What are the ports for on the bottom of the Gamecube?

Posted by Joey on Nov. 4th, 2020

Have you ever flipped your Gamecube over and seen the 3 compartments on the bottom? If so, I'll bet you're wondering what those compartments were for. 

Well it's actually pretty interesting...

One of the ports was for an attachment that let the Gamecube go online. There were 2 models of this attachment, 1 for a broadband connection, and 1 for a modem. You could play Phantasy Star Online for an $8.95 a month subscription that allowed you to access Sega's servers to play with friends.

There were 3 games with LAN multiplayer modes: Kirby Air Ride, Mario Kart Double Dash, and 1080 Avalanche. With Mario Kart you could actually have 16 players playing simultaneously across eight consoles. There were also some Japanese exclusive titles like Homeland where up to 35 players could all be active in one game.

Another port on the bottom of the Gamecube was used when hooking up the Game Boy Player. With this attachment and a special start-up disc you were able to play Game Boy games on your TV.

Do you know what the last compartment is for? If so let me know in the comments!

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