Best Multiplayer Games for Gamecube

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  1. briansolomon macrumors 6502

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    Well, I'm looking to get some great multiplayer games for my Gamecube (hopefully by Nintendo) and thought maybe you guys had some good ideas. I already have MarioKart and SSB. Thanks for the input!
     
  2. PharmD macrumors 6502

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    The Mario Pary series is pretty fun. Give those a try. Mario Golf is a fun one as well. I haven't tried Mario Baseball nor the MP aspect of Mario Power Tennis.
     
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    Geist multiplayer is hella fun, no doubt. Rebel strike has an awesome co-op mode, and playing Mercenary Mode in Resi 4 with a group of people rivals most multiplayer experiences out there.
     
  6. Super20 macrumors regular

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    The Smash Bros. series are good. Mario baseball that just came out is really fun as well.
     
  7. AoWolf macrumors 6502a

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    I have gotta say Smash Bros. is the best. Ahh the hours I have spent with friends "Pwning" each other.
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Smash Bros Melee is probably the most fun multiplayer i've ever played. unlike other multiplayer games this one is very good in single player, especially unlocking the plethora of secrets. took me 3 years to complete, even though im still lacking 100 or so trophies (with 999 slot coins :) )
    Mario Party 5 is a lotta fun too. single player here is dull but multiplayer is brilliant. fun again,
     
  9. eva01 macrumors 601

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    yes to Mario Baseball (Toy Field rocks)

    and no one i know aside from people i can destroy in SSB like it T___T I have no one that can beat me. And in Mario Kart i win 66-75 percent of the time.
     
  10. emutree macrumors member

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    Gamecube rocks for multiplayer.
    Smash Brothers, Mario Kart, Mario Tennis, Mario Party and Mario Baseball are all incredible, especially when you play with four people. Super Mario Strikers (soccer) coming out in December looks like a lot of fun too. Golf I'm not so fond of, but others like it.

    Another game that's a blast with a group of people is Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat. It isn't designed to be multiplayer, but it works really well taking turns.
     
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  12. Agilus macrumors regular

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    For cooperative multiplayer, I like the following:

    Tales of Symphonia - My wife and I are going through this game for the second time. It has a lot of replay value.

    Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - Fun with 2-4 people, but everyone needs a GBA (or Gamecube, GBA player, and spare TV) and a link cable. It also got a little repetitive after a while for me, but maybe that's because we were trying to get all the best items in the game. :)

    Zelda: Four Swords was also fun, and had a competitive element, too.

    Time Splitters 2 and Time Splitters: Future Perfect - both fun co-op first person shooters.

    For competitive multiplayer, I like most of what everyone else has listed. Wario Ware was fun for a while, too.

    While we're on this topic, does anyone else know of any good 4-player cooperative multiplayer games for the Gamecube (or even another system, or the PC)? My gaming group consists of me and a friend, and our wives. Getting the women to play competitive games doesn't usually work out.
     
  13. MrSugar macrumors 6502a

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    How has no one said this yet!

    Mario Tennis,

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Much fun!
     
  14. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    I think Tony Hawk 3 is an awesome game, even though it's old and it's a genre I'm not usually too fond of.
     
  15. Agilus macrumors regular

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    When Mario Kart comes out on the DS, I'll play you online. :) My arch nemesis and I are the two best* Mario Karters I have ever met, going back to the days of Super Mario Kart for the SNES. Super Smash Brothers: Melee has taken the place of MK on the Gamecube, however. I'm pretty confident of my SSB skills, but not as much as with MK. Maybe we can play online when it comes out for Revolution. :)

    *Note that I am restricting this to people I have met and played against. At least in time trials in MK64, there are people out there with amazing times that I have only come relatively close to matching. Go check out http://www.mariokart64.com .
     
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    Agilus does that MA stand for Mass? If so i could take you on in Mario Kart for GC if you live anywhere remotely near me :p and in SSB
     
  17. Agilus macrumors regular

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    Yup. Worcester area. Maybe we could do that sometime. I was actually out in Plymouth a couple of weeks ago, visiting the Plimoth Plantation and Mayflower II. My family was out, and wanted to do something touristy.
     
  18. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I feel so bad for you. They are atrociously boring.
     
  19. Agilus macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it was kind of boring. In the main section of Plimoth, where all the actors role-play being the actual settlers, the actors mostly just did a good job confusing my parents, who were not familiar with the lingo and goofy ideas and superstitions of the time. I'm a little more familiar with some of that stuff, so it made more sense to me, and I tried to make it a better trip for them by explaining some of the things that the actors went on about (like the wacky medical theory of the four humors).

    Unfortunately, I was feeling a bit shy, so didn't interact with the actors too much. I realized I had missed a golden opportunity after I had left, however. :( Instead of asking the people boring questions about their time period and culture, it would have been much more fun to ask them about all their opinions, and then ask others how they felt about those opinions.

    Example:

    "So, Sarah, who do you think is the biggest tramp in the village?" Maybe with some cajoling and a large set of questions, I could get some juicy gossip out of her. The next step would be of course to go to Mary, and say, "Mary, Sarah told me that she thought you were the biggest tramp in town. Can you believe she would say such a nasty thing?!" It would be interesting to see just how in-character the actors got. Maybe it wouldn't pan out, but I've promised myself that if I ever enter into a situation like that again, I'm not going to let it go by.

    Anyway, we should get together sometime in the upcoming months, if you're up for it. Maybe we can figure something out over PMs.
     
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    I definitely agree with you Chaszmyr, Tony 3 was the best Tony Hawk to date. The levels were so well done, and the whole way the game functioned was amazing. It was my first game for GC and I have spent literally hundreds of hours playing my friends.

    My friend Noah who lived with me back in the day used to get mad at me when I would play we he was gone. It was whoever could get the most practice time in to beat the others. He eventually beat me though, he can score above a million points on every single try in horse, with the default players no less. I usually only get around 200 thousand on average.
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    the Metroid Prime 2 multiplayer is quite fun. you need to unlock the extra levels though (complete the main game!). it certainly rivals Goldeneye. a really basic multiplayer, no bells or whistles. just good fun 4 player shooting. made better with ball mode :D

    like goldeneye though anything less than 4 players is dull :(
     
  22. ijimk macrumors 6502a

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    co-op
    X-men legends 1 &2

    and vs try

    Mario tennis
     
  23. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    I have to say that Zelda: Four Swords is the best Co-Op game I've played in a while, the only problem (a MAJOR problem) is that you have to own a GameBoy Advance AND a link cable for every player. Four players means four GBA's and four link cables.

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