Nintendo’s Gamecube console was a popular choice for gamers around the world. Though it was discontinued in 2007, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy its games anymore! In this blog post, we will teach you how to play Gamecube games on your Wii console. It’s a simple process, and with just a few minutes of setup, you’ll be up and running! So grab your old Gamecube games and get ready to play them again!
How To Play Gamecube Games On The Wii
1. Enter Wii Menu
To play Gamecube games on your Wii console, you will need to first enter the Wii Menu. To do this, hold down the Home button on your GameCube Controller while powering up your Wii. The main menu will appear after a few seconds. If you do not see the main menu, try holding down the L and R buttons simultaneously when powering up your console.
2. Load Gamecube Disc
To load a Gamecube game disc into your Wii, place it in the disc tray of your console and press A on the GameCube Controller to eject it from its holder. Once ejected from its holder, press A again to load it into the disc drive of your console. (Note: When you insert a DVD-R or DVD-RW disc into your system, you must use a DVD-Video disc as an adapter disk to read the disc.) Be careful not to overheat or scratch discs when inserting them into their respective slots!
3. Select Gamecube Disc Drive In Wii Menu
Now that you have inserted and ejected a game disc, select “Disc” in the left column of the menus under “My Games & Settings”. Then select “GameCube” from “Discs” in this menu as seen below.
4. Load The Gamecube Disc Into Drive
Once you have selected “GameCube” in the left column of the menu, select “GameCube Disc” from the right column to load your game disc. It will load automatically as long as it is not already loaded into another device. If your Wii has a built-in DVD player, it will detect that a DVD disc is inserted into it and automatically load the disc. Otherwise, you can insert your GameCube game disc and press A on your GameCube Controller to begin playing.
5. Set Save Location For Gamecubes
If you are planning on playing a lot of games from your Wii’s internal hard drive, then you might want to consider setting a save location for them! To do this, go back to the main menu and select “Settings.” Then select “System Settings” from the left column of this menu and select “Memory Card” from the right column.
6. Set Save Location For Gamecubes (Optional)
Now that you have set a save location for your GameCube games, you can go back to the main menu and select “Settings” from the left column of this menu. Then select “System Settings” from the right column. Now select “Auto-Save” from the left column of this menu and then select “On” from the right column.
7. Load Gamecubes Into Drive (Optional)
If you want to load all of your GameCube games into one folder, you can do so by going back to the main menu and selecting “Settings.” Then select “System Settings” from the left column of this menu and then select “Media Folder” in the right column.
Which Gamecube Games Are Playable On The Wii?
1. Super Smash Bros. Melee
Super Smash Bros. Melee is a fighting game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo. It was first released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999 and was then ported to the Gamecube in 2001. The game was released on the Wii U Virtual Console service in 2014, but can also be played on a Wii or Wii U via an emulator if you don’t already own it on one of those systems!
2. Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Sunshine is a platformer developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo for the Gamecube. It was released in 2002, and has since been re-released on multiple platforms including the Wii U Virtual Console service and 3DS eShop! You can play Super Mario Sunshine on your Wii today!
3. Nhl 2k6
NHL 2K6 is an ice hockey video game developed by Visual Concepts, published by 2K Sports, and released for the Gamecube in 2005. It has since been re-released for multiple platforms including the Wii U Virtual Console service and 3DS eShop! You can play NHL 2K6 on your Wii today!
4. Madden Nfl 06
Madden NFL 06 is a football video game developed by EA Canada and published by Electronic Arts for the Gamecube in 2005. It has since been re-released on multiple platforms including the Wii U Virtual Console service and 3DS eShop! You can play Madden NFL 06 on your Wii today!
5. The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The Wind Waker is an action-adventure video game developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo and published by Nintendo for the Gamecube in 2002. It was later released on the Wii Virtual Console service in 2012, but can also be played on a Wii or Wii U via an emulator if you don’t already own it on one of those systems!
What Are The Requirements To Play Gamecube Games On The Wii?
- Your Wii console must have a Gamecube disc drive. If you don’t have one, you can use an adapter to connect your Gamecube games to a Wii console.
- Your Wii console must be in Japanese region 2 (the US and Europe) or region 1 (Japan). To change the region of your Wii, see our guide on how to change the region of your Wii.
- You need an original Gamecube game disc with a serial number from Japan (region 2 or 1). If you don’t have one, you can contact Nintendo for a replacement disc.
- The game’s original case and manual must be present in order to access the game’s data storage memory card on the Wii console. If there is no original case or manual, data from the cartridge will be transmitted through a special code that is printed on the back of the case and/or manual. For more information about this process, see our guide on how to play Gamecube games with an SD card and without original cases and manuals.
- The game must be playable on the Wii console. If you have a Gamecube disc that is not playable on your Wii, the game will not be playable on the Wii console.
Are There Any Benefits To Playing Gamecube Games On The Wii?
1. Save Money.
If you have a Gamecube that you’re willing to part with, you can use the Wii’s built-in memory card slot to play your old games on the Wii console. The benefit here is that you don’t need a Gamecube console, disc drive, or any other accessories to enjoy your old games again. Instead of buying or renting a new copy of the game for your Wii, you can simply play it from an old disc.
2. Access More Features And Content.
Gamecube discs contain data that isn’t in the original format of the game. The data can be read by the Wii, allowing players to access content from their discs that were previously unavailable on their original consoles, such as cheats and user-generated content (UGC). If you have an old Gamecube game disc, there’s no reason not to try it out! You might be surprised by what you discover!
3. Save Time.
If you have a Gamecube game disc, you can play the game immediately! No need to go through the hassle of trying to find a new copy of the game, or buy a new one. Simply insert the disc and enjoy! You can also play games using the Gamecube Controller Adapter for Wii, which is ideal for playing games that require motion controls.
So there you have it! A simple guide to playing Gamecube games on your Wii console. The process is simple, and only requires a few minutes of setup. I hope this guide helped you out! If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below!