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pcypert
May 30, 2007, 12:20 AM
Hey all,
Now that I've had my US Wii for a bit I'd like to devote some time playing the Cube games I missed. So far I only have Paper Mario. There was a thread on the old forums with great games for the Cube that were solid games...what are some of those if people don't mind saying again. I can get them cheap while in the states so I'd love to pick up a handful and have some solid gaming on the cheap.

Paul



iBookG4user
May 30, 2007, 12:31 AM
Some of my favourite GameCube games were Super Smash Bros. Melee and The Legend Of Zelda Wind Waker.

risc
May 30, 2007, 02:18 AM
Ikaruga - best game ever!

IscariotJ
May 30, 2007, 02:25 AM
I would recommend both Metriod's. I'd second SSB, too.

Also Viewtiful Joe and Soul Caliber 2.

yetanotherdave
May 30, 2007, 02:26 AM
Zelda: Wind waker
Metroid prime
Cell Damage
supermario sunshine
mario kart: double dash
f zero gx
tony hawks
time splitter 2
metroid prime 2 echoes
luigi's mansion
zelda twighlight princess

jalagl
May 30, 2007, 02:32 AM
Where do I start... the 'Cube had tons of great games!

Some of my favorites:
- Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
- Beyond Good & Evil
- Ikaruga - but prepare to be frustrated! One of the most difficult games I've ever played. Puts the old R-Types and Gradius to shame!
- X-men Legends I & II
- Zelda: Windwaker
- Metal Gear Solid
- Metroid Prime

And If you're into RPGs:
- Tales of Symphonia
- Baten Kaitos (haven't played Origins yet)

M@lew
May 30, 2007, 04:36 AM
If you're into the genre, the Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil 0 and 4 are very good. Don't worry about the others though. Whilst they're good, they are just complete ports of the psx version.

Chaszmyr
May 30, 2007, 05:04 AM
My votes...

Best FPS: Metroid Prime

Best RPG: Tales of Symphonia

Best Racing: F-Zero GX

Best 3rd Person Action: Prince of Persia Sands of Time

Best Fighting: Soul Caliber 2

Best Retro: Mega Man Anniversary Collection

twistedlegato
May 30, 2007, 09:28 AM
My votes...

Best FPS: Metroid Prime

Best RPG: Tales of Symphonia

Best Racing: F-Zero GX

Best 3rd Person Action: Prince of Persia Sands of Time

Best Fighting: Soul Caliber 2

Best Retro: Mega Man Anniversary Collection


Sould Caliber:confused:

PSHHH POSSHHH!


Super Smash Bros. Melee!

gloss
May 30, 2007, 09:57 AM
Skies of Arcadia: Legends
Pikmin 2

srobert
May 30, 2007, 10:22 AM
- Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (Decent Tactical)
- F-Zero GX (1-4 players, Progressive scan, 16:9 widescreen and dolby pro logic!)

epochblue
May 30, 2007, 10:26 AM
Ikaruga - best game ever!

Do you know if you can find this game in the States? I looked for it while back and it was going to cost me $80+.....yikes!

srobert
May 30, 2007, 10:35 AM
Do you know if you can find this game in the States? I looked for it while back and it was going to cost me $80+.....yikes!

I don't know if you also own an Xbox 360 but I remember hearing that Ikaruga was headed to the Xbox Live Marketplace Arcade.

I once owned Ikaruga for the cube but I made an ass of myself and sold it a few years back. Bad move. :o

wyatt23
May 30, 2007, 10:47 AM
SUPER SMASH BROS. MELEE!

this is the most addiction game i've ever played. plus it's one of the best fighting games ever made. soul calibur is very nice too. not to mention you can get twilight princess, ocarina of time master quest, wind waker is fun. also check out Eternal Darkness. that game was dope as hell.

Haoshiro
May 30, 2007, 11:27 AM
Just thought I'd echo the sentiment, GameCube has a ton pf great games! My favorite console of last gen, actually.

One game I picked up recently was Chibi Robo and find it extremely fun. I have 20-25 gamecube games and they are all good :D

DISCOMUNICATION
May 30, 2007, 11:17 PM
Only had import games for the longest time for the cube. Ton of crappy anime games and the Korean version of Mario Sunshine in English. Got a lot of the classics recently. Only played a few of them. F-Zero GX looks amazing, but only watched the demos. Got both Metroids, but don't want to play them till I can devote a good chunk of time to them. Obviously won't get around to playing Tales or Crystal Chronicles anytime soon. Played a little of each game on the Zelda Collector's disc. The last Cube game I played was Choas Field. My first Cube game was Capcom vs. SNK 2 EO. The only fighting you can beat with just one thumb thanks to Cube-ism mode.

pcypert
May 31, 2007, 09:00 AM
I'm not into games like Ikaruga, but I saw a used copy at a local shop today if anyone was wanting it badly. It was around 40 which is a lot better than the 80 bucks someone else was quoting...
Paul

epochblue
May 31, 2007, 09:01 AM
I'm not into games like Ikaruga, but I saw a used copy at a local shop today if anyone was wanting it badly. It was around 40 which is a lot better than the 80 bucks someone else was quoting...
Paul

I was quoting $80, and I think it's because they never actually sold that game here in the States and any copy I could have picked up would be an import copy :(

student_trap
May 31, 2007, 05:39 PM
my favorites:

smash bros
mario kart
timesplitters 3
mario smash football

i love my cube, but i love my wii more!

