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  • 3 weeks later...
7 hours ago, Azrael said:

It gets quite a bit of stick buy I love Mario Sunshine. Hoping for an HD remaster for Switch. 

 

Yeah, overall it’s probably the worst of the 3D Mario games (which still makes it better than any other 3D platformer ever made), and it has some incredibly frustrating sections, but I have such a soft spot for it, and it’s one I revisit most often. The music is sublime, and the visual design is so lovely and original.

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I’m playing through tales of symphonia via dolphin on my nvidia shield. Played this when I was little but never finished it, what a banger 

 

then Iv got

 

mario sunshine

mario golf

skies of Arcadia 

luigi mansion

 

cant wait

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So the European launch of the purple box of joy was 16 years ago today. 16 years! That's insane. It's as far apart as the Gamecube was from the launch of the NES.

 

I still vividly remember queueing up at midnight in Game to get my console along with Rogue Leader and THPS3. Added Super Monkey Ball and Burnout shortly afterwards. What a launch line up that was.

 

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Hah, yeah I remember preordering it from Game and then cancelled it because the deal was better from HMV. Got a black GameCube, Super Monkey Ball and Rogue Leader. Took the day off of work to get it and spent the rest of the weekend playing it (3rd May 2002 was a Friday). I also remember going out and getting Luigi’s Mansion on the Saturday night of that weekend.

 

I also remember getting the mini video dvd preview that came in a flat cardboard version of the GameCube.

 

Think I’ll play it this weekend with my son! 

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I had a fair few when they were current. These 3 plus I transplanted a switched US one into the white Mario Strikers case, which was the one I used. Had a blue led too, looked pretty smart. 

 

I remember being in Tokyo and seeing the white Final Fantasy one there, boxed and complete, for around £350. Decided against it, and saw one sold over here a few years later for £750 :(

 

With rose tinted glasses, the thrill of playing Eternal Darkness has never been beaten. Very unique, and effective.

 

 

 

 

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On 04/05/2019 at 11:38, Pavey said:

With rose tinted glasses, the thrill of playing Eternal Darkness has never been beaten. Very unique, and effective.

 

Eternal Darkness is fantastic.

 

What sticks in my memory the most(it's been forever since I've played it) are the stained glass windows in the church smashing and the sound of the babies crying when you are at the tome or whatever it is.

That's bloody haunting that is...

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I'm amazed how Gamecube games seem to appear in the wild so rarely. I've been to a few shops around here, Cash Converters etc, and found next to nothing. Even a specialist shop only had two or three of them, and they wanted at least $50AUD for each one (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets?).

 

So far I've purchased Burnout ($9AUD), Super Monkey Ball ($18) and Resident Evil 4 (£22 - had to get it shipped from the UK). They're out there for sure, but the prices often seem ridiculous.

 

Still, a great machine, possibly my favourite of all time. 

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45 minutes ago, Goose said:

purchased Burnout ($9AUD), Super Monkey Ball ($18) and Resident Evil 4 (

Absolutely loved Burnout and Resident evil 4, spent so much time playing those games . I also remember playing a capcom game called p.n.03. A bit on the short side but I remember it having a really cool futuristic Art style and banging sound track. Must give it a whirl today if I get a chance. Havnt played it in a very long time 

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Could anyone help identify this lead on the left?

I'm in the process of bundling up my US GC to sell with a Saurian modded RGB scart, but I've come across second cable that also looks modded and I can't remember exactly where I got it from or what it is. I'm assuming it must've come with a replacement NTSC-U GC I bought a while back when mine became faulty.

 

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51 minutes ago, bwi said:

i would say so. I know mine, what he did for me came in a d-terminal box all those years back

 

I bought one from him back on ntsc-uk. It definitely is the Component box though, because I remember it had the sticker in the corner.

I wonder if he's contactable still?

As an aside, what's a fair price for the lead bundled with a boxed NTSC-U GC do you think? I know they were quite valuable at one point but I assume times change.

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Ive seen the lead still go for 50+ (in the last few years) but not in the realms of the component lead. Not sure if thats still the case though.

 

I havent seen him active for years to fair and i got mine also off ntsc-uk .

 

90+ for the pair, but i'm just guessing, unless you have some nice games to go with it. Unless its spice then probably a bit more

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Due to an unfortunate accident I am currently off work. With time to kill, I thought I would revisit some of my old consoles. The one I've played the most is, you've guessed it, the Gamecube. I've cheated slightly as I'm playing the games using the WiiU and Nintendont/USBX Loader. The output is still gloriously colourful using this method and it all works flawlessly. Games I've played are as follows;

 

Super Mario Sunshine - This is as far removed as Nintendo have gone from the usual Mario universe. It still holds up well. I had completely forgotten most of the game, so I'm still uncovering areas and little touches. The controls were troublesome on the Gamecube and continue to be an issue with the Classic Controller, but I'm still having a blast with it and slowly getting used to it.

 

Mario Golf Toadstool Tour. - Again holds up well. A bit too easy, as I got a hole in one on the 2nd hole. But it's so pick up and play, classic Nintendo. Colourful, clear visuals.

 

Metroid Prime - This remains as masterful as when I booted it up using my Freeloader disc all those years ago. Fantastic atmosphere and sound design. The perfect mix of shooting, adventure and geeky history. Retro hit the jackpot with this update of an already outstanding 2d series and made it even better. The use of the different weaponry and tools at your disposal to open up previously explored areas is taken a step further to make a tour de force of a game. I think it was the best game of that generation and it still sits firmly in my top ten games of all time. I honestly think it holds up just as well today as it did back then.

 

So yeah, the Gamecube is getting a lot of love from me again!

 

 

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