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  1. I'm selling all of the games and peripherals listed below for payment via PayPal. I'll be updating the list as more of my games and peripherals are tested and confirmed to be functional, so check back if the post has been bumped! Images of all of the games and peripherals can be found in the link provided for each entry, under the username "Evm7gp" on pricecharting.com. The site was used to provide buyers with immediate access to sale data. Also I don't want to rehost the images I'm requesting the prices listed in this post, which differ from the average price auto-generated by pricecharting.com. Unless specified next to the link, the game is CIB. The Gamecube and Wii games have varying amounts of scratches. Most look pretty rough but have not been resurfaced as they still work. None of them are perfect. I tried to catch as many scratches on camera as possible, but the lighting I have access to isn't great. Anything that has been listed in the collection has been tested and is functioning; my criteria for testing games included running the disc on an original console and ensuring the game launched correctly and responded to controller inputs, for the Wii, DS, and 3DS this includes getting past the home screen. Upon request, I will provide any prospective buyer more disc photos and/or video evidence of any listed game correctly functioning on console to your specifications. For purchases of at least $40 in total, I'm planning to cover shipping costs and ship using USPS Priority Mail anywhere in the contiguous US. I'm only planning to ship within the contiguous US due to shipping costs and poor tracking availability. Please provide a way for me to estimate shipping costs if you intend to make an offer. DS Game and Watch Collection - $25 My Word Coach - $1 Nintendo DS Browser (Missing Expansion Pack) - $5 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Game Only) - $16 Pokemon Diamond - $45 Pokemon SoulSilver (Slight label indent) - $130 The Sims 2 Castaway - $5 3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf - $10 Pokemon Sun - $15 Gamecube Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life - $38 Harvest Moon: Magical Melody (No Manual) - $20 Super Mario Sunshine [Player's Choice] - $28 Super Smash Bros. Melee (No Manual) - $48 The Sims - $8 The Sims 2 (No Manual) - $10 The Sims 2 (Disc Only, yes I have two) - $8 Wii Elebits - $5 Kirby's Epic Yarn - $15 Mario Kart Wii - $22 Rayman Origins - $10 Super Mario Galaxy 2 - $20 Super Paper Mario - $15 Wii Sports (Small Tear on Envelope) - $10 Black Classic Controller Pro (Item Only) - $15 Black Wii MotionPlus (Item Only) - $9 White Wii MotionPlus (Item Only) - $9
  2. Introduction The GameCube version of Sonic Adventure is praised by some but also criticized by many for being a so-called "bad" port of the original for Dreamcast. It has a lot of changes, sure, but most of those changes are improvements and additional content that more than make up for its shortcomings. The following screenshots of the Dreamcast and GameCube versions of Sonic Adventure are from a twenty-minute video I made comparing the two versions. Both versions were played using their original consoles. No Emulators, no backwards compatibility. Furthermore, the Dreamcast screens are from a later copy of the game containing a revision (NA Version 1.1) that includes full Japanese and English voice tracks, some different camera angles, and bug fixes, among other things. Sonic Adventure DX for GameCube is based on the revised Dreamcast version and has most of these same improvements and more. Why Sonic Adventure DX is better Graphics: Since the GameCube is a more powerful console and SADX was released four years after the Dreamcast version (five years, if you count the fact that the Dreamcast version was released in Japan in 1998), the character models were enhanced with higher polygon counts, shadows were added, the draw distance was improved with less pop-up, water effects look better, a floor/ground was added in the Chaos 4 battle, and the game runs at 60 frames per second (which was what the Dreamcast version was originally going to run at). Other details were also added in certain areas. This is what Sonic looks like. He, as well as the other characters, look somewhat blocky in the Dreamcast version. He looks rounder in the GameCube version due to the increased polygon count, more closely resembling his appearance in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. Various shadows were added to the GameCube version. These are examples of the GameCube versions improved draw distance (you can see more in the distance). In the first two pics (taken in the first part of Emerald Coast just before the Whale area), you can't see either the building, bridge, or loop in the