I am trying to play a GameCube game (Tony Hawk Underground 2) on my Wii. The game load fine until I get to a screen that says Warning! No Memory Card Detected in Slot A. I do not have a GameCube memory card. I would like to select the option to 'continue without saving all types of files'. At this point, my controller stops working. I am using a Wii classic controller that plug into my Wii controller. Do I need a memory card to play this game or is there an issue with my Wii classic controller that is preventing me from playing this game?
Nope, a GameCube controller plugs into the controller slots on the Wii console itself (on the top if your Wii is vertical, on the left side if it is horizontal.) Unfortunately a Classic Controller will not work with GameCube games.
As Mario has stated, in order to play Nintendo Gamecube games, you'll need to use Nintendo Gamecube hardware. For controllers, there is the normal Nintendo Gamecube controller, or the Nintendo Gamecube Wireless Wavebird controller, while for memory cards, you have your choice of the Nintendo Gamecube Memory Card 59 (grey), 251 (black), or 1019 (tan-ish). You most likely won't find any licensed controllers or memory cards that are new, but it's worth looking. Remember, Classic Controller accessories and Classic Controller PRO accessories are designed mostly for use with the Virtual Console games, but some Wii and WiiWare games can also use them. Nintendo Gamecube controllers can be used to play Virtual Console titles, select Nintendo Wii games, and Nintendo Gamecube games only. You would also be wise to never purchase an unlicensed memory card, as they are made cheap, break easy, and can lose data for no reason.
Also, as a note, if you would have looked in your Wii's instruction book, you would have found the answer to your problem.
I too, own a 1019, but perhaps my memory card is from a different production than yours, which could be why the colors are slightly different.
Also, as a note that even I failed to mention, a special two-tone Ruby and Sapphire Memory Card 59 was included with the Pokemon Box software for the Nintendo Gamecube. Aside from the limited edition coloring, there is no difference between this memory card and the normal Memory Card 59.
You can't play GameCube games with a Classic Controller. You need a GameCube controller. If you wanna save the game, you also need a memory card.
You will need these items below to play GameCube games on your Wii:
1. GameCube Controller (Comes in wireless or wired)
2. Memory Card (Comes in 59 blocks [gray], 251 blocks [black], and 1019 blocks [white])
I personally recommend the wireless GameCube controller (also know as WaveBird) because the Wii will tip over if you run into one of the GameCube controller's cords.
Coming from a family with any little kids, extension cords STILL knock over consoles, even the Wii.
If you do use a corded GameCube Controller, I would recommend laying the Wii on its side so the risk of tipping the console is reduced. Otherwise, go for a WaveBird Wireless. You can find those at used game stores or eBay.
can you play a gamecube game without a memory card but with gamecube controller
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Yes you do need a memory card i have like 6 and 2 gamecubes i found them cheap and you only need them to save if you dont save you have to start al;l over every time now if i was you i would go and buy one cause its boring starting all over every single time.