|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 and released in 2001. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and the predecessor to the Wii. Three of the first-generation Animal Crossing games—Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+—were released on the GameCube in 2001, 2002, and 2003, respectively. Additionally, Super Smash Bros. Melee, which features three trophies of characters from Doubutsu no Mori, was released for the console shortly before Doubutsu no Mori+ in 2001. The GameCube has the ability to connect to the Game Boy Advance to unlock features in various games, including all three Animal Crossing games.
The GameCube sold 21.74 million units worldwide and was discontinued in mid-2007. The GameCube's games and controllers are also backward-compatible with the original model of its successor, the Wii.
|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|
- "Memory Card" redirects here. For the similar accessory for the Nintendo 64, see Nintendo 64 § Controller Pak.
Save data for Nintendo GameCube games is stored on Memory Cards. There are three official Memory Card capacities: a gray 59-block card, a black 251-block card, and a white 1019-block card. A 59-block Memory Card featuring a unique label and special letter data was included with all copies of Doubutsu no Mori+ and Animal Crossing. The letter on the card contains a welcome message and a Grab Bag containing "K.K. Love Song" and two random NES games.
Game Boy Advance compatibility
A Game Boy Advance can be connected to the GameCube via Nintendo GameCube–Game Boy Advance link cable. The GBA is used in Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+ to unlock extra features, most notably access to Animal Island in Doubutsu no Mori+ and Animal Crossing, and access to the Doubutsu-tachi to Asobou! minigames in Doubutsu no Mori e+.
Appearances in the Animal Crossing series
The Nintendo GameCube has been featured and referenced several times in the Animal Crossing series:
- The G logo, which is modeled after the Nintendo GameCube logo, appears as a furniture item in Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+.
- The GameCube drawer (known as the GameCube dresser in City Folk) appears as a furniture item in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. It it modeled after the Nintendo GameCube and serves as a storage unit.
- The 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 Nintendo GameCube–Game Boy Advance link cable and its function, and will tell the player that they wish they had one.
The pink box in City Folk
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