Dreamcast version but you can see them in the GameCube version. In the last one, look where Sonic's right hand is. You can't see those Dash Panels or Springs from here in the Dreamcast version, but you can in the GameCube version. The water was noticeably improved in the GameCube version, looking distorted and wavy. In the Dreamcast version, the water effects are simplistic in comparison. The Chaos 4 boss battle. Look underneath Chaos in the Dreamcast version; there's nothing. In the GameCube version, a floor/ground was added. Outside of the Casino in Station Square. The Dreamcast version looks a bit generic here, while the GameCube version has a "Casino Ken" sign. This is the door in the Casino area of Station Square that leads to the Hotel. You can see that the textures inside don't match in the Dreamcast version. The floor has a red carpet in the GameCube version, both when you're outside and inside the Hotel. Audio: Both the Dreamcast and GameCube have excellent audio capabilities and are comparable. However, GameCube discs have more space. As a result, due to the inclusion of both English and Japanese voice tracks, the audio is slightly muffled in the Dreamcast version. Most of the sound effects sound pretty similar in both versions, but the music and some of the sound effects sound clearer on the GameCube. The GameCube version also supports Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound. Unfortunately, the audio can't really be compared in a blog but I'll point out some of the areas where the GameCube version sounds better. The whale section in the first area of Emerald Coast, and the fish jumping out of the water at the end of the second area of Emerald Coast. The splashing sound effects are pretty quiet and muffled in the Dreamcast version. In the GameCube version, these sound effects are loud and clear. t If you stand by a door in the Dreamcast version, the door opening/closing sound effect plays over and over. This was corrected in the GameCube version, so that the sound effect only plays when the door is actually opening and closing (not while it is already open). The monitors in the Station Square Chao Garden are silent in the Dreamcast version. This was corrected in the GameCube version. The Egg Carrier doors are also silent in the Dreamcast version. Fixed in the GameCube version. Extras: The big reasons why the GameCube version is the best. None of these features are in the Dreamcast version. The GameCube version adds a Mission Mode, which has sixty tasks to complete. Two additional music tracks can also be heard in this mode when you start and complete a Mission. The Mini Game Collection Mode contains every Sonic game released for the Game Gear. Literally all twelve of them, including Sonic Drift and Tails' Skypatrol which were originally only released in Japan. Games that include Versus Modes can still be played with a second player, and even the games that don't have a Versus Mode can be played with a second player. In addition, if you set the text language in the options menu to Japanese, you can play the Japanese versions of some of the Game Gear games. These games can be unlocked by collecting Emblems, as well as completing Missions in the Mission Mode. A Camera option was added to the pause menu in the GameCube version. You can choose the original "Auto Camera", or the added "Free Camera" option which can be moved around with the C-Stick. Also added to the pause menu is a Map option for viewing Maps of the Adventure Fields (Station Sqaure, Mystic Ruins, and Egg Carrier). It's pretty useful in the jungle area of Mystic Ruins. Yet another addition to the pause menu. If you choose Quit, the Dreamcast version just goes back to the title screen and doesn't bother asking you if you really want to or not. The GameCube version asks you if you're sure you want to go back to the title screen, allowing you to go back to the pause menu if you made a mistake. As mentioned above, the GameCube version has Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound. Also, for some reason, the Memory Card icon on the options menu isn't animated in the Dreamcast version but it is animated in the GameCube version. The Dreamcast version doesn't allow you to skip cutscenes. Cutscenes can be skipped in the GameCube version. The Station Square Chao Garden has several additions in the GameCube version, most of which are from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. First, there are Action Windows telling you what button does what (the controls in the Chao Gardens are somewhat different than the levels). The Black Market is also included, allowing you to spend the Rings you've collected in the levels and buy many of the Chao items from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. If you pick up a Chao, their Stats are shown. A Chao Board was