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!