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some gamecube advice please

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:31 pm

I took a punt on an ebay listing and won a gc for 99p (collected)

2 things - no controllers. i see game do them, is it worth getting a wireless one? this would be better but are they any good/reliable?

secondly, is it worth getting any resident evil games for it, bearing in mind i've played the ps versions. Went in Gamestation today and they had sealed resident evil 3 for 9.99. I bought rogue squadron 2 for £4.99 which seemed ok.

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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by Nemesis2K » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:36 pm

You wanna get:

Resident Evil
Resident Evil Zero
Resident Evil Code Veronica
Resident Evil 4

Obviously if you have the PS2 versions of CV and 4 you can skip those. The Remake of the first was the reason I bought a gamecube in the first place. Its fantastic and even holds up to play again today. Zero is pretty good but the plots a bit poor and there is some weird co-op'ness to it that kinda works but kinda doesn't.

Get a wireless one but be warned some games can run glitchy with them, I am not sure of a full list but Metal Gear: Twin Snakes gave me trouble with the Wavebird. Also I dunno about the new ones in Game but the original Wavebird controller didn't have rumble.

Get Eternal Darkness also..

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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:37 pm

thanks matey - so is zero different to any of the psx versions, ie I won't have played it already? how much should i pay for these?

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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by Nemesis2K » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:43 pm

Yeah Zero was ONLY released on gamecube.

Im not really up to date on Gamecube prices as I bought all mine at retail. I would imagine you shouldnt have to pay more than a tenner for them each. None of them are rare or anything.

Metal Gear if your interested might set you back a bit, but think the price has come down now after the MGS4 hype.

Eternal Darkness is no more than a fiver as well.

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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by jdanddiet » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:46 pm

ok cheers bud

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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:49 pm

Get official pads if you can. Wireless Wavebird is an excellent controller despite its lack of rumble and feels much better if you ver use it with a Wii (which will also run your GC games). I tried using a cabled GC controller with Wii and it just seemed wrong. 3rd party pads are never as good as the real deal imho.
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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by BennyTheGreek » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:54 pm

stupid wii doesnt seem to work with 3rd party controllers as I havea lovely arcade stick that refuses to work on the wii

Buy super mario sunshine...its good,...

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Post by killbot » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:13 pm

Resident Evil 1, 4 and Zero are worth getting, the others are bare bones rereleases of the PSone versions. Get official pads, the Wavebird is lovely but very expensive. As for other games, I'd suggest you look at the following:

Ikaruga,
Super Mario Sunshine,
Zelda: Wind Waker,
Zelda: Twilight Princess,
F-Zero GX,
Eternal Darkness,
Baten Kaitos,
Paper Mario 2,
Fire Emblem: Path Of Radiance,
Metroid Prime 1&2,
Geist,
Soul Calibur II,
Mario Kart: Double Dash!!,
Starfox Adventures,
Super Smash Bros. Melee,
Viewtiful Joe,
Super Monkey Ball 1&2,
Pikmin 1&2.

All brilliant, mostly exclusive. Beware though, some are very expensive.
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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by SexyWayne » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:26 pm

I'd also add the Zelda collector's edition disc (Ocarina, Majora & Zelda 1 & 2), Zelda Four Swords Adventures

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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by Mire Mare » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:40 pm

99p!? Bargain!

I think the Wavebird is great and would highly recommend you get one. I played through the first Res Evil game on the Cube and thought it was absolutely superb.

Eternal Darkness is well worth checking out and, as said above, you can get it for around £5.

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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by Trixta » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:45 pm

Didnt zero get rereleased for the wii in japan?
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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by tuddy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 3:54 pm

I highly recommend a wavebird- I have a white one I use to play virtual console games.

Games-wise, pretty much everything I'd recommend has already been posted here. But if you can get them cheap, Sonic Adventure DX and Sonic Mega Collection are personal favourites of mine.

@Trixta- yes, it did. I think they're also making another remake of RE 1 for the wii.

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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:03 pm

Wavebird is rubbish for one reason - no rumble. There should at least be an option to have it turned 'on' with higher battery usage.

Tbh the GC doesnt have great controllers anyway , but official ones are a must. Waverace , Luigis Mansion , Eternal Darkness and Super Smash Soccer will leave a smile on your face
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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by resident paul » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:23 pm

Get a Gameboy player add-on to play gameboy colour & gameboy advance games.
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Re: some gamecube advice please

Post by Mire Mare » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:24 pm

tuddy wrote:I highly recommend a wavebird- I have a white one I use to play virtual console games.
There was a white Wavebird? I've not seen one of those. Is it official Nintendo tuddy? Got any pics?

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