added beside the door that leads to the Chao Stadium. The Chao Transporter is largely the same as in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, but here you can also download a few mini games to a Game Boy Advance. Cream the Rabbit, who first appeared in Sonic Advance 2, makes several cameos in the GameCube version in both the Adventure Mode and Mission Mode. In the Adventure Mode, she can be seen flying around Station Square. In Mission Mode, depending on the mission, some Sonic Advance 2 signs appear. Chris Thorndyke from the Sonic X cartoon also makes a cameo. Both versions have 130 Emblems to collect. Collecting them all is very difficult and time-consuming. But the GameCube version actually rewards you for collecting them. In addition to the Game Gear games, collecting all 130 Emblems in the GameCube version allows you to play as Metal Sonic in Sonic's levels in the Trial Mode. Conclusion For whatever reason, the GameCube version of Sonic Adventure got poor ratings from critics compared to the original Dreamcast version. But as you can see, it makes several improvements and adds so many features that it might as well be the definitive version of the game. That being said, I can understand why some people are nostalgic and might prefer the Dreamcast version. It was one of the Dreamcast's launch titles and was a huge deal in 1999. The Dreamcast version is the original experience, while the GameCube version is the definitive experience. I'm glad I have both versions. -MegaMan52
  3. Gamecube Japan : Not released in the West A big ole list of anything released 'exclusively' for the Nintendo GameCube in Japan. ( Some stuff that didn't get released on the cube in North America, but maybe Europe?) There are many examples of a game being released on other consoles, so I've made an effort to list what region had what, look for the key at the bottom.. here goes! Retail Releases: Baseball 2003: Battle Ballpark Sengen Perfect Play Pro Yakyuu, The (J-PS2) Battle Stadium D.O.N. (J-PS2) Bleach GC: Tasogare ni Mamieru Shinigami Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo Dassutsu! Hajike Royale Bokujō Monogatari: Shiawase no Uta Bomberman Land 2 (J-PS2) Captain Tsubasa: Ōgon Sedai no Chōsen Castle Shikigami 2 (J-DC, NA-PS2, J-XBX, PS3 download) Charinko Hero Derby Tsuku 3 - Derby Uma o Tsukurou! (J-PS2) Dōbutsu no Mori+ Dōbutsu no Mori e+ (*) Dokapon DX: Wataru Sekai wa Oni Darake (J-PS2) Donkey Konga (*) Donkey Konga 2 (*) Donkey Konga 3 Doraemon: Minna de Asobō! Minidorando Doshin the Giant (EUR) Dragon Drive: D-Masters Shot DreamMix TV World Fighters (J-PS2) Duel Masters Nettou! Battle Arena (NA-PS2) Eisei Meijin VI(J-PS2) Family Stadium 2003 Gakuen Toshi Vara Noir Roses(J-PS2) Gekitō Pro Yakyū(J-PS2) Generation of Chaos EXCEED: Yami no Seijou Rose GiFTPiA GT Cube (GT Pro Series NA-Wii) Hikaru no Go 3 Homeland Hudson Selection Vol. 1: Cubic Lode Runner (J-PS2, etc) Hudson Selection Vol. 2: Star Solider (J-PS2, etc) Hudson Selection Vol. 3: PC Genjin (Bonk) (J-PS2, etc) Hudson Selection Vol. 4: Takahishi Meijin no Adventure (J-PS2, etc) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 9 (J-PS2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 9 Ketteiban(J-PS2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 10 (J-PS2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 10 Ultra Ketteiban: 2003 Memorial (J-PS2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 11 (J-PS2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 11 Ultra Ketteiban(J-PS2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 12 (J-PS2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 12 Ketteiban (J-PS2) Jikkyou Powerful Pro Major League (J-PS2) Jikkyō World Soccer 2002 (J,EUR-PS2, J-XBX) Kidō Senshi Gundam: Gundam vs. Z Gundam (NA-PS2) Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senshitachi no Kiseki Kiwame Mahjong DX II Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Go! Go! Mamono Fight!! (J-PS2) Konjiki no Gash Bell!! Yūjō Tag Battle Full Power Korokke! Ban-Ō no Kiki o Sukue (J-PS2) Kururin Squash! Legend of the Golfer Legend of The Quiz: Tournament of Champions, The Lupin III: Umi ni Kieta Hihou Mr. Driller Drill Land Momotarō Dentetsu 11: Black Bombee Shutsugen! No Maki (J-PS2) Momotarō Dentetsu 12: Nishinihon Hen mo ari Masse!(J-PS2) Monopoly: Mezase!! Daifugou Jinsei!! (J-PS2) Muscle Champion: Kinnikutō Kessen Mutsu Tonohohon Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 3 Naruto: Gekitō Ninja Taisen! 4 Nintendo Puzzle Collection One Piece: Grand Battle! 