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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars You will see Nintendo in an entirely different way...
The GameCube may have a reputation for being for kids, and no D.V.D drive, but don't let that put you off buying this console, because that would be a very big mistake.
To start with, there are plenty of mature titles for the GameCube, like Eternal Darkness, Final Fantasy and Resident Evil- a GameCube exclusive! It is true that the purple may seem childish, but you...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Camecube consol
Camecube, though second hand came in very good condition, compete with carrying case and games all in good condition, very promped in postage and all round am very satified.
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4.0 out of 5 stars You will see Nintendo in an entirely different way..., 21 July 2002
By A Customer
This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
The GameCube may have a reputation for being for kids, and no D.V.D drive, but don't let that put you off buying this console, because that would be a very big mistake.
To start with, there are plenty of mature titles for the GameCube, like Eternal Darkness, Final Fantasy and Resident Evil- a GameCube exclusive! It is true that the purple may seem childish, but you can get it in black. Also, without the D.V.D we have a very low price, that is irresistable if you are on a tight budget .
When you are deciding which console to buy, it always comes down to personal opinions. If you want raw power, get the XBOX. 100's of games? The PS2 is for you! But if you want pure gaming fun(and for a brilliant price) then buy the GameCube, who have the best game designers on the planet, Nintendo.
Nintendo have produced some amazing games in the past, like Mario and Zelda which are both appearing on the Cube this Christmas. Unfortuanately, this means that most of the games that Nintendo make are just sequels of games on other consoles and if you didn't own those consoles you might feel left behind like I did (I own a PlayStation).
However this time the Cube has big third party developers making some of the best games available like Rogue Leader(LucasArts), StarFox(Rare) and Super Monkey Ball (Sega).It has always been about the games and luckily, this is what the GameCube excels at.
Nintendo have been shy to show off the Cubes graphics, but one look at Rogue leader and all your doubts will be forgotten. They are simply stunning! With a rate of 12million polygons per second you cannot ignore the visuals offered here.Powering the Cube is a chip specially designed for gaming. Instead of dumping a processor straight out of a PC, everything has been made specially for the Cube, allowing the best possible gameplay experience.
An important part of the Cube is the ability to connect to the GameBoy Advance. This hasn't been used much yet but upcoming games are supposed to take advantage of this more.
Having given the GameCube all that praise, there are some warnings I should give you:
- If you borrow games from your friends, more people will have a PS2 than a GameCube right now, because it has been out for longer.
- There is no built in modem for online gaming, you have to buy one separately.
- Lots of games are sequels of N64 games.
Overall, the GameCube is a great console to own if you don't mind it not having a DVD player. It has a very comfy controller, tiny load times, amazing graphics, sound and games and a nice little intro screen!
Aha! Nintendo have said that there are many functions yet to be revealed. Could there be a minidisc or mp3 player hidden inside that mysterious cube.....
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GAMECUBE IS THE BEST!, 6 Aug 2004
This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
You might have read all the reviews about how wonderful PS2 and X-BOX are but think again. They might be able to play DVDs and CDs but who doesn't have these falcilities already? People think gamecube is kiddie but they obviously havent't played Soul Calbur, Viewtiful Joe and many other titles. And when you think about all the exclusive Nintendo titles out there PS2 and X-box users will never have the chance to enjoy, how could you say no. Nintendo are always giving you new experiences and very soon Donkey Konga will come out and this is a jungle beat game with actual bongos! And yet again it's only for gamecube. But gamecube does miss out on some of the big titles like Halo and GTA but gamecube has Metroid Prime and True Crime. Also the controller is so confortable compared to the small and chunky PS2 and X-box controllers. And if you have a huge libary of gameboy games you can pick up a gamecube player that lets you play all these games on your T.V which id fantastic! It's fantastic value for money so don't just follow the crowd and play games that are FUN!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Game-wise, this is the best console out there, 9 Aug 2003
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This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
If you are looking for a video game console that has the best games on the market, trust Nintendo. Ever since the Gameboy they have proved themselves the best when it comes to games. Take the Mario series, and the Zelda series. My personal favorite was the Banjo series on the N64.
Hardware-wise, this machine is the very powerful. The X-Box might have some more processor power, but with the graphics being powered by ATI, programmers can make GC games run very smoothly all the time, without needing the machine to be a 733mhz like the X-Box.
