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History Of Nintendo: GameCube

The little box that was sadly underrated...

By the time the Nintendo 64 had reached the end of its life, Nintendo was all but ignored in the console market. The PlayStation had become the first console to gain proper mainstream acceptance and Sega's Dreamcast was offering next-gen graphics before its competitors, making the N64's games visually unappealing. So when Sony announced in March 1999 that it was working on the PlayStation 2, a far superior version of its original console, it was time for Nintendo to fight back.

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At Nintendo's SpaceWorld event in 2000, the company revealed its fourth console, the GameCube - a small, boxy system that offered plenty of power for a low price. As part of the announcement, Nintendo showed a video of games in development for the console. While many of these (such as Meowth's Party, Perfect Dark and the infamous 'realistic' Zelda game) never saw the light of day, the point was made - Nintendo was back.

After launching in Japan in September 2001, the GameCube was set to hit Europe on 3 May 2002 at 250 Euros, which worked out at about £169.99. However, Microsoft's decision to slash its new Xbox from 479 Euros to 299 Euros (about £200) led Nintendo to cut the price of the GameCube before it had even been released. As a result, the Cube launched for £129.99, an extremely low price that helped make it the fastest-selling console launch ever at that time.

Launching in the UK with 21 games (only two of which were developed by Nintendo), the GameCube was seen as a turning point for Nintendo, which had long been considered unwilling to accept too much support from third-party developers. Considering that the N64's launch line-up consisted of only two games, neither of which were third-party titles, it was clear that Nintendo was seeking much more third-party support this time around.

Although the Cube was significantly smaller than the PS2 and Xbox, it was graphically more powerful than Sony's machine and could more than match the visual abilities of the Xbox (although the Xbox had more powerful graphics chips, the GameCube's processor handled instructions more effectively so it could make games look just as good).

But despite the power of the Cube and its third-party support, it sold poorly. This placed Nintendo in third place in a 'console war' for the first time, as the Cube lost out to both the PS2, which sold over 100 million consoles, and the Xbox, whose focus on online gaming helped Microsoft sell 24 million machines.

Despite this, things were still looking up for Nintendo. Huge sales of the Game Boy Advance as well as large profits coming from the SP, the DS and the DS Lite kept the company profitable during the GameCube's rough patch.

What Went Wrong?

It could be argued that the Cube didn't succeed because it tried too hard to be like its competitors. Although the original PlayStation sold much better than the N64, Nintendo's cartridge-based console was different enough to gain a large following, and the innovations of its controller (the analogue stick, the Z trigger, the Rumble Pak) meant that N64-exclusive games like GoldenEye 007 couldn't have been replicated on Sony's machine without losing their unique feel.

It could also be argued that although the N64 revolutionised gaming with classic titles such Super Mario 64 and Ocarina Of Time, the GameCube never had a 'killer app', a title that people would buy a GameCube for in order to experience something innovative.

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  1. Super Xero Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 17:20

    Good article, I'll always love my Cube. :)

  2. ILoveWii Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 17:21

    One of my favourite consoles, if only because of the amazing games on it.

  3. REfan Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 17:30

    Ah, the Cube...fun times...still beats the hell out of every other console.

  4. SoulSilver IV Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 17:32

    I think the Cube was underrated. Highlights from my life with the Cube include Luigi's Mansion, Mario Kart Double Dash, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Super Mario Strikers, and of course the Pikmin series. I think the reason the Cube didn't do so well is that it was fairly limited in terms of it's abilities. All it could do is play games, and only a tiny fraction online. The PS2 had CD and DVD support, whilst the Xbox had that and online play and a marketplace.

    I'm so glad the Wii is backwards compatible with Cube games.

  5. remis95 Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 17:36

    I love my Gamecube. I got it years ago. My first game was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I've got quite a few games, including Animal Crossing, Mario Kart: Double Dash, Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and Super Mario Sunshine. All are a joy to play. :D

  6. lminett Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 17:40

    i never understood why it was so disliked, ok there was maybe some games that were on the other consoles that maybe the cube missed out on, but it has some classics, like melee and wind waker to make its games libray quality. Another plus point was the game cube controller, love it to bits, one of the best every made.

    Also the fact that it was underated on the power side of things as well, so many people thought the cube was the weakest out of the 3 for power, but it wasent, it made games look lush.

