GameCube

From West Elmira Computers Museum
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GameCube
Designer Nintendo R&D3
Manufacturer Nintendo
CPU 486 MHz IBM PowerPC Gekko
Graphics 162 Mhz ATI Flipper
Memory 24 MB
Media GameCube Game Disc
Released JP: September 14, 2001
NA: November 18, 2001
EU: May 3, 2002
AU: May 17, 2002
Added to Museum January 8, 2018

The GameCube, the fifth home video game console designed by Nintendo, was preceded by the Nintendo 64. It was first released in 2001.

The Wii, released in 2006, was the successor of the GameCube.

Development

In the previous generation, the Nintendo 64 used ROM cartridges which put it at a disadvantage when compared to its CD-ROM-based competitors as cartridges were more expensive to produce than optical media.

For the follow-up to the Nintendo 64, codenamed Dolphin, Nintendo opted to use optical media. Nintendo partnered with Panasonic to produce the GameCube Game Disc, a proprietary format based on MiniDVDs which can contain up to 1.46 GB of data.

GameCube hardware owned by WEC Museum

Title Manufacturer Release Added to museum Notes
GameCube Nintendo 2001 January 8, 2018 WEC Museum owns the platinum system and box
GameCube Controller Nintendo 2001 January 8, 2018 WEC Museum owns two controllers.
Game Cube Player Nintendo 2003 November 6, 2018 WEC Museum owns a black Game Boy Player, disc, and instructions.

GameCube video games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Date Added to the Museum Notes
Animal Crossing Nintendo EAD 2002 January 20, 2003 WEC Museum owns the disc and case. Contained unlockable NES games: Balloon Fight, Baseball, Clu Clu Land, Clu Clu Land D, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Junior, Donkey Kong 3, Donkey Kong Jr. Math, Excitebike, Golf, Ice Climber, The Legend of Zelda, Mario Bros., Pinball, Punch Out!!, Soccer, Super Mario Bros., Tennis, and Wario's Woods.
Captain Rainbow skip 2008 January 16, 2017 WEC Museum owns the disc, case, manual, and fan translation.
Carmen Sandiego: The Secret of the Stolen Drums Artificial Mind and Movement
BAM! Entertainment
2004 January 8, 2018 WEC Museum owns the disc and case.
Over the Hedge Edge of Reality 2006 January 8, 2018 WEC Museum owns the disc and case.
SoulCalibur II Namco 2003 March 21, 2020 WEC Museum owns the disc and case.
Spongebob Squarepants: Lights, Camera, Pants! THQ Studio Australia 2005 January 8, 2018 WEC Museum owns the disc and case.
Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly Check Six Games
Equinoxe Digital Entertainment
2002 January 8, 2018 WEC Museum owns the disc and case.

Emulated GameCube video games owned by WEC Museum

The following table lists the GameCube games owned by the WEC Museum.

Title Developer Released Date Added to the Museum Notes
Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo EAD 2002 October 6, 2020 The WEC Museum owns Super Mario 3D All-Stars for Nintendo Switch, on which the GameCube version is included.