One flaw is that you cannot put any CD's inside the machine - all games are on 8cm DVD's (normal size being 12). This means you cannot watch movies or listen to music on the cube. Everything has a flaw, right?
Game-wise, Nintendo are the kings of platformers. Games that appeal to children, but at the same time appeal to adults. Some might think: the games look cartoony and are ONLY for kids. They are wrong. Anybody can pick up the pad and get into the game. You don't need to have a lot of experience in gaming in order to thorougly enjoy playing a game on a GC.
As I said before, this machine, in my opinion, is the best of the 3 consoles available. It is the most portable, cheapest, and has the best games on the market. In the end, the choice is up to you. If you are just not a fan of platform / adventure games, then this might not be the one for you. For those who want a fantastic machine for a great price, or if you are looking for a machine for your kids, then this is the one to get. Personally, I suggest you to buy this machine RIGHT NOW!!!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly good, 5 May 2002
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This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
Wow, I'm impressed. Nintendo once again show the world how to do things with the Game Cube. For a tiny outlay you can get this wondermachine, and you won't put it down. The controller even manages to beat the N64's, although the Z trigger is a little out of place now, and it instantly feels at home in your hands. The graphical prowess of the machine is astounding, the obvious game to point out here is rogue leader which beat the films own special effects hands down. But there are plenty of others to mention: Wave Race, Luigis Mansion, XG3 and many other ports which look substantially better than their counterparts. Nintendo's choice to make it dedicated to games really pays off, and nothing is wasted, all its raw power goes into the games and nowhere else. The tiny discs also allow for much quicker loading times, so your not left twiddling your thumbs, although this means you can't fit as much data onto the disc, but who cares, two disc sets have been around for a long time.
An excellent design, wonderful colour scheme, state of the art pad, and Nintendo's game producing skill makes this the best console out there. Playstation 2 can do other stuff, but who wants to listen to CD's through a TV, and DVD players are now at rock bottom prices, X Box can do massive levels, as in Halo, but the quality of the graphics on display by the purple wonder put most X Box titles to shame, and if you want to play PC games use your PC.
Playstation 2 is not much more than a glorified Dreamcast with extra functions, and X Box is a giant grotesque monster, Game Cube is truly next- gen hardware, and at an absurdly low price. Miss out at your own peril.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb console!!!, 15 Mar 2006
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This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
Great console and probably one of the best ever!!!
cheap
great games
cheap games
one of the best designed controllers
top classic games
can buy add ons for it for gba games, internet etc
some great peripherals for it
small design
easy to set up
produces beautiful graphics!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gamecube Purple, 11 May 2002
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This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
The Gamecube has lived up to all expectations. The graphics are out of this world.Beware motion sickness playing Rogue Leader as you feel you are really flying. The console is very neat and portable, it's carrying handle is a useful addition.The controllers are a step up from the N64 with more features and it is comfortable and easy to use.The 3d sticks shouldn't wear out making the controllers better value.The disc release mechanism, which is a silver button makes removing the small discs much easier.All in all the Gamecube is brilliantly made console which should stand the test of time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Games Console!, 12 July 2003
This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
The Gamecube is a amazing console and it's as simple as that! The original and fun games are great to play which include such classics like Zelda: The Wind Waker and Super Mario Sunshine! Games of this kind of fun and quality can only be found on the Cube!
Graphically this is superior to the Xbox and PS2 and the new connectivtiy and online features contribute to making this something special!
The console is great value for money and you couldn't ask for anything more entertaining! This is Nintendo's greatest console ever!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tiny But Powerfull, 23 July 2002
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Edd (England!!!) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
The other week(at long last) I managed to get my hands on a Nintendo Gamecube, I was stood in electronics boutique tore between buying a X-box or Gamecube.But I made the decision and it was the right one aswell.....
The Gamecube is the latest games machine from Nintendo, due to the N64's(supposed)poor performance not many people have much faith in the Gamecube, however it is one of those things which you either love or you hate(like Marmite).
The Gamecube is a small box shape which comes in a choice of colours,purple or black. The Gamecube has all the standard console buttons on it, such as the on/off switch and the reset button. The game cube has a handle on the back of it, this has had a lot of critisim,however it makes it one hell of a lot easier to carry around. On the base of the Gamecube there are various ports which all serve for different reasons,one of the ports is for future use of a modem so the Gamecube can participate in online gaming. The controllers plug in at the front of the console(up to four at a time) and there are two memory card ports under the controller ports.