  7. lminett Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 17:45

    i never understood why it was so disliked, ok there was maybe some games that were on the other consoles that maybe the cube missed out on, but it has some classics, like melee and wind waker to make its games libray quality. Another plus point was the game cube controller, love it to bits, one of the best every made.

    Also the fact that it was underated on the power side of things as well, so many people thought the cube was the weakest out of the 3 for power, but it wasent, it made games look lush.

  8. frostykins Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 17:59

    i never had a gamecube i had the more popular but not necerserily better ps2 but im now giving the games a go thanks to the wii and backwards compatibility

  9. nintendo_guy Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 18:05

    Ah. The Cube. Ah.

  10. mewthree Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 18:07

    I liked my GameCube.
    Then I got RE4.

    Then I worshipped it.

    Forget the Wii, I'm STILL beating my Mercenaries scores on the ol' GC.

  11. hardcoregamerrob Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 18:08

    THE GAMECUBE WAS CLASSIC ITS MY NUMBER 3 BEST CONSOLE OF ALL TIME (One and two are n64 and ps1)

    The games that made it the best

    1.sonic mega collection (had all the best sonic games in one)

    2.metroid prime

    3.mario sunshine (why do people think its the worst 3d one its classic

    4.loz wind waker

    5.mega man annversary collection

    6.mega man x collection

    7. super smash bros melee

    8. luigi's mansion

    9. paper mario 2 (the best mario game in the world in think)

    10.sonic adventure 1 and 2

    11. super monkey ball 2

    12. star fox games

    and theres loads more good games :D

  12. Garbin Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 18:19

    Another case of the best console not winning. Was totally out sold by the PS2 of which I have 3 (fecking things kept breaking :evil: ) Some great games such as metroid prime but just didn't appeal :? Perhaps it was because it looked like a toddler's toy :?:

  13. chino40k Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 18:51

    Killer7

    Viewtiful Joe

    Resident Evil

    F-Zero GX

    Are all more than deserving of a mention, in fact these alone would be pushing for a place of the best Gamecube games.

    Killer7, if you 'get it', is stupendous. While waiting for Dead Space Extraction to be released I put Killer7 in the Wii and played through it for the first time in four years and I was spell bound from start to finish. Not playing it for so long it gave the story time to sink in then coming back to it now it had a whole new layer of gloss. My favourite game that I own, having said that if you don't 'get it' you won't share the same experience.

  14. stuartw099 Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 18:56

    I have a pearl white Gamecube :)
    Cus im cool

  15. Tommson Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 19:20

    Good console, but the poor choice of games meant PS2 was better.

  16. stuartw099 Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 19:26

    Good console, but the poor choice of games meant PS2 was better.


    But have you got a pearl white one?

  17. noodle link Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 19:41

    The Cube Is my third Favorite Nintendo console of all time (2nd being the SNES and 1st being the Wii) and i own around 35 games for it. Really under-rated console.

  18. stuartw099 Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 19:54

    The Cube Is my third Favorite Nintendo console of all time (2nd being the SNES and 1st being the Wii) and i own around 35 games for it. Really under-rated console.


    But have you got a pearl white one?

  19. layton lover Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 20:00

    I absolutely love it. It's actually my favourite home console yet. It's only my 2nd favourite console (handhelds included) because i love the types of DS even more.

    My favourite Gamecube game was Luigi's mansoi due ti the excellent atmosphere, bosses, soundtrack, setting, gameplay, story and ending so i was dissapointed not to see it in the top 5.

  20. stuartw099 Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 20:03

    I absolutely love it. It's actually my favourite home console yet. It's only my 2nd favourite console (handhelds included) because i love the types of DS even more.

    My favourite Gamecube game was Luigi's mansoi due ti the excellent atmosphere, bosses, soundtrack, setting, gameplay, story and ending so i was dissapointed not to see it in the top 5.


    *add joke about pearl white Gamecubes here*

  21. akatsukiworm Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 20:07

    i still play melee & 007 nightfire on my mates one.

  22. Ai64 Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 20:08

    I still have this console. I did not care that it can play DVDs. It still had some incredilbe games. Good thing the "New play control" is reviving it back from the dead with wii controls and other features.

  23. Deku scrub Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 20:56

    Sunshine was ace ¬_¬ anyway great feature the cube was my first nintendo home console the top cube games i liked were...

