Nintendo GameCube Hardware

Nintendo GameCube

The Nintendo GameCube lived up to its name - a little, purple cube that played games. Outside of this, the system saw Nintendo experimenting with a number of control methods, some of which would later be refined for the Nintendo DS and Wii systems.

Nintendo GameCube hardware uses the serial code DOL (Dolphin).

Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo GameCube

Nintendo first system to use optical media discs, the GameCube is a small box shape with four controller ports on the front, a disc loading tray on top and an expansion port on the underside.

The system's nameplate on the disc lid could be removed and replaced with either officially released plates, or any image cut to the right dimensions.

Components

DOL-001Nintendo GameCube
DOL-002AC Adapter
DOL-009D-terminal Video Cable
DOL-010Component Video Cable
DOL-013RGB Cable
DOL-018Name Plate
DOL-101Nintendo GameCube

Controller

Controller

The GameCube controller features two handles and four "circles" on the face with different buttons. There are two analogue sticks, a + Directional Pad, 5 face buttons and three shoulder buttons. The L & R shoulder buttons also feature graded sensitivity, so a light press might react differently to if the button is pressed the whole way.

Components

DOL-003Controller

Wavebird Wireless Controller

Wavebird Wireless Controller

The Wavebird Wireless Controller is shaped the same as the GameCube Controller, but with a box for receiving AA Batteries as well as sending/receiving a wireless signal to the receiver connected to the controller port. Up to four can be used at the same time by switching between wireless channels.

Components

DOL-004Wavebird Wireless Controller
DOL-005Wireless Receiver

GCN-GBA Link Cable

GCN-GBA Link Cable

A cable used to connect the Game Boy Advance to a GameCube controller port. This allowed for games to be downloaded to the Game Boy Advance's temporary memory, or for the Game Boy Advance to be used as a controller or input device for GameCube games.

Components

DOL-011GCN-GBA Link Cable

DK Bongos Controller

DK Bongos Controller

A set of plastic bongos with a soft skin on the top and a microphone in the middle. The DK Bongos distinguish between four types of input: Left, Right, Both and Clap. The DK Bongos could only be used with compatible games.

Components

DOL-021DK Bongos Controller

GameCube Microphone

GameCube Microphone

The GameCube Microphone allows for voice commands to be used with compatible games. A Microphone Holder can be used to attach the Microphone to a GameCube controller for games where both are required.

Components

DOL-022GameCube Microphone
DOL-025Microphone Holder

Action Pad

Action Pad

The GameCube Action Pad is a large dance mat with four directional inputs and B & A inputs, to be controlled by the feet. The Action Pad can only be used with compatible dancing games.

Components

DOL-024Action Pad

Modem/Broadband Adapter

Modem/Broadband Adapter

A modem or broadband network adapter that can be connected to the GameCube's Serial Port 1 on the underside of the system, allowing for online play with compatible games. The Broadband Adapter could also be used for LAN play with compatible games.

Components

DOL-012Modem Adapter
DOL-015Broadband Adapter
DOL-016Telephone Cord

Game Boy Player

Game Boy Player

An accessory that connects to the Parallel Port on the base of the GameCube, and allows the player to play Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games on the TV. The Game Boy Player does not take advantage of Super Game Boy enhancements.

Components

DOL-017Game Boy Player

Memory Card

DOL-008Memory Card 59
DOL-014Memory Card 251
DOL-020Memory Card 1019
DOL-019SD Card Adapter
DOL-023GCN Calender Card

Disks

DOL-006Nintendo GameCube Disk
DOL-007Disk Case