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|ニンテンドーゲームキューブ Nintendo GameCube|
The black Nintendo GameCube
|Japan||September 14, 2001|
|North America||November 18, 2001|
|Europe||May 3, 2002|
|Media||GameCube optical disc|
|Console generation||Sixth generation|
|Console type||Home console|
There were no EarthBound series games released for the Nintendo GameCube, with the only EarthBound related game being Super Smash Bros. Melee, which features Ness as a playable character and Onett and Fourside as stage.
The system is Nintendo's second console to display 3D graphics. The controllers are similar to the Nintendo 64's except it has two grips instead of three. The controler features the standard A and B buttons, L and R shoulder buttons, a purple Z button above the R button, a normal analog stick, a C analog stick, a d-pad, X and Y buttons and a start button. Like its predecessor it supports up to four player.
The GameCube does not have built in memory. Instead, it uses memory cards that hold the saved data in a "block" format. The user can move, copy, and delete data from the memory cards. These memory cards are needed to play GameCube games on Wii. The memory cards come with different memory capacities and are mainly made by third-party companies.
Three cards were officially released: a gray one that supports 59 blocks, a black one that supports 251 blocks, and a white one that supports 1019 blocks.