I play a lot of SSB4, and I have gotten used to using the 3DS to play. But, is there a way I can connect a Gamecube (or other type of controller) to my 3DS, and play using that instead? I want to practice with a real controller (and prevent my Circle Pad from dying).

  • Lol anything is possible regarding stuff like this
    – Cilan
    Dec 26, 2015 at 18:46

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It is possible. It just depends on how comfortable you are with actual hardware modding. Here's an article with a how-to video.

Link to the YouTube video in article. How-to links, hardware requirements, and source code are all found in the video description. The method looks extremely cheap (12$). The real issue is just being comfortable with the process.

Also, some other modders.

On removeability:

It will have a circuit board attached to the back, you can unplug everything and use it like a regular 3DS, or plug in the Arduino and start playing with gc controller.

  • Does it effect online play in anyway (not as in controller wise, but legal stuff), and can it be safely/easily removed for safer transport?
    – The Man
    Mar 10, 2015 at 23:05
  • From the modder: docs.google.com/document/d/… Mar 11, 2015 at 4:48

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