    10.animal crossing-the 1st AC game that hit the UK and something fresh

    9.sonic mega collection-classic sonic games

    8.sonic adventure-a dreamcast remake but still fun today

    7.monkey ball 2-Far to superior to the 1st one and really fun

    6.F-zeroGX-the 2nd best racer on the cube in my opinion

    5.Mario kart double dash- THE BEST racer on cube the best Mario kart MKW is overated

    4.Wind waker+OOT the pack with both of them in Brilliant just brilliant

    3.super smash bros melee- ACE prequil to brawl

    2.luigi's mansion- Luigi's STAR GAME Wii sequal please

    1.Super mario sunshine-my opinien best mario game ever still collecting those blue coins

  24. HNF1 Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 22:08

    I REALLY WISH I HAD A CUBE! SO MANY AWESOME GAMES I MISSED OUT ON! NUUUHH! Ah well, i guess i was handhelding then (and, unfotunately, only playing the PS2- wanted a Cube though).

    And, yes stuartw099, a pearl one would've been ace! (or an awesome red one, like the one thet show in GWR: Gamer's Edition )

  25. Charlie Bell Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 22:29

    I think the Cube was really overrated, in that everyone seems to think it was underrated. It was supposedly super powerful, yet it didn't compare with the competition consoles, and every multiplatform game was far inferior on it.

    But more importantly, I think the Cube didn't innovate. It had nothing special to offer other than Nintendo's stable of awesome franchises, but with the exception of Metroid, I felt that every new release was just more of the same - something we'd seen before but made to look nicer and run better. And I think Nintendo is more than that, we know that they aim to take the genre by storm when they release something new.

  26. Dean Thompson Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 22:34

    I love my Gamecube and still have it and about 100 games for it. Having said that, some of that article didn't sound quite right.

  27. RealToonLink Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 23:26

    Gamecube was my favourite game of that generation and my favourite game for the system was STARFOX ADVENTURES

    I think if Rare was still with Nintendo, Gamecube might of lasted even longer as they would of still released titles for the system even after Twilight Princess (eg like Conkers bad fur day for N64 and the original unreleased Dinosaur Planet)

  28. CloudLXXXV Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 23:48

    Nice article ONM.. :)
    I have a Purple Cube (From Launch Day), Pearl White Cube, & the Limited Edition Resi 4 Black/Silver Cube..
    To top it off, i have the Panasonic Q as well! :D
    And i have over 100 Cube games & various Demo Discs.... :wink:
    Yes.. I obviously love the Cube.. <3

  29. Andy88 Wednesday 4th Nov 2009 at 23:48

    every multiplatform game was far inferior on it.

    why do you say that?

  30. mandlecreed Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 00:14

    I still remember the graphics in Rogue Squadron knocking my socks off first time I saw them on my telly, and the amount of fun I had on Luigi's Mansion - on launch day. All good stuff.

    Oh, and, here's my Q, in the dark, powered up :

    http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/mandlecreed/DSC05819-1-1.jpg

  31. sciqueen Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 00:26

    The Gamecube was good, but it didn't have the spark the previous Nintendo consoles had. To be fair though, I didn't feel any affinity for any console of that era, including the Xbox and PS2. To me, that generation was like the nerdy but nice kid at school joining the "popular crowd" and forgets everything that made her unique to fit in with them lol.

    Plus, this was the gen that for whatever reason made internet game-geeks unbearable! "WInd Waker sucks cuz it looks cartoony EPIC FAIL" etc...

  32. Comic-Geek-Tom Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 01:21

    the gamecube had some really good games; i still play the majority of them on my wii.

    top 10 games for me were:
    - zelda wind waker
    - tales of symphonia
    - chibi robo
    - smash bros melee
    - mario sunshine
    - metroid prime
    - luigi's mansion
    - baten kaitos
    - harvest moon - a wonderful life
    - mario smash football

    when i tried to talk about them the GC with friends they always just dismissed it as looking kiddy & only having childish games. they missed out on some great games though...

  33. pikachu13 Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 07:37

    I think the Cube was really overrated, in that everyone seems to think it was underrated. It was supposedly super powerful, yet it didn't compare with the competition consoles, and every multiplatform game was far inferior on it.

