Let's Click AgainEditorial
- 6:32 A.M.
Whatever happened to the shoulder button click in the GameCube controller? When's the last time a new game was released that actually uses it?
Three and a half years ago (or about half a year before the GameCube's North American release) I wrote The Click!. It was almost entirely speculation on the topic of what developers might do with the newly introduced click function in the GameCube controller's shoulder buttons. At E3 2001 just one demonstrated game truly used the click, and since then that number has barely increased. I know of only six games (not counting sequels) that use the click today. Rogue Squadron II, Luigi's Mansion, Eternal Darkness, Super Mario Sunshine, Star Fox Adventures and Metroid Prime. Although I haven't played every GameCube game out there, I'm sure that my tally is not far off the mark, because I have played most GameCube-exclusive games. This lack of usage is something of a concern considering the added functionality of the Nintendo DS and the promise of the Nintendo Revolution.Read more...