Nintendo GameCube – Game Boy Advance link cable

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Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance System Link Cable
Nintendo Gamecube - Game Boy Advance Cable
Nintendo GameCube–Game Boy Advance Cable
Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Gamepad adapter cable
Generation Sixth generation
Release date
  • JP December 14, 2001
  • NA February 12, 2002
Connectivity GameCube controller port, Game Boy Advance

The Nintendo GameCube–Game Boy Advance Link cable is a cable used to connect the Nintendo GameCube (GCN) and the Game Boy Advance (GBA). Small games can be downloaded into the GBA, the GBA may be used as a second screen to supplement gameplay, or the GBA can be a separate controller. By using this cable and a Game Boy Player accessory, a Game Boy Advance can be used to control a Game Boy game being played on the GameCube. The cable has one end that plugs into a GameCube controller slot and another end that plugs into the GBA's extension port. It is the descendant of the Transfer Pak. The cable is compatible with the Nintendo GameCube and the original Wii on the console side, and the Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Advance SP, Game Boy Player, and e-Reader on the portable side. Because the Game Boy Micro has a differently-shaped link port, the official cable does not work with it, but resourceful enthusiasts have been able to hack together home-made versions which do.[1]

Sonic Adventure 2: Battle was the first GameCube game to use this link cable.

Games[edit]

The following is a list of compatible GameCube games, with the corresponding Game Boy Advance (GBA) game or N/A if no GBA game is required:

GameCube game Game Boy Advance game Features
All-Star Baseball 2004 Transfer trading cards between both versions.
Amazing Island N/A Unlocks new content.
Animal Crossing N/A (e-Reader optional) Used as second screen. With e-Reader, allows scanning compatible cards for bonus items. Used to get to the secret island. Used to play downloadable NES games.
Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu * Unlocks special modes on GBA version, But can't be saved.
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg N/A Unlocks bonus minigame content.
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex N/A Enables a secret minigame.
Crash Nitro Kart N/A Unlocks 2 new characters.
Dakar 2 N/A Used to play the unreleased GBA version of the game.
Disney Sports Basketball Transfer sceenshots from the GBA to the GC Version.
Disney Sports Soccer Transfer sceenshots from the GBA to the GC Version.
Disney's Magical Mirror Starring Mickey Mouse Disney's Magical Quest series Unlocks new content, Upload items from the GBA to the GC version.
FIFA Football 2004 Unlocks new content and transfers game progress.
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles N/A Enables optional multiplayer cooperative play with up to four players.
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Fire Emblem, Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones Unlocks extra content in Path of Radiance
Game Boy Player Nearly all Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance games Uses the GBA as a controller.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Unlocks new content.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Unlocks new content.
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup Allows transfer quidditch cards between the games, play co-op.
Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town series Unlocks new content.
Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town Unlocks new content.
Hot Wheels Velocity X Unlocks new content.
James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing Used to help you for the GC version, and for co-op mode.
Kururin Squash! N/A Used to play unlockable minigames.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures N/A Enables optional multiplayer cooperative play with up to four players.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker N/A Enables optional two-player cooperative play. (Tingle Tuner)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Unlocks new content.
Madden NFL 2003 Used as an interactive scoreboard.
Madden NFL 2004 Allows you to use Madden Cards in the GC version.
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Mario Golf: Advance Tour Unlocks new content and transfers game progress.
Mario Kart Double Dash!! Bonus Disc Fire Emblem, Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Unlocks new content.
Medabots Infinity Medabots series Unlocks 2 serect characters.
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Medal of Honor: Infiltrator Map of the current level shows on the Game Boy Advance.
Mega Man X: Command Mission N/A Used as second screen.
Metroid Prime Metroid Fusion Unlocks new content.
NASCAR Thunder 2003 N/A Manage data on your car.
Nintendo GameCube Preview Disc N/A Used to play downloadable games WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! & Dr. Mario
Nintendo Puzzle Collection N/A Used as second screen.
Pac-Man Vs. N/A GBA required to play. Controls the first player.
Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II series N/A Unlock new content.
Pokémon Box: Ruby and Sapphire Pokémon series Allows transfer of Pokémon between the games
Pokémon Channel Pokémon series Allows transfer of Pokémon between the games
Pokémon Colosseum (including the Bonus Disc) Pokémon series Allows transfer of Pokémon between the games, and battles can be held in Colosseum using the GBA to issue orders.
Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Pokémon series Allows transfer of Pokémon between the games, and battles can be held in XD using the GBA to issue orders.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Unlocks new content and transfers game progress.
Rayman 3 Unlocks new content
Road Trip: The Arcade Edition Road Trip: Shifting Gears Unlocks new content,Uses the GBA as a controller.
The Sims: Bustin' Out Unlocks new content and transfers game progress.
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle N/A (Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2 or Sonic Pinball Party optional) With or without GBA game, enables Tiny Chao Garden minigame (similar to Chao Adventure 2 for VMU).
Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Sonic Advance, Sonic Advance 2, Sonic Pinball Party Enables Tiny Chao Garden minigame (similar to Chao Adventure for VMU).
SSX 3 Transfers cash between GBA and GC versions.
Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike N/A The GBA screen/controls can be used to issue wingman orders privately on Versus mode
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 Unlocks new content
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Unlocks extra levels on GBA. Also GBA is used as mini map/radar for GC version.
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Unlocks extra levels on GBA. Also GBA is used as mini map/radar for GC version.
Various e-Reader Enables card scanning for various games.
Wario World WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! Unlocks new content.
WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$! WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! and e-Reader Enables card scanning. Also, the GBA can used as the controller without the GBA game in multiplayer play.

* GBA link option removed from European version

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gamecube to Game Boy Micro cable instructions". Cheapassgamer.com. December 30, 2005.