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Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo GameCube
alaScore 83

629 reviews

Jan, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 629 reviews of Nintendo GameCube. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the portability and design are overall positive. The usability and size also get good feedback, but there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

price, size, usability, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo GameCube is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nintendo GameCube

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Nintendo GameCube from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the game selection and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, design, portability, game selection

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo GameCube Console - BlackNintendo GameCube Console - Black

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nintendo GameCube

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Nintendo GameCube from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price.

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nintendo Gamecube Platinum System with Animal Crossing FREE!Nintendo Gamecube Platinum System with Animal Crossing FREE!

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Michael E. Ryan (pcmag.com)

Nintendo GameCube

 
Nov, 2001

Expert review by : Bryan Dailey (avrev.com)

Nintendo GameCube Special Edition

 

Introduction Nintendo's GameCube videogame system was launched in the United States back in November of 2001, so you may be asking yourself, "Why review it now in June of 2003?" When the system was originally launched, there were very few games and it...

Jun, 2003

Expert review by : Jo Shields (hexus.net)

Nintendo Game Cube [PAL]

 

The dust has well and truly settled from the last console war. The Sony Playstation emerged vitorious, beating off the eccentric architecture of Nintendo's N64, and two generations of Sega (one deserving of failiure, one deserving of greatness)....

May, 2002

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Perhaps the best retail console choice

 

The best game for the system IMO is Metroid Prime (the first one). Don't get a GC and not it. I also enjoyed Soul Caliber II.

There is a surprising variety of games available for it. Some of them are cheap nothings, like Sonic the H. compilation (which is great fun), and some are really good. I'd say it's the most cost-effective of all its competitors. It's also a good...

Video games are just not what they were. That's why it only gets 4 stars. But everyone's guilty, not only Nintendo ; If I want to watch a movie, I'll go watch a movie. If I want to play video games, I'll download an emulator

Aug, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Gamecube-

 

I've said all i must.

Small, Powerful, Solid game lineup for ALL ages(I'm talking to you, Xbox), Responsive and Intuitive. This was the pinnacle of video gaming in its time. Halo 3 doesn't even compare to half the games on Gamecube. You can have next-to-real graphics, or...

Its not huge, overheated, and loaded with only m-rated games(not that those are good things). No hard drive

Jul, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It was my baby for awhile

 

It makes me sad because i loved my Gamecube, and I wish it was still in perfect condition. There was also a lot of potential that never really developed (there was some sort of broadband adapter for it...apparently for online play) May I suggest a few...

Nice look, the controllers were great for my smaller hands back then, a few nice games (re4, metroid, etc)

Over the years, the system has started to crash. I will be right in the middle of a fond memory and it will either lock up and buzz or show a gamecube "blue screen of death" After playing next-gen games on hdtvs, even the sharpest and brightest...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A Truly Superb Console

 

Although Nintendo consoles had been steadily losing their appeal before the Wii and since the SNES, this was still great system. The Wii is also backwards compatible, so you might just want to nab yourself one of those bad boys instead for $150 more,...

Four-player multiplay. Classic game series such as Super Mario, Zelda, Resident Evil, and many more. Best party system to date. High def video output on older versions if you can find them. Virtually indestructable; I work at a Boys and Girls Club and...

Overpriced accessories (basic Nintendo brand wired controllers STILL $25 a pop, and the analog stick breaks every so often. Largest capacity memory card, which is necessary in most cases, is still $35 *yikes*), poor third party support, no online...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nintendo Black GameCube

 

great system.

The system is very small and sleek ; there are a great number of entertaining games for this system ; great family system

none that i can think of

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Nice little console

 

It's light, has a handle on the back...

I've had fun with this console for years! I love the controller. I mostly play Tony Hawk games, and Mario Party with my brothers

None

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Best Console for Kids

 

We also own some GameBoy Advance systems. It has been fun linking them to the Game Cube for even more functionality with the games. We also purchased the add-on to allow us to play our Game Boy Advance games on the Game Cube. Seeing these games on a...

This console has been a solid performer. After almost two years of use, we still have yet to have any problems. In our household, we shun the violent, kill 'em all games that have desensitized our youth to where they are now going on shooting sprees in...

The only con I can think of is that the length of the cord on the controller has you sitting directly in front of the TV. We countered this by purchased wireless Wave controllers. We can sit confortably anywhere in the living room and play

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

The Nintendo GameCube focuses on gameplay and is "the ultimate TV game machine and the first of its kind." Nintendo GameCube was created with the purpose of realizing the highest level of performance and to enhance the productivity of software development. Instead of going for the highest possible performance, which does not contribute to software development, Nintendo decided to create a developer-friendly next generation TV game machine that maintained above-standard capabilities. In order to accomplish this, designers have painstakingly removed the "bottlenecks", which hinder an efficient system. They have introduced 1T-RAM technology, which has a minimum of delays, into the main memory and the Graphics LSI Mixed Memory. Also, secondary cache memory with a large capacity was implemented in the MPU. With this combination Nintendo has succeeded at creating reliable functionality that can be used with actual games. Nintendo has been creating a world in which the player can enjoy the feeling of actually touching the "world" created by the software. In addition, the player can benefit by building a bond with the game and characters in it. The Nintendo GameCube carries on the "DNA" of Nintendo games and gives birth to a new kind of entertainment that surpasses existing concepts of what great gaming is.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.3in
Height:4.3in
Width:5.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Name:Nintendo GAMECUBE
Type:Game console

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Nintendo
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo GameCube

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Type:Game pad

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Jet black/Platinum

Modem

Type: None

RAM

Installed Size:24KB
Technology:1T-SRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Output

2D/3D Graphics Support:2D/3D graphics acceleration
Analog Video Format:NTSC
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / HF TV signal/HF TV signal / Component video / Composite video
Graphic Effects:Alpha-blending / Anisotropic filtering / Anti-aliasing / Bilinear filtering / Bump mapping / Fog effects / MIP-mapping / Shadows / Texture compression (S3TC) / Texture lighting / Trilinear filtering/Texture lighting / Shadows / Fog effects / Texture compression (S3TC) / Anti-aliasing / Trilinear filtering / MIP-mapping / Bilinear filtering / Anisotropic filtering / Alpha-blending / Bump mapping