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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Wave Race - Blue Storm

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Storm Warning! Prepare for the wettest, wildest racing ever as wave race splashes onto the Nintendo Gamecube! Shortcuts abound in unlikely places - sometimes you might have to smash your own route to win! Use the new Turbo feature to blast ahead of the pack or to launch yourself over wild shortcuts! Race against seven other riders through four circuits to become the ultimate Wave Race champion! Variable weather can transform a gentle cove into surging stormwater, so be ready for anything... Bust out all your wildest tricks and hugest jumps as you compete for high scores and bragging rights!

Super Monkey Ball 2

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The ultimate Party Game returns!!! Your favourite monkeys are back with 12 unbelievable Party Games, an all-new Story Mode and over 150 new stages! Let the good times roll!

Paper Mario - The Thousand Year Door

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Time passes, the pages turn... and a new chapter unfolds in an unfamiliar land! Get ready for a two-dimensional role-playing adventure for the ages as Mario returns to paper form to discover a mystery that sleeps behind an ancient, legendary portal called the Thousand Year Door. The quest is long, the dangers many, and this time, Mario will have to make full use of his papery qualities just to survive.

Pikmin

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My name is Captain Olimar. I've crash-landed on a strange planet. My ship is in pieces - my only hope for survival lies with odd creatures I call Pikmin. Pikmin fight fiercely, and in great numbers they can vanquish the monstrous predators of this planet. After battles, they tote fallen enemies back to their nests to be transformed into more Pikmin! Perhaps it is because I have plucked each of them from the earth, but these Pikmin seem to obey my every command. Up to 100 follow me at a time! I have only 30 days before my life-support system fails me and I succumb to this toxic oxygen.

Pikmin 2

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Return to the Planet of the Pikmin! After crash-landing on an alien world inhabited by tiny Pikmin, Captain Olimar has returned to his home world to find out that his employer, Hocotate Freight, has been driven to the brink of bankruptcy! Now, Olimar must return to the Pikmin planet with his trust assistant, Louie, to find valuable treasures in a desperate bid to pay back their company's massive debt!

Sega Soccer Slam

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Are you tough enough? Go toe-to-toe with the wildest players ever in Soccer Slam, the high-flying, hard-hitting, 3-on-3 soccer game where winners go on to drink from the Continental Cup! BEAT the tar out of your opponents in 5 fast-paced game modes including the deep Quest Mode. CRUSH the competition to unlock secret codes and power-ups. STOMP all comers with easy to learn, challenging to master game controls. PUMMEL your foes using richly detailed characters with unique attributes, abilities and fully animated attitudes.

F-Zero GX

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Race for glory in the Grand Prix cups, speed through an incredible storyline as Captain Falcon, take on up to three friends, build and customize your own machine, challenge your time ghosts, and much more!

Harvest Moon - A Wonderful Life

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Farming lasts a lifetime in Forget Me Not Valley, a coastal village where you own your farm. Cultivate friendships and raise a family while maintaining your crops and livestock. What sort of life will you live?

WWE Wrestlemania XIX

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Where Superstars become Legends. Realistic Superstar Attribues. New story mode with 25 missions. Outside the ring. Robust gameplay with strong and weak grapples.

WWE Wrestlemania X8

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World Wrestling Entertainment presents The Showcase of the Immortals. All-new Superstars. No escaping the cage. High-flying TLC matches.3D through a table. nWo Invasion.

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