbo and a turn off toggle, and even though it`s not exactly like an original controller because of the shape, the button layout is more than enough for it to feel like the original.

    I give it 4 stars though since it doesn`t feel like a high quality controller because of the plastic it`s made off and how light it is, plus the ZR/ZL buttons are not optimal for certain GC titles. But for the price I can`t ask for much else, I wish there was a more expensive option though that was higher quality!

  • 5
    Modern Twist on a classic!

    Posted by Sean Simpson on Apr 10th 2023

    Love this controller. Wavebird Controllers are getting harder to find in good condition, this is a great option. The Battler takes what worked with the Wavebird and GameCube controller and puts it in a style controller for a great price.

  • 5
    Upgrading the Wavebird

    Posted by Tairon Said Batista Leite on Mar 10th 2023

    The BattlerGc fits a comfortable design, with good grip and practically zero input lag. For years, I’ve been using the wavebird, but it started to show problems with the receptor. With this new controller, I could be free of wires and, besides the cube, I could use it on my Nintendo Switch.
    That’s the perfect combination of old times and new generation consoles.
    The battery has a good duration too, about 10 hours of playing.
    Hope you guys enjoy this hardware!

  • 5
    No longer confined to the cube

    Posted by Nick W. on Feb 25th 2023

    Overall a great alternative to both OEM wired and wireless (Wavebird) options. I haven`t noticed any lag in the time I`ve used it, and love that I was able to select a color that matches my GameCube Console. I`ve always been happy with Retro Fighters controllers, and this one doesn`t disappoint.

  • 5

    Posted by Patrick Thompson on Feb 22nd 2023

    Great alternative to the hard to fine in good shape wavebird. Cheaper and rechargeable with usb c.

  • 4
    It`s the best wireless option outside of BlueRetro

    Posted by SuperKlyph on Feb 2nd 2023

    Right out of the gate, it clearly feels like a third party controller. It`s nice but it does feel cheaper in the hands than a Nintendo controller - which it is. The weight is fine and the shape is good, but the buttons have a little too much travel, they`re harder to press than a GC controller, and they are very loud. The triggers do not have a click, but they are analog. They are significantly harder to press than a Nintendo-branded controller. The analog sticks work well, but they are stiffer than Nintendo GC controllers and generally have an intangible ``3rd party`` feel to them.

    It`s worth noting that the fact that it`s slightly harder to press the buttons than on a Nintendo GC controller means that it`s significantly harder to do double button presses when you need to, like A+B or A+Y etc. Other than that, it works perfectly on the Gamecube and I don`t perceive any lag.

    On the Switch, I don`t really recommend using this controller. It works ok and the dpad is fine, but the sticks seems to have a larger outer deadzone on the Switch than Nintendo controllers. This seems to be the norm with all Switch third party controllers.

  • 5
    An honest review from an average person.

    Posted by Ryan on Jan 30th 2023

    I’m not a fancy YouTube person, and my opinion might not align with others.

    That being said, purchasing two of the BattlerGC controllers was my first experience with Stone Age Gamer.

    Shipping was fast, packaging was great, I received my package on time with no problems at all.

    I purchased the controllers for my GameCube. I wanted to get a pair of WaiveBirds, however, the price for two of them is what led me to my decision to go with the BattlerGC’s.

    My initial thought of the controllers was “wow”, they look and feel great. They remind me a lot of the Switch PRO controllers. Lightweight and buttons and triggers feel very nice.

    Setup was very simple, I was gaming in just a few seconds. I didn’t experience any latency and the charge time to dead battery time was surprisingly long. I’m not an average size guy (6’3 270lbs), I was worried that the controller wouldn’t fix it my hands. That thought went out the window rather quickly.

    Enough rambling on. If you’re looking for a great controller at a very reasonable price without lacking quality, look no further.

    Hope you enjoy,