A Decent Replacement
When I purchased this controller, I thought it was an official, Nintendo branded controller. It's not.
It is, however, a more than adequate substitute.
The buttons are stiff and noisy, but they respond well. The Z button in particular has a click to it that I actually prefer over the original.
There are two major flaws with this controller. The left thumbstick doesn't have the same degree of articulation that the original has, and the triggers don't click into place the way they should.
None of this affects the gameplay experience very much, but you will notice it while you're playing.
If you can't find an official controller in good shape, this is your best alternative.
Reviewed by: Aaron Hamilton from Spokane, WA on 7/16/2011