£22 GameCube, worth it?

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#1 Posted by Panelhopper (504 posts) -

So in my local used electronics store ( for my fellow UK residents its my local CEX) I came across a GameCube for £22, with games and controllers for sale in the same store at about £10. So, the question becomes is it worth buying? I know that, compared to the other consoles of its generation, it lacks a few features, but for games it seems pretty good. Lots of Nintendo exclusives that are great stand out games, as well as some great versions of some games of the era that I love ( soul calibur 2 and resi 4 are two games that will remain in my all time faves ) So any thoughts?

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#2 Posted by JasonR86 (10178 posts) -

@Panelhopper:

I would get a Wii myself as it is backwards compatible with all GC games but if that isn't an option then sure get the GC. There were a lot of great games on that system.

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#3 Posted by Jimbo (10472 posts) -

Wind Waker and Skies of Arcadia are well worth playing if you haven't before. Utterly charming games.

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#4 Posted by Justin258 (14373 posts) -

You could get a backwards compatible Wii and some component cables if you've got the extra cash. However, if you don't, then get that and go play Metroid Prime! And Super Mario Sunshine!

There are plenty of good games on the Gamecube. It's not as bountiful as, say, the PS2's unmatched number of good games, but there's plenty of respectable good fun to be had with a Gamecube.

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#5 Posted by mtcantor (984 posts) -

Yeah, unless you just want to collect hardware, just get a wii.

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#6 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1504 posts) -

Sure why not. I love buying old consoles. You'd maybe find a better deal on ebay though.

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#7 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

@JasonR86 said:

@Panelhopper:

I would get a Wii myself as it is backwards compatible with all GC games but if that isn't an option then sure get the GC. There were a lot of great games on that system.

I wouldn't at this point just because the new Wiis don't do GC games and there's a lot of used ones out there than don't either.

For 22 pounds I'd get the Gamecube itself, that's nothing. And it's a great little console. That handle is still the coolest part about it.

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#8 Posted by evanbower (1247 posts) -

@Panelhopper said:

So in my local used electronics store ( for my fellow UK residents its my local CEX) I came across a GameCube for £22, with games and controllers for sale in the same store at about £10. So, the question becomes is it worth buying? I know that, compared to the other consoles of its generation, it lacks a few features, but for games it seems pretty good. Lots of Nintendo exclusives that are great stand out games, as well as some great versions of some games of the era that I love ( soul calibur 2 and resi 4 are two games that will remain in my all time faves ) So any thoughts?

Regardless of the Wii backwards compatibility, I'd still pick up a GameCube. It's just a really cool console, very of its era. Also, the convenient handle makes it easy to take where ever you go.

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#9 Posted by ThePickle (4356 posts) -

Yes.

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#10 Posted by iAmJohn (6232 posts) -

@MikkaQ said:

@JasonR86 said:

@Panelhopper:

I would get a Wii myself as it is backwards compatible with all GC games but if that isn't an option then sure get the GC. There were a lot of great games on that system.

I wouldn't at this point just because the new Wiis don't do GC games and there's a lot of used ones out there than don't either.

For 22 pounds I'd get the Gamecube itself, that's nothing. And it's a great little console. That handle is still the coolest part about it.

I was gonna go with "just get a Wii," but this is a very good point.

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#11 Posted by GS_Dan (1435 posts) -

Don't need to fact around with Wii remotes if you get a GameCube.

You should get Wind Waker, Animal Crossing, F-Zero GX and Metroid as a minimum :-D

Double Dash is awesome if you get a few controllers.

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#12 Posted by Moth_Pope (493 posts) -

Eternal Darkness is another great Gamecube exclusive. Definitely look into getting that if you buy one.

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#13 Posted by pyromagnestir (4452 posts) -

Worth it.

I'd also recommend, if you're in the mood to go real crazy, hunting down a Game Boy Player while you're at it. That plugs into the bottom of the GameCube and lets you insert Game Boy and Game Boy Advance cartridges on your Gamecube. I bought a GameCube after I couldn't find mine just for this purpose.

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#14 Posted by FunkasaurasRex (854 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

Worth it.

I'd also recommend, if you're in the mood to go real crazy, hunting down a Game Boy Player while you're at it. That plugs into the bottom of the GameCube and lets you insert Game Boy and Game Boy Advance cartridges on your Gamecube. I bought a GameCube after I couldn't find mine just for this purpose.

This. There are a lot of great GBA games which you can buy reasonably cheap these days and being able to play them on your TV is pretty dope.

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#15 Posted by RazielCuts (3269 posts) -

Watch out on getting that Gamecube, bro. (3:04)

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#16 Posted by Hizang (9358 posts) -

People may joke but the GameCube is a great standalone console, sure you could buy a Wii, but the GameCube is a cooler console than he Wii, plus no safety instructions before you play.

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#17 Posted by Panelhopper (504 posts) -

I should point out that, while I do have a wii, it's 2nd gen so it doesn't play GameCube games. That gameboy player add on seems pretty awesome too, can't believe I never knew about that. @RazielCuts oh my god! I haven't seen that Derrick comedy sketch in years! A classic! Thankfully I grew out of using axe body spray long before university....what I do with my big black rubber objects however, is my own business

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#18 Posted by jking47 (1290 posts) -

Gamecube is fucking great. People talk shit about it, but they must not be thinking clearly or something. Lots of great games, is a must have console in my opinion.

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#19 Posted by isomeri (2771 posts) -

The GameCube was pretty rad with those tiny disks and that handle and all. If you can get games and controllers for under 10 $/€/£ then sure. But you could also look for a used Wii.

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