Wii U: old GamePad design was ‘toy-like’, says Toki Tori dev

Thursday, 11th October 2012 12:14 GMT By Dave Cook

Wii U’s GamePad design used to be more ‘toy-like’ according to Toki Tori 2 developer Two Tribes. The studio has expressed relief that Nintendo listened to its developers and changed the controller.

Nintendo Life reports that the studio, speaking on Twitter, stated its relief over the design change:

The studio also stated that its older Wii U dev kits still use the old GamePad design.

We got to grips with the Wii U controller for ourselves at a recent Nintendo event and found it to be surprisingly lightweight, but a fun controller to use. You can check out our full appraisal of the hardware and most of its launch line-up here.



  1. Fraser Sim

    It still looks like something you would find in the early learning centre.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. ManuOtaku

    Well now i want to take a peak of this prototype gamepad, you know gamecube was designed like a toy, and for that it received its share of hatred among gamers, but i really did like it, and it is one of my favorites console desings alongside ps2, therefore i also might dig that type of WiiU gamepad too, a shame but the good thing is that the the final gamepad is very comfy for longer sessions.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ps3fanboy

    wake up call… it still look like a toy, nintendo!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. ManuOtaku

    #3 at the end of the day consoles are just that, toys for our inner kids, and there is nothing bad about that if you ask me, that means our inner kids are pretty much alive and kicking, we will old better because of it :)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. mistermogul

    @2 – the prototype controllers can be found through Google somewhere. The button placements were different among other things. Still looked like a Fisher-Price toy though!

    I’m just glad they changed the slide-sticks over to proper analogue sticks in the final design…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. xino

    that is why we call it the FisherPrice controller:)

    #6 2 years ago

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