Game Cube is a shorter term used to define Nintendo GameCube console for home usage. The console was designed completely to buy Nintendo and also referred to as DOL. It was released in the United States and Japan in 2001 and the following year in Europe and Australia. The main rivals of the console were Sony PlayStation 2, Xbox and Dreamcast made by Sega. The name Cube refers to the design. The unit has a cub-alike design and comes in purple color.
Nintendo GameCube is the first console made by this company to use mini DVD discs as media storage. While other consoles were able to use CDs and DVDs to play other media such as movies, Nintendo GameCube was designed for gaming only. The first variation of the product, the one that was made between 2001 and 2004 had a codename DOL 001 and it used 46w charger and AV cables alongside progressive scan to connect to a TV. All versions after this time frame are referred to as DOL 101 and they have 48 watts adapter and better video connectivity. They can also use cheats while playing games.
The console was generally popular. Gamers liked the powerful games, superb controllers and the overall quality. However, features were a drawback of the Nintendo GameCube. In a nutshell, Nintendo was able to sell over 21 million units. It was replaced by Wii in 2006. Wii is compatible with most games developed for Nintendo GameCube.
The console is powered by IBM CPU PowerPC Gekko running at 486 MHz, has a Dolphin operative system and 24 MB of memory. A memory card is available as well. It has composite video, analog stereo, and ATI flipper graphics.
Some of the best games for the console are Super Mario Sunshine (EU), Legend Of Zelda The Twilight Princess, Resident Evil 4 and many others. All of them are available here for you to download and play.