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Your "Can't Miss" GameCube titles?

Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
I intend on taking full advantage of my Wii's backwards compatibility with GameCube as I never had one during its popularity. Before delving into the more current incarnations I'd like to pillage the Cube for as much as I can get out of it.

IGN had a "Top 25" GameCube list which had some solid recommendations, but I trust this community more for recommendations than anything else. Here's my list so far:

Metroid Prime 1
Metroid Prime 2
Zelda: Windwaker
Super Mario Sunshine
Paper Mario
Eternal Darkness
Battalion Wars

What other titles are there on the GameCube that I absolutely cannot miss? FYI - I've already beaten RE4.

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Resident Evil 4.

    Beat it again. It's that awesome, and you know it.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    RE4's better on the Wii.

    Tales of Symphonia. Super Mario Strikers. Mario Golf.

    That's all I can think of that you don't have on your list... More to come I'm sure.

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I thought Skies of Arcadia was quite charming.

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Regent Bears The Name FreedomRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, Rogue Squadron II, Tales of Symphonia, Resident Evil 4, Killer7, Starfox Command... Radio Allergy(...:().

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  • ZackSchillingZackSchilling Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Resident Evil 4.

    Beat it again. It's that awesome, and you know it.

    The Wii version of RE4 is superior to the cube version. Cheaper too, if they're both new.

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  • Bob SappBob Sapp Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Luigi's Mansion is a fun, short game that can be had for cheap I'd imagine. It's one of my personal faves.

    Your list is pretty good, though. Really for the GameCube you only need to look at most stuff by Nintendo and a handful of other games.

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  • DroolDrool Science! AustinRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Prince of Persia: Sands of Time if you haven't played it on another system. I haven't played the third one, because the second one was just so terrible.

    Soul Calibur 2 is also worth a look if you ever have friends over. Beware it will make you hate them. Mario Cart Double Dash is also really fun, but probably not a must own since the Wii will surely get a version eventually.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Fuck, how did I forget Double Dash?

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  • BigJoeMBigJoeM Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Eternal Darkness
    F-Zero GX
    Metroid Prime (1+2)
    Super Mario Sunshine
    LOZ: Wind Waker
    Eternal Darkness
    Viewtiful Joe
    Resident Evil
    Paper Mario
    Super Smash Bros Melee
    Tales of Symphonia
    Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour

    These are my top GC games

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  • Iron WeaselIron Weasel Dillon! You son of a bitch!Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Resident Evil 4.

    Beat it again. It's that awesome, and you know it.

    The Wii version of RE4 is superior to the cube version. Cheaper too, if they're both new.

    Yes, well, I would expect the port of RE4 to a new console to be better than the original.

    And there's no reason to pay full price for the GC version now.

    Regarding Prince of Persia 3: You should check it out because they mostly undid the mess they made with PoP2

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  • DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The following:
    Tales of Symphonia,
    Eternal Darkness,
    Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes, (if you haven't played the original PSX MGS...)

    Also, until newer/better versions pop up for the Wii:
    Super Smash Bros. Melee,
    Mario Kart: Double Dash!!.

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  • DroolDrool Science! AustinRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    If you can get it on the cheap and haven't played it on another system Spiderman 2 is also pretty fun. Swinging around the city is the best part of the game, and it doesn't get old until you beat it.

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  • AntishowAntishow Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Ikaruga. One million times.

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  • hughtronhughtron __BANNED USERS regular
    edited January 2008
    GOTCHA FORCE

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  • shrykeshryke Member of the Beast Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Drool wrote: »
    Prince of Persia: Sands of Time if you haven't played it on another system. I haven't played the third one, because the second one was just so terrible.

    Soul Calibur 2 is also worth a look if you ever have friends over. Beware it will make you hate them. Mario Cart Double Dash is also really fun, but probably not a must own since the Wii will surely get a version eventually.

