|Release date(s)|| September 14, 2001|
November 18, 2001
May 3, 2002
May 17, 2002
|Media||GameCube Game Disc, Game Pak (Game Boy Player required)|
|Input||Nintendo GameCube Controller|
Game Boy Advance
The Nintendo GameCube[nb 1] (officially abbreviated as GCN) is a home video game console created by Nintendo. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and predecessor to the Wii. The Nintendo GameCube is the first Nintendo console to use discs as its game type, albeit with discs similar to mini DVDs, as they were 8cm in diameter. In addition, the GameCube also introduced a variety of connectivity options to Nintendo consoles, and was the third Nintendo console, after the Nintendo 64DD, to support online play officially, via the Nintendo GameCube Broadband Adapter and Modem Adapter, although only a few games supported it. 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.
Animal Crossing, an expanded version of Doubutsu no Mori, was released on the GameCube in 2001 and was later expanded and re-released in Japan as Doubutsu no Mori e+ in 2003. Additionally, Super Smash Bros. Melee, which features trophies from the Animal Crossing series, was released on the console in 2001 and later became the console's best-selling game.
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. The GameCube sold 21.74 million units worldwide, and was discontinued in mid-2007. The GameCube's games and controllers are also backwards-compatible with the original model of its successor, the Wii. Future Nintendo consoles, such as the Wii U and Nintendo Switch, only have support for the GameCube Controllers through the use of a USB adapter, although the Wii U can only use the GameCube Controllers for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
|Super Smash Bros. Melee|| November 21, 2001|
December 3, 2001
May 24, 2002
May 31, 2002
|Doubutsu no Mori+||December 14, 2001|
|Animal Crossing|| September 16, 2002|
October 17, 2003
September 24, 2004
|Doubutsu no Mori e+||June 27, 2003|
The Game Boy Advance link cable is a cable manufactured by Nintendo that allows connection between the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. It is used in Animal Crossing to allow access to the island. The player can also play NES games on the GBA with it. With the cable, the player can also get designs for free, and design patterns at their house.
Appearances in the Animal Crossing series
- The Nintendo GameCube logo appears as a furniture item in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ known as the G Logo.
- The GameCube Drawer (known as the GameCube Dresser in City Folk) appears as an item in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. It serves as a storage device.
- A Nintendo GameCube furniture item appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
- The Nintendo GameCube makes a cameo in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Animal Crossing: City Folk, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It appears in the Game Shelf (known as the Pink Box prior to New Leaf) furniture item alongside a controller and game. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, customizing the Game Shelf produces the four different types of GameCube color variations released during its lifetime.
- In Animal Crossing, villagers (especially peppy villagers) may sometimes mention the Game Boy Advance link cable and its function, and will tell the player that they wish they had one.
The GameCube Dresser in City Folk
The GameCube Drawer in Welcome amiibo
The Nintendo GameCube in Pocket Camp
The Pink variation of the Game Shelf in New Leaf, showing the Indigo GameCube
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