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RedderRugfish

Some of my favorite memories of the system...

-My neighbor letting us borrow his copy of Animal Crossing and my Mom and sisters immediately became obsessed and bought our own copy
-Playing Melee and Mario Kart with basically any friend who visited
-Getting Mario Sunshine at the beginning of summer, and then beating it the last day of summer
-Shouting "Pumpkin!" during that Mario Party 7 minigame to try and mess up the person who had to say the correct fruit into the microphone
-Beating Zelda 1 with the tiny Gamecube D Pad
-Teaching my friend to play Phantasy Star Online and him immediately finding a 1 in 4000 drop right after I told him "You can take anything you find in crates, I don't need any of it"
-Sending my GBA Mario Golf characters over to Gamecube Mario Golf and destroying the game with my custom character who could hit the ball twice as far as Bowser or DK

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HobbitGamer

@ThanosReXXX Yes! That game was fun. I also really enjoyed the first NFS Underground.

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NorseGamerTommy

Yay!

Oh dear... The GameCube has so many great games!
Not really sure which one to put as my nr. 1 game, as I played both Wind Waker and Sonic Adventure 2 Battle to death as a kid.

Other great games are Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Twilight Princess, Four Swords Adventures, Mario Party 4-7, Sonic Adventure DX, Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2, Wario Ware, and Pokémon Colosseum.

I sadly never owned Super Mario Sunshine or Luigi's Mansion myself, or else I'd probably have those on my list as well.

I also for some reason had a really good time chillin with Pikachu in Pokémon Channel. And me and my friend used to play hide & seek with the horse in Harvest Moon.

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ThanosReXXX

@Tasuki Hm, odd. I suppose that would mean that you've had quite the long streak of bad luck, then.
Regardless, I wouldn't give up on it, if you really want it. They can't all continue to fail on you.

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I used to own Auto Modellista myself, but I could never get along with its difficulty curve, and the feel of it. Looked cool, played less cool, in my opinion. My favorite "realistic" racing game on the GameCube was R: Racing Evolution. Also really loved the Pacman vs bonus game that came with it.

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RedderRugfish

Auto Modellista was a strange choice for a Gamecube port. "Let's take this game that was specifically made to take advantage of the new online gaming craze, and put it on Gamecube."

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Tasuki

@ThanosReXXX So it seems. I wish I still had my launch day Cube but sadly I had to sell it at the time since I was inbetween jobs and needed the money.

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ThanosReXXX

@Tasuki Ah, that sucks. I've been in dire straits as well, several times actually, but I rather just ate bread all week, than sell any of my games and/or consoles, and as such, I never did, so luckily, I still have all my consoles and handhelds, ever since the N64.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Gamecuber

I got my Cube just before my last year at university and in the 6 or so years before I got a Wii only had 9 games for it (but they were all great) and then gave it to my housemate when I got the Wii. Bought another one 3 years later for the study/man cave.

Best game? It’s hard to top Rogue Leader. I remember the first time I payed that in a store. Even after playing the PC Star Wars games for years that first Death Star level was pretty impressive. 100%ing Super Mario Sunshine was good fun and my favourite Mario Kart is Double Dash!!

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RedderRugfish

I really want to like Rogue Leader (and Rogue Squadron) but I'm just so bad at it. One moment I'm flying around, shooting things, having fun, and then some random thing I was apparently supposed to protect dies and I fail. After a while it just started to feel like trial and error.

It's a shame though, because when I'm not being annoyed by that happening, it's really fun.

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bimmy-lee

Gamecube is the only Nintendo home console I’ve never owned. I was a broke college student when it launched and skipped that generation. My Wii can play GC discs, but I want to play the games on the console and controller that they were designed for. That’s all. I leave in shame.

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ThanosReXXX

@RedderRugfish Yeah, I have certainly gotten my share of that as well, but for me in this case, the fun overrules all the frustration, and because it's such a good looking game, and because I'm a Star Wars fan, I still wanted to keep playing it regardless. Never 100-percented it, though.

@bimmy-lee Well, if you've got about 60 bucks to spare, you could still get one, you know?

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bimmy-lee

@ThanosReXXX - Oh yeah, I’m going to get one eventually. I actually have a small number of GC games that I picked up to play on my Wii, but then decided I want to play them on the original hardware. I picked up a used PS2 right after college because it was offered to me on the cheap. I played so much Viewtiful Joe and NBA Street Vol. 2 that I bought GC copies cheap at the end of that generation. I have a couple other obvious games as well.

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gcunit

I bought a used 'Cube late on in the generation and abused it to run home-burnt ISOs on full-sized discs. But it was the first console I ever bought, and now that I'm much more into console gaming and Nintendo consoles specifically, I feel regretful about how I pulled my poor purple 'Cube apart.

So I started looking for used 'Cubes on ebay in very good condition and found a white one in Like New condition. Being in the UK the colour variants for 'Cubes were fairly limited, and I hadn't seen a white one before, and really liking white console hardware I splashed out on it (came with two Like New genuine Nintendo controllers too to help justify the £120 price).

