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Late for the (GC) bus

muzmuz Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Games and Technology
Yeah, yeah. I fell out of console gaming by and large when I felt like the N64 was a huge waste of time and money, and pretty much just got back into it with a Wii.

With that said, I totally missed out on some really awesome games I now have the opportunity to play for the Gamecube, but I know next to nothing about it. I have assembled a minor list based on hype and name dropping of quality titles to look for, but I need some affirmation/recommendations/guidance.

So, G&T, I ask you: What games do you recommend on top of these? Are there any you'd remove? And perhaps most importantly, do you know where I can good deals on these on the cheap? I'm... not a savvy consumer. Trading is good.

Super Monkey Ball 1 +/- 2
Wind Waker
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Metroid Prime 1 +/- 2
Resident Evil 4
Viewtiful Joe
Super Mario Sunshine
Prince of Persia SoT
Donkey Konga 1 +/- 2
Mario Parties?

I already picked up Battalion Wars for $10 on a hint from another thread. Also, recommendations that will be overlapped by possible Wii buys are not so good. ... also, two gamecube controllers, wavebird or otherwise.

That's all. Promise.

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  • WezoinWezoin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I too just got a gamecube (well, my younger brother did, but whatever) so he got Incredibles and Sonic (both absolute crap)

    I went out and bought Windwaker, Metroid Prime, and Harvest Moon. Love them all.

    I've been meaning to pick up Viewtiful Joe, and a Mario Party, but Mario Party seems to be holding its price high (all versions of it) and I'm refusing to buy any expensive games for the gamecube as I already have my 360 as my gold digger.

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  • muzmuz Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Yeah, Harvest Moon is a plus, I forgot to add that. And uh... yeah, Eternal Darkness.

    What're you paying for these games on average, these days? I'm really not finding any deals that stand out... everyone talks about these $10-15 games, but I'm not seeing it.

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  • imbalancedimbalanced Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Paper Mario: Thousand Years Door
    F-Zero:GX
    Naruto Clash of Ninja 2
    Timesplitters Future Perfect
    Mario Power Tennis
    Geist
    Killer 7
    Wario Ware Mega Party Games
    (And I know nobody agrees with me on this but) 1080 Avalanche

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  • Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    You might still be able to get Chibi Robo at Gamestop for $10

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  • YesNoMuYesNoMu Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    If you're getting Donkey Konga (you might want to remove 2, I don't know), you owe it to yourself to grab Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat. $10 now at EBStop, and absolutely wonderful. Uses those bongos in a 2D platformer with great replay value. 18 chain combos spanning levels are the stuff dreams are made of.

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  • eternalbleternalbl Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    The Pikmins are pretty good. Ikaruga if you like shooters.

    On mario party, Toys R us had a 10 buck event maybe a year ago, but it had mario party 4 and I think 5 at 10 bucks. I think they just did another one too, so if they do it again, maybe they'll have 6 or 7 on the cheap.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I also just got a GC....in the form of a Wii...*duck!*

    I hope this doesn't derail too much. But I heard something about how you have to buy a gamecube controller if you are going to play any GC games on the Wii..is this true or can you use the classic controller?

    not really a problem if I have to...just would be nice if I could save a few bucks

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  • MarlorMarlor Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Mario Kart: Double Dash is one of the best non-online multiplayer games ever. I've yet to meet someone who doesn't love it.

    All the Mario Sports titles (with the exception of Baseball) are also great for multiplayer fun.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Alot of classics have allready been said. I shall add to the list.
    imbalanced wrote:
    (And I know nobody agrees with me on this but) 1080 Avalanche
    Incorrect, I agree.


    DONKEY KONG JUNGLE BEAT
    Rogue Leader (rebel strike if you want multiplayer, but for single player stick with Rogue Leader, was launch ittle so shoul be dirt cheap by now)
    Skies of arcadia: Legends


    since you havent had a console at all, there are tonnes of non-gc exclusive games you should get too.

    Alient hominid
    Hulk - Ultimate destruction
    Prince of Persia (sands of time, then two thrones, ignor Warrior Within imo)
    Soul Calibre 2
    Timesplitters 2 (I have heard TP is great to, but I cannot personally vouch for it)
    At least one of the later 2 spiderman games. I recommend Spiderman the movie 2, but ultimate spiderman is not without its charm)


    Without more specific guidance (ie types of games you like) you will get a hella long list, and you won't be able to buy/play all the games.

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  • FirebrandFirebrand Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I wouldn't recommend them over the more obvious one already mentioned (like Paper Mario 2, Metroid Prime 1/2, Wind Waker, F-Zero, Eternal Darkness), but I had some fun with Luigi's Mansion and Wave Race. Should be dirt cheap now. Note that if you're in PAL territory, they're 50Hz only.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Starfox Assault and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance.

