- Game library If you want to play A-list Nintendo titles, this is the place to go. Anything else? Eeeeeehhh...
- Graphics Most game graphics weren't anything mind-blowing, but there was the occasional gem.
- Controller(s) Never liked the shape or button configuration. Prefer the Wavebird, which is probably the best wireless controller of its generation.
- Design and form factor It's a cube. It's shaped like a... cube. And it was purple. Why purple? I have a black one. I've also seen an orange one. Orange!
- Other features (media, online, etc.) Did the broadband/modem adapter ever come out? It did? I wouldn't have noticed either way.
- Noise Never made much noise because it was hardly ever turned on... OH SNAP. Seriously, the fan was pretty quiet.
But once I got over my Donkey Konga obsession, I did try other games, and you know what? It was a pretty good system. Super Mario Sunshine was okay, and Animal Crossing was addictive (though the DS version stands in my mind as the best iteration of the series). The GameCube also played host to one of the strangest games I had the pleasure to play, Odama. Pinball + military strategy. It didn't sell well, probably because it was so strange (and pretty hard) but it was enjoyable to play.
I actually my little cousins a GameCube back in the day, but they've since moved on to the Wii, as have I. I still play my GC games once in a while, though.
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