3 (J-PS2) One Piece: Treasure Battle, From TV Animation Ohenro-San: Hosshin no Dojo Pool Edge Radirgy GeneriC(J-DC,J-PS2, Ultimate Shooting Collection NA-Wii) Rei Fighter Gekitsui Senki RoboCop: Aratanaru Kiki (NA,EUR-XBX, J,EUR-PS2) SD Gundam: Gashapon Wars (J-Wii) Shaman King: Soul Fight Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Evolution (J-PS2) Special Jinsei Game (Life) Super Robot Wars GC (J-X360) Tengai Makyō II: Manji Maru (J-PCE,PS2,PSP,PS3,DS) Tensai Bit-Kun: Gramon Battle (J-PS2) Viewtiful Joe Revival (*) V-Rally 3 (EUR-GCN,NA, EUR-XBX+PS2) Warrior Blade: Rastan vs. Barbarian (J, NA, EUR-PS2 EU-XBX) Winning Eleven 6: Final Evolution (J,EUR,NA-PS2 J,EUR-PS Zoids Full Metal Crash Zoids Vs. Zoids Vs. III Pre-order bonus, demo, promo, test, club nintendo, or any other non retail release disc: Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean: Special Experience Disc (Demo) Biohazard: Special Edition Demo Biohazard 4 Trial Edition (Famitsu Magazine/Biohazard double feature) (*) Biohazard Zero Trial Edition Dairantou Smash Brothers DX Event-you Demo (indigo art) Dairantou Smash Brothers DX Kiosk Demo (retail art, green luigi sticker) DreamMix TV World Fighters Trial Disc (Kiosk) E-Catalog Spring 2003 115 interactive disc catalog (Pack in with Pokémon box / Rune II, Family Stadium 2003, pink) E-Catalog Summer 2003 116 interactive disc catalog (Enjoy Plus: came with console and GB Player,blue) E-Catalog 2004 (Club Nintendo, gold) Gekkan Nintendo Tentou Demo Discs (Interactive Multi-Game, Store kiosk) D28J - 2002.4.4 -2002.5.1 -2002.6.1 -2002.7.1 -2002.7.10 D37J - 2002.8.1 - 2002.11.1 (Disc A and B) D44J - 2002.12.1 (2 discs) - 2003.1.1 (Disc A and B) D52J - 2003.5.1 D54J - 2003.6.1 - 2003.7.1 - 2003.8.1 (Disc B) D63J - 2003.9.1 D64J - 2003.10.1 D65J - 2003.11.1 (2 discs) - 2003.12.1 (Disc A and B) - 2004.1.1 - 2004.2.1 D75J - 2004.3.1 - 2004.5.1 - 2004.7.1 D93J - 2005.1.1 D94J - 2005.3.1 D95J - 2005.3.1 D96J - 2005.4.1 2005.5.1 (not sure on serial) D98J - 2005.6.1 2005.7.1 (not sure on serial) E22J - 2005.8.1 E23J - 2005.9.1 - 2005.10.1 - 2005.11.1 [2 variants, one orange disc, one green disc] E26J - 2005.12.1 - 2006.2.1 - 2006.3.1 - 2006.4.1 E33J - 2006.5.1 - 2006.9.1 Game Taikai Yuushou Kinen: Tokusei Smash Bros DX Movie Disc (Japan Smash Bros tournament winners, gold art) Homeland Trial Version (Pre-release lottery, winners were able to preorder homeland w/broadband adapter and this disc) Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senshitachi no Kiseki Special Disc Luigi's Mansion Kiosk Demo Mario Party 4 Event Disc (Mini-game mode only, Pink art) Mario Special Disc July 2002 (E3 Mario Sunshine demo) Metal Gear Special Disc (bonus disc from premium edition of Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes) Naruto collection Tomy special disk Pacman Vs. Club Nintendo (*) Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II Trial Edition Pikmin Kiosk Demo Pokémon Colosseum Tokusei Bonus Disc (Celebi, Video Previews) Pokémon Colosseum Kakuchou Bonus Disc (Celebi, Pokemon Channel demo) Pokémon Channel: Bangumi Kakuchou Pack bonus disc Rune II Demo Disc (Nintendo Dream Magazine) SD Gundam Gashapon Wars Trial version Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II Kiosk Demo(*) Tower of Druga, The (pre-order bonus for Baten Kaitos) WWE Wrestlemania X8 Trial Version (slim CD jewel case) KEY: (Region-Console) indicates game may not be an exclusive, but not released for GCN in North America. * = Released in the US either in a different form or with differences worth noting. Compiled November 2019, a labor of by drxandy for videogamesage.com Thanks: craigly1234, Galdius, MegaMan52, UBG, Nintendo4Life87, spacepup
  4. Open for business!!!!! I will ship internationally, but see the below blurb about shipping! Prices do not include shipping, shipping will be your responsibility!!!!! Pics available on request! Will possibly trade stuff for everdrives, let me know what you got! SNES (cart only) Donkey Kong Country -- 15 Super Conflict -- 14 Hook -- 25 Kirby's Avalanche -- 14 Yoshi's Island -- 30 Kid Kleets -- 35 Turltes in time -- 40 Captain America -- 20 Lemmings -- 20 Daffy Duck -- 15 NES(cart only) Mario Bros. arcade classics -- 25 T&C Surf Designs: Wood and Water rage -- 7 Metroid -- 20 Silent Service -- 3 Monopoly -- 5 Darkwing Duck -- 70 Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers -- 17 Duck Tales -- 20 Kirby's Adventure -- 22 Tecmo World Wrestling -- 6 The Simpsons Bart Vs. The World(label wear) -- 6 Urban Champion(label lifting) -- 9 Commando -- 5 Star Soldier -- 8 Section Z -- 10 Adventure Island -- 8 Sky Shark(label wear) -- 4 Kung Fu -- 12 Golf -- 3 Fester's Quest -- 6 Pro Wrestling -- 5 Gun.Smoke -- 15 Back to the future -- 10 Destination Earthstar(label damage) -- 2 Iron Tank -- 6 Rad Racer -- 6 Gamecube (Prices updated soon, ask and i can get my butt in gear quicker.) 