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Rumorlife

I'm moving to a new apt less than a month, I'm finally going to plug my GCN back in so I can replay my GCN games but also double up on Gameboy games with my GB Player. I'm dying for Mario Party 4, Mario Sunshine, Starfox Adventures, and who knows what else.

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Fiyaball

Had some pretty dumb luck a couple weeks ago:
I walked into a local video game store in Dubuque and noticed they were selling Phantasy Store Onoine (Gamecube) for $45. After some trading with my sister to get the money (I traded her my copy of Lufia 1; planned on eventually getting a copy of lufia 2 anyway, and I'll probably find them in a bundle on ebay), and bought it. On the car ride back, I noticed that they mentioned the plus version on the back of the case. I turn around the case and realized... that they gave me the plus version.... which goes for $120+. That's one way to save a ton of money :3

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SeaSalty

Just bought a GCN last year and idk why I didn't rebuy it sooner! I got my original purple one for my 13th birthday back in 02 and I thought it was the greatest thing! of course my sisters bf was a total PS2 fanboy and always bashed my little purple cubey:/ Always telling me "Dude, it's for kids!" "It doesn't even play DVDs!" "It doesn't have any mature (real) games!" "Oh it's a fun system, but that's all it is." "PS2 is mature, plays DVDs, and is just all around better!" I've heard it all...lol

My favorite games were Wind Waker, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle, Starfox Adventures, Viewtiful Joe 1 and 2, and Smash Melee.

I never got to fully play Mario Sunshine, Pikmin, or MarioKart DD:(

Too bad the games are hard to find or are really expensive...

Idk what it is, but the GCN era was just so exciting, new, revolutionary, and just the best IMO. When I bought the Wii and Wii U, it just didn't give me that special feeling like the GCN did...

I remember reading rumors online that the GCN would be called "Dolphin"

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Bolt_Strike

GC and N64 were great, and 5th and 6th overall was the golden age of the industry. That was when developers actually innovated and did new things. Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, Ocarina of Time, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, those are some of the best games of all time.

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ebracer05

Wats up guys this is Brian checkin in. 1st post ever.

Ima give me some love for the n64. Best console ever. When I got mine i thought i wouldnt need anything else to be happy ever again. i wish nintendo still made old skool type games like that. that was one of the best times in my life

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Vinny

Hello, any threads where I can worship the GBA?

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gcunit

I find it hard to get excited about the N64. I played a lot of Goldeneye and loved it, but it was on a friend's console. When I look at the games available on it now, the visuals actively deter me from getting involved. SNES games are more attractive to me in that sense than N64. But I fully hold up my hands to not being familiar with the system or the other games, so have no right to judge it properly.

However, the Gamecube? What a wealth of games on that little beauty. Such variety and such a large amount of great design.

As for the controllers, I recently bought a couple of the Smash edition, and they just feel so snug in my hands, unlike anything else I can remember, controller-wise.

I only caught the tail-edge of the Gamecube era, having always avoided the expense of consoles in the past. My Gamecube got abused and underappreciated, but I'm so glad to be able to revisit it now.

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ebracer05

@gcunit Wat games do you suggest for the gamecube. i only played a few like super smash bros and mario sunshine.

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gcunit

Dependent on your individual tastes for certain genres etc. of course, but the following games I would say are certainly worth checking out:

  • The Star Fox games (Adventures & Assault)
  • Star Wars - Rogue Squadron 2 & 3
  • Super Mario Strikers
  • TimeSplitters 2 & Future Perfect
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Pikmin 1 & 2
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  • F-Zero GX
  • James Bond 007 Nightfire
  • Paper Mario - The Thousand Year Door
  • Luigi's Mansion
  • The Super Monkey Ball games

...plus others, but I'll let you discover some for yourself

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StuTwo

It was a great console. Everything great about Nintendo is there in the Gamecube.

From a design point of view it was incredibly clever and well balanced. I don't think there's ever been a cutting edge machine that's been available so cheaply as the Gamecube was. That the Wii was basically an overclocked Gamecube with a few additional tricks and that was still being sold in high numbers until very recently is a testament to the quality of its design.

