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Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo GameCube
alaScore 83

629 reviews

Mar, 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. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The usability and size are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions 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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Nintendo GameCube from 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 Reviews about the game selection and portability are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, portability, game selection

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

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

Mar, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Nintendo GameCube


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Nintendo GameCube from 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 People really like the price.


100% of the reviews on 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!

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Michael E. Ryan (

Nintendo GameCube

Nov, 2001

Expert review by : Bryan Dailey (

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 (

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Dec, 2006

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eggzellent deal


egg needs to provide a couple more pics and indicate the gamecube comes with a controller and adapter. coulda saved me hours of reading other online retailers for specs for a product i wanted from egg!

You can connect up to 4 controllers. games target the younger kids like mine.The platinum comes with one controller and a 110v adapter

buy memory! and maybe a extra controller or two

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


Display (Projector)


Game Console

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nintendo GameCube

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Type:Game pad


Color:Black/Jet black/Platinum


Type: None


Installed Size:24KB

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