    The third one is MUCH better then the second one. The story and atmosphere aren't quite as good as the 1st, but the combat is better. I'd definitely recommend it if you liked Sands of Time.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    F-Zero GX is everything that the lovechild of Nintendo and Sega should be. On speed. And it looks as good today as it did the day it came out.

    Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat is one of the best 2D platformers ever, made by the same team as Super Mario Galaxy, and I would personally say nearly as good (just shorter and a little less polished)

    Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is a bit love/hate, but for the price of entry is worth finding out first hand for sure. A little easy for my liking, but utterly adorable, and visually fantastic.

    Rogue Leader/Rebel Strike for Single player/Multiplayer.

    Super Mario Sunshine is no way near as bad as Yahtzee and others seem to think, it is a solid platformer.

    If you havent played them on another format -
    Beyond Good & Evil, Mega Man Anniversary Collection, Prince of Persia series (I've not played Warrior within, and others might recomend against it, I just never got round to picking it up), Soul Calibur 2 and Ikaruga

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'd call Prime 2 a miss myself. Loved the first one but the second one just fell flat for me.

    If you lack the previous titles then the Zelda collection can let you catch up on Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask as well as the NES titles.

    Also much love from me for Killer 7 and Chibi Robo. Games I'm sure everyone could love if they give them a chance.

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    TimeSplitters 3

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  • NofrikinfuNNofrikinfuN Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I've been looking for a similar list since christmas, as my girlfriends mother gave us a gamecube. I must say, a lot of GC games are hitting the ridiculous "collector" price faster than I had expected. (Look for a copy of Mario Tennis, for example.) Also, why are Smash Brothers Melee and Double Dash in the $30-35 range, even used? It seems like you can pick up Eternal Darkness, Rogue Leader and a few other early gems for a reasonable price, but several first party offerings seem to be a tad high. (Especially confusing since Wind Waker and the Metroid Prime games tend to go for a song.) Also, since I won't have the Wii for some time, I looked into Twilight Princess and was horrified to find that it still sells for $40-50, even used.

    God help me for wanting the Zelda Promotional Collection. That certainly isn't cheap.

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  • Idx86Idx86 Long days and pleasant nights.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'd call Prime 2 a miss myself. Loved the first one but the second one just fell flat for me.

    If you lack the previous titles then the Zelda collection can let you catch up on Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask as well as the NES titles.

    Also much love from me for Killer 7 and Chibi Robo. Games I'm sure everyone could love if they give them a chance.

    My buddy lent me the Zelda Collection, and I actually never played MM so that's on the list as well. I've even got an N64 logjam, for chrissake.

    I've thought about Double Dash but am waiting to see what the Wii holds for Mario Kart.

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  • BillmaanBillmaan Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Nobody's mentioned Chibi-Robo yet? For shame.

    EDIT: Aha! I missed Jam Warrior's post above. You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman.

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  • IceBurnerIceBurner It's cold and there are penguins.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Though the official internet-play servers are now all shut down, if you've got friends and a decently-sized TV, Phantasy Star Online Episodes I & II for Gamecube can still make for many nights of 4-player split screen action/RPG-ing.

    If you get good at the game, challenge mode will provide exactly what it says, and there's also several PvP battle modes to slap your friends around in. :)

    Heck, I still enjoy playing it even alone. PSO and Smash Bros. were what prompted my Gamecube purchase back in ... whenever it was.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Billmaan wrote: »
    Nobody's mentioned Chibi-Robo yet? For shame.

    Jam Warrior did...

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  • Joshua368Joshua368 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That list is missing some serious Smash Brothers. Even with Brawl coming out soon, Melee is still one of the greatest games in the history of the GameCube and Brawl probably won't play quite like it. Though I guess it probably is a bit too late.

    Also you need one of the Pikmin games. Those are surprisingly fun.

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  • Gaming-ModuleGaming-Module Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Those Lost Kingdoms games are pretty darn good, and since people around here like CCG's so much...

