Got my Gamecube over the weekend

Discussion in 'Games' started by atari1356, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    I ordered a used Gamecube off of Ebay and it was waiting for me when I got home from work on Friday - so I had a fun weekend. :D I know I'm late to the party with this thing... but the good thing is that most games for it are pretty cheap now.

    It came with:

    Zelda: The Windwaker (playing through this now, I love the graphics... I'd like to see more games with cel shading.)

    Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Master Quest (I've heard this is great, but I'll come back to it later - after I finish the Windwaker)

    Metroid Prime (looks great)

    Mario Sunshine (can't really get into this so far... the premise and controls seem kind of odd, I'll give it another shot later though)

    Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes (not the type of game I'd typically buy for myself, but after watching the intro I'm excited to try it out)

    Gameboy Player - I don't own any Gameboy games, and don't plan on buying any so this is going up on Ebay (or traded in at EB Games)

    I also picked up Super Smash Bros Melee and a Wavebird wireless controller from the store yesterday. I've only been able to play that for a few minutes so far but it looks really fun.

    Eventually I'll pick up Mario Kart Double Dash and Resident Evil 4.

    Are there any decent magazines that have game demos for the Gamecube?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Feb 9, 2006
    USA, KS
  3. macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2003
    All great titles! How much did you end up paying if you don't mind me asking.
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2003
    Costa Rica
    Congrats on your purchase! Great deal!

    I recently convinced a friend to get one... he did, along with Super Mario Strikers, SSBM, Mario Kart and 4 wavebirds... we've had a blast for the last month!

    Great purchase!!
  5. macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Oh, you're going to have some serious fun there. Go pick up a second Wavebird and get a friend over for Smash Bros.
  6. thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2004
    After shipping the total was $125... not bad considering a new gamecube is $99. It also had 1 standard controller, memory card (not sure what capacity) and a carrying case. Totally worth it, and I'll be able to keep the games for when the Wii comes out.
  7. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    You've got a lot of fun ahead of you :)

    On a similar note I'm thinking about buying a 2nd hand Cube and a Wavebird or 2 for when I go to my parents place in Poland. save carrying round my original Cube!
  8. macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    i bought my cube a few weeks ago, its awesome, definitely get mario kart DD and mario smash football (i think it has a different name in the US), and SSBM. Fantastic games. And they are all pretty cheap now too.

    Enjoy your new system
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2006
    Central Illinois
    Mario Smash Football = Mario Strikers

    I agree with the OP in terms of Mario Sunshine...I didn't care for it at all. Lots of other people disagree with me on that one though.
  10. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    Yeah, I second Super Mario Strikers/Mario Smash Football (depending on which side of the pond you're on). It's way fun. Like Soccer + Smash Brothers.
  11. macrumors 68020

    Mike Teezie

    Nov 20, 2002
    I loved Stirkers. To my friends and me, the most fun was playing 4p vs. the computer on the hardest difficulty.

    You get the droid team after winning the first cup. Laying out Peach's entire team with cold, calculating robot precision was priceless.

    Tons of good fun, that game.
  12. macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    @ Mike, I really liked playing 1v3 and taking out all of my friends. I think it's a lot easier to play/coordinate the players with only 1 player on the team. But it is my second favorite multiplayer on the cube behind smash bros.
  13. macrumors regular


    May 13, 2004
    East Coast
    Make sure you get TimeSplitters 2 as well. Great co-op FPS.
  14. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2005
    Wow, great deal! I love my gamecube! Old roommates and I love to get together and play Mario Party. That's about the extent of my playing as I'm not very much into anything else besides Mario. :p
  15. macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2005
    'Ol Smokey, UK
    I have timesplitters 1 on ps2, is it better on the cube, coz i was thinking about picking up the sequel for the 1 player mode
  16. macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    Mario Sunshine isn't too bad if I remember right. It's nothing spectacular, but it will keep you busy.
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2005
    Yeah, nice package. My brother has a Gamecube and I play it once in a blue moon for those classic Mario games! :p

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