Introduction:I've done the Super Nintendo, I've done the Nintendo 64 and now it's time to do the Nintendo Gamecube which is by far going to be the hardest of all the Nintendo systems. How so, you ask. Well I'll put it like this, any of the games in the top three could easily be number one depending on the day. As always, one per series and let's not waste anymore time.
This game is the entire reason I, and many others, even bothered getting a Gamecube and if this was the only game I ended up liking, I would still consider the Gamecube as a great purchase. A lot of people think this is where the series peaked and while I get that, I personally disagree but it doesn't mean this isn't awesome. The gameplay is just one of the best I've ever played and while I'm admittedly not that good at wavedashing (only being able to do it as Luigi & Mewtwo occasionally) I really do respect the amount of complexity found in the game (even if it was technically wasn't intentional [wavedashing that is]). I had a ton of fun placing godly amounts of time into this game and it's holds plenty of my favorite moments in gaming.
I mentioned this as my favorite wrestling game of all-time in my top five wrestling games but this is also my second favorite Gamecube game. The gameplay, outside of the physics being downgraded from the last game, is perfect. An improved version of the AKI engine from the days of No Mercy and my favorite submission system in any wrestling game ever. I love playing all the chaotic fatal four way matches, last man standing & especially steel cages. I love the create-a-wrestler mode, and while I didn't spend much time in the story, it was a good one. Truthfully, there's not too much outside exhibition and the gameplay but I don't need anything else. If it had a few more modes though, like GM mode or a season like Here Comes The Pain or Raw 2, it would've been an easy number one.
This is my favorite Sonic game of all-time and I can explain that relatively quickly. I love the new characters (within this game) and the story of the game. I absolutely love the Sonic & Shadow levels and the Chao Garden (though the butchering of the Dark Garden from the Dreamcast version is unforgivable). Tails & Robotnik's levels are quite fun too for the most part but where the game loses me is with the Knuckles & Rouge's levels. I actually really liked the treasure hunt levels in the original but in this game they just managed to suck all the fun out of them. Still, it doesn't hurt it that much, it's still my number third favorite Gamecube game.
Okay, I can hear you guys whine but this is by far one of the most addicting video games I've ever played. I loved every aspect of it, catching fish, catching bugs, running away from bee's, interacting with your animal neighbors, creating clothes, K.K. Rider, playing NES games & even paying off Tom Nook. I can't tell you how many hours were wasted in my life living this imaginary one but I can tell you I don't regret a second of it!
While 64 is my favorite N64 game, it's sequel, Double Dash!!, is going to have to be content with number five. I really do love this game, it's notable for being one of the only games I've played with my dad. The co-op races were pretty fun though I'd be lying if I said I didn't prefer racing by myself. I just love the concept of having two racers in one kart and they utilize the conceit to the maximum potential. While it's not my favorite Mario Kart game, it is one of the more distinctive ones and a ton of fun to boot.
Shout out to Battle Stadium D.O.N. which would've made the list if it's unlocking system wasn't the worst I've ever experienced in video game history. Still though, it allows me to kick Naruto's butt with Sanji so it's hard to be that mad at it. Anyway, those are my five favorite Gamecube games, what are yours? Let me know in the comments, I'm guessing Wind Waker is on there! I've only played a demo of it on the Legend of Zelda Collection, which would've made the top five if it wasn't for the fact I don't count compilation games. Forgot to mention that in the intro.
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