Nintendo Gamecube

The Nintendo GameCube (Japanese: ニンテンドーゲームキューブ, Nintendō Gēmukyūbu) is Nintendo's fourth home video game console and was part of the sixth generation console era. The console was released on September 14, 2001 in Japan, November 18, 2001 in North America, May 3, 2002 in Europe, and May 17, 2002 in Australia. It was the successor to the Nintendo 64 and predecessor to the Wii.

[collapse collapsed title=read more...] The Nintendo GameCube was the first Nintendo console to use optical discs as its primary storage medium, after several aborted projects from Nintendo and its partners to utilize optical-based storage media.In contrast with the GameCube's contemporary competitors, the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, the GameCube uses miniDVD-based discs instead of full-size DVDs.  Panasonic made a licensed version of the GameCube with DVD playback, called the Panasonic Q.

In addition, the GameCube introduced a variety of connectivity options to Nintendo consoles, and was the fourth Nintendo console, after the Nintendo 64DD, Famicom Modem and Satellaview, to support online play, via the Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter and Modem Adapter. It also enabled connectivity to the Game Boy Advance to access exclusive features of certain games or to use the portable system as a controller for the Game Boy Player.

All Nintendo GameCube systems support the display of stereoscopic 3D, however this was only ever utilised for the launch title Luigi's Mansion, and the feature was never enabled outside of development. 3D televisions were not widespread at the time, and it was deemed that compatible displays would be too cost-prohibitive for the consumer.

The Nintendo GameCube was available in many colors. The two most common, released during the console's launch, were "Indigo" (the standard color used in most early advertising) and "Jet Black." "Spice" (Orange) GameCubes were also offered as standard models, but only in Japan. However, the standard controller was widely available in this color outside of Japan as well.

One of the defining aspects of the Nintendo GameCube was the rejuvenated relationship between Nintendo and its licensees. Unlike previous generations in which Nintendo was seen by some as bullying its third-party game developers, Nintendo openly sought game-development aid on the Nintendo GameCube. Sometimes, Nintendo would merely request that a third-party developer produce a game based on the third-party's own game franchises; other times, Nintendo would request that the third-party developer produce a game based on Nintendo's own game franchises.

The GameCube sold 21.74 million units worldwide, but despite Nintendo's efforts, the GameCube failed to reclaim the market share lost by its predecessor, the Nintendo 64. It was in third place compared to its competitors, Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox. The console's "family-friendly" appeal and lack of support from certain third-party developers skewed the GameCube toward a younger market, which represented a minority of the gaming population during the sixth generation.

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International Superstar Soccer 3

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Come and be part of Football. Feel the nerve in the tunnel and the excitement on the pitch. Immerse yourself with intuitive gameplay and realism for total footballing action. Experience the all new one-on-one situations and live the game. Pull off some amazing skills that really are pure football. Brand new mission mode earns you points to build a stadium & unlock special features. All new close-up play allows one-on-one action. Can you take it round that defender? 1-4 player footie fun. Commentary and match analysis by Jon Champion & Mark Lawrenson. Features real player names.

International Superstar Soccer 2

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The latest chapter in Konami's highly acclaimed ISS series combines the advanced capabilities of GAMECUBE and super-refined gameplay to provide you the ultimate football experience on Nintendo's next generation video game system. Enjoy state of the art graphics and ball physics, 5 exciting game modes, a choice of 58 national teams, professional live commentary and TV style presentation!

Hide and Sneak

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A band of mysterious flying creatures have landed on earth and plan to kidnap Mickey or Minnie Mouse. Its up to you to help save them! Swing from ropes, overcome obstacles, solve puzzles and avoid capture at all costs in order to defeat the evil captors.

Harry Potter - Quidditch World Cup

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Mount your broomsticks for the favourite sport of witches and wizards. Lead any of the Hogwarts houses to victory in the Hogwarts Quiddich Cup. Then select an international team and use your new skills to take aim at the Quiddich World Cup! Compete in the Hogwarts Quidditch Cup as Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Draco Malloy's Slytherin. Take control of an international team in pursuit of the greatest Quidditch prize of all - the Quidditch World Cup.

Gotcha Force

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It's toy versus toy in this over-the-top, colourful 3D action shooter. Create the ultimate fighting force by choosing from over 200 humanoid, monster, robot and mechanoid gotcher borgs and then go into battle to defeat the baddest toys on the block. Only those with the most powerful army will win!

Goblin Commander

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Goblin Commander. Unleash the Horde calls upon your skill and courage to destroy the enemy, pillage the enclaves and scorch the earth. Wage war with a horde of specialised goblin warriors at your command.

Frogger Beyond

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Join Frogger on a fun filled journey as he hops across 8 amazing worlds that mix classic Frogger gameplay with great new features! Snowboard ice-covered mountains, travel through larva caverns and navigate the depths of outer space. Unlock gameplay areas, earn power-ups and much more in this all-new addition to the Frogger family.

FIFA Football 2004

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Off the Ball Control. Now control more than one player at a time with FIFA Football 2004's exclusive Off the Ball Control system. Call in tackles, nominate team mates and run them into space. 18 Leagues, 350 teams and 10,000 players - take up the challenge in the new multi-year Career mode. Unlock rewards to improve management skills and accelerate your career.

FIFA Football 2003

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Total Gameplay Experience. Brand new dribbling, shooting, crossing and passing models with increased player intelligence. Unleash the skills of the world's greatest players through new player animations and signature skill moves. Experience pressure cooker atmospheres as you take on Europe's elite teams in their own stadia with actual team chants and songs. With over 10,000 real players playing for over 350 official teams in 16 of the world's top leagues. Master the EA Sports Freestyle Control and produce a feint, one touch pass or skill move to leave your opponents standing.

F1 Career Challenge

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Start as a rookie and fight for a place alongside the world's elite drivers competing in the fastest and most glamorous motorsport on the planet. Develop your career over four officially licensed seasons from 1999-2002. Create your own profile, increase your reputation and see if you can put your name at the top of the leader board. Tweak, tune and test your car before you experience the all-new engaging driving model on the track. On track communications from your chief mechanic and team boss.

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