Nintendo GameCube

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Nintendo GameCube
GameCube Console.png

The original indigo model and a controller

Release Date(s)
  • September 14, 2001 (Japan)
  • November 18, 2001 (North America)
  • May 3, 2002 (Europe)
  • May 17, 2002 (Australia)
Units Sold

21.74 million

Best Selling Game

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Metroid Game(s)


The Nintendo GameCube, GCN, or NGC, is Nintendo's fourth home video game console and is part of the sixth generation console era. It is the successor to the Nintendo 64 and predecessor to the Wii. The Nintendo GameCube was released on the following dates: September 14, 2001 in Japan, November 18, 2001 in North America, May 3, 2002 in Europe, and May 17, 2002 in Australia.[1] The Nintendo GameCube's successor, the Wii, is backward-compatible with it.

Metroid[edit]

With relation to Metroid, the Nintendo GameCube is home only to the first two Metroid Prime games, Metroid Prime and Metroid Prime 2: Echoes; however, a feature on the original Metroid Prime allowed connectivity to Metroid Fusion. The connection is the only way of unlocking the Fusion Suit in Metroid Prime.

With a Game Boy Player, the original Metroid, Metroid II: Return of Samus, Metroid Fusion, and Metroid: Zero Mission are playable on the Nintendo GameCube.

The game Super Smash Bros Melee includes Samus as a playable character. Also, several Nintendo GameCube titles included cameos of the Metroid series, including WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$ and Animal Crossing.

Controls[edit]

Buttons[edit]

  • A Button GCN.png
  • B Button GCN.png
  • X Button GCN.png
  • Y Button GCN.png
  • Z Button GCN.png
  • L Button GCN.png
  • R Button GCN.png
  • Start Button GCN.png
  • Control Stick
  • C Stick
  • Control Pad

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Nintendo Data on Sales