The Nintendo Gamecube. Honest and final thoughts?

The Nintendo Gamecube.

Honest and final thoughts?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has some amazing games and some really mediocre ones. Fantastic controller. It took nintendo until the switch to make a console as good as it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Except the power button and the startup have no soul.

      The button has a nice meaty push to it and the big red light is very satisfying as well as the disc reading noises. And of course, who can forget the logo noise?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the controller is complete shit

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Retard.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >t. melee fag

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Good library, shit fanbase.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    chocolate chip cookie

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Xbox

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >GC smile
    Can't unsee now.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      gyuu-HUH

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Cool design, stupid controller, maybe a handful of worthwhile games.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was it really even a cube?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I know people still make games for Dreamcast and shit. Is it still possible to make a game for the Gamecube?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Probably not with that dumb proprietary mini disc design they used for it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Burn dvd
        >Cut it
        >????
        >profit
        It just werks!

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For the western release, they should have made black the default color and removed the handle. Those were the main turnoffs for most people in those regions who want everything to be "cool".

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes I'd disconnect it and carry it by the handle around the apartment for no reason.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Chad behavior

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    one of the best consoles if needed as a weapon

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wii is compatible with all its library so its pointless to have one unless you just want to collect it, I want to get one someday but its at the bottom of my list

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can't play Game Boy games on a Wii without homebrew though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What if I like the GC?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I prefer it over the wii tho, but If I had to just get one them i’d choose the Wii

        You can't play Game Boy games on a Wii without homebrew though.

        If you have to get an accessory to play GC games then it even outs

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      With a wii I need the wiimote, the batteries, the little sensor.

      With gamecube I just turn it on and its ready with just a controller.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i only use my wii over my gamecube because i have component cables for it. i should probably sell my gamecube at some point because i won't use it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like the meaty gamecubes buttons and sounds.

      Wii feels so flimsy.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But the Wii can't play Kirby's Tilt n Tumble

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Recently got some swiss cards and im having a lot of fun with it.

    Star Fox, Warioworld, Twilight Princess. Such nice games with that 2000's feel

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nintendo shitcube

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is there a definitive list of things you can't do on a Wii that you would absolutely need a GameCube for? Example being, playing GBA games multiplayer on a TV (albeit only player 1 would be on the TV and other players would connect via link cable) or the LAN features in a few games.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pretty great library, seemed limited by the mini disks but controller was great for the games on it. I think it was this era that Nintendo had its strongest art direction and graphics. still regularly play games through Nintendont on my wii

      I know one iteration of the action replay (one that requires a memory card slot) does not work on the Wii, but that's really all that comes to mind right away

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how much are you going to pay me for my options?

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Started good but by Double Dash was bad, there was no games after 2003

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2004 : Prime 2, Thousand Year Door, Tales of Symphonia, The Twin Snakes, Sonic Heroes
      >2005 : RE4, Killer7, Fire Emblem Path of Radiance, DK Jungle Beat, Mario Strikers
      >2006 : Twilight Princess, Chibi Robo, Harvest Moon Magical Melody, Baten Kaitos Origins
      Wrong

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, and Pikmin 2 in 2004

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'll give you Pikmin 2 and even Twin Snakes, the rest was on PS2, TP was the Wii launch title

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The last time nintendo was great. RIP.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Library had plenty of solid titles, but too little too late in the end. Also, Nintendo's insistence on weird hardware screwed their third parties a little, once again.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The weird hardware was ps2. GC was super safe, it was devs being gays about storage media.... again. This still hasn't changed at all.

      based, my early collection

      >XD
      kys

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fucking stupid that Nintendo only sold component cables on their website and not in stores, and that they’re fucking expensive for 10+ years now and can’t be made by 3rd parties. I’m not interested in those HDMI adapters. Sure wish I could use my Gameboy Player without smudgy composite bullshit but at least I can play my other GameCube games on my Wii with nice components cables.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's crazy how much difference the component cables make over the composite ones, even games like PSO look surprisingly good on it. My Dreamcast using composites looks like complete shit in comparison.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah it’s impossible to go back, I don’t understand how I was fine with composite and RF for everything for so long.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        component is a form of HD. Wii holds a candle to PS360 games trough it.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    based, my early collection

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don’t know why they added that handle but it’s useful

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Worse than the Wii U. Worst Mario, WW is the third worst Zelda, worst Mario Kart, killed the Metroid series for anyone who wasn’t 5 in 2002. All of their bad habits really took root here too. There is a reason the GBA carried them hard.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    not a cube

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      fuck off moron

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It is when you get a Gameboy Player.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That console back then was literally the Resident Evil machine since you can play the RE games from 0 to 4 and Code Veronica on it. Besides playing the RE games on it, GC also had

