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Cube Link Advanced

Price: $3.98
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Product Description:

The Cube Link Advance cable connects the GameCube to the portable Game Boy Advance, allowing users to share information between games, access hidden areas, download minigames, and more. The cable can only be used with games designed to be compatible with this function. The cable is 6 feet long. One end attaches to the top of the Game Boy Advance and the other to an open controller port on the GameCube.

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GBA to Game Cube "link cable" features and gameplay       Product Reviews
by: jsvjrs       on: 09-Feb 2002

It's to my understanding that, as of this writing, there are only 2 games on the market that take advantage of the features available with the use of this cable: "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle" and "Animal Forest" (Japanese-only). But, that's just the beginning!

"Sonic Adventure 2: Battle":
If you've played Dreamcast's "Sonic Adventure" or "Sonic Adventure 2", then you're already enamoured with the beloved little critters called "Chaos" (pronounced "ch" as in "chocolate"). With Game Cube's version, "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle", just remove your Game Cube controller from it's port, plug one end of this "Cube Link Advanced" cable into it, and connect your GBA to the other end. You can then transfer Chaos from your Game Cube's "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle" game to your GBA.

Now, I know what you're thinking: "Oh, I could do the same thing with the Dreamcast VMU. I transferred my Chao from my 'Sonic' game to my VMU, then took it for a 'walk' and played games with it." But, no! A Chao on a Dreamcast VMU doesn't come anywhere close to a Chao displayed in 32bit color on your GBA. And you'll be able to play REAL games with your Chao, like "Chao Karate" and "Chao Racing", just to name a few!

"Animal Forest" (Japanese-only at this time):
Even though I own a Japanese-import Game Cube, I have yet to get my hands on this game. Therefore, I can't tell you first-hand about what transfers to the GBA and it's gameplay thereafter. However, it looks like it'll be very similar to what I described above with the Chaos.

Another function of this "GBA-to-Game Cube" cable is that it will allow the use of a GBA as a Game Cube controller (with compatible games only). For instance, you'll be able to plan "secret" football plays on your GBA, then execute them in the Game Cube game so that your opponent won't be able to see them coming!


GBA to Game Cube "link cable" features and gameplay       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 09-Feb 2002

It's to my understanding that, as of this writing, there are only 2 games on the market that take advantage of the features available with the use of this cable: "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle" and "Animal Forest" (Japanese-only). But, that's just the beginning!

"Sonic Adventure 2: Battle":
If you've played Dreamcast's "Sonic Adventure" or "Sonic Adventure 2", then you're already enamoured with the beloved little critters called "Chaos" (pronounced "ch" as in "chocolate"). With Game Cube's version, "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle", just remove your Game Cube controller from it's port, plug one end of this "Cube Link Advanced" cable into it, and connect your GBA to the other end. You can then transfer Chaos from your Game Cube's "Sonic Adventure 2: Battle" game to your GBA.

Now, I know what you're thinking: "Oh, I could do the same thing with the Dreamcast VMU. I transferred my Chao from my 'Sonic' game to my VMU, then took it for a 'walk' and played games with it." But, no! A Chao on a Dreamcast VMU doesn't come anywhere close to a Chao displayed in 32bit color on your GBA. And you'll be able to play REAL games with your Chao, like "Chao Karate" and "Chao Racing", just to name a few!

"Animal Forest" (Japanese-only at this time):
Even though I own a Japanese-import Game Cube, I have yet to get my hands on this game. Therefore, I can't tell you first-hand about what transfers to the GBA and it's gameplay thereafter. However, it looks like it'll be very similar to what I described above with the Chaos.

Another function of this "GBA-to-Game Cube" cable is that it will allow the use of a GBA as a Game Cube controller (with compatible games only). For instance, you'll be able to plan "secret" football plays on your GBA, then execute them in the Game Cube game so that your opponent won't be able to see them coming!


Totally Amazing       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 08-Feb 2002

Many months ago, my friend had a GameBoy Advance and I thought it was pretty dull. It was just another Gameboy handheld with nothing new. Then I realized. This small handheld had the same amount of bits as PS1!!! I never stopped to look at the graphics- which were amazing. He had F-Zero and Rampage Puzzle Attack, both great games, and I couldn't stop playing it when he let me borrow it.

A few days later, I purchased one with F-Zero Maximum Velocity. I couldn't sleep knowing I had it. Every second I would be playing it. It was the best handheld I ever had (I have had GameBoy, GameBoy Color, Gamegear, and NeoGeo). I had tons of hours of fun with it.

2 months later I went to Circuit City and in the video game section they had three competing consoles- PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox. It was the first time i heard of Gamecube and Xbox and since most of my friends had PS2, I had decided to get one of the others. I took home a convenient mini-disc the same size as a Gamecube game disc and put it in my computer. It had previews of many games the Gamecube would be launching.

This started my research of which one i should buy. I heard different opinions about both and most liked Gamecube. Plus it was 100 bucks cheaper which really helped my decision. I myself have always been promoting Nintendo. I have Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, and what would be a great add to the collection would be the GameCube!!!

A few days after my decision, my friend told me that Gameboy Advance could hook up to Gamecube, which really surprised me. I thought that would be awesome. The second after Christmas I became a Gamecube fanatic, and an anti-Xbox. Everything about Xbox makes me shudder. I don't even want to start about all the crappy features and all this Megahertz stuff. WHO CARES IF IT HAS A HARD DRIVE!!! All anyone cares about is the games!!! And the Gamecube games are excellent. I have done some research about what games that I would look foward to. Then i saw Kirby's Tilt and Tumble 2!! I downloaded a video about it and that great Shigeru guy was displaying how it worked. GBA was hooked up to the Gamecube and used as a controller to tilt Kriby around. This would be just like the Gameboy's classic but in a mixture of 128-bit and 32-bit graphics. Then I learned about the many games that would take advantage of this cable. Sonic was one of them. The first one I heard about was Animal Forest+, which is a sequel to the Japanese's N64 version. This looks like a great game.

When I saw a picture of this cable here, I was stunned. I thought: Now it's official. There is certainly gonna be all the great features Nintendo has promised before. The Wavebird controller. And the Internet connections. When I saw this I new i had to make a review. This cable is incredibly spectacular and a must-have if you have Gamecube and GBA. If I took the time to write this whole thing just for a 10 dollar cable that can do great things, you know it's good.


i can t wait       Product Reviews
by: Anonymous       on: 23-Jan 2002

i hav been goin to the video game store evry day to c if this is out, its gonna b great and i cant wait!

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