    Both are less than $20 now too, and I happily paid ~$40 for both.

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  • YesNoMuYesNoMu Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    VoodooV wrote:
    I also just got a GC....in the form of a Wii...*duck!*

    I hope this doesn't derail too much. But I heard something about how you have to buy a gamecube controller if you are going to play any GC games on the Wii..is this true or can you use the classic controller?

    not really a problem if I have to...just would be nice if I could save a few bucks
    Yes, you do. When playing GC games, the Wii acts like a mini GC, and will ignore any Wii-specific stuff, like the internal memory or controllers.

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  • DralloDrallo Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Baten Kaitos
    Tales of Symphonia
    Skies of Arcadia Legends

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  • QuintileQuintile Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    imbalanced wrote:
    Mario Power Tennis

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  • muzmuz Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    From my understanding, since I have so many God damned questions about last gen and my Wii, it goes like this.

    NES etc. games can be played using the Wiimote via VC.
    SNES/Genesis/N64 games can be played using the classic controller via VC.
    Gamecube Games can be played using the GC controller (wavebird or otherwise).

    I could be wrong, feel free to correct me.

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  • YesNoMuYesNoMu Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    muz wrote:
    From my understanding, since I have so many God damned questions about last gen and my Wii, it goes like this.

    NES etc. games can be played using the Wiimote via VC.
    SNES/Genesis/N64 games can be played using the classic controller via VC.
    Gamecube Games can be played using the GC controller (wavebird or otherwise).

    I could be wrong, feel free to correct me.
    GC controllers work with all VC games, too. Though I hear the mapping is bad for SNES.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I hear this "wavebird" being tossed around a lot. Is that like..the definitive GC controller or something?

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  • PataPata Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    VoodooV wrote:
    I hear this "wavebird" being tossed around a lot. Is that like..the definitive GC controller or something?

    Depends.

    Do you want wireless?

    Or Rumble?

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  • Carol VordermanCarol Vorderman Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    muz wrote:
    From my understanding, since I have so many God damned questions about last gen and my Wii, it goes like this.

    NES/Genesis/Turbografx games can be played using the Wiimote via VC.
    SNES/N64 games can only be played with the Classic Controller or the GameCube controller.
    Gamecube Games can be played using the GC controller (wavebird or otherwise).
    All games on the wii (besides Wii games) can be played with the GC controller.

    I could be wrong, feel free to correct me.
    fix'd

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    VoodooV wrote:
    I hear this "wavebird" being tossed around a lot. Is that like..the definitive GC controller or something?
    yes.

    1st party, wireless, runs off 2xAA batteries, according to nintendo 50-100 hour usage off 2 AAs (depending on usage)


    Buy it.

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  • MarlorMarlor Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    muz wrote:
    I could be wrong, feel free to correct me.

    Most, if not all, Genesis games can also be played with the Wiimote. Also, any game that can be played with the Wiimote can also be played with the Classic Controller/GC controller. Any game that can be played with the Classic Controller can also be played with the GC controller.

    So:

    NES/Genesis/TG16: Wiimote, CC, Gamecube Pad
    SNES/N64: CC, Gamecube Pad
    Gamecube: Gamecube Pad

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  • FirebrandFirebrand Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    VoodooV wrote:
    I hear this "wavebird" being tossed around a lot. Is that like..the definitive GC controller or something?

    You lose the cord, you also lose the rumble. I pick rumble as I'm seated pretty close to my console and actually think the rumble does a lot for immersion.

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  • Thoughtless MuseThoughtless Muse Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Search function.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Search function.
    hot damn, how did I forget that, that was hot shit, my GOTY 2k4
    :roll:

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  • Freezie KOFreezie KO Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Pikmin 2.

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  • FirebrandFirebrand Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Search function.

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  • Dangerou-DaveDangerou-Dave __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2007
    LewieP wrote:
    Search function.
    hot damn, how did I forget that, that was hot shit, my GOTY 2k4
    :roll:


    We did just have this thread a few days ago...

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  • IcarusIcarus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    YesNoMu wrote:
    VoodooV wrote:
    I also just got a GC....in the form of a Wii...*duck!*

    I hope this doesn't derail too much. But I heard something about how you have to buy a gamecube controller if you are going to play any GC games on the Wii..is this true or can you use the classic controller?

    not really a problem if I have to...just would be nice if I could save a few bucks
    Yes, you do. When playing GC games, the Wii acts like a mini GC, and will ignore any Wii-specific stuff, like the internal memory or controllers.
    Are GameCube memory cards required then?

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    LewieP wrote:
    Search function.
    hot damn, how did I forget that, that was hot shit, my GOTY 2k4
    :roll:


    We did just have this thread a few days ago...

    this thread is subtley different to the previous one iirc.

