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RetroRider

Man I have always wanted a GameCube so badly... But I am still poor with the munnies ( and have no TV so would have to buy that too). Always admired it's shape and it's main color scheme of purple. Animal Crossing and Melee are some really great games that I would love to play on the system. Oh and Wind Waker too, it looks marvelous to play with it's unique art style and big locations.

I have actually never owned a Nintendo console, it has always been handhelds with our family... from GBA to the 3DS that's all the Nintendo I have ever known.

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I love the Gamecube and I don't have/never had a Gamecube. But I play Gamecube games on the Wii, and it is wonderful. Those triggers on the controller are epic. I don't usually like traditional controllers too much like this but the Gamecube controller is special.

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Ryu_Niiyama

I grew up on the Nes (briefly) and the SNES but the Gamecube is still hands down my favorite system. Fighting games like (SCII, bloody roar and CvSNK2), multiplats (not as many as ps2 but I think it matched xbox fairly well), the controller while now behind the gamepad as my favorite was so comfortable except the dpad was too stiff, plus some really awesome exclusives (baten kaitos I and II ate up so much of my life) made it the system to own for me. I was so content with it that I didn't get a ps2 until the end of the gen and I didn't get an xbox until after the 360 had launched. Also that thing won't die...I dropped it down a flight of stairs when I went to college and it was fine aside from some scuff marks. Still works now in fact.

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Alright guys, this isn't a thread to hate on the GCN/N64, this is a thread to love and worship the GCN/N64. I'm looking at you @WaveBoy...

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Emperor-Palpsy

Great thread

I owned both the N46 and GC for many years, and would consider them both strong 'Nintendo' products' for many reasons. The N64 was quite ahead of its time in terms of graphic capabilities and multiplayer support, but I always felt it was unable to communicate these strengths to the audience majority. Not only this, but the price of games (up to £55 even back '99) and almost impossible nature of pirating meant that it was considered a toy rather than a platform. Conversely, the PS1 was cheaper to buy, it's games cheaper (mostly), easy pirating and, perhaps most importantly, better branding with a broader and new emerging adult audience.

The other weakness of the N64 was it's game library. Yes, it hit some highs that even Nintendo have yet to fully replace, but the third party support was once again a problem. In this case, the cartridge format was a big contributor; vastly smaller storage space, more expensive to manufacture.

What about the GC? I'll be in the minority that actually preferred this product to the N64. It was nippier than the PS2 and a little less capable than the Xbox, sure, but this was blown way out of proportion at the time. I distinctly remember the hype and hoo-lah about the PS2's well branded 'Emotion Engine', and how much better this silicon was than anything else on the market. It worked, and once again the cool/mature image usurped Nintendo.

The GC was a great looking product too, very original and with easily Nintendo's best controller to date. It had a very decent selection of games that, like the N64, have become all-time classics and were worth owning the console for. It could play GBA games with the (admittedly chunky) adapter, had the most awesome wireless controller on the market (the WaveBird) and was incredibly reliable.

So if I had a choice between the two, I would likely go with the GC. In my view there many N64 games that are just starting to look a little... tired? They were great at the time on a small CRT TV, but now the early 3D graphics are just showing their age, and I'd rather they stay as happy memories. The GC was the beginning of modern-looking graphics as we know them today - far more polished and rounded - and they're still very playable today.

I just wish Nintendo would put them on the Wii U Virtual Console already...

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The Gamecube in my honest opinion is the greatest system ever made. With Super Mario Sunshine, Wind Waker, and Metroid Prime, it has the greatest games in three of the biggest genres - the platformer, the action game, and the shooter. Of course all three of those are classic nintendo adventure games so what we really have is an adventure platformer, and action adventure and an adventure shooter. Those three in my opinion are in the top 5 games ever developed along with Xenoblade and Fire Emblem Fates.

Also that controller. The GC controller is the best controller designed for the gamer. I'm so salty that the entire gaming industry is still stuck with the old SNES controller design layout when the GC design improved on it. Even my darling Nintendo went back to the aged SNES face button layout. We're living in the past. Miyamoto improved on the design of the controller and we took a step back after the Wii for some reason.

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Besides the fact that the Gamecube had a good amount of great first party games, it lacked in exclusives but the exclusives it did have were the best of that generation. I have a very small (yet wonderful) collection. I also want to mention that although the Gamecube controller is so loved, I don't find it to be anything special. I can't ignore the C-stick issues, bad d-pad and the noisy trigger buttons. I like the face buttons though.

The N64 is one of my favourites. It also lacked in exclusive games (compared to Playstation), but just like the Gamecube, the exclusives it did have were the best of that generation. I also felt that the controller is poorly designed and very uncomfortable.

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martinskrtel37

man, it's so weird seeing people talk about third parties all the time.

back in the day (actually only 10 years ago), nobody went on about how "u need third party support", that was for the other companies because they aren't gaming companies, don't think like gaming companies, don't innovate and create new gaming ideas, they get third parties to make formulaic games.

nintendo have never needed that kind of support. why do people talk about it so much? one person even acknowledged how the N64 has so many AAA once in a generation titles yet also bemoans the lack of third party support?? why do you need bad third party games when you have utterly timeless first party games? quality, not quantity! this is why you fondly remember the gamecube before the playstation 2 - quality, not quantity.

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@Drowsy Indeed it is… But GameCube is god. ALL HAIL THE PURPLE LUNCH BOX!

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SCRAPPER392

N64 was awesome, but it just didn't have the games PS1 had, and there's literally no way or reason for me to go back and "beat" PS1.
As for GCN, outside or God of War, Black, or Starwars Battlefront II, it still wins in my book. You just weren't going to beat Resident Evil exclusives, Metal Gear Solid, exclusive Sega, Smash Bros, etc. on GameCube. Even Xbox beats PS2, IMO, but GCN was truly my first favorite console.

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Rumorlife

I have 64 games for my N64.

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10-zx

Good work people, we must continue to keep this thread pumping. Never shall it fall into the depths of old threads! 5th/6th gen was the best! More worship!

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Shinion

Is this a zombie thread? I've got the necessary plants on standby if it is deemed so.

If not then I'll say that I like the N64 for Banjo, Conker's, OOT & Majora's Mask and Pokemon Snap, and the GameCube for Fire Emblem Path of Radiance, Pokemon Colosseum & XD, Double Dash, Melee and Sunshine. Not much else for either TBH.

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What about those 3DO games that came to the N64 like Battletanx. I loved those games, but they're a disaster if I try and play it now.
Anyone got any special controller colors? I've got a yellow and that clear-purple one plugged in always and forever...

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KingMike

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What about those 3DO games that came to the N64 like Battletanx. I loved those games, but they're a disaster if I try and play it now.
Anyone got any special controller colors? I've got a yellow and that clear-purple one plugged in always and forever...

I don't know if I still have my two original jungle-green controllers, or just my others (two normal gray and a normal blue I got with a second normal black console I bought to mod to play Japanese games).

I remember awhile ago someone posted a Japanese trade show video debuting the N64. Looks like purple was one of the planned original controller colors but I don't think it was ever released (not even one of the obscure Japanese limited-edition controllers).
I could've bought a second cart of Donkey Kong 64 from a local store once, with the Nintendo Power banana controller included but I passed.

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