Best Gamecube Games?

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  1. zelmo macrumors 603

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    My wife got me a 'Cube for my birthday!
    Sadly, she got it bundled with Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc from Toys R Us, clearly thinking about how much fun our 3 year old son would have. She also got me Donkey Konga, so it's not like I don't have a game to play on it. I like percussion, and have some rhythym games for my PS2, so that's a cool selection for her to have made.
    In our area, TRU is having their annual "Buy 2 get 3rd game free" promo this week, so I thought I'd head out and blow some cash on a few of the $20 Player's Choice type games. I figure $80 will get me six decent $20 games to start a library.

    So, which 6 GC games would you suggest?
     
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  3. Jack White macrumors member

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    Super Smash Bros
    Zelda: Wind Waker
    SSX3
    paper Mario
    Mario Sunshine
    Resident Evil
    Metroid Prime
     
  4. child810 macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure which of these are $20, Some of them must be. I have these games and love all of them.

    Mario Kart Double Dash
    SSX 3 (snowboarding/ great game)(pics)
    Mario Golf
    Viewtiful Joe (an amazing platformer)(pics)
    Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes (Stealth Action)(pics)
     

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  5. agreenster macrumors 68000

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    Wind Waker all the way. Best game ever for the GameCube.

    I like Mario Kart DD, it's okay. I dont think its as fun as the N64 one though.
     
  6. zelmo thread starter macrumors 603

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    D'oh. I guess it would help to know what kind of games I play. I don't have hours-long chunks of time to play, so I have to play in short burst, usually less than 1-1.5 hours at a time. RPG's are too much of an investment, so I tend to stick to racing (Burnout 3, Wipeout), and action (Prince of Persia, 007 EON, Beyond Good & Evil, Metal Gear) mostly. I have a soft spot for vampires, so I have evry Legacy of Kain release for PS1 and PS2, as well as other gothic titles like Devil May Cry, Buffy Chaos Bleeds, and Medievil. Platform game are always cool. Jak, Crash, and Ratchet are great.

    I'm not into RTS, FPS, RPG, or wrestling at all.

    Super Mario Sunshine is a slam dunk.

    Is Twin snakes just a re-hash of the two MGS games for PS1/2?
     
  7. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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  8. Benj macrumors regular

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    Old so should be cheap: Pikmin - very nintendo. very good.
    Burnout 2
    Mario Golf

    If you can convince yourself to cough up for the proper nintendo wireless controller you should.
     
  9. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    Metroid Prime
    Zelda Wind Waker
    Enter The Matrix
    Sonic Anniversary Collection
    Mega Man collection
     
  10. neoelectronaut macrumors 68020

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    If you head to TRU you may find 2-packs of Gamecube games. I found a pack of Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle for $30, along with a 2-pack of Super Monkey Ball and SMB2 for $30. Great deals.

    Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2 are good games. A bit short, but fun. Not perfect though. :D
     
  11. wowser macrumors 6502a

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    My favourite console at the moment. If i were to buy one, i would certainly get

    Animal Crozzing!

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  12. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Metroid Prime
    Resident Evil
    Mario Kart Double Dash
    Zelda Wind Waker
     
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  14. Jimong5 macrumors 6502

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    another good one is soul calibur II. If I had to pick 6 games, heres what they would be:

    Super Smash Bros
    Metroid Prime
    Eternal Darkness
    Soul Calibur II
    Pikmin
    Windwaker

    all old, cheap solid games. SCII would be good for someone with your playing habits, since stages are quick and last about 3 minutes each.
     
  15. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    Super Smash Bros.: Melee
    Either or both Rogue Squadron games
    Metroid Prime and/or Metroid Echoes
    F-Zero GX
     
  16. Jalexster macrumors 6502a

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    Super Smash Brothers: Melee
    Viewtiful Joe
    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
    Metroid Prime
    Metroid Prime 2 (soon)
    Resident Evil 4 (soon)
     
  17. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I'll have to go with:

    Metroid Prime
    Wind Waker
    Super Smash Bros.
    Burnout 2
    Viewtiful Joe
     
  18. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    My Suggestion

    Metroid Prime
    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    Splinter Cell (both)
    Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
    Pikmin
    Eternal Darkness
     
  19. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    I received a GC through a raffle, and went through about the same problem. Currently I have only two games for the Cube. Twin snakes, which is frankly awesome. (it is a remake of the famous metal gear solid on the PS1). As well as Prince of Persia. I loved that game, not sure it will be as great for you unless you played the original on the PC, or Mac... Just some thoughts, congrats on the new Cube.
     
  20. zelmo thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks to all for the great suggestions.
    This is what I'm thinking right now:

    Metroid Prime
    Super Smash Bros.
    Wind Waker
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Mario Kart Double Dash
    Viewtiful Joe

    Although the following look good, too:

    Animal Crossing
    Pikmin
    Wario World

    I already have most of the cross platform games mentioned in this thread for my PS2, so I don't need them for the 'cube. I am also thinking that I'll leave the darker, more adult games for the PS2, leaving the 'cube as the [mostly] kid-friendly platform that my boy will be allowed to play on.

    Wavebird is going on my XMas list for sure.

    Any other suggestions?
     
  21. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I personally would recommend the Pelican G3 wireless controller for your GC over the Wavebird... For one thing, the G3 has a rumble feature (which can be turned on/off to save the battery). Ive got one and I like it a lot... just my opinion, though.
     
  22. TBR macrumors 6502

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    What to suggest HHMmm

    What to suggest to someone new to the cube.....Hmmmmm.

    As you already have ps2/x then you have the ability to go for good quality games only available for the cube with out missing out on those cross platform games.

    So here's my list.

    Quick Blast Type Games
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    Mario Kart: (Lads night favorite)
    Viewtiful Joe
    Super Smash Brothers
    Mario Sunshine
    Mario Golf (sequel soonish)
    Pikmin (sequel soonish)
    Star Wars : Rogue Leader

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    Zelda: Wind Waker
    Eternal Darkness
    Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life
    Beyond Good and Evil
    Metroid Prime (sequels out soonish)
     
  23. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Since I insist on reliving my childhood, I am very fond of

    Mega Man Anniversary Collection
    Zelda Anniversary Edition.

    I also enjoy
    Burnout 2 and
    Mario Kart DD (both have several mentions)
     
  24. jtgotsjets macrumors 6502

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    my favorites are:

    SSX tricky and SSX3
    two excellent snowboarding games. most will say that ssx3 is the best, but tricky has its own charm (its a little more ridiculous than SSX3)

    super smash brothers melee
    this'll keep you busy for awhile in single player, and forever for multiplayer.

    metroid prime
    huge, beautiful puzzle-based first person shooter

    super monkey ball 1 & 2
    SMB2 is an improvement, but both are worth getting. i suppose you could call it a puzzle game, but that wouldn't do it justice. its just wonderful (plus they have party game sbuilt in too!)

    crazy taxi
    this game is only like $10. its worth $10. its fun


    stay away from enter the matrix. its fun to jump around and dodge bullets, but its very repetitive, short, and has no replay value.
     
  25. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    If you like RPGs you should go with Tales of Symphonia or Paper Mario 2. I don't have Paper Mario 2 yet, but ToS is a great game... and its long as hell too.

    Another great great GREAT game is Beyond Good and Evil... this is probably my favorite.
     

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