Topic: The GameCube & N64 Thread

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justlink wrote:

I dislike how it isn't on VC yet

This is my favorite platform. I really liked it and it's high quality library of games, from Luigi's Mansion to LOZ: Wind Waker.

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It was a great console, the main thing that hurt it most was the fact that it was competing directly with the ultra popular PS2.


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Was there really 6 Resident Evils? What was the 6th? I only recall 0-4

Code Veronica.

I thought it was only on the PS2 and Dreamcast...

Nope. Also on the GameCube.


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One word: Melee. That is all

But also, the Wii U NEEDS GameCube VC. I want Path of Radiance so badly and I'd love to be able to play games like F-Zero GX and Luigi's Mansion on the gamepad.


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This thread is now edited to include the N64, because it's (supposedly) awesome.

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Shane76 wrote:

One of the last Consoles to not have games RUINED by greedy developers with their DLC schemes. Also the last time Nintendo had a Console of similar power to its completion, one can only hope that the Wii U successor takes that road as its the way to go.
One of the better looking Consoles too, I love the indigo but you could get basic Black if you wanted.

No need for basic Black right now, but maybe one day. I have the incredible Indigo and perfect Platinum. Indigo is chipped and scuffed, but the Platinum is in near mint condition, with matching controllers, and a Platinum Wavebird. "Platinum" is associated with "special" and these little gems are certainly something special now aren't they? #WhoAreYou?

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Great console systems. I was quite young when the N64 came out and I remember being blown away by the graphics of Super Mario 64.

Unfortunately, the 3D games killed a lot of the interest in platforming games, which had always been my preference. So, while a lot of my friends moved on to the 3D games, I continued to play the older SNES/NES games for the next few years.

Finally updated to the N64 in 2000 and the PS2 in 2001.

The graphics on the gamecube were great, for the time. However, I had already moved on to the PS2 and never really played a lot of those games.

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Bump. We need more people commenting! More praise for the GCN & N64! #BornToPlay #ChangeTheSystem

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GameCube was pretty good, though I only had a PS2 generation, pretty much because PS2 had the monopoly on RPGs that gen.



Wow. Gamecube AND N64? Now you've got me nostalgic

I see quite a few parallels between the Gamecube and the Wii U, specifically their "underdog" status against Sony and Microsoft. (Also their unconventional but intuitive main controller and the fact that they will probably be remembered for Smash Bros. more than anything else) But what I thought was interesting about the Gamecube is they pushed the envelope on all of their classic franchises - Mario got a water pack, Link got cel-shaded, Metroid became an FPS, and Mario Kart embraced the power of teamwork. Nintendo really didn't play it safe that generation.

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The N64 was actually a terrible console in retrospect. Not the specifications or the games mind you, but the fact that you could only rely on 2 blockbusters being released a year was terrible for the consumer. Obviously it has some all time classics and the game design of Mario 64 and OoT essentially cemented two 3D genres, but it was abysmal in terms of RPG support and has business practices that started the trend of no third party support for Nintendo.



The GameCube was amazing though and really had Nintendo thinking outside the box with their franchises (as mentioned above). Pikmin is still one of my all time favorites. Nintendo also was better at working exclusive 3rd party deals like the Capcom 5 and got a lot of the classic compilations the PS2 was getting. Too bad it didn't really sell all that well. Not to mention that indigo and spice were great color choices.



My only issue with the GameCube is that it underutilized online; pretty much only PSO made use of it. That game's online is still alive today with the private servers. Anyway, I still had a great time with what the system offered. It's my favorite console actually.



5th and 6th gen were really the golden age of gaming IMO. There was a better variety of games and a lot more creativity. You could really buy that Nintendo was innovating back then, not like now when they phone in practically all of their games.


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I loved the gamecube as well. Moving from Dreamcast to Gamecube it had some games I had on Dreamcast and also the 60HZ option. Too bad they went downhill with the WII and WII U. It was clearly not a good move. They tried to be different, but failed to support fans who are a bit more of a hardcore gamer. The limitations of the hardware specs were just not acceptable.



I never fell in love with the N64 or GCN the way I fell in love with the NES, SNES & Wii...Hah, it wasn't even close.

I don't like it when a console puts far more emphasis on 3D gaming(95% in this case), leaving Sprites and 2D goodness to crumble to the way side as if it's some dying unwanted mother brain space turd of a genre. Fortunately, The Wii brang it back.

To be fair though, I would of been far more into the cube had drinking, partying and women didn't enter my life in my late teens. The GCN era was an 'in and out' generation of gaming for me. Eventually Legend of Zelda Wind Waker & Resident evil 4's release kicked me back after a mid generation hiatus, and I found myself even more addicted than ever, with the likes of Super Monkey Ball 2, Viewtiful Joe, F-Zero X, Eternal Darkness, Metroid Prime, Mario Kart Double Dash!!, Soul Calibur II ect ect.

