Gamecube had many great games, Eternal Darkness, Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2&3, Luigi’s Mansion, Baten Kaitos 1&2, F-Zero GX, Killer 7, Wind Waker, Metroid Prime 1&2, bunch of Resident Evil games and Tales of Symphonia are some of my favorites.
The GameCube (or the Purple Box of Power as I came to call it) was an underrated gem with such a novel, classic library of games that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. I spent countless hours on it. I’m glad it’s getting a newfound appreciation, even among younger gamers or who those initially missed out at the time.
The Gamecube is my favorite console of all time. The following are all probably in my top 25 games ever: Super Smash Bros. Melee, Metroid Prime 1 and 2, Zelda: Wind Waker and Twilight Princess, Resident Evil 4, Tales of Symphonia, and Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. Several others like the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron games, F-Zero GX, Paper Mario: TTYD, Star Fox: Assault, and Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance also rank very high.
The Gamecube is my favorite era of Nintendo. Super Mario Sunshine, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, F-Zero GX, Pikmin 1 & 2, Super Smash Bros Melee, Mario Kart Double Dash, etc. Also has the best controller ever made.
I remember getting my GameCube from Circuit City. I absolutely loved it. I still have it but it’s not hooked up, as I use my Wii to play my GC games. I only wish that a Pilotwings game had been released for the GameCube. Pilotwings and F-Zero were the first games I got on the SNES (after Super Mario World) and F-Zero 64 and Pilotwings 64 were the first ones I grabbed when the N64 was released (again, after Mario 64)
Mario Party 6 on the Cube is the best one in the series! the Day/Night system and orbs were really innovative without changing too much of the gameplay. I think it was kind of overlooked, but now people are warming up to it, much like they did with Double Dash.
This might sound odd, but I like to just run around in my GameCube games. Sometimes I’ll just explore Delfino Plaza in Mario Sunshine, or meander around Luigi’s Mansion exploring each room. I’ll walk around in Prime enjoying the music and atmosphere. Sometimes I’ll go sailing in Wind Waker or have fun in Windfall. ^_^
Luigi’s Mansion and Mario Sunshine are two games that I rented from Blockbuster but never owned. Now it’s like pulling teeth trying to find a copy of either one that isn’t the cost of a brand new game.