Got rid of the boring assed PS2.. So the choice was between Microsoft's powerful X-BOX, or Nintendo's weaker, but good Game Cube system. First off - I love Microsoft, but the Game Cube just seems a little bit better so far. I'll get an X-BOX once they have another block buster game (like Halo). The system is very, very small. Much smaller then any other system out on the market. The core system is also the most solid of the big 3 - by a huge margin. The controllers feel good, but not as good as the PS/PS2. The memory cards are very small, and they don't look awkward when inserted in the system. The system comes in three colors. Two colors that are currently available are Black and Indigo, with Orange coming on the way. The black system seems like the better color, although it's simply a preference. The indigo color seems too toy like. Memory card, which is just $14.99 - way to go! Tons of classics.. If you're a fan of Nintendo, you'll simply love this game. Heck, you'll even love this game it if you can appreciate a good/addictive game. Everything is in this game. All of the classic characters, environments, with super smooth / super clean graphics. The new music renditions kick serious ass too. Another classic game revisited. I didn't really get into yet, but I like what I see thus far.