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Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

Games That Defined the Nintendo Gamecube

Presented by: Omerta, Prfsnl_Gmr, Flake, and Racketboy Also, check out the rest of our Defining Games series and the Hidden Gems of the Nintendo Gamecube The Nintendo Gamecube was not Nintendo’s most popular console. Nonetheless, it has a devoted following, and it birthed – or refined – many popular franchises from both Nintendo and various third-party developers. Despite its relatively limited library, the Gamecube, with its unique controller and multiple, experimental gameplay experiences, is home to some of the best [...]

The Rarest & Most Valuable Nintendo Gamecube Games

The Rarest & Most Valuable Nintendo Gamecube Games

Nintendo game libraries are always filled with all sorts of collectibles.  Between the cult following of the corporate brand and the fact the platforms have played underdogs at times (especially the Gamecube), it’s not a surprise that there are some treasures to be found in the Nintendo library. Update: Prices Current As of 05/22/2013 In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, this Rare & Valuable series will round up the rarest and most valuable games for a given console [...]

Nintendo Gamecube 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Nintendo Gamecube 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Presented by Flake, Opethfan, Beak, and Racketboy Check out other Guides in the Retro Gaming 101 Series After Sony helped finish off Sega’s career in the hardware business, Nintendo knew it needed to come up with some solid hardware to follow up the N64 (and finally make the jump into optical media).   The Gamecube hardware was actually quite impressive when compared to the Dreamcast and PS2, but it also came out at the same time as the beefy Microsoft XBox.   [...]

The Best Nintendo Gamecube Games Under $10

I started the Cheapest Games series quite a while ago and I figured I should revise some of the posts to reflect some of the changing values and give more relevant recommendations. Hopefully, this revised list of Gamecube games will help you start or build up your collection without having to spend much.. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping) After a year or two of increased Gamecube game prices (to coincide with the Wii’s [...]

Zelda Four Swords + 5 Gamecubes + 5 TVs = Sweet Zelda Party

presented by fastbilly1 with racketboy The Idea In A Nutshell Zelda Four Swords Adventure for the Gamecube is a killer party game, but who wants to play on a GBA? We fix this issue with a killer multi-Gamecube, multi-TV setup. Nintendo Makes Legend of Zelda Multiplayer It is a fickle slope when traditionally single player series add multiplayer elements. Sometimes it works, but more often than not it feels tacked on, rushed, or are just simply bad. However in 2002, [...]

The Best Modern 2D Games on the Gamecube

In a response to many requests, I’m starting a new series covering the best modern 2D games for newer consoles. What’s especially interesting about modern 2D games is that not all of them use old-school sprites or hand-drawn art. Some of them actually use 3D graphics for all of the visuals, but keep the gameplay in a 2D perspective. Because there are a number of excellent 2D games for this system, I’m making a cut-off point of 1998 as the [...]

The Cheapest Nintendo Gamecube Games Worth Your Time

When you add a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t spend afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping.) Check out the [...]

The Nintendo Gamecube Retro Compilation Library

You can’t help but admit you like the benefits of newer consoles: wireless controllers, better video connections, faster load times. So is it so bad to want to be able to play a bunch of old games on your new hardware? Of course not. With classic game compilations you can easily get a solid collection of retro games without spending a lot of cash. In fact, picking up one of these retail packs will be much more cost effective than [...]

The Best Undiscovered Nintendo Gamecube Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console, you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in. Read More About My Criteria For Hidden Gems This will be a bit of a work-in-progress. I may add to these as I go along and find new games. If you have some recommendations to add, please do so in the comments section [...]

Pac-Man Vs. Party Without a Gameboy Advance

I recently received an email from RetroGaming reader, fastbilly1, that I thought I would share… “Racketboy…. I thought you might get a kick out of this. Last weekend at Georgia Tech an anime/gaming convention by the name of Momocon took place. The girl who created this convention, a one Jesspanda, is a huge Nintendo fangirl and decided that her con must have a retrogaming room. So being the 2dfan I am I thought through several things to bring. Already Radiant [...]

Creative Hacks for Elegant Gamecube and Wii Harmony

One of the most overlooked selling features of the Nintendo Wii is its small footprint and sleek styling. Once the Virtual Console is fleshed out more, the Wii has to opportunity to make an incredible amount of games, both new and old, available without taking up much space in your entertainment center. Unfortunately, if you plan on using the wide selection of Gamecube games with a stock Wii, you will be required to significantly decrease the attractiveness of the Wii’s [...]

Gamecube 2D Shooter Library: Classic Shmup Action

Even though it has very long way before it matches the massive shooter libraries of the Sega Dreamcast and Saturn, the Nintendo Gamecube is slowly building a modest library of shmups that is uncharacteristic of a more modern console. There is only one real exclusive in the bunch, but it had some of the better shooters of the generation. While most of the games mentioned below are also on the Dreamcast, I still play some of the on the Cube [...]

Radio Allergy: Radirgy To Blast Onto The US Gamecube

Even though VG Cats would have you believe otherwise, the Nintendo Gamecube is not yet dead. The Gamecube seems to be taking a page from the Dreamcast’s book of survival by bring 2D shooters in at the last moment to satisfy hardcore gamers. In fact, as reported a while back, the Dreamcast shmup, Radirgy (which also went by a slew of other spellings) is indeed following the footsteps of Ikaruga and others shooters by transitioning the the Gamecube. What is [...]

Phantasy Star Online Dreamcast and Gamecube Servers Will Shut Down Soon

Even back in the Dreamcast’s prime years I had a bad feeling about online game. While I did have fun (and frustration) playing Dreamcast games like Unreal Tournament online, I knew that games that primarily depended on online gameplay would not be worth the long-term investment as they would eventually be turned off. As a classic gamer, I like my games to last “forever”, not just a few years. While Phantasy Star Online was popular enough to stay online this [...]

Meta Review: Castle of Shikigami 2 – Dreamcast, PS2, Gamecube, XBox

Castle of Shikigami 2 (also known as Shikigami No Shiro II) naturally originated in the arcades and was later ported to the Sega Dreamcast (in the series of late shmups that kept the DC import scene alive), Playstation 2, Nintendo GameCube, and Xbox. The game was released in Japan for each of those mediums and was later brought to the States on PlayStation 2 by XS Games (as Castle Shikigami 2). In addition to some fairly slick 2D shmup graphics, [...]