1 or 2 might be missing a book, but most of these will be complete. scorpion king rise of the akkadian harry potter goblet of fire Shark Tale Strike Force bowling Power Rangers: Dino Thunder Disney Pixar Cars Legends of wrestling Super Bubble Pop Intellivision lives Ty the tasmanian tiger 3 Night of the quinkan Madden 07 MVP Baseball 2004 Kirby air ride (PC) Nintendo DS/3DS Lego Star Wars III (cib) -- $8 Where's Waldo (sealed) -- $18 Dream Trigger 3D (cib) -- $6 Angry Birds Star Wars (cb) -- $3 Lalaloopsy: carnival of friends (cart) -- $2 Nintendogs + cats (IB) -- $5 Lego Indiana Jones the original adventures (cib) -- $5 Smart Girl's Playhouse (cib) -- $4 Cross Words (cib) -- $3 Imagine fashion designer New York (cib) -- $3 Nicktoons attack of the toybots (sealed) -- $20 Betty Boop's Double Shift (sealed) -- $12 Hysteria Hospital emergency ward (sealed) -- $10 Bejeweled twist -- $5 Megamind the blue defender (sealed) -- $8 Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon (cib) -- $15 Lego Ninjago nindroids (cib, crappy boxart) -- $5 B-17 Fortress in the sky (cib) -- $7 Super Mario 64 DS (cb) -- $10 Lego Jurassic World -- $5 Angry Birds Trilogy -- $7 ABC Wipeout 2 -- $4 Gameboy(color)(advance) Super Mario Land x's 2 -- $12 each The Mummy -- $7 Spiderman 2 the sinister six -- $12 Killer Instinct -- $7 Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX (sealed) -- $15 The Bugs Bunny Crazy Castle CIB (no plastic tray) -- $32 NBA Jam T.E. CIB -- $55 Double Dribble 5 on 5 -- $5 Final Fantasy Legend II -- $30 Final Fantasy Legend III -- $35 Backyard Skateboarding (sealed) -- $8 Sega Master System F-16 Fighting Falcon -- $14 Global Defense -- $9 Hang-On & Astro Warrior -- $18 Shanghai -- $9 Shooting Gallery -- $9 Hang-On & Safari Hunt -- $9 Action Fighter -- $18 After Burner -- $10 More to come when i have time!!!!!!
  5. Introduction For my second blog, I'm going to list my current favorite imports. Imports are my favorite items to collect and I've collected a lot over the years, so it makes sense that I make a blog about them. MegaMan52's favorite video game imports 20.Mario Party 4 Event Disc An obscure Japanese Mario Party 4 promotional disc. I didn't find out about it until 2018, when I came across some sealed copies of it on eBay. Before buying, I did a Google search. The only information I could find at the time was the name of the disc, and a single picture. Because of my interest in imports (and because the GameCube is underrated), I had to buy it and find out more about it. I'm not going to say how much it cost, but it was far more than a regular copy of Mario Party 4. The disc contains Mini-Game mode. All eight playable characters are available, and up to four players can play. Four player and Battle mini-games can be selected. I don't know much more about this disc. The name seems to imply that it was used (or planned to be used) at a Tournament, like Super Smash Bros. Melee. It might be a demo disc. Maybe it was a giveaway. Unfortunately, not a whole lot more is known. Hopefully someone out there who has this disc can look at the discs data, and find out more about it. 19.Kirby's Dream Land I like Kirby. I really, REALLY like the Kirby games. Of course, importing the Japanese version of Kirby's Dream Land was a priority. The box art for the Japanese version proves that Kirby was pink all along. It doesn't differ much from the American version, but it has a nicer-looking title screen and some other minor differences. I made a video (above) comparing the American and Japanese versions. 18.Super Smash Bros. The Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. has more realistic punching and kicking sound effects (similar to Melee). Some of the voice clips are different too, while others are the same. There are no Congratulations screens shown at the end of the One Player mode; they were added to the American version. 17.Super Bust a Move All-Stars This is basically the European release of Bust a Move 3000, but it has two major additions. It adds a Four-Player mode, and a Space Invaders style Shoot Bubble mode. The Japanese version (Super Puzzle Bobble All-Stars) also has these additions. If you like this series, it's worth importing the Japanese or European versions (or both). 16.Nintendo Puzzle Collection Nintendo Puzzle Collection includes Dr. Mario 64 (yes, it's a Japanese version of the N64 Dr. Mario), an updated version of Yoshi's Cookie, and the unreleased N64 version of Panel de Pon. It's unfortunate that the American release of Nintendo Puzzle Collection was canceled, but at least it came out in Japan. If you like the Dr. Mario and Yoshi's Cookie games for NES, SNES, and Game Boy as well as Tetris Attack for SNES, this is definitely worth importing. 15.Donkey Kong Land 3 While Donkey Kong Land 3 was released in America and Europe for the original Game Boy in 1997, it was released in Japan for the Game Boy Color in 2000. There are two revisions of the original Game Boy version, with the differences being the title screen and a slight change to the ending of the Tundra Blunda level. The Game Boy Color version released in Japan is based on version 1.1 for original Game Boy. It also has some changes besides the color display, which are shown in my comparison video above. 