    This is someone who has been out of console gaming in a while, and has no other consoles of said generation.

    Most recent similar one, the guy had an Xbox aswell.

    and a search of "lttp gamecube" brings up the zelda thread (late to the party = link to the past)

    cut him some slack, either post GC recomendations, or post nothing.


    Also - Metal Gear Solid - The twin snakes (remake of the first metal gear solid)

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  • YesNoMuYesNoMu Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Icarus wrote:
    YesNoMu wrote:
    VoodooV wrote:
    I also just got a GC....in the form of a Wii...*duck!*

    I hope this doesn't derail too much. But I heard something about how you have to buy a gamecube controller if you are going to play any GC games on the Wii..is this true or can you use the classic controller?

    not really a problem if I have to...just would be nice if I could save a few bucks
    Yes, you do. When playing GC games, the Wii acts like a mini GC, and will ignore any Wii-specific stuff, like the internal memory or controllers.
    Are GameCube memory cards required then?
    Ja. Get a big Nintendo-made one.

    edit for recent tragedy

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  • theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Gamestop has Donkey Kong Jungle Beat w/ an extra bongo for $9.99 until tomorrow, I think. It's a hell of a lot of fun.

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  • VoodooVVoodooV Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    LewieP wrote:
    LewieP wrote:
    Search function.
    hot damn, how did I forget that, that was hot shit, my GOTY 2k4
    :roll:


    We did just have this thread a few days ago...

    this thread is subtley different to the previous one iirc.

    This is someone who has been out of console gaming in a while, and has no other consoles of said generation.

    Most recent similar one, the guy had an Xbox aswell.

    and a search of "lttp gamecube" brings up the zelda thread (late to the party = link to the past)

    cut him some slack, either post GC recomendations, or post nothing.


    Also - Metal Gear Solid - The twin snakes (remake of the first metal gear solid)

    I'm in kinda the same boat. I haven't touched anything from Nintendo since the original NES, now suddenly, I have a Wii and the ability to play a shitton of new games and all I really know of nintendo are the big franchises, Zelda, Starfox, Metroid, etc...so its always good to hear of others that I should try down the road.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I highly recommend DK Jungle Beat, Donkey Konga, and Donkey Konga 2.

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  • VariableVariable Mouth Congress Stroke Me Lady FameRegistered User regular
    edited January 2007
    theclam wrote:
    Gamestop has Donkey Kong Jungle Beat w/ an extra bongo for $9.99 until tomorrow, I think. It's a hell of a lot of fun.

    going to have to go out tommorow cause it's 10$ shipping on the site.

    thanks, hope it's still there.

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    SSBM, Skies of Arcadia, Paper Mario 2, Mario Tennis... the list goes on and on.

    Pretty much anything I'd mention is already covered, so I'll just say that you probably don't want to bother getting any of the GC Mario Party games.

    There'll be a new one hitting for the Wii in (I think) March, wait to see the reviews for that, because the Cube MPs were middling at best.

    And yes, I've played all the MPs from 2 on.

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  • beanobeano Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    F-Zero GX and Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door are both on my top 5 of best GC-games. F-Zero is one of the most challenging games on the last generation of consoles while Paper Mario is one of the funiest.

    Pikmin 2 is also a game that is very much worth checking out. That game was always unusualy popular with a few of my more Xbox-minded friends. Don't really know why that is. Great game though.

    beano on
  • IcarusIcarus Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I know F-Zero is incredibly hard, but is it so hard is pisses you off? Is it hard as in cheap or hard as in challenging. When you completely something, do you feel like a badass, or do you feel like "finally I lucked out and beat those cheating sons of bitches"?

    I'm in the mood for a hover-racing game, and Wipeout Pure is only for PSP and Wipeout Fusion isn't that good. :(

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  • beanobeano Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Icarus wrote:
    I know F-Zero is incredibly hard, but is it so hard is pisses you off? Is it hard as in cheap or hard as in challenging. When you completely something, do you feel like a badass, or do you feel like "finally I lucked out and beat those cheating sons of bitches"?
    I'd say that it is a very rewarding game and it never pissed me off. It is quite tough but you do get the feel that you are learning how to play it relatively soon. The level of difficulty is not in the way the game throws stuff at you (because it doesn't cheat) but more in the way you have to learn how to steer around corners at insane speeds.

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  • TarTar Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    Lets not forget PacMan Vs. Definitely one of the gamecube gems that often goes unnoticed.

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  • FletchsmFletchsm Registered User regular
    edited January 2007
    I just picked up Super Mario Strikers. It went down to 30 bucks and body checking Peach into the fence is about as much fun as you can have. You can have up to 4 players all on one team and when you start scoring on the higher level computer players you really feel like you earned it. Also has a 16:9 mode if that matters.

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