I also love the controller. It was a mid point between the complicated N64 controller and the Wii's "controller for everyone". I read once that Miyomoto spent a lot of time on the controller and was especially pleased with it. I think he was right to be and it's a crying shame that its lessons have been left behind.

They realised that most games only use one button for the majority of the time with a second button for some of the time and (at a push) two shoulder buttons. Hence the A button was huge and inviting and the vestigial X and Y buttons smaller but still there. Just in case they made sense for a more complex game.

You can see how it evolved into the Wii and how Nintendo's game design was also evolving alongside it.

Where the Gamecube really scored though was in getting relevant support from third parties. Sega in particular contributed some games like Super Monkey Ball and Skies of Arcadia Legend that appealed to the audience on the Gamecube. It's such a shame that games like that don't get made or pushed any more in the way that they would have 15 years ago.

The biggest problem that the Gamecube had was a lack of a clear marketing strategy. They kind of knew who they were aiming at but they weren't willing to fully commit to 100% it for fear of completely alienating the "teenage boy" demographic they'd done OK with on the N64. The Wii U has had a similar problem for different reasons.

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Danksparce

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@Danksparce Alright, will do officer.

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ZeldAlice

How much I love these two systems and I'm still playing on them. I'll never tire out of them. Both N64 and GameCube had GREAT games.

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Gamecubefan15

I love the Gamecube. It was the most popular system where I lived. I loved Luigi's Mansion, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Battle for Bikini Bottom, Lego Star Wars: The Video Game, etc. The PS2 didn't do as well as the Gamecube where I lived. I'm currently playing the popular Gamecube classic, Tales of Symphonia, as well as The Wind Waker.

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blaisedinsd

I never got an N64 or a Gamecube because I didn't feel the need to own a second console after Playstation and Playstation 2.

I have since gone back and played some N64 games on Virtual Console.

I played Gamecube games on my Wii and then eventually bought a gamecube so I could run the gameboy player.

I played tombraider instead of Mario 64. I played Gran Turismo instead of Mario Kart. I played Final Fantasy and Metal Gear instead of Zelda. Oh yeah and Ape Escape and Crash Bandicoot and Madden/NFL Gameday.

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RatKing64

I loved my N64 to death. To date it is the console that I have completed the most games on and they were awesome games. Mario 64, Zelda OoT, Zelda MM, Star Fox 64, Goldeneye, Banjo Kazooie, Jet Force Gemini, DK 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Rayman 2, F-Zero X, 1080, Beetle Adventure Racing, Kirby 64 ... the list goes on! The N64 did not have as many games as PSX, but the library was packed with classics. I wish there was an N64 style classic controller for the Wii so I could play my VC games with it.

My only complaint about the N64 is that it lacked RPGs. I love JRPGs and there were very few of them. Game Cube was only marginally better in that respect.

I still have my GameCube and it is always connected to the TV. I played through lots of Cube games but I still have some of the best ones unplayed. I still need to complete Zelda: Twilight Princess, Paper Mario TTYD and Fire Emblem : Path of Radiance. I was saving them to be the last three games that I played on the system and then we started having kids and it became hard to find time to sit in front of the TV at home and play games. I started playing Twilight Princess but I kept getting interrupted or distracted and it felt like the game was not getting the attention it deserved. I switched to playing mostly hand held games for a few years after that. I think this fall when the kids go back to school hours (in bed by 8:00PM) I will dust off Twilight Princess and start again.

My biggest gaming screw up was when my brother in law asked if he could have one of my Cube data cards and I accidentally gave him the one with all of my best save files on it. I lost all of the Double Dash unlocks and my 99% complete Metroid Prime game save (saved just before the final boss but not yet finished). By the time I discovered the screw up it was too late and he had already deleted the data. I am not sure that I want to play through Prime again just to see the ending.

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Fiyaball

RatKing64 wrote:

My only complaint about the N64 is that it lacked RPGs. I love JRPGs and there were very few of them. Game Cube was only marginally better in that respect.

As I can tell by your profile picture, you seem to be a fan of SRPGS. The gamecube/n64 barely had any, and they go for high prices nowadays. (Ogre Battle 64/ Path of Raidance, anyone?)

To be fair, though, any SRPG in that era that wasn't Final Fantasy Tactics costs a bit of money these days :/ (Like Shining Force 3 )

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