14.Pac-Land Until the Arcade versions release on the Switch as part of the Arcade Archives series and Pac-Man Museum+ earlier this year, the Famicom version of Pac-Land (released in 1985) was the only Nintendo version/release of the game. The game predates Super Mario Bros. as one of the first side-scrolling adventure games. The Famicom version mimics the controls of the Arcade version, with A and B used for movement and any direction on the Control Pad for jumping. A more traditional control style can be used by plugging a Controller into port 2. It has fewer levels than the Arcade version and the visuals were watered down significantly. While not as good as the Arcade version, it is decent for an earlier Famicom game. 13.Elevator Action EX This is probably my favorite game in the Elevator Action series. It has three characters, the music is awesome, and some cool cutscenes/images are shown before a level starts. Elevator Action EX was released in America as Dexter's Laboratory: Robot Rampage, with the only differences being the characters and some changed graphics. I'd still recommend importing either the Japanese or European versions. 12.Kuru Kuru Kuruin One of my first Game Boy Advance imports. Screenshots of it were shown in Nintendo Power, but the game wasn't released in America. It did come out in Europe though, fully playable in English. It was followed by Kururin Paradise (also for GBA) and Kururin Squash! (GameCube). 11.Tomb Raider (Sega Saturn) Right from the beginning, Lara Croft appeared on more than just the PlayStation systems. The Saturn version of Tomb Raider got a re-release in Japan, as seen in the picture above. Apparently, the American and regular Japanese releases of the Saturn version have framerate issues. The re-release shown above was apparently optimized for the Saturn hardware, though I can't confirm this since I've never played the American and regular Japanese releases of the Saturn version. From what I've noticed playing this re-release, it looks reasonably good for a 3D Saturn game and plays almost as well as the PlayStation version. 10.Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards For some reason, I overlooked Kirby 64 when it was released. I rented a lot of games during that era, and had Super Mario 64, Mario Kart, Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Party 2, Paper Mario, Mega Man 64, etc. I knew about Kirby 64 and remember seeing pictures of it, but for whatever reason I didn't play it. I finally played the game in 2009, but on the Project 64 Emulator. Over twenty years after the game's release, I finally bought a copy. I bought the game at a local game store last year. The store sold a lot of imports, and I found the Japanese version of Kirby 64 with the box, manual, and inserts. I decided it was time to finally buy it. I beat the game 100% earlier this year. 9.Pac-Man World 2 (PS2) As of this writing, this is my most recent import. Pac-Man World 2 has been one of my favorite games on the GameCube since first playing it in 2003. However, only the PS2 version was released in Japan. Earlier American copies of the PS2 version are a little different and more difficult, such as the beginning of the B-Doing Woods level lacking the safety net that is in other versions. All other versions of the game, including later copies of the PS2 version, made some minor changes to some of the levels to make them easier. The Japanese release appears to be based on the revised American release of the PS2 version, with many of the same changes made to the GameCube version. 8.Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (GameCube) While considered best on Xbox, I enjoy the GameCube versions of the Splinter Cell games (which are ports of the PS2 versions). The European release of the GameCube version of Splinter Cell is interesting. First of all, the cover art is different (and looks cooler in my opinion). There is a Making of Documentary that was left out of the American release. And, of course, it has a Language selection (which would later be included in the American releases of SC: Chaos Theory and SC: Double Agent). However, it lacks Progressive Scan support (which the American release has). Also the Random Facts and Michael Ironside Interview included in the American release were removed, likely because there wasn't enough space on the disc after including the different languages. As with the American release, the European release of the GameCube version has GBA Connectivity that displays a map and guard locations on the GBA, enables a Sticky Bomb weapon, and unlocks levels in the GBA version. This game is notable for being re-released as a Player's Choice game exclusively in Europe. 