Random: Unique Collection Showcases GameCube Controller Prototypes

In all their horrific glory.

We all know how incredible the GameCube controller is, right? Heck, there’s a reason so many people still prefer to use it for franchises such as Super Smash Bros.; it’s awesome. If you’ve seen the prototype design of the controller, however, then you’ll know that the early design was uhh… different? No, that’s not the right word… Awful, there we go.

It’s odd, because in terms of form factor, there’s little that’s actually changed from the prototype to the final retail product, but one glance will tell you that small changes can make a tonne of difference. Take the width, for example: you can see that the prototype controller is significantly wider than the retail model, with a more prominent gap between the d-pad and the c-stick. In addition, the handles either side are more pronounced, making the prototype look more like a boomerang than the controller we all know and love.

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