    But more importantly, I think the Cube didn't innovate. It had nothing special to offer other than Nintendo's stable of awesome franchises, but with the exception of Metroid, I felt that every new release was just more of the same - something we'd seen before but made to look nicer and run better. And I think Nintendo is more than that, we know that they aim to take the genre by storm when they release something new.

    you disappoint me!

  34. IceKimi Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 11:18

    I love my purple GameCube!!!
    My favourite games are:
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Wind Waker
    Metroid Prime
    Luigi's Mansion
    Wave Race Blue Storm
    F-Zero GX
    Pikmin 1 & 2
    Zelda Twilight Princess
    Mario Kart Double Dash!!
    Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
    Resident Evil Rebirth, Zero & 4
    MGS The Twin Snakes

  35. HNF1 Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 12:03

    We all mentioned loads of sensational games but, until IceKimi, no one mentioned... Twilight Princess.

  36. laguz Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 12:15

    the gamecube is still my favourite console of all time.

    games i own on the cube
    super smash bros melee
    mario sunshine
    mario kart: double dash
    mario smash football
    paper mario: thousand year door
    mario party 4/5/6/7
    luigi's mansion
    wario world
    donkey kong jungle beat
    zelda: wild waker
    zelda: collectors edition
    metroid prime 1/2
    kirby air ride
    starfox adventures
    starfox assault
    pokemon colloseum
    pokemon xd: gale of darkness
    fire emblem: path of radiance
    pikmin 1/2
    f-zero gx
    chibi robo
    doshin the giant
    and some 3rd party games.

  37. ClockMenace Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 12:22

    It's nice to finally be on a forum where people do not shun the GameCube (for the most part)! It still remains by favorite console to this day.

    When I first got mine, I wasn't concerned about how powerful it was, or how much it was like competitors. I was excited to play Animal Crossing :D

    I notice that these were usually the second or third installment of some franchises (SSB, MK, or even the first in AC's case.), and they seem to be a lot more fun that the Wii counterparts.

  38. Red-Wolf Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 12:34

    I personally think Zelda The Wind Waker is the best Zelda game ever. Before you start sending death threats, I think it has so much more character than the other Zelda games. The cheerful graphics, the constantly changing atmosphere, the epic boss fights, the grand feeling of sailing out on the sea. Everything about it was incredibly well done. Perhaps more than Smash Bros, it was the game that changed the course of my gaming career.

  39. sciqueen Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 14:56

    I personally think Zelda The Wind Waker is the best Zelda game ever. Before you start sending death threats, I think it has so much more character than the other Zelda games. The cheerful graphics, the constantly changing atmosphere, the epic boss fights, the grand feeling of sailing out on the sea. Everything about it was incredibly well done. Perhaps more than Smash Bros, it was the game that changed the course of my gaming career.

    It's certainly one of the best-looking games ever made. I didn't like the graphics at first when they showed it at E3, but on release day I just grabbed it and learned how beautiful and classy it is.

    The ending is actually quite dark for a video game: Ganondorf telling Link and Tetra that they have no future. That brought a chill to my spine!

  40. Googoo12444 Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 18:02

    I only have one gamecube game, and its super mario sunshine, I brought it a gamestation for £9.99 a couple of days ago, I would have got the star fox adventures, super smash bros melée, battalion wars, and I wish wind waker was there, but I had £20. Wish I got melée (£12)an batalion wars (£5), now but oh well they better be there next time I go.(there was 3 super smash bros melée!) I was planing on getting galaxy, but I didn't have enough for a second hand one.

  41. super yoshifan Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 18:23

    I think the Cube was really overrated, in that everyone seems to think it was underrated. It was supposedly super powerful, yet it didn't compare with the competition consoles, and every multiplatform game was far inferior on it.

    But more importantly, I think the Cube didn't innovate. It had nothing special to offer other than Nintendo's stable of awesome franchises, but with the exception of Metroid, I felt that every new release was just more of the same - something we'd seen before but made to look nicer and run better. And I think Nintendo is more than that, we know that they aim to take the genre by storm when they release something new.

    you disappoint me!

    Well said there :D

  42. super yoshifan Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 18:24

    I think the Cube was really overrated, in that everyone seems to think it was underrated. It was supposedly super powerful, yet it didn't compare with the competition consoles, and every multiplatform game was far inferior on it.