7.The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GameCube) The last game released for the GameCube in Japan, released in December 2006 and only sold online unlike the American and European releases. Once again, we're treated to a different cover and a beautiful image on the back. Despite coming out before the American release, the Japanese release has a later build date and some bug fixes. 6.Bubble Bobble 4 Friends (Switch) The Bubble Bobble 4 Friends collector's edition package from Europe, released by Strictly Limited Games. I don't buy collector's edition releases very often, but I hadn't played very many Bubble Bobble games prior to buying this. I have the NES and Apple II versions of the original and the NES version of Rainbow Islands. Those were the only Bubble Bobble/Bubble Bobble related games I played before buying this. I really like both games, so I felt it was necessary to import this Bubble Bobble 4 Friends collector's edition package. The game includes the Arcade version of the original Bubble Bobble, and works on an American Switch since it is not region locked. 5.Super Mario RPG I happen to like Super Mario RPG more than Super Mario World. It is my favorite Mario game on the SNES. Like Kirby 64, I bought this last year at a local retro game store. A picture of it was shown on the store's Facebook page, so I visited the store and hoped the game was still there. It was, and I was more than happy to add it my collection of imports. 4.Luigi's Mansion The Japanese version of Luigi's Mansion is less polished than the American and European releases, but that's what makes it interesting. First of all, it lacks the Pikmin video that's included in the American version. It has less music, less sound effects, and Luigi has fewer voice clips. Again, these differences make it interesting because you get to see and hear what the game was like before it came out in America (like the original 1996 Japanese release of Super Mario 64). Luigi's "whoa!" voice clip from beta versions of the game (heard when he's hit) is used in the Japanese version. The music that plays when Luigi looks through the Telescope in the Observatory plays twice in the Japanese version (both during the cutscene and right after). The music that plays during the battle with "Bowser" sounds a little different than the American version. I imported Luigi's Mansion last year, just in time for the GameCube's (Japanese) 20th Anniversary. 3.Animal Crossing There are several versions of the original Animal Crossing: the N64 version, the Japanese + version for GameCube, the American version, and the Japanese e+ version released for GameCube in 2003 (shown here). Many features that were included in other Animal Crossing games, such as SD Card support and the Reset Surveillance Center, first appeared in the Japanese e+ version of the original. Another addition to this version is being able to enter Tom Nook's store during the night by hitting the store three times with a Shovel, and then being able to enter the store. NES/Famicom games appear as NES consoles instead of the Famicom consoles used in earlier Japanese versions. e-Reader cards are used at the Well. The title screen music was also updated. Some copies of the e+ version include an e-Reader (the e+ version that's based on the American version, not the original Japanese version of the e-Reader) and six cards. 2.Super Mario 64 I have both Japanese versions of Super Mario 64: the original 1996 Japanese release and the Shindou version. The original version has several differences, including less voice clips, some different sound effects, more glitches (like one that causes a star to appear instead of a key after beating Bowser), and the early version of the Jolly Roger Bay painting that was used in beta versions of the game and later used in the Nintendo DS remake. The Shindou version has nearly all of the changes that were made to the American version, but adds Rumble Pak support, has an easter egg on the title screen, and fixes the backwards long jump glitch. Also, Mario says "buh-bye!" when he throws Bowser (he says "here we gooooo!" in the original Japanese version). The Shindou version was one of the first games I showed in the "what's new in your collection" topic in 2019. I found the original 1996 version at my local retro game store last year. Both are some of the best imports I have. The video above is a private video that is part of my "A look at Imports" series, and was made shortly after I retired from YouTube last year (I may have retired from YouTube, but I haven't given up the hobby of making videos). 