Video Game History: Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest (Gamecube)

Cubivore Survival of the Fittest Nintendo Gamecube boxart Atlus

Cubivore was a joint-project between Nintendo and Atlus released on the Gamecube in 2002. While video games might be strange at times, there’s nothing more bizarre than Cubivore.

Eating a leaf Cubivore Survival of the Fittest Nintendo Gamecube

The name “Cubivore” comes from the cubed shape of its ugly graphics, and the word “carnivore”. You start off with this blocky animal who must climb to the top of the food chain and bring order to the cubed land. Or something. The Japanese title was 動物番長 (Dōbutsu Banchō) which means Animal Leader.

Cubivore Survival of the Fittest Nintendo Gamecube

So to become top dog you must take on weaker cubivore and grow stronger after their passing. The battles were a fast paced action-RPG, and the game was basically a video game version of the theory of evolution.

Cubivore Survival of the Fittest Nintendo Gamecube Atlus

I remember skipping this game when it came out, but if I had the chance I’d probably get it now. It’s just so weird and crazy. I like that.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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