    But more importantly, I think the Cube didn't innovate. It had nothing special to offer other than Nintendo's stable of awesome franchises, but with the exception of Metroid, I felt that every new release was just more of the same - something we'd seen before but made to look nicer and run better. And I think Nintendo is more than that, we know that they aim to take the genre by storm when they release something new.

    you disappoint me!

    Well said there :D

  43. super yoshifan Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 18:24

    I think the Cube was really overrated, in that everyone seems to think it was underrated. It was supposedly super powerful, yet it didn't compare with the competition consoles, and every multiplatform game was far inferior on it.

    But more importantly, I think the Cube didn't innovate. It had nothing special to offer other than Nintendo's stable of awesome franchises, but with the exception of Metroid, I felt that every new release was just more of the same - something we'd seen before but made to look nicer and run better. And I think Nintendo is more than that, we know that they aim to take the genre by storm when they release something new.

    you disappoint me!

    Well said there :D

  44. Ura_Bahn Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 19:14

    Haha...I remember reading this article before - ONM did a run of them leading up to the Wii launch covering the past Nintendo consoles.

  45. ibarnaby64 Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 19:30

    Good console, but the poor choice of games meant PS2 was better.

    'Poor choice of games'? NO.

    While I agree that the PS2 was a phenominal console with A LOT of followers, the GameCube appealed to me (in general) far more than the PS2; and, as a result, I had (and still have) about four times as many games for my pwnsome Cube as I have for my PS2. By the by, the Cube pad >>>>> DualShock 2.

    ...And, at the very least, the GameCube's library is FAR better than that of the Wii's.

  46. thenintendoer Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 19:36

    in my opinion the cube is better than the wii

  47. NEO.BAHAMUT Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 19:51

    Ahhhh, the Gamecube. Still my most played console. Also Nintendo's last great console before they introduced the annoying, overrated, totally pointless and rubbish Wii Motion Controlls. The Wii can't even compare to the Gamecube, because the Gamecube is far more superior. Curse the day that Miyamoto got the idea that motion controlls could make games better...

  48. gamester Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 21:30

    I really wish i had a cube then i could buy games like... Mario sunshine, melle, wind waker, F zero GX and the original prime games for there time and now in new condition they can go up to over £50 the games are quite rare.

    I have the original battalion wars and that's got to be one of my favorite games in my nintendo collection.

  49. CloudLXXXV Thursday 5th Nov 2009 at 23:17

    I still remember the graphics in Rogue Squadron knocking my socks off first time I saw them on my telly, and the amount of fun I had on Luigi's Mansion - on launch day. All good stuff.

    Oh, and, here's my Q, in the dark, powered up :

    http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/mandlecreed/DSC05819-1-1.jpg

    Awesome dude! :D
    Nice lighting.. 8)
    Heres my Q.. :wink:

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/mocospace-pic/8033/8033/orig/photoalbum_80320096_user20727789-1.jpg

  50. sciqueen Friday 6th Nov 2009 at 09:48

    I want that Link statue for my Cube! :(

  51. sivlock Friday 6th Nov 2009 at 13:39

    How cool do they look man!!

    I love my cube, don't have to hook it up as much now cus I can play the games on the Wii but I still look out for games that I missed when they were out but I will never forget Resi Evil 4 when I first got that some years back, amazing! :D

  52. coates01 Friday 6th Nov 2009 at 20:54

    For me the GameCube was the best console of its time.I especially liked Super Mario Sunshine,Luigi`s Mansion,Super Smash Bros.Melee,The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker(which came with a bonus disc,Ocrina of Time),Paper Mario the Thousand Year Door(me and my friend play it nonstop),Mario Kart Double Dash,WarioWare Inc.Mega Party Games,Mario Party 4 and Mario Golf Toadstool Tour.I hate GameCube haters so I never read their comments.If it hadn`t been for the GameCube I wouldn`t have a N64,Game Boy Advance,a DS or a Wii and I probaly wouldn`t read ONM either. So I have alot to thank the GameCube for and it made me start gaming.

    From Jake from Surrey

  53. hoshixcandy Saturday 7th Nov 2009 at 01:55

    Poor 'cube was underrated.... I love mine and still do though. :3

  54. cainzgamez Saturday 7th Nov 2009 at 07:40

    my first consel i had it till this very day my highlight games are mario sunshine and animal crossing now i gave it to my sissters coz i got a wii atlast but the wii will never mach gamecube in my mind.

