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Nintendo Gamecube



So about 22 years ago, I just brought my Gamecube back home after standing in line at EB (has it been that long?!) I got home and played Luigi's Mansion. I wasn't all that impressed. I didn't like it. Sure it looked great, but I didn't like it for some reason. More games came out. I got Mario Sunshine. It was too hard. I got Mario Kart: Double Dash. That was an okay game. A few times I've stopped playing it for years on end and then picked it back up again and played it for a few minutes only to quit playing it and put it back in the garage.

I got my Gamecube out from the garage today where it had been for years. I finally found the Gamecube controller, which was the final missing component. Without it, I had no reason to turn it on. Well, I plugged it in and turned it on. After resetting the game's internal clock which said it was 2060 (when I will celebrate my 78th birthday!) After doing that, it started right up. I had my Game Boy Player still attached to it, so I put the Game Boy Player disc in, which I had laying around. It worked.

Then I played a little bit of Mario Kart: Double Dash, the game that was in the Gamecube. I hate Rainbow Road because I kept falling off it. Would it have killed them to put in rails like in the N64 version? Even though I finished 6th, I was tied for first place in the four courses. I discovered something. If you finish a track small due to the Lightning Strike being put into action, Lakitu will also be small when he waves the checkered flag.

That led me to think about the DK Bongos accessory. I remembered I had made a webpage for it. But with no news in the last decade that I last updated it, I'm deciding not to update it again. I still wonder how difficult it would be to make a homebrew game that uses the DK Bongos. I remember toying with PlayStation programming. I dabbled in Atari Jaguar programming. I wonder if making a Gamecube homebrew game is even possible. Could I play it on a Gamecube if I bought some tiny discs?

Perhaps if nobody will make a DK Bongos-compatible Gamecube game, I guess I'll have to do it, if Gamecube homebrew even is possible. It is too bad that Donkey Konga 3 never made it stateside and that racing game was instead released on the Wii with really ridiculous controlling. If it was meant for the DK Bongos, then they should have released it that way. It's like Nintendo never supported their own basically dead consoles (Wario's Woods on NES, anyone?)

I found my DK Bongos. I remember liking DK Jungle Beat. I wonder if I could start a new save file on the memory card without erasing the one I already have on there. Since it's been a looooong time since I played it and I'd just as well start all over again. But I would like to have my other save file on hand in case I don't get very far again. Do you know what I mean? A few days ago I plugged in the Dreamcast too just to make sure it still works. I'd like to give the Gamecube a second chance, but it's really hard because I don't think there's that many good games for it. Reccomendations?


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The GC is an amazing system! There are so many great games on it. Give these a go:

- Resident Evil games

- Smash Bros Melee

- Mario Party games

- Eternal Darkness

- Wave Race

- Metroid Primed 

- The Thousand Year Door

- Pikmin

- Kirby Air Ride

- Star Fox Adventures

- Metal Gear Solid

That should keep you busy!

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In addition to the games mentioned above, I recommend playing these games: 

-Animal Crossing

-Burnout and Burnout 2: Point of Impact

-Donkey Kong games

-Fight Night: Round 2 (the GameCube version has Little Mac and the full game of Super Punch-Out!!)

-F-Zero GX

-James 007: Nightfire and Everything or Nothing

-Mario sports games

-Mega Man Network Transmission

-Mega Man X: Command Mission

-Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

-Mortal Kombat: Deception (the GameCube version includes Goro and Shao Kahn as playable characters)

-Pac-Man World 2, Pac-Man World 3, and Pac-Man World Rally

-Rayman 3

-Sonic the Hedgehog games

-Soul Calibur II

-Star Fox Assault

-Super Mario Sunshine

-Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2

-TimeSplitters games

-Tomb Raider Legend

-Wario World

-Zelda: The Wind Waker

-Zelda: Twilight Princess

Also, I recommend reading my GameCube blog: 

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