Throwback Thursday: Nintendo Gamecube

Happy Thursday!
Between E3 and watching other people on Twitch, I’ve been on a Gamecube kick as people have been playing the original Animal Crossing lately.
Throwback Thursday: Nintendo Gamecube
The Nintendo Gamecube was released in North America in November 2001. It’s hard to believe that the console will be 16-years-old this year, even though it was discontinued in 2007.
While I can’t remember how we got our Gamecube, I assume it was a Christmas present, I do remember opening our first game.
While I can’t remember what that game was… I do remember our reaction to the small discs.
We thought they were an amazing piece of technology. They were CDs, but small and adorable. After playing with bulky Nintendo 64 game cartridges, the small discs were really cool to us.
While the Gamecube wasn’t the best Nintendo console, I think it was one of my favorites. In fact, I think most of our video games are for the Gamecube.
Kris and I had a blast playing Mario Kart: Double Dash, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, various Zelda games (especially Four Swords Adventures), and of course various Mario Party games among a lot of others.
The Gamecube is something that will always be near and dear to my heart and I often find myself getting in the mood to play some of those old school games.
I find it amazing how much Nintendo has grown since the Gamecube and now we have the Switch. They’re pretty much the same size, but the Gamecube is bulkier and heavier. Still, there is that handle on the end… they tried to make it easy to carry around.
They were just 16 years too early.

What was your favorite Gamecube game? Let me know in the comments below!

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Readers Comments (4)

  1. I got a GameCube late in its life but it was a really cool little box. My favorites on the system were Wind Waker, which is currently my favorite 3D Zelda although BotW may overtake it, and Phantasy Star Online, of which I played a ton of.

  2. Gamecube was odd when it was first revealed. I actually didn’t like it at all, with it’s odd shape, tiny discs and odd looking controller. I ended up getting an Xbox first, love it, and still love it now. But eventually the Gamecube just kept calling my name having a long history with Nintendo. And although I didn’t have many games, I loved them all. Metroid Prime easily became a favourite of mine, being a big fan of Super Metroid before it and having a long hiatus from the franchise. I absolutely love the gamecube controller as well, to this day it’s the best feeling controller and just melds into my hands perfectly

    • It’s definitely different from anything else Nintendo has come up with. I can’t remember too much about what I thought when it first came out. I think I was just excited for another Nintendo console, lol. I’m glad you ended up enjoying it though.

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