Nintendo GameCube

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Nintendo GameCube
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Type Home console
Release date
North America November 18, 2001
Japan September 14, 2001
European Union May 3, 2002
Commonwealth of Australia May 17, 2002
Media Nintendo Gamecube Game Disc
Predecessor Nintendo 64
Successor Wii

The Nintendo GameCube is Nintendo's fourth home console system released outside of Japan.

The Legend of Zelda Games

With Collector's Edition and the Game Boy Player, every game in The Legend of Zelda series up to Twilight Princess can be played on the GameCube. The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link can be played on the GameCube through Collector's Edition and through the Game Boy Player with the Classic NES versions of the games. A Link to the Past can be played through the Game Boy Player with the Game Boy Advance port of the game. Link's Awakening/Link's Awakening DX can be played through the Game Boy Player as well (as the Game Boy Advance is compatible with Game Boy and Game Boy Color titles). Ocarina of Time can be played through Master Quest and Collector's Edition. Majora's Mask can be played through the Collector's Edition as well, although sound irregularities and freezing can occur in this version. Four Swords can be played through the Game Boy Player, as can Oracle of Ages, Oracle of Seasons, and The Minish Cap. The Game & Watch title Zelda (Game & Watch) can also be played as part of Game & Watch Gallery 4.


  • If the player has a file of both The Wind Waker and the GCN version of Metal Gear Solid, in the latter game the boss character Psycho Mantis makes a cameo mention of the former game during the battle.
  • This is the Nintendo console for which the most "Zelda" titles (including re-releases) were developed.
  • The GameCube has an 18-bit color mode, which is used when hardware limitations force the use of a lower color depth. All "Zelda" games for the GameCube and Wii have made use of the hardware's 18-bit color mode.


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Language Name
Japan Japanese ニンテンドーゲームキューブ (Nintendō Gēmukyūbu)
Federal Republic of Germany German Nintendo GameCube