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This week on Techy Tuesday, we’ll be taking a look at the first optical disk console by Nintendo.The Gamecube. My first game on this was Sonic Mega Collection which was how sonic became my favorite Series.
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The Gamecube is the Home Video Game console released by Nintendo. Furthermore, it was first Nintendo Console to use optical disks. Nintendo partnered with a company named Artx who helped create what was at the time: code name Dolphin. In addition, the device was a successor to the Nintendo Gameboy. Games that were supposed to release for the N64 were released for the Gamecube during its early launch release. Not to forget that this console was designed to be carried easily due to its handle located in the back. The Nintendo Gamecube released September 14, 2001, in Japan and November 18, 2001, in North America.
They didn’t the curtains on the legendary Gameboy just yet
You didn’t think they were just gonna forget about the little guy did ya? Because of this games like The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles were used as controllers and The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker feature allowed the use of a helper. Another interesting Fun Fact was that the Wii was able to play Gamecube games as well due to backward compatibility. Make sure not to throw out that device just yet haha.
It’s probably safe to say the Gamecube left a huge impact on Nintendo’s current and future console lineups. As a result, the Nintendo Switch is easily able to be taken around taking inspiration from the small little handle from the back of that device. Nintendo definitely knew how to take important contents of each of their devices to create something new in their console library.
And that’s all for Techy Tuesday! Hopefully, you learned something new about the Nintendo Gamecube. Tune in next week to find out what’s in store on Techy Tuesday.
Until Next Time 😀