As for the N64, certain games blew me away(Mario 64, golden eye 007, starfox 64 ect) but the variety was simply put lacking, the visuals at times were a complete eye soar with Blurry textured environments and game crippling frame rates. PS1 wasn't any better in terms of character models, nor could it match the sheer scope of 3D environments(ect) that the N64 offered, but it had the better library of games(even if the majority couldn't match the groundbreaking-ness of certain N64 games) imo and Sprite based platformers that were completely absent on the N64.

PS1 got Mega Man 8, X4, X5, X6, Legends, Legends 2 and Misadventures of Tron Bon......What did the N64 get? Just Legends.
PS1 got Resident Evil 1,2 & 3.....N64 just got the 2nd.
N64 got 2 terrible 3D caslevania games, the PS1 got Symphony of the Night and chronicles.

Just a few examples. Honestly, If you only had a PS1 or an N64 during that generation you were missing out. having both was a must!

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1. Resident Evil is the fourth game in the series. It is also the last game to tie up the Umbrella years. The final showdown. The GBC game also did that but was ported to 3d on celluar phone along with the RE airport game ( the one based off the movie ). RE the movie was basically like watching the game in action.

CV is best on the Dreamcast as that is the main system. It was kinda weird becuase what is funny about CV is that it is on the PSX with tons more footage then the Dreamcast. The CV is kinda funny but I can't find CV for the PSX but remember it being sold in stores for the PSX.

2. N64. Let me be fair. The entire life of the n64 was Pokemon gimmicks. That is about it. N64 did have it's moments and people were like wow but if I had an PSX in my home, chances are most of my games would have been PSX. The N64 have tons of great games on it, Bomberman N64 is probably the first and last time Bomberman was "up to date" along with the "Second Attack". What else could be said????/ We were just happy jolly fools buying into this abomination of an machine. Born on lies, and people breaking promises.

3. Dreamcast - okay lets be fair. Nobody knew anything about Dreamcast. They had an bunch of great games on it. But the average gamer was into RPG games, or was Nintendo-slaves. Nobody cared about the Dreamcast no matter what game they had because we were busy. Even the PSX had more love dedicated towards it then the Dreamcast. "Treasure Planet had two dual releases.

1. RECV is the final confrontation between everybody and umbrella, but was released before RE4 and RE0.
2. N64 had some moments but the PSX could blow them away any day.
3. Dreamcast had no advertisment. SONY gave free advertisement away.

What about the Gamecube??

Well everything on the Gamecube was great until.
A. Metroid Fusion. Also when did Metroid Prime Take place.
B. Phantasy Stat Online. So many memories. I collected all the Items and then was BSOD on the Japanese servers by of course "Midgets". Kinda like the ending of "Kite". BSOD ruined everybody life, and that games Gazonde damaged my eyes. I miss all the people I talked with and did all kinds of crazy things.
C. Smash Brothers.....Keep in mind I got rid of that game, but it was nice while it lasted.
D. IDK that is pretty much it. The Gamecube had some moments here and there but the best game was and is Resident Evil 4 and I sold that off. I still have "Beyond Good and Evil" because it was the only game I could play over and over again without getting bored. It was that amazing. I played bG&E probably ten to five times in one day. Amazing short game but so fun to play. Great graphics
E. That is the problem with the Gamecube after you look away from Resident Evil the system looks very empty and tasteless. That is all I can say. No really Nintendo made it impossible to enjoy these systems BY DAMAGING THE STORYLINE. Most of the games for the Gamecube was ports. Even the Zelda quests are ports. All Gamecube games have been ported over, Why bother anymore???

F. Right now I am playing Spongebob. While on the PS2 I am playing FFIX.
Seriously that being said, both games look great my garbage "Seiki" tv. Otherwise I would rather go back to the SNES any day of the week.

F. To hell with the Gamecube and N64. N64 has one really great game, and an bunch of fun things from Rareware. That is really about sums up everything. The Gamecube barely have anything original on it, and I feel so wiped out thinking about purchasing games for it. It is like, why should I bother to get another gimmicky 3d game ever again.

Again the N64 has only one and again I say, ONE GREAT GAME and we all know what that is. Not bomberman or an Rare game.

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I tend to have mixed feelings in regards to the N64. On one hand it had some of the greatest games ever made, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, SM64, Starfox 64, F-Zero X, the plethora of Rare games.'s library was still pitifully tiny, third party support is as non-existent as the Wii U, and the controller is one of the worst controllers I ever used.

Gamecube on the other hand is actually one of my favorite consoles. Had a great library, it gave us some truly amazing games like the Metroid Prime games, Melee, Windwaker and Twilight Princess, Resident Evil REmake/0/4, Tales of Symphonia, Star Wars Rogue Leader. Luigi got his own game. Third Party support was actually decent(no gimped ports like the Wii U, no shovelware like the Wii). Controller was glorious. The only real criticism I had with it was the underused online(I think the PSO games were the only ones that used it) and the d-pad on the controller kind of really sucks

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