The Gamecube's interface music is actually a slowed-down, lower-pitched version of the FDS's BIOS screen music.
Contributed By: discoinferno84.
During the development process, GameCube was named Project Dolphin. That name was revealed to the public at a press conference in May 1999, and lasted until another press conference in August 2000 where the real name was revealed.
Only the DOL-001 console model has a digital AV port, meant to be used with the first-party component cable Nintendo only sold in its online store. However, the cable was eventually discontinued and the next console model (DOL-101) removed the AV port entirely. Over time, the cable has become a sought-after item for Gamecube enthusiasts, often fetching several hundred dollars on secondary markets.
Contributed By: Shotgunnova.
The GameCube is the first console from Nintendo to use a purely disc-based system. While Nintendo had experimented with it earlier (Famicom Disk System, 64DD), those were only attachments to their consoles, and featured rewritable media instead of pure storage discs.
Before the GameCube was released, Nintendo held a contest titled "What Would You Do For a GameCube" in which the 5 people who would do the craziest things would win a GameCube for free. One of the winners would dress up in a Pikmin costume and eat worms. Literally.
Connection to Other Media
The GameCube and Wii U were released in North America on the same day(November 18th)-just 11 years apart.
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