When it arrived I realised I shoulda done my homework - it wasn't 'white' white as expected, but pearlescent white. Which isn't quite so much to my tastes, but it's comparatively rare compared to the purple, black and silver versions, so I'm keeping it for now. Don't intend to actually use it much, just keep it nice - I'm installing all my Gamecube games to my Wii U for actual playing.

My overriding Gamecube memories are the first time I played Mario Strikers, having never seen any footage, and just absolutely loving how emphatic the goal celebrations were; and playing as Arsenal a lot on FIFA '06 and constantly yelling at Adebayor

My Gamecube collection is very much underplayed so I need y'all in this thread to inspire me to make progress with it.

Been gradually building up my collection, but I fear a couple may never be in my reach - UK PAL copies of The Thousand Year Door and Fire Emblem go for a lot of money.

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ThanosReXXX

@bimmy-lee You should check out the selection at LukieGames.
https://www.lukiegames.com/nintendo-gamecube-systems.html
They also offer decent warranties, and full refund returns, in case something is off or unsatisfactory.

And they don't just sell the hardware for competitive prices, they also sell a lot of games for equally competitive prices:
https://www.lukiegames.com/nintendo-gamecube-games.html#/?_=1...
Two of my all-time favorites, 1080 Avalanche and Wave Race Blue Storm, are available for ridiculously low prices as well...

Now, you may have noticed that I recommend this site to a lot of people living in the US, so one might expect that there's something in it for me, but it's just that I've made use of them a couple of times, and I've found their customer service to be second to none, so if something positive like that happens to me, I've no problem whatsoever with recommending a store or web shop to someone else.

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ThanosReXXX

@gcunit Do you mean that you want us to recommend titles, or enthuse you about the ones you already own?

As for good places to get games at reasonable prices in your area, you might want to give this one a try:
https://consolepassion.co.uk/products/nintendo-gamecube

Even if games are sold out, you can still add them to your wish list and get notified once they're in stock again.

I checked the collection for you, and currently, Paper Mario and Fire Emblem aren't in stock, but you can always send them an inquiry, also to hear what it would cost you.

Alternatively, you could also just buy US/NTSC versions of the games, and then get a FreeLoader or Action Replay disc. The latter comes with the FreeLoader software included. It's a soft-boot method to play region free games. You can find either one of them on the British Amazon site, or at any retro game store you might know.

A third option, seeing as you've already soft-modded your Wii U anyway, is obviously to download the ISO's for these games, which can be found quite easily. And on a soft-modded console it also doesn't matter if you get the PAL or NTSC version, so that's another plus point for that option.

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gcunit

@ThanosReXXX How very decent of you, thanks - I'll take a look at those links later tonight.

I did actually get a Freeloader disc in the bundle when I bought my first 'Cube, though I'm pretty sure that was one of the very few things my dog damaged when he was a pup. Relying on an extra disc for every boot was never my preferred way to do it anyway, but I've not totally discounted getting another.

I've already got the ISOs, it's those scrummy boxes, manuals and original discs that I crave.

The thing for me nowadays with NGC gaming is that I don't have a CRT TV anymore, and I don't remember which my best A/V cable is but don't think I ever managed to get my hands on a component cable. So from a presentation perspective playing via the Wii U's HDMI cable seems my best bet.

And then there's the controllers... I've now got four Like New official controllers. But they look and feel so nice I'm kinda wary of using them. Maybe i should explore what the best alternative is and get a couple of them too for everyday use and save the official ones for special occasions...

Starting to sound like a right wally about it now, but hardware preservation feels really important to me now that I've invested in it.

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ThanosReXXX

@gcunit No man, you don't sound like a "right wally". I'm of the exact same sentiment. Still got all my consoles, handhelds, games and peripherals, and I try to take care of them the best way that I can. So far, nothing has died on me yet. (knock on wood)

And you're welcome. Had nothing to do today anyways, so doing a bit of online research is always an entertaining pass time for me.

As for that FreeLoader/Action Replay disc: I agree it's a bit of a hassle to have to swap discs all the time, but if you can play the superior NTSC versions of games in exchange for having to go through that little bit of effort, then I'd say it's still a considerable win.

And if you do decide to get it, just store it on a shelf that's high enough, so that you're dog won't be able to reach it.

By the way: you can get more controllers at any of the shops that I linked to, so you're basically provided for now.

Alternatively, you could always get some of these cheap Chinese knock offs, from Amazon...

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ThanosReXXX

@gcunit As for those cables, and/or a good video connector: why not invest in one of those custom GameCube to HDMI plugs that are always mentioned in articles on here? Might be a good investment, also to guarantee that your GameCube will remain compatible with whatever new screen or TV you'll get at some point.

But if those are too expensive for you, then here's a couple of cheaper options from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Converter-Tendak-Composite-Upscaler-...

https://www.amazon.co.uk/GANA-Composite-Converter-Adapter-Sup...

And a good option from a more well-known brand, is the Hyperkin 3-in-1 HDTV cable, which is compatible with the SNES, N64 and the GameCube:
https://www.amazon.com/Hyperkin-Hdtv-Cable-GameCube-N64-SNES/...

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