GFLPraxis
May 31, 2007, 08:39 PM
Absolute Must Buys:
Super Smash Bros Melee (best multiplayer game)
Metroid Prime (best single-player game, get the first one)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (it's beautiful)
Super Mario Sunshine (just plain fun)

Recommended buys:
Mario Kart: Double Dash
Metroid Prime 2 (first was better though, second didn't have as unique environments)
Super Mario Strikers


Whatever you do, do NOT go without any of the first four. Seriously, they're the best games on the platform.

Dunepilot
Jun 1, 2007, 05:44 AM
Here are my 5

1)Soul Calibur 2
2)Mariokart Double Dash
3)Metal Gear Solid (remake)
4)Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
5)Medal of Honour: European Assault

asxtb
Jun 1, 2007, 05:59 AM
Here are my 5

1)Soul Calibur 2
2)Mariokart Double Dash
3)Metal Gear Solid (remake)
4)Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
5)Medal of Honour: European Assault

Never really liked Mario Kart Double Dash. :o It just seemed like there wasn't enough too it.

Dagless
Jun 1, 2007, 06:19 AM
Never really liked Mario Kart Double Dash. :o It just seemed like there wasn't enough too it.

Clever use of "seemed" there ;)
20 characters, 23 karts (and strategic selections of which), 16 tracks.
It's a very full game. Though not as MKDS.

Smash Bros, Mario Kart, F-Zero, The Zeldas, Metroids and Marios are games that have kept me busy for a very long time.
Wasn't keen on Pikmin, Geist or Eternal Darkness.

asxtb
Jun 1, 2007, 07:13 AM
Clever use of "seemed" there ;)
20 characters, 23 karts (and strategic selections of which), 16 tracks.
It's a very full game. Though not as MKDS.
How's it clever? You even state compared to a HANDHELD version it wasn't was full. :rolleyes:

DISCOMUNICATION
Jun 1, 2007, 07:22 AM
I was quoting $80, and I think it's because they never actually sold that game here in the States and any copy I could have picked up would be an import copy :(
Actually it was released for the cube in the US. Japanese cube games are easy to spot because the GC logo is in a different place and the box is smaller than a PSP box.
Ikaruga was never released for the Dreamcast in the US.

GameCube USA
http://www.the8thsign.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/08/_gamespot_images_bigboxshots_2_914452_front.jpg

GameCube Japanese
http://img.gkblogger.com/blog/imgdb/000/000/034/156_3.JPG

GameCube Pal
http://images.p-nintendo.com/jeux/ngc/ikaruga/boite_pal.jpg

Dreamcast Japanese
http://www.dreamcast-scene.com/uploads/Main/Ikarugacover.p.jpg

Fake Xbox360 sequel
http://shootthecore.moonpod.com/uploaded_images/Ikaruga2-715589.gif

Nintendo DS?!?
http://www.dontpressstart.com/pro/works/NinDS_IkarugaDS.jpg
Every vertical shooter known to man should be released for the DS or I should be able to play them on my 2407WFP in portrait mode.

Dagless
Jun 1, 2007, 07:36 AM
How's it clever? You even state compared to a HANDHELD version it wasn't was full. :rolleyes:

Sorry, yea. How silly of me to talk about handheld games that actually put effort in rather than silly little ports :rolleyes: oh, and the games being released 3 years apart. using the same style of thinking one could say the same about Pokemon XD on the Cube in comparison to Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. I must remind myself you don't play DS... Handheld isn't a disability.
Fact is - Mario Kart Double Dash is the 2nd largest Mario Kart game to date. And arguably the deepest, what with character combinations adding a level of strategy.

asxtb
Jun 1, 2007, 07:52 AM
Sorry, yea. How silly of me to talk about handheld games that actually put effort in rather than silly little ports :rolleyes: oh, and the games being released 3 years apart. using the same style of thinking one could say the same about Pokemon XD on the Cube in comparison to Pokemon Diamond and Pearl. I must remind myself you don't play DS...
Fact is - Mario Kart Double Dash is the 2nd largest Mario Kart game to date. And arguably the deepest, what with character combinations adding a level of strategy.
That's the only thing you can do, resort to bashing me cause I have a PSP. I must remind myself that regardless of what my opinion is, it's always wrong in Raggedjimmi's eyes. MY opinion is that I had more interest in the first Mario Kart, that I never owned, compared to Mario Kart Double Dash, which I did own. Now excuse me for leaving this thread and not replying to any more of your insults. I'll let this thread get back on topic.

For what it's worth, I did think Super Mario Sunshine was a good game. Another one of the few non-sports games that kept my attention. As GFLPraxis said 'just plain fun'.

Dagless
Jun 1, 2007, 08:08 AM
lol, so its fine for you to say the Cube version sucks because it has less than the DS version released 3 years later... My point was Nintendo put effort into their handheld games, everything else aside they stuff their handheld games full of goodness.

Anyroad. RE4 is worth it too, but theres a budget Wii version coming out shortly so I don't know if it's worth the wait or not.
Mario Party games are insanely great for multiplayers! The Wii version can't come out here soon enough :)

dolphin842
Jun 1, 2007, 10:08 PM
As others have said, Smash Bros. is a must. With 4 people and a sense of humor, it has the most replay value of any GC game out there. There's a reason the game still goes used for ~30 at retail stores... nearly 6 years after it was released ;)

Mario Kart Double Dash is fun, but only if you have 2-4 people who know what they're doing... otherwise skill gaps can take away from what is otherwise a great game. I'll always have a soft spot for Super Mario Kart, but that's just because I grew up with it ;)