Game Cube Cake

The GameCube, the system with a look like no other, is now 13 years old. Released in Japan on 14th September 2001, it holds a special place in the hearts of many Nintendo gamers, and was memorable not just for the fact it had a handle, but due to its line-up of exceptional games.

While it holds the unfortunate record of being Nintendo's lowest selling home console to date — the Wii U has time to catch it yet — it nevertheless brought us games and franchises that are considered as modern classics. Metroid Prime, Resident Evil 4, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Super Smash Bros. Melee are some notable examples among many, with a tight but diverse range of top-notch experiences gracing the system. Its legacy can perhaps extend to the Wii U's GamePad dual-screen concept, courtesy of experimental ideas that made use of Game Boy Advance connectivity on the 'Cube.

So here's to you, GameCube. Feel free to share your memories of Nintendo's iconic system in the comments below.

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