Worthwhile Gamecube Games?

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May 8, 2007

Worthwhile Gamecube Games? by Aepheme at 7:32 PM (2,068 Views / 0 Likes) 18 replies

  1. Aepheme
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    I was trying to decide which Gamecube games are worth purchasing / acquiring to play on my new modded Wii. I decided to start with the top 60 on gamerankings.com (minimum 10 reviews, sorted by top site scores). I've also tried to remove all the games with "evolutionary" releases... there's not much of a reason to own Madden 2002, 2003, and 2004 if 2007 is going to be released soon for the Wii. I would think the same applies for *most* fighting, racing, and puzzle games... Why play Tony Hawk 1 when you can play Tony Hawk 4?

    On the other hand, Zelda OoT is very different than Zelda Wind Waker. Both can be in a collection and enjoyed simultaneously. In other words... which games do you think will "stand the test of time"? Would you add / remove anything from the list below?

    1. Metroid Prime
    2. Resident Evil 4 - Coming Soon to Wii
    4. Zelda Wind Waker
    5. Zelda Collector's Edition
    8. Metroid Prime 2
    9. Viewtiful Joe
    10. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
    12. Super Mario Sunshine
    17. Resident Evil 1
    18. Eternal Darkness
    24. Rogue Squadron 2
    26. Timesplitters 2
    29. F-Zero GX
    30. Pikmin 2
    35. Beyond Good and Evil
    38. Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door
    44. Mario Kart Double Dash
    46. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
    47. Animal Crossing
    48. Pikmin
    53. Tales of Symphonia
    54. Fire Emblem Path of Radiance
    56. Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes
    57. Skies of Arcadia Legends
    58. Viewtiful Joe 2
    59. Time Splitters Future Perfect
    60. Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

    78. Resident Evil 0
    113. James Bond 007: NightFire
    149. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance
    160. Donkey Konga
    165. Killer7
    175. Super Mario Strikers
    184. Jedi Knight 2
    195. Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2

    --Updated to Post #7--
     
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    Good thread, I'd be interested in replies too [​IMG]
     
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    i would like to add Naruto fighting series (the japanese version) (i think tons of people watch that anime) and that fighting series is one of the best fighting games that i've played.

    and i bought a gamecube + 4 controllers just because i wanna play that game with my friends so bad (my Wii could not play it.. sigh)
     
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    Personally I like tony hawks 1, it has good music. Everything after 3 went downhill in my opinion.

    Skies of arcadia I suggest getting for the dreamcast and prince of persia titles and splinter cell for the xbox (unless you want the added GBA bonus for splinter cell and multiplayer is also available).

    Eternal darkness is a must as is all the resident evil games (4, remake of 1 and 0 especially).

    My cube games are elsewhere right now and a few of those are NTSC games I have not played but I enjoyed baiten chaos, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (the sequel is better though), Lost Kingdoms, Killer7, James Bond 007: NightFire (multiplayer mainly although it must be said there are far better FPS games available on other systems), Jedi Knight 2 and Some might say freedom fighters but personally I can not stand it.

    Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles is also worth it should it be cheap and you have a few GBAs spare, there are DS and Wii versions coming up that seem to promise more.

    There are a few (mainly pre mod chip) threads similar to this as well.
     
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    *Monkey Ball
    *Odama
    *Donkey Konga
    *Super Mario Strikers -Even if you don't like soccer-.
     
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    Is Resident Evil 4 GC worth getting bearing in mind the Wii is getting a remake of it shortly?
     
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    Maybe they screw it, even if they don't it's a game worth buying it 2 times [​IMG]
     
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    What about Soul Caliber 2 and The Legend of Spyro?

    Just my 2 cents.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Mario Golf and Tennis are definately worth getting - 2 awesome games, both developed by Camelot (of Golden Sun fame!). Mario Tennis is one of the Cubes top multiplayer games!

    Like lagman suggests the Donkey Konga series might be worth a look at if you're into music games.

    Star Wars: Rebel Strike (the follow up to Rogue Squadron 2) is a great game and I'm not even a Star Wars fan.

    Zelda 4 Swords is worth checking out too... it's meant to really be a multiplayer game but it's still fun in single player.

    If you do have a few friends and a GBA knocking around PacMan Vs. is a good laugh as well.

    Some people also loved Chibi Robo though I wasn't a fan of it personally.


    EDIT - Moved Topic [​IMG]
     
  10. Aepheme
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    Thanks for the suggestions! Although, think I'll stick with just the Wii for now... wish I could buy all the other systems for those games.

    Yeah, this thread probably isn't entirely relevant to "Wii - Hacking", but this is the most traveled Wii forum. I guess I could put something in the title about how this is for use with the GCOS Multiboot to draw that tenuous link. [​IMG]
     
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    Soul Calibur II is #6 on the gamerankings.com list. That's really high, but I wasn't sure if we'd be seeing a new version on the Wii in the near future. What do you think?

    I'm really just trying to find the stuff that I'll want to play 1-2 years down the road. I find that I too often end up buying / acquiring games that are almost instantly outdated.
     
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    monkey ball 1
    monkey ball 2

    add those to the list
     
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    battalion wars
    warioware
     
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    Yeah deffinitely add Mario Tennis that game rocks. I'm personally holding out on RE4 for the Wii version.

    Timesplitters 2 is pretty fun. I actually went out and bought that one from EB when I first got my Wii. Before I picked it up though I asked the guy if they had Future Perfect for GC and he was like "no, gamecube wasn't as powerful as the PS2 so it never came out for that system". [​IMG]
     
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    buttmunching pirates from outerspace (joke)
     
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    if you don't have I-Ninja on any other system (it was ported to all of them, i think) then get it. hours and hours of mindless slaughter! think jak and daxter, but with a ninja instead!
     
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    Loads of games you can now get for the gamecube really cheap. Resident evil 4, expect to pay a good price for that one.

    Resident Evil was about £5 last time I looked

    The tony hawks ones are also cheap. The series died after the undergrounds were made. If I wanted to ride a BMX I would have bought Matt Hoffmans.

    Some of the resident evils are hard to get hold of second hand. I had trouble getting resident evil 2 and 3. The sonic adventures games are also worth collecting (Bare in mine though that you could get a cheap dreamcast and download and play the sonic adventures games without a modchip needed).
     
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    I'd add the Baten Kaitos games to the list.

    Great games despite their flaws. I actually enjoyed them more than Symphonia.
     
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    Shame I-Ninja never got a pal release, Viewtiful Joe 3 is quite cool also. dont forget 1080 and F-Zero GX [​IMG]
     

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