Mario GameCube Controller

  • Regions: JPN/ EU
  • Club Nintendo reward program standalone release
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Release dates:
    • JPN: July 20th 2004
    • EU: July 11th 2005*
  • Club Nintendo Prices:
    • JPN: 500P
    • EU: 3500 Stars (VIP 24:7)
  • Black cable, length: 2m
  • Internals variations: T3
  • Stamp variations: CE•

Description

Red top shell and blue bottom shell, with a red plug and a white “M” logo. It was released as a standalone accessory through the Club Nintendo reward program in Japan and the VIP 24:7 reward program in Europe.

Trivia

  • This controller is themed around Mario, a character from the Mario franchise.
  • This controller was redeemable through the Club Nintendo reward program in Japan with 500P, roughly the price of 10 games.
  • Here’s the original listing from Club Nintendo from which you could order the Mario GameCube controller: https://web.archive.org/web/20040710090359/http://www.nintendo.co.jp/club/present_etc/p14.html
  • It was also available in Europe through the VIP 24:7 reward program for 3500 stars, roughly the price of 14 games.
  • It was released in August 10th 2005 in Belgium, but it was available earlier in other countries, as early as July 11th 2005. My main source is a belgian forum thread.

Standalone Packaging

Official Artwork

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