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Kauai
April 9th, 2010, 01:06 PM
The great thing about old consoles? You can get them for like twenty dollars. ;D

There are still whole bunch of GREAT games for Gamecube, including some Pokemon games I played a while back but never was able to finish (Colosseum, GD) but also others such as Mario Sunshine and Super Smash Bros.

I have PS3 but so far I've really only played FFXIII on it. I bought a PS2 a while back in 2009 and have had great fun with it (FFX, FFXII, KH1&2) which shows money isn't everything.

So what do yo think? Should I spend the money (let's say 30+40 for GC and like 3-4 games) or save up for PS3 games?

キラキラ
April 9th, 2010, 01:17 PM
I'd say Gamecube! You seem to enjoy those kind of games, which so far the PS3 hasn't really offered much in those style of games ('cept for FFXIII).

Ricochet Orange
April 9th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Get a Wii then, backwards compatibility + Wii games themselves. Then you could just buy a GC controller.


Or buy/download the Ratchet and Clank PS3 games.

Algo Fonix
April 9th, 2010, 05:33 PM
The Gamecube had a good amount of true gems released for it. I'd say go for it, lots of good games are cheap, and add another console to the collection is always fun. And get a GameBoy Player too. :o

Alistair
April 11th, 2010, 02:37 PM
I'd say go for it. I have still have mine from 2001, and I don't regret not trading it for a newer system.

By the way, you should really try Odama if you get it.

.hack
April 11th, 2010, 02:48 PM
Get the gamecube =3
However, I'm sure Ps3 plays Ps2 games 0.o

donavannj
April 11th, 2010, 03:07 PM
Get the gamecube =3
However, I'm sure Ps3 plays Ps2 games 0.o

Not anymore... they dropped that in either 2007 or 2008 to get the system cheaper. I do believe they can still play games made for the original PlayStation, though.

AuroraHearts
April 11th, 2010, 03:28 PM
get a wii instead, they play GC and WII stuff :3

PuNkSter
April 16th, 2010, 02:55 PM
oh the Gamecube. My very first game system. Super Smash Bros Melee is really a great game.

yeah get the Gamecube.

Xebelleon
April 16th, 2010, 03:11 PM
The Gamecube had a good amount of true gems released for it. I'd say go for it, lots of good games are cheap, and add another console to the collection is always fun. And get a GameBoy Player too. :o

LOL at the GB Player. game store downtown is selling one unopened for $309.99...

The Gamecube is amazing. Lot of memories. First Burnout I ever played was a 'Cube game. The Mario Party titles for it are fun.

Animal Crossing
Soul Calibur II (2)
Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess
legend of Zelda Wind Waker
Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness
Burnout something something Revenge
Tony Hawk 3...
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime 2 Echoes
extra controllers, likely those made by non-Nintendo guys
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg...
Sonic something
Mario Party
Mario Kart Double Dash
Mario Golf Toadstool Tour
Lego Star Wars the Video Game (Teacups!!!)
Lego Star Wars II The Original Trilogy
Red Faction II (first person shooter with local multiplayer)
Timesplitters
Crazy Taxi

TheBlackRose
April 16th, 2010, 03:37 PM
I still have my Gamecube from years ago. Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon: it's a Wonderful Life and The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker made having the gamecube the best investment I have every done console wise -- I own an Xbox 360 And have the same amount of games but have played it 1/1000th of the time.

The Gamecube, It was and still is full of win. Even if you're getting a Wii, I personally would have one for Novelty purposes. For some reason NES games don't feel the same on PC/Newer Console copy+paste.

Captain Hobo.
April 16th, 2010, 04:36 PM
Get the gamecube I got mine cheap.

mew²
April 16th, 2010, 05:11 PM
Don't bother. Just get a Wii. You can use GameCube games and controllers on it.
Plus you can play Wii games ;3

loliwin
April 16th, 2010, 05:20 PM
Get a Wii. :D You get to play Wii games, and GameCube games! Also, you get to use the GameCube's memory card thingy and its controller. :D

Åzurε
April 16th, 2010, 05:32 PM
If you don't have the money for a Wii, the Gamecube is a great thing in itself. I'd do it, but we already managed to get a Wii. Still gotta get that second controller, though...

Eurydice
April 16th, 2010, 07:11 PM
i would say get a gamecube. but i would suggest getting a wii as others have said.

Epsikon Sato
April 17th, 2010, 05:26 AM
Wii, if not, GameCube. There are still a lot of great games for it.

A Pixy
April 17th, 2010, 08:15 AM
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr166/pelambres_photos/metroid.jpg

I don't need to say anymore.

Jak
April 17th, 2010, 02:46 PM
I don't care that most people seem to think that the Gamecube was a flop, I play it more than anything. I have a Wii now, but to be honest, I just now figured out where the GCN controller ports are. Haha. But even still, the Gamecube showcased some amazing games. Also, you might want to pick up a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition. 4 Zelda games. :D

But yeah, if you don't have enough money for a Wii, I'd say your best bet is a Gamecube. :)

Ragrappy99
April 17th, 2010, 02:59 PM
I'd say definatley. Gamecubes are awesome! Still has many great games that I'd still play if I could be bothered to find all the wires. Doshin the Giant, Sonic Adventure 1 & 2, Mario Kart, Donkey Konga.. The list goes on.

