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Author:   aaros18
Date:   Apr 20, 12 at 7:04pm (PST)
Subject:   Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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I have a limited edition red Nintendo Wii and every time my brother tries playing Super Smash Bros Melee on it, the console doesn't read the disc. He has even tried using other copies of the same game and even they don't work. Are some Wii consoles not backwards compatible with Gamecube games?



Author:   Dark Arcanine
Date:   Apr 20, 12 at 7:55pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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I know the black Wii edition can't. Are you able to plug a GC controller into your Wii? That would be an indication of whether you can play GC games or not.



Author:   aaros18
Date:   Apr 21, 12 at 2:51pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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quote Dark Arcanine
I know the black Wii edition can't. Are you able to plug a GC controller into your Wii? That would be an indication of whether you can play GC games or not.
Yeah. I can plug the controller in. I have a memory card that I can use too. I don't know what's wrong with my Wii. And I was planning to get the Metroid Prime games too. Oh well.



Author:   Big A2
Date:   Apr 21, 12 at 8:17pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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It should be reading the discs then. Have you tried playing a different game?



Author:   aaros18
Date:   Apr 22, 12 at 12:30am (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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No. Maybe I should try that. Thanks.



Author:   Sonic Flash
Date:   Apr 24, 12 at 10:24am (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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I also recognize that it might be difficult to find, but I'd suggest the Metroid Prime Trilogy for the Wii as well. The controls are much better.



Author:   MetallicaDragon
Date:   Apr 25, 12 at 12:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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quote Dark Arcanine
I know the black Wii edition can't.
I have a black Wii and it plays gamecube games fine...

Are you using the new Wii model? If so they can't play gamecube games.




Author:   Dark Arcanine
Date:   Apr 25, 12 at 3:20pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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quote MetallicaDragon
quote Dark Arcanine
I know the black Wii edition can't.
I have a black Wii and it plays gamecube games fine...

Are you using the new Wii model? If so they can't play gamecube games.

I know the SMB bundle one can't. That may not be true for all Black Wii consoles then.



Author:   MetallicaDragon
Date:   Apr 25, 12 at 3:27pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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Dark Arcanine The Wii I have is the black Wii that first came out in like 2010, I got it in May 2010.



Author:   Dark Arcanine
Date:   Apr 25, 12 at 3:29pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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quote MetallicaDragon
Dark Arcanine The Wii I have is the black Wii that first came out in like 2010, I got it in May 2010.
Ah right, it's the family edition from like 2011 I know that can't use GC games.



Author:   bbb7002004
Date:   Apr 26, 12 at 6:12am (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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Color doesn't matter, Wii's that have GC ports have backwards compatibility, the new model Wii's don't have either.

Its probably just a dirty lens, when mine gets dusty it doesn't like playing Cube games. I bought a lens cleaner and it took care of the problem. You can get them at most game stores like Gamestop or Best Buy, or order them through Nintendo's website.



Author:   FoneBoneFan15
Date:   Apr 26, 12 at 8:23pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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Lucky for me that my Wii had backwards compatibility with GameCube games.



Author:   Justin
Date:   Apr 27, 12 at 7:53pm (PST)
Subject:   re: Can't play Gamecube games on my Wii.
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GameCube games have always tricky for me to play, even those that have no physical damage. Best Buy sells a good lens cleaner like mentioned above that all my friends have recommended. You may want to try it out.


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