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Old March 24 2011, 10:50 PM   #1
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Consoles Are Fun!

I just got a hold of a used Nintendo Gamecube. Yeah, I know, way to stay on top of the trend (), but I am excited. One of my family members gave me a Gamecube console (he didn't know if it worked) that didn't have anything else with it; no controllers, no a/v cable, no power supply. So I took it to our local Gamestop and the clerk tested it, and while it worked, it was in rather bad shape. So I asked him about a trade in credit, and he said I could get $10 out of it. Well, Gamecube systems were $29 (with controller, a/v, and power supply), so I just traded it in and paid the difference, picking up used copies of Need For Speed: Underground and 1080' Avalanche for $3 a piece.

Now, granted, it's not HD and my HDTV shows that, but it's easily forgotten as I put in NFS:U and start it up. After 5 minutes of play, I realize just how much fun it is to play on a console instead of a PC! My last experience with consoles were one of the 1st gen X-Box 360s, and after repeated returns and repairs, I gave up on console gaming. I am having so much fun playing on this little Gamecube. You know, the technology may be older, but it still packs a lot of punch!

I don't know, I guess I'm just excited to play on a console that's recent (before the 360, my last console was a Super Nintendo). So I'll ask, since I'm so very new to the Gamecube, are there any games that really stand out?
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Old March 24 2011, 10:54 PM   #2
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Resident Evil, Resident Evil 4, Zelda twilight Princess, Zelda The Wind Waker, Super Smash Brothers, Metroid Prime 1 and 2, Eternal Darkness, Beyond Good and Evil, Super Mario Sunshine

Try and track those down. Ill see if I can think of some more
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Old March 24 2011, 11:11 PM   #3
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Doh!
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Old March 24 2011, 11:34 PM   #4
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Eternal Darkness is probably my favorite game for that system. I agree with a lot of the stuff above and would only add Metal Gear Twin Snakes to the list.
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Old March 25 2011, 02:51 AM   #5
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Re: Consoles Are Fun!

I've just joined the club as well. My last console was a Sega Genesis. Before that it was the NES, and before that the Atari 2600. Then last year, I got a Wii for Christmas. Now, just a few days ago I bought a PS3 Home Theatre Bundle, which I've still yet to receive. But I did buy GT5 for it.
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Old March 25 2011, 05:01 AM   #6
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Re: Consoles Are Fun!

The Gamecube isn't up to the standard of Nintendo's other great consoles, but there's a few gems for the system that are well worth playing.

Highly Recommend

Beyond Good & Evil
Mario Kart: Double Dash (everyone needs a Mario Kart)
Metroid Prime 1 & 2
Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Monkey Ball 2
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Tales of Symphonia
Zelda: Wind Waker
Zelda: Twilight Princess

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Bomberman Generations (for multiplayer only)
F-Zero GX
Luigi's Mansion
Pikmin
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and Two Thrones
Resident Evil 4
Star Wars: Rogue Leader
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Old March 25 2011, 05:42 AM   #7
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^ I'll check those out, too. I just picked up Star Wars Rogue Leader and it looks gorgeous. Got it for a $1 used!
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Old March 25 2011, 10:42 AM   #8
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The Wii can play Gamecube games in case you decide to upgrade/get one...
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Old March 25 2011, 10:52 AM   #9
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We have a Gamecube. Much underrated console. All of the Nintendo titles are solid as usual.
Super Smash, Mario Kart, Zelda: Wind Waker, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Mario Sunshine are all good games. Aside from Twilight Princess, you shouldn't have too much trouble getting the games cheap either.
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Old March 25 2011, 01:57 PM   #10
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Kelthaz wrote: View Post
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Resident Evil 4
Moderately recommend Resident Evil 4?? And no mention at all of the Resident Evil remake??


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Old March 25 2011, 01:59 PM   #11
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Yeah, RE4 and the RE remake were top titles for that system. Personally, this was the system that officially wore me out on Zelda and Mario titles too. That and my own age probably put me a bit past their target demographic. But I just find them to be rehashes of rehashes now.
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Old March 25 2011, 02:47 PM   #12
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Oh yeah and resident evil zero. Not as good as re 1 remake or re4 but still awesome
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Old March 25 2011, 05:31 PM   #13
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Another vote for the RE1 Remake. I've played through it several times. I wish they would've done similar versions of 2 and 3.
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Resident Evil 4
Moderately recommend Resident Evil 4?? And no mention at all of the Resident Evil remake??


I've never played Resident Evil 4, so I'm just recommending it based off reviews. All the strong recommendations are games I've played.
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Old March 25 2011, 05:49 PM   #15
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I would also like to point out, again, Eternal Darkness. It's not only the best game on the Game Cube, it was probably one of the top 5 games of that generation.
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