The controller for the Gamecube is the best controller for any console, it takes ideas from all games machines and blends it all into one. It is like a bigger version of a Playstation controller, it has a big button on one side of it and all of the other in game buttons are around this one. The controller has both a analogue stick and a direction pad. One of the great ideas of the controller is that the camera controls are a little analogue stick on the right hand side of the controller, this makes it extra easy to get the camera angle you want which is important in some of the Gamecubes 3D games. The shoulder buttons on the top of the controller are a grove shape and they are what makes the controller so comfy to hold. The controller also has a built in rumble pack which delivers quiet satisfying rumbles.
The graphics on the console are visually very pleasing and easily contend if not beat the PS2 graphics. All the objects in the games are very smooth and fast running and there is very little fog in the games.
Nearly all of the games come in surround sound capabilities. However unless you have a sound system connected to your TV you will have to buy one, however(surprise surprise) Nintendo have bought out a special sound system specially for the Gamecube, I cannot tell you anything about this sound system though as I do not own it or no of anyone who does.
The cables which you use to connect the Gamecube to the TV are scart cables(at least that's what you get in the box),so you need to make sure that your TV is compatible with scart cables. If your TV is not compatible you need to make sure that you buy the Nintendo Ariel box(sold separately) so that you can actually use your game cube!!. Also beware,Just because your Gamecube uses scart cables it does not mean that it runs on 60hz so if you want it to run on 60hz you have to buy a separate scart cable which is a bit of a rip off in my opinion!!!
All the instructions you receive with the Gamecube are really detailed and very easy to follow, you should have your Gamecube up in running in no time at all. However you can not tune a channel for your Gamecube, you have to play it through your AV channel.
The Gamecube comes all very well packaged, it is all packed very cozely into its box, however once it has been taken out,it is very hard to but back in(for transport purposes) so if you want to move it around with ease and comfort you will have to buy one of the Gamecube carry bags(yet another scam). The box has all the usual stuff on it about the console nothing particularly interesting.
The Gamecube games are very unique, in the fact that they come on tiny disks. They are about the size of the smaller section of a disk tray on a PC. This is very useful and makes it extra hard for people to make pirate copies of game cube games and selling them on.
The Gamecube is great, however it has a lot of competition and the competition are bigger and more popular than Nintendo, yes Sony and Microsoft. In my opinion the Gamecube is better then both, although the X-box has better graphics, Nintendo are willing to give games a try which Microsoft and Sony would never dare trying just in case it didn't sell millions, however Nintendo are willing to take this risk and that's what makes them appeal to me. He fact of the matter is that Nintendo's N64 has but a lot of people off of buying the Gamecube as they believe that all of the games will be childish and thew and far apart, don't believe it.
The Gamecube on its own cost £129. There are currently not many good Package deals around as it is such a new machine, however there are a thew out there. Do not believe that you are saving money on a package deal when really your not it just sounds good(I made this mistake). Games for the console are currently between £40-45, however I'm sure that the prices will drop in the near future.
This games machine is truly brilliant, however not everyone will see it that way. But if I were you I would give the game cube a chance!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nintendo - the best manufacturer!, 29 Aug 2007
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This review is from: Nintendo GameCube Console (Purple) (Console)
Nintendo are the best - simply no doubt about it! Everyone 'winges' because the GameCube does not play DVDs or put the kettle on. (never heard of a DVD Player!??) Nintendo stay loyal to the gaming facility, and that's why not only do you get supreme quality, but you get the smallest mains operating console as a result, and the smallest gaming discs too! Nintendo consoles never let you down either; extremely durable and well made. I'm not one for coloured consoles myself, as I think it cheapens the look, but trust Nintendo to come up with the purple, which I did buy, as it really does look classy! Another thing to consider; buy Nintendo - and think of your health! In all the Nintendo consoles I have purchased from the original, I've never experienced 'repetitive strain injury' - however long I've played. I did on the X-Box, and others. I guess this can only be the design of all their controllers. Nintendo concentrate on the best gaming quality, and so they are also going to have these concerns uppermost when developing new consoles. This distinctly shows when comparing their controllers with the design of others; ever noticed just how comfortable and less cumbersome they are?

Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gamecube Console - Purple, 18 May 2009
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Looks good - keeps me well occupied. I'm a senior citizen & virtually housebound. Life would be really boring without my Gamecube
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