1.Mega Man 4 Since the original Mega Man/Rockman is my favorite video game character, it makes sense that Rockman 4 is my current favorite video game import. Like a few of the games mentioned above, I bought this at my local retro game store last year. A picture was posted on the store's Facebook page showing various imports they had just got in. There were Japanese copies of Mega Man 4, Super Mario Kart, Donkey Kong Land, Mega Man Xtreme, and New Super Mario Bros. Naturally, I got excited and visited the store. I bought the Japanese copies of Donkey Kong Land, Mega Man Xtreme, and New Super Mario Bros. I saw Rockman 4 behind the counter, and told the owner I was interested in buying it. He couldn't sell it to me because it didn't have a price yet. I asked him if he could put it aside and let me pick it a few days later. He said yes. He cleaned and tested the game, and I came back to the store a few days later and picked it up. The orange color stands out, and that is a really cool picture of Mega Man on the label. Honorable Mentions: Hudson Selection series (GameCube) New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo DS) Adventures of Lolo (original Game Boy) Mario Party (N64) Tetris Version 1.0 (original Game Boy) Conclusion If it weren't already obvious by looking at the pictures I've posted in the "what's new in your collection" topic (and social media sites) and the 50+ Charm, I really like imports and I'm going to keep collecting them for years to come. I have almost one hundred imported video games, so who knows...maybe I'll be getting that 100+ Charm in the near future. As with my GameCube blog, I'll be updating this blog to fix typos and add pictures and videos. Also, check out my A look at Imports series on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MegaMan52/playlists?view=50&sort=dd&shelf_id=2 -MegaMan52
  6. Introduction Hi there, and welcome to my first blog on Video Game Sage. This blog is about Nintendo's moderately successful but criminally underrated (so much so that Nintendo apparently regrets releasing it) sixth-generation console, the GameCube, and the REAL reasons why it is still an amazing console over twenty years after it was released and doesn't deserve all of the criticism it has received over the years. The reason why it is still a great console is not just because of Super Smash Bros. Melee or first-party games. It is not because of its graphics capabilities (many of its games do hold up, though). It is not because of its smaller discs. And it is not because of Super Monkey Ball (though those games certainly contribute). The REAL reasons why the GameCube is awesome: 1.Game Boy Player \ The Game Boy Player allows you to play 99% of the games released for the original Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance on the GameCube. It is also compatible with most Game Boy accessories, such as the Game Boy Advance Link Cable, e-Reader, and Wireless Adapter. You can play Game Boy games on the GameCube with a variety of Controllers, including the Standard, Wavebird, Hori Digital, Mega Man X, and White Standard Controllers. You can also hook up a Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP to the GameCube using a GameCube-Game Boy Advance cable, and use them as Controllers. Something that isn't too well-known is that the Game Boy Player is also compatible with Game Boy Pocket and Game Boy Color Link Cables, as well as other accessories since the shape of the plugs are almost the same as a Game Boy Advance Link Cable. There is a Link Cable adapter (MGB-004) released in Japan that converts the original Game Boy Link Cable and Four-Player Adapter to a Game Boy Pocket plug, allowing either to connect to a Game Boy Pocket, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and yes even the Game Boy Player. Universal Link Cables (MGB-010) or Universal Link Cable Sets (which contains a GBC Link Cable and original Game Boy Link Cable adapter) can also be used to connect the Four Player Adapter to three other Game Boy Player's. It is possible to connect four TV's, four GameCube's, and four Game Boy Player's, either with Link Cables or GBA Wireless Adapters. You only need one Game Boy Player disc. Also if you plan on playing a four player game of the Mario Bros. game in the Super Mario Advance series and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, keep in mind you don't need multiple copies of the same game. You can just use your copies of Super Mario Advance 1-4, or use three Super Mario Advance games and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. Also, the Game Boy Player itself is region free. If you have an indigo or platinum GameCube and want to import a Game Boy Player from Japan, it'll work as long as the Start-up disc matches your console's region. It is also technically possible to connect a Game Boy Micro to the Game Boy Player. A Converter Connector Adapter (OXY-009) is required. As mentioned above, the