All About The Nintendo GameCube & Games


The GameCube was released in the U.S. in 2002. It was a little video game system with a handle and a top loader for a mini DVD disc. The console was in the shape of a cube and the dimensions were 5.9 × 6.3 × 4.3 inches, talk about small.

Each game mini DVD disc had a 1.4GB capacity and was formatted with Nintendo’s own proprietary filesystem. This was a smart idea because it made piracy really hard to do.

The funny thing about the GameCube is that Component Video Cables were not very popular at that time of its release. Those were an optional purchase to upgrade the picture quality to 480P. Nowadays if you want to buy an authentic pair of those cables, you’ll spend upward to a few hundred dollars or more. Ridiculous!

They sold just under 22 million units of the GameCube. I picked mine up in 2003 specifically so I could play Zelda: Wind Waker and Mario Kart Double Dash.

My other favorite games include Sonic Gems, Sonic Classic Edition, and Zelda Twilight Princess. The GameCube was not a huge success for Nintendo, but had some great games. The Wii would be released a few years later; little did Nintendo know how huge that would be.

Full article from Wikipedia: Nintendo Gamecube

Link to my entire Nintendo guide: Scotty’s Kick-Ass Nintendo Guide

Nintendo Gamecube Online Videos

Gaming Historian produced an excellent video about the rare GameCube made by Panasonic, the Q.

Here’s an original Nintendo Gamecube commercial from 2002.

Nintendo Gamecube Game List

Complete List of Nintendo Gamecube Games From Wikipedia

The Gamecube Games I find the most fun to collect are:

  • 007 Agent Under Fire
  • 007 Nightfire
  • Animal Crossing
  • Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance
  • Batman (Vengence or Sin Tzu)
  • Bomberman Generation
  • Capcom vs SNK 2
  • Def Jam Fight for New York
  • Donkey Kong Jungle Beat w/ Bongos
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai 1 & 2
  • Eternal Darkness
  • F-Zero GX
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
  • Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
  • Gauntlet Dark Legacy
  • Harry Potter Sorcerers Stone
  • Harvest Moon Another Wonderful Life
  • Harvest Moon Magical Melody
  • Havest Moon A Wonder Life
  • Kirby Air Ride
  • LEGO Star Wars
  • LEGO Star Wars II Original Trilogy
  • Lord of the Rings Two Towers
  • Lost Kingdoms 1 & 2
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • Mario Golf
  • Mario Golf Toadstool Tour
  • Mario Kart Double Dash
  • Mario Party 4 & 5 & 6 & 7
  • Mario Power Tennis
  • Mario Superstar Baseball
  • Mega Man Anniversary Collection
  • Mega Man Network Transmission
  • Mega Man X Collection
  • Mega Man X Command Mission
  • Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes
  • Metal Gear TwinSnakes
  • Metroid Prime
  • Metroid Prime & Zelda Wind Waker Combo
  • Metroid Prime 2 Echoes
  • Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception
  • Naruto Clash of Ninja 1 & 2
  • Paper Mario 64
  • Pikmin 1 & 2
  • Pokemon Colosseum
  • Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
  • Rampage Total Destruction
  • Resident Evil 1 & 2
  • Resident Evil 3 Nemesis
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Resident Evil Code Veronica X
  • Resident Evil Zero
  • Shadow the Hedgehog
  • Simpson Hit & Run or Road Rage
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
  • Sonic Adventure DX
  • Sonic Gems Collection
  • Sonic Heroes
  • Sonic Mega Collection
  • Sonic Mega, Shadows or Riders
  • Sonic Riders
  • Soul Calibur II
  • Spider-Man
  • Spiderman 2
  • Star Fox Adventures
  • Star Fox Assault
  • Star Wars Bounty Hunter
  • Star Wars Jedi Outcast
  • Star Wars Rebel Strike
  • Star Wars Rogue Leader
  • Super Mario Strikers
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 and 3
  • The Simpsons Hit and Run
  • TMNT and TMNT Melee
  • Wario Ware Mega Party Games
  • Wario World
  • Zelda 4 Swords
  • Zelda Collector’s Edition
  • Zelda Four Swords Adventure
  • Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest
  • Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Zelda: Wind Waker
  • Zelda: Wind Waker & Ocarina Master Quest Combo