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Thursday, 13 September, 2001, 19:02 GMT 20:02 UK
GameCube: Press views
GameCube
GameCube: more impressive then expected?
Press reviews of the Nintendo GameCube and software released for the console.

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The Guardian

The Gamecube in near-launch state turned out to be more impressive than I expected. This contrasts with Sony's PlayStation 2, which now looks less impressive than expected. Given that Nintendo could sell millions of machines if it made them out of cardboard and chewing gum - if you want a Super Mario or Pokemon game, you have no alternative - it should do well.


The Times

In the game Wave Race: Blue Storm, up to four players race on one console. Here the power of the new GameCube produces some remarkable graphics. The water surface boasts a mirror-like quality - so good that you almost feel soaked to the skin when you make it to the finishing line. The third big hit in the making takes 3D platform games to the next level -Super Smash Bros. Melee. This stars some of Nintendo's most successful characters.


The Japan Times Online

Selling for 10,000 yen less than PlayStation2, GameCube will have better games at launch than PlayStation2 had in its first 15 months. I recently had the opportunity to test several games for GameCube, and there is no question that Nintendo has something to crow about.

If you thought that Nintendo was just for kids, think again. Eternal Darkness is a savage, twisted, grizzly horror game in which players take a Roman Centurion, a Temblor Knight, a gal with a shotgun and other icons of time into battles with zombies, monsters, demons and other positively un-Nintendo freaks.

Developed by Silicon Knights, this horror thriller proves that the Cube steps out of the box when it comes to rounding out Nintendo's traditionally young market.

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