  55. danbish Saturday 7th Nov 2009 at 11:00

    I love my 'Cube and still play on it to this day. Absolutley fantastic machine that never got the attention it deserved.

  56. Rosseliris Saturday 7th Nov 2009 at 15:09

    I loved my Gamecube. Recently rebought one on Ebay cos it was a fricking steal, but have had about 5 over the years. The biggest problem with them was that my PC and Playstation friends were complete idiots and sneered at it, me and nintendo. I remember an absolute prat at Gamestation (worst shop ever) with a superiority complex whenever I went in to buy anything for GC. Won't buy from Gamestation any more because of him, or Game since they bought it out. Those two shops are indicative of everything that is wrong with games and showed the GC and nintendo absolutely no respect in those days. Anyone who remembers squeezing into the darkest corner to look at the games will surely laugh when you see how much space Nintendo is afforded now they are back on top. Wow, I'm dead sad and bitter!

  57. Random-Hero Sunday 8th Nov 2009 at 08:50

    Shame Custom Robo never reached the UK when the cube was about. ='C

  58. Redfish20 Monday 9th Nov 2009 at 18:59

    I think it's unfair to say Nintendo didn't innovate with the cube.

    metroid moved into 3d.

    zelda, yes it got cel-shaded, but mainly it got the sea and the whole sailing thing. some hated it, i loved it.

    mario got fludd. not really a good thing, but innovation nonetheless.

    mario kart got the whole two people per kart thing which allowed a co-op mode.

    dk bongos, nuff said.

    starfox tried combining si-fi with rpg adventuring.

    kirby tried an original racer/glider type thing. again not brilliant but still inovative.

    pokemon had shadow pokemon and snaging, not exactly mind blowing new concepts but still new.

    luigi's mansion and pikmin where fairly fresh concepts no?

  59. xboxzombie Tuesday 10th Nov 2009 at 12:58

    The Game Cube my fav.

    My first one was black, I bought Eternal Darkness & Luigis Manson with it.

    Then the Limited Resident Evil edition came out, so I rushed out & traded in my black Game Cube & got my Resident Evil Cube. (will never get ride of it)

    Had/has some great games come out on it, and being able to play your Gameboy games on it, and conecting up your gameboy Advance, makes it an all round bril package. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Never got the modem, does anyone still go on line with their Cube?

  60. Charlie Bell Wednesday 11th Nov 2009 at 15:17

    *Late reply alert*

    I think the Cube was really overrated, in that everyone seems to think it was underrated. It was supposedly super powerful, yet it didn't compare with the competition consoles, and every multiplatform game was far inferior on it.

    But more importantly, I think the Cube didn't innovate. It had nothing special to offer other than Nintendo's stable of awesome franchises, but with the exception of Metroid, I felt that every new release was just more of the same - something we'd seen before but made to look nicer and run better. And I think Nintendo is more than that, we know that they aim to take the genre by storm when they release something new.

    you disappoint me!

    Why? Because I don't share your fanboy views? I believe this is a topic asking for views and opinions on the GC and I gave mine. I owned it, played it a lot and still have all my games, but I wasn't blown away by it. How can you deny that of all the Nintendo consoles and handhelds we've had (and I've had them all), the GC did less for gaming than any of the others?


    Andy88 - Need I really explain why multiplatform games were inferior on the Cube? Take any as an example and you'll see that they all looked, ran and played better on other consoles. Possibly due to the developers not given it the attention it needed on GC, but nevertheless contributing to its legacy. In fairness, these games tend to turn out even worse this generation on the Wii, which is why most developers have learned to make alternatives rather than the same game.

  61. Big Guy Zee Wednesday 18th Nov 2009 at 18:38

    For me the gamecube was absolutely amazing. The machine itself was small and compact (unlike the PS2 phat and the original Xbox), the controller slips in your hand like a glove, exclusives like Wind Waker and Super Smash Bros. Melee are like...wow!

    Also, the Game Boy Player add on is so much fun. Erm, Yoshi's Island for the GBA playble on the TV screen? Yes please!

    Long live the Cube!

  62. LewisR59 Thursday 18th Feb 2010 at 19:57

    I got a black cube with a purple controller 'bout a year ago from gamestation for 20 quid and im still playin it today. altough my first was a game game called Odama and it is by far the worst game i have ever played

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