    I want to recommend Metroid Prime 2, as well. It takes a lot of shit for not being quite as atmospheric and explorative as its predecessor. The shooting is more satisfying, the enemies are tougher and it just feels like it has a bit more action than the first.

    Legend of Zelda Wind Waker is still my favorite game in the series. It's a real shame that so many insecure people spoke out and Nintendo listend. In fact, I believe that Nintendo averted their ears from the wave of criticism a bit too early, as I'm sure most of those people died down with time as they got deeper and deeper into the game. Twilight Princess is just dull in comparison to WW.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    This thread has a distinct lack of Pikmin.


    You should be ashamed of yourselves.

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Its a crime that Pikmin series wasn't mentioned prior to the 25th post.

    A CRIME!! 23 people should be in jail!

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Guys, you got it all wrong.

    Pikmin 2 is far superior. It left Pikmin 1 obsolete.

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  • Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Worth saying a fourth time.

    Pikmin! You can skip to Pikmin 2 without much loss but both are good.

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  • Speed RacerSpeed Racer Scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratch scritch scratchRegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    Guys, you got it all wrong.

    Pikmin 2 is far superior. It left Pikmin 1 obsolete.

    By "Pikmin" I meant the Pikmin series. Pikmin 2 may be superior, but the first is still certainly worth playing.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    As far as normal games go? Paper Mario:Thousand Year Door is amazing.

    I like everything mentioned so far, but now I'm going to get a little weird with you.

    You can't miss Baten Kaitos: Origins

    You can miss the first one, which while fun and all has a horrendous voice cast and lazy writing.

    Origins however is an extremely fun, extremely written slightly off the beaten path CaRDPG.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    Guys, you got it all wrong.

    Pikmin 2 is far superior. It left Pikmin 1 obsolete.

    By "Pikmin" I meant the Pikmin series. Pikmin 2 may be superior, but the first is still certainly worth playing.

    I guess if you can pick them both up on the cheap, then why not, but I have only seen them both for pretty expensive, in which case I say skip 1.

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  • NailbunnyPDNailbunnyPD Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    Guys, you got it all wrong.

    Pikmin 2 is far superior. It left Pikmin 1 obsolete.

    I wouldn't say its better. I liked the time limit and the simpler 3 colored Pikmin in 1, but loved the length of 2. You should play them in order because of the differences, though.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Odama is also as crazy as it sounds.

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Storyteller Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I'm required by law to mention P.N.03

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    One of the most criminally misunderstood games in the history of ever.
    Play it now.

    It's like Ikaruga only you're piloting a hot chick with super powers.

    Also the following:
    Tales of Symphonia
    Baten Kaitos 1
    Baten Kaitos 2
    Pikmin 2
    Smash Brothers Melee
    Double Dash
    Wind Waker
    Prime 1/2
    Killer7
    Viewtiful Joe (just the first one)
    Skies of Arcadia Legends
    F-Zero GX
    Eternal Darkness
    Soulcalibur II
    Odama
    Donkey Konga (just the first one)
    DK Jungle Beat
    Resident Evil 4
    REmake
    Rogue Squadron: Rebel Strike
    Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
    Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
    Ikaruga
    Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
    Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
    Gladius
    Chibi-Robo
    Batallion Wars

    I could go on, but I won't as the list would become tedious at that point.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Also

    PN03 is God Hand and RE4's daddy.

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  • XtarathXtarath Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The Pikmin Series
    Super Smash Brothers Melee
    Mario Kart Double Dash

    Those were the ones that I always had for endless enjoyment.

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  • Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    LewieP wrote: »
    Also

    PN03 is God Hand and RE4's fine assed momma.

    Fix'd

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  • Drunk_caterpillarDrunk_caterpillar Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Man, I dunno about PN03. I just wasn't too huge a fan. I love my shmups but this is pretty... eh.

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  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    That is a satisfactory fix.

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