If you owned a GameCube as a kid, you probably remember a few things about the console: its unique form factor, tiny discs, and how disappointing Super Mario Sunshine was. However, did you know that there is a “right way” to remove these discs? Yes, you just need to press the button in the center of the board.
If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, you’re not alone – indeed, it seems many gamers are unaware of this feature. We asked GameSpot staff, and more than half of us didn’t know. As the above tweet from DavyPGH shows, pressing down on the center of the CD carrier gently pulls the disc out of the tray, rather than the “grab and rip” that so many of us have had to perform as children. (Apparently the button even says “press” on it.) That knowledge might be 20 years out of date for some of us, but if you’re still playing Super Smash Bros. Melee on your original GameCube, it’s probably worth keeping in mind.
There’s a lot of similar gaming knowledge that you might assume everyone knows, but some people have definitely missed over the years. For example, did you know that the PS2 background becomes more populated depending on the contents of your memory card? Or that you can continue on the same world after a finished game in Super Mario Bros. original by holding A and pressing start on the main menu? Yes, the wonders of the gaming world are inexhaustible.
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