    Zelda Twilight Princess and 4 Swords Adventures(WW sucked)
    Mario Sunshine
    F-Zero GX
    Baten Kaitos and Baten Kaitos Origins
    Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes
    Phantasy Star Online Episodes 1 and 2 including Plus version
    Sonic(Adventure 1 and 2, Heroes, Shadow, Riders, Mega Collection and Gems Collection) - GC was also the machine for Sonic as well during it's time
    TimeSplitters 2 and Future Perfect
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2 and 3
    Eternal Darkness
    Geist
    Chaos Field
    Ikaruga
    Tony Hawk games(3, 4, Underground 1 and 2, American Wasteland)
    Soul Calibur 2
    Capcom vs SNK 2
    Smash Bros Melee
    Metroid Prime 1 and 2
    Tales of Symphonia
    Mega Man Anniversary Collection and X Collection, Network Transmission, and Command Mission
    Killer 7
    007 Agent Under Fire and Nightfire
    Star Fox Adventures and Assault
    Skies of Arcadia Legends

    And the best part, the based Game Boy Player which allowed you to play Game Boy games from the original GB games, GBC games, and GBA games.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Had no where near as much fun with it as I did their previous consoles. Alot of my most played games on it were multiplat games such as Tony Hawk 4 and The Sims.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      n64 was childlike fun as a kid but the 64 is ass along with the ps1. gamecube/ps2/xbxo were goat. pc stuff obvi good if you had

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Metroid Prime? Amazing. Metroid Prime 2? Amazing in spite of being a rush job. Nintendo doing weird shit with original IPs like Pikmin, Chibi-Robo? Wonderful, worth owning the system for, even weird jank shit like Cubivore and I even have some perverse fondness for Geist. Paper Mario was still an RPG. Nintendo ported Animal Crossing and brought it to the west. There was an attempt to translate Wario Land to 3D with Wario World, I liked it for what it was but I ain't gonna pretend it's some super amazing thing.

    Iwata made some effort to cultivate third party development after the N64. Final Fantasy came back to Nintendo with Crystal Chronicles. Capcom made big moves with Resident Evil and stuff like Viewtiful Joe or killer7. Sega was famously putting out Sonic and stuff like Billy Hatcher on it. JRPGs in general were coming back; Baten Kaitos, FromSoft released Lost Kingdoms.
    The big Nintendo flagships are kinda middling. Sunshine is rightfully regarded as the weird speedbump between 64 and Galaxy. Wind Waker sucked all the wind out of Zelda's sails for the entire generation up until Reggie and Twilight Princess damage control. Star Fox started its identity crisis. Donkey Kong existed to sell a bongo peripheral.
    Basically if it was Mario anything like a flagship platformer or Mario Kart, or Zelda anything it was done better by a succeeding entry on one of the consoles that followed.
    Then there's other stuff; for all the memeing about Three Houses on the Switch, Path of Radiance was clunky and hideous.

    The Wii U before the Wii U, too few games to really grab the market outside of the dedicated video game enthusiast, not much for the casuals that only wanted sports, racing games and GTA, too little too late to compete with the PS2's early lead as the first on market and the cheap DVD player, and Xbox correctly predicting the FPS market shift to consoles(something Nintendo precipitated with Goldeneye and Perfect Dark) and betting it all on Halo.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My favorite hardware of that gen, it had mgs twin snake which was pretty cool.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I had a lot of fun with it/10.
    It's portability was also really nice. I would bring it over to friends houses, or on vacations all the time as a kid. I would still bring, but I lost the carry case I had for nearly 20 years.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What it had was good, but they definitely still hurt third party support for it. Controller sort of sucks in a lot of ways, yet manages to have some better features than controllers today. And yes it sucks Smash players, its just a matter of being use to it after using it for 20 damn years.

    Recently filled in my gen 6 library and GCN has a good amount of solid games, not the crushing depth of the PS2 library, but certainly enough that someone with one in the day to have been happy with it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but certainly enough that someone with one in the day to have been happy with it.
      Nips had it better, a fair amount of great games stayed on there like Castle of Shikigami 2 which was multiplat but still.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        When isn't it the case that a ton of cool games never leave Japan though? Hits almost every console like that, except Saturn, it hit Saturn so hard it failed because fuck all came to the west. Shame so much never gets a fan translation, but I suppose it is hard and thankless work.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Hits almost every console like that
          PS2, it had enough to tank it. Fuck region lock, glad it's going out, one of the few things that actually improved from back then.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yea in the age of online region lock is toast because its a matter of let us buy the game or we will get the game anyway. PS1 and PS2 definitely had the volume to tank the loss of JP only games by comparison to the much lower number of releases for Nintendo. In the Gen 6 library I built PS2 has the most titles, GCN has a fair few exclusives and a few games that run better on it, and Xbox trails behind by a lot since most of its on PC these days and its slight texture bump wasn't worth the cost of worse emulation over just upping resolution of PS2. If I had a GCN as a kid it still would have been a good time.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nintendo's first party games really carried the machine, capcom helped it with resident evil 1 and 4.
    It started a slow trend downward toward how limited nintendo's 3rd party support would be down the line.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ...wait... THAT's how it was supposed to stand?.. i always just had mine with the CD tray facing up

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    great console

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