Yoshimi
April 17th, 2010, 04:20 PM
If you must, get a Wii.
But, be aware! The vast majority of your games will be either Mario or Zelda, as they are the only games that consistently don't seem to be shovelware on the wii.

Personally, I'd get some PS3 games immediately after getting the Wii(cause they release some awesome games on Wii shop) since the good/crap ratio seems to be significantly higher on the PS3, but only because it takes a lot of money to produce games on it.

TheAppleFreak
April 17th, 2010, 04:22 PM
http://i480.photobucket.com/albums/rr166/pelambres_photos/metroid.jpg

I don't need to say anymore.

http://www.toy-tma.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Metroid-Prime-Trilogy-Cover.jpg

I take your Metroid and raise it to Wii awesomeness.

I'd get a Wii, due to the backwards compatibility and the larger game library available for it (Virtual Console + WiiWare + Standard Wii titles + GameCube... need I go on? But if you're strapped for cash, then get a GC.

A Pixy
April 17th, 2010, 05:47 PM
http://www.toy-tma.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Metroid-Prime-Trilogy-Cover.jpg

I take your Metroid and raise it to Wii awesomeness.

I'd get a Wii, due to the backwards compatibility and the larger game library available for it (Virtual Console + WiiWare + Standard Wii titles + GameCube... need I go on? But if you're strapped for cash, then get a GC.

Yes, but you can get MP 1 and 2 for, like, 20 bucks, max.

The third one will cost more, unless you like playing it better on the Wii.

Felly
April 17th, 2010, 06:00 PM
Depends on how much you're willing to spend. If you have the money, then get the Wii. You'll be able to play Wii games, plus some Virtual Console, WiiWare, & GCN games. All you have to do is get a GCN controller & a memory card to save your games as well as some games & you're set.

Though if you're strapped for moneys, you can just get the GCN since it'd be cheap.

thorn96
April 17th, 2010, 07:28 PM
Buy a Wii, it has all the hardware from a Gamecube AND Nintendo still make games for it.

Blue Pikachu
April 17th, 2010, 07:33 PM
If you can afford the Wii then I'd advise that since you can play both wii/GC games on it. However if our budget only extends to the GameCube... then without a doubt get it. I still play mine more than my Xbox 360.

.hack
April 17th, 2010, 07:34 PM
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg...


Here I thought I was the only one who played that game 0.o

.YAS.
April 18th, 2010, 05:56 AM
If you just want to play Gamecube games, I think you should get a Gamecube. There are sooo many great games to it, and if you find a cheap one it's even better. You won't regret it!
I also recommend chipping it (all games get much cheaper that way :P) , I actually did it a month ago. :)

To encourage you a bit more to buy a Gamecube, here are some great games I love:
* Super Smash Bros Melee
* Metroid Prime
* The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker
* Pokémon XD Gale of Darkness
* Mario Party 6
* The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
* Spyro: A Hero's Tail
* Super Mario Sunshine
* Mario Kart: Double Dash

Those are actually the only games Ive bought, the only ones worth buying. ^^

Barney.
April 18th, 2010, 01:56 PM
Seeing as the Gamecube is the greatest system ever. Go for it. Get it. Now.

or you could get a wii, cause that is also awesome.

Best GC games:

LoZ: Wind Waker (One of the best games ever...EVER)
LoZ: Twilight Princess
Timesplitters 2/3 (Best shooters ever)
Super Mario Sunshine
SSBM
Fire Emblem 9: Path of Radiance
Skies of Arcadia
Metroid Prime
Prime 2: Echoes
Resi
Resi2
Resi3
Resi4
MK: Double Dash
Billy Hatcher
Pikmin
Pikmin 2
Cel Damage
Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe 2
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble
Eternal Darkness
MGS: Twin Snakes


See?

There's so much more aswell.

The only drawback to a Gamecube is that alot of the good games can be pretty expensive nowadays..

Splash
April 18th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Seeing as the Gamecube is the greatest system ever. Go for it. Get it. Now.

or you could get a wii, cause that is also awesome.

Best GC games:

LoZ: Wind Waker (One of the best games ever...EVER)
LoZ: Twilight Princess
Timesplitters 2/3 (Best shooters ever)
Super Mario Sunshine
SSBM
Fire Emblem 9: Path of Radiance
Skies of Arcadia
Metroid Prime
Prime 2: Echoes
Resi
Resi2
Resi3
Resi4
MK:Double Dash
Billy Hatcher
Pikmin
Pikmin 2
Cel Damage
Viewtiful Joe
Viewtiful Joe 2
Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble
Eternal Darkness
MGS: Twin Snakes


See?

There's so much more aswell.

The only drawback to a Gamecube is that alot of the good games can be pretty expensive nowadays..

yeah and dont forget there is also pokemon games in gc...

Barney.
April 19th, 2010, 07:32 AM
Yes. But they weren't excactly "classics".

XtinaIsMeLuvinWWE
April 19th, 2010, 09:52 AM
I'd say go for it, I have one atm and still play it all the time. There are some seriously great games on it and they're probably all quite cheap by now :)

Houndour2004
April 19th, 2010, 12:13 PM
I got a Gamecube foir few weeks ago, and three games.

But the games are hard to find.