so the other day i heard the if you own the Wii you can play Gamecube games on it as well. so i get all excited and pick up Rogue Squadron Rogue Leader for $5.00 used at GameStop in the mall. i ask the guy at the counter if the rumor is true stating that i have never owned a Gamecube only a super nintendo, PS2 and the original nintendo system. he says yes they do work all you need is a memory card for the Wii. i ask if it's a special type and he said no.
so the Wii uses SD cards so i grab the extra one from my camera and plug it in and nothing happens the disc loads and a message comes up, cannot detect the memory card. so i go to walmart and get a Wii SD card for $14.99 and again get the same message, no memory card detected.
i bring the card and the game and receipts to Gamestop in which the guy behind the counter then tells me i need a Gamecube memory card and the Wii attachment controller to work the game. i ask him why he didn't tell me this before and he stated that he thought i knew. i told him why would I ask about it if i knew. in short i dropped another $30 ($19.99 for the memory card and $10 for the Wii old school PSP/Nintendo controller) and left the store. so now i'm out $49.99 for the game at this point.
i get home plug the controller into the Wii controller, plug the memory card into the Wii console insert the game disc and get excited that i can finally play the game now only to find......... I need a Gamecube controller in order to play the game.
go back to the store and again get the same guy who i begin to tell him how he must be the worst salesman of the year. he then states that it's my fault that I didn't ask him all the questions as to what i would need in order to play the game on the Wii. i state that i did ask him what i needed and that i wanted full refunds for all the useless merchandise that i bought and wanted only the game, the memorycard for the gamecube and a working gamecube controller.
he said he can't refund the money for the Wii memory card or controller since the packages were already opened. i asked for the manager explained the situation and stated that the salesperson was extremely unhelpful and wanted a full refund and the right equiptment needed to play the game. the manager agreed refunded my money and stated that the only controller they had for gamecube was a wireless controller than ran for $19.99. so i buy the controller and then finally the game is able to play the game. only cost me $45 bucks to play a game that only cost $5 to buy originally.
so be where, you can do gamecube games as long as you have the hardware. just had to vent a bit