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Ah, the GameCube Nintendo… a console that managed to revive Metroid, bring the world Pikmin, and sell you cel-shaded Zelda. The purple lunchbox is one of Nintendo’s most beloved systems, and with good reason in the context of Super Smash Bros. After all, would the series be as hypeworthy if not for Melee? As we near the console’s 20th anniversary, Smash Ultimate is paying tribute pretty much the only way it knows how – in Spirit.

As you can tell by now, spirits from the GCN days are taking over. It’s not just the super stars either, what with Chibi-Robo and Baten Kaitos getting in on the action. There’s a good chance you’ll be taking on these fights with a GameCube controller even, something Smash has kept in demand for nearly two decades.

You can pull your own memories out of Eternal Darkness when the GameCube Spirit Board event begins this Friday, September 10th.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.