GameCube titles that support 480p/16:9

GClogoMany don’t realize just how many Gamecube games have 480p and/or 16:9 widescreen support. Nintendo and other publishers never really promoted the higher resolution due to the general population’s lack of proper HDTVs. Now a few years down the line and we find ourselves with shiny, new HDTVs. Conveniently, almost 200 Gamecube titles will output at 480p. We’ve compiled a list of GC games that have progressive scan and/or widescreen. Better pick up some component cables…

 Note: Titles with a (* ) will support 16:9 widescreen

• 1080° Avalanche
• Aggressive Inline
• Alien Hominid
• Animal Crossing
• ATV Quad Power Racing 2
• Auto Modellista
• Backyard Baseball
• Backyard Football
• Baten Kaitos
• Batman Begins *
• Battalion Wars *
• Beach Spikers
• Billy Hatcher & the Giant Egg
• Bloody Roar: Primal Fury
• Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds *
• Burnout *
• Burnout 2: Point of Impact *
• Call of Duty: Finest Hour
• Cel Damage
• Chibi Robo
• Cubivore
• Custom Robo
• Dakar 2 *
• Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix
• Darkened Skye
• Dead to Rights *
• Die Hard: Vendetta *
• Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey
• Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure *
• Disney’s Magical Mirror
• Donkey Kong Jungle Beat
• Donkey Konga
• Donkey Konga 2
• Enter the Matrix
• Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem *
• F1 2002 *
• Fifa Soccer 2002 *
• Fifa Soccer 2003
• Fifa Soccer 2004
• Fifa Soccer 2005 *
• Fight Night Round 2 *
• Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles
• Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
• Freedom Fighters *
• Freestyle Metal X *
• Future Tactics: The Uprising *
• F-Zero GX *
• Gameboy Player
• Geist *
• Gladius
• Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee
• Goldeneye: Rogue Agent *
• Gotcha Force
• Gun *
• Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban *
• Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone
• Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup *
• Home Run King
• Hudson Selection Vol. 1: Cubic Load Runner
• Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Soldier
• Hudson Selection Vol. 3: PC Genjin
• Hudson Selection Vol. 4 Takahashi Meijin
• I-Ninja *
• Ikaruga
• Incredibles
• James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire *
• James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing *
• James Bond 007: Nightfire *
• Kirby AirRide
• Legend of Zelda: Collectors Edition
• Legend of Zelda: Four Swords
• Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest
• Legend of Zelda: the Wind Waker
• Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
• Luigi’s Mansion
• Madden NFL 2002 *
• Madden NFL 2003 *
• Madden NFL 2004 *
• Madden NFL 2005 *
• Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
• Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
• Mario Party 4
• Mario Party 5
• Mario Party 6
• Mario Party 7
• Mario Power Tennis
• Mario Superstar Baseball
• Mary-Kate and Ashley Sweet 16: Licensed to Drive
• Mega Man X Command Mission
• Metal Arms: A Glitch in the System
• Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
• Metroid Prime
• Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
• Minority Report: Everybody Runs *
• Mission Impossible:Operation Surma
• Monster 4×4: Masters of Metal
• Mortal Kombat: Deception *
• MVP Baseball 2004 *
• Mystic Heroes
• NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup *
• NASCAR Dirt to Daytona *
• NASCAR Thunder 2003 *
• NBA 2K3 *
• NBA Street Vol. 2 *
• NBA Street Vol. 3 *
• NCAA Football 2003 *
• NCAA Football 2004 *
• NCAA Football 2005 *
• Need for Speed Most Wanted *
• Need for Speed Underground
• Need for Speed Underground II *
• NFL 2K3 *
• NFL Street *
• NFL Street 2 *
• NHL 2006
• Nintendo Puzzle Collection
• Outlaw Golf
• Pac-Man Vs.
• Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
• Phantasy Star Online Episode I and II
• Revolution
• Pikmin
• Pikmin 2
• Pitfall: The Lost Expedition
• Pokemon Box
• Pokemon Channel
• Pokemon Coliseum
• Powerpuff Girls: Relish Rampage Pickled Edition *
• Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
• Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
• Product Number 03
• R: Racing Evolution
• R: Racing Syndicate
• Rally Championship
• Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc *
• Resident Evil 4
• Robotech: Battlecry
• Sega Soccer Slam
• Sega Sports NBA 2K3
• Sega Sports NCAA College Basketball 2K3
• Sega Sports NCAA College Football 2K3
• Sega Sports NFL 2K3
• Sega Sports NHL 2K3
• Serious Sam: Next Encounter *
• Shark Tale
• Shrek 2
• Simpsons Hit & Run
• Smuggler’s Run: Warzones
• Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
• Sonic Adventure DX
• Sonic Gems
• Sonic Heroes
• Soul Calibur II *
• Spawn:Armageddon
• Speed Kings
• Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy *
• SSX 3 *
• SSX on Tour *
• SSX Tricky *
• Star Fox Adventures *
• Star Fox: Assault
• Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
• Star Wars: Bounty Hunter
• Star Wars Roque Squadron II: Rogue Leader
• Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike
• Star Wars: The Clone Wars *
• Super Mario Strikers *
• Super Mario Sunshine
• Super Monkey Ball 2 *
• Super Smash Bros. Melee
• Superman: Shadow of the Apokolips
• Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee
• Time Splitters: Future Perfect *
• Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2
• Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 3
• Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
• Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
• Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Pandora Tommorrow
• Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 *
• Tony Hawk’s Underground *
• Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 *
• True Crime: Streets of LA *
• Vexx
• Viewtiful Joe
• Viewtiful Joe 2
• Virtua Quest
• Virtua Striker 2002
• Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo *
• Wario World
• Wave Race: Blue Storm
• Whirl Tour
• Worms Blast
• X-men: Next Dimension
• Zoids: Full Metal Crash

Not bad, eh?


  1. Not bad. I wish I could play Windwaker in 480p…

  2. Didn’t the Gamecube get a total of 250 titles in its entire lifetime? Or, at least, in NA? If so, that is a pretty big percentage.

  3. Something i’ve been wondering… If you play these games on Wii, and your Wii is set to output 480p, does it happen automatically, or do you still have to hold the button as the game starts up to enter 480p mode?

  4. It will switch to 480p automatically. When the GC game is booting up, the game should ask if you would like to display in “progressive scan mode”.

  5. I can’t wait to get an HDTV. It’s my Christmas present to myself. I need to go through Beyond Good and Evil again.

  6. Man, I wish I lived in the US. As far as I know, no games were ever presented in widescreen or 480p here in Europe.

  7. Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t HD refer to 720p/1080p? as far as I can recall 480p is called expanded def. Semantics, I know.

  8. Playing Windwaker and Super Mario Sunshine in 480p is unbelievable.

  9. Ryan^^
    Correct. 480p is just an extended resolution of standard, but because there is a big enough difference between 480i, they throw it into the “HD” area. Plus you have to have HD component cables to display in 480p. 🙂

  10. EDTV=Enhanced Definition TV.

    I think Jake’s statement “due to the general population’s lack of proper HDTVs” is fair, from a certain point of view, because the number of EDTV-only devices is almost negligible.

    At least, I don’t personally know anyone who owns an EDTV (max. resolution 480p). Everybody made the jump from 480i straight to high-def.

  11. Didn’t later iterations of the Gamecube not have the necessary outputs due to low demand? Was that the DVI port?

  12. Wow, I have 62 of those titles, it’s too bad that I don’t have a HD TV to try them out on.

    BTW, there are over 750 titles available for the Cube.

  13. Wow, that IS a lot of titles.
    I have a HD TV LCD. And F-Zero looks even better than it did before on my old SD TV.

    480p looks great, but it is just a tease, really. How amazing would Super Mario Galaxy , Metorid Prime 3 and Zelda have looked in 1080p!

  14. This would mean more to me if ALL these games where in 16.9.

    You should really have two lists.

    One for 480p and one for 480p & 16.9

    VERY misleading…to me anyway.

  15. HOLY SHIT.

  16. I’ve been enjoying a lot of gamecube games in 480P and 16/9. However, I personally felt that Windwaker actually looked WORSE in 480P. I don’t know why, maybe it was my TV, but you could see this weird “grid” pattern on certain colors, blue if I recall correctly. It really bugged. Every other 480P game looked great, in particular RE4 looked fantastic, better than most games I’ve played on the 360.

  17. Frisby^^

    I know what you mean, but i’d be getting more complaints concerning the post being “too long”. Just suck it up.

  18. Hey Used Cisco, I got the same thing playing Wind Waker on my HDTV – the grid pattern and such. It’s too bad, because there’s so much blue in the game!

  19. I would easily say that SSX 3 & Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory look the best in 480p on that list, in addition to the Nintendo offerings. Many of them, never played/didn’t want to play.

  20. I had played Metroid Prime on my LCD HDTV a while ago and it still looked amazing.

  21. @ Stephen, u sure ther’s a difference between pal and usa resolution? (i’m from europe too, hope you’re wrong heehee)

    I’m curious what this does to Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest….

  22. “I’m curious what this does to Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest….”
    Hmm, let me see…

    There was an option to display in progressive scan mode, and it showed it in 16:9. The graphics definitely looked dated, though. Not very good.

  23. @El Hajjish,

    Glad to hear I’m not the only one. I thought I was insane at first. Oh, well the game looked beautiful in 480i so its no big loss really, but weird.

  24. Jake,

    Nice list. Can you asterisk the titles that support widescreen?

  25. hooray for 16:9 games! this list will definitely come in handly if/when I start looking to the flesh out my GCN library.

    by the by, are most widescreen TVs HD by nature? I’m not very knowledgeable when it comes to TV specs, so please be gentle when chiding me for not knowing!

  26. yeah, letting us know which ones are 16:9 is even more worthwhile info then the 480p, so i’d love it if somebody could differentiate.

  27. Wow, its weird how Nintendo doesn’t advertise these things. I never knew about the Viewtiful Joe games but I did suspect as such for Windwaker and Four Swords. Nice list, I may replay these games to see if the graphics change much.

  28. Late ass response. If it’s misleading, isn’t almost a lie.

    I called BS when I saw RE4.

    Lies all LIES!!!

  29. Oh, maybe I missed it the first time around, but the stars note the 16.9.




  30. Jedi Outcast won’t go to progressive mode on our Wii. It is set to 480p and all our other GC games that support progressive mode are doing it (always asking if we want the display to be progressive or not) but Jedi Outcast won’t do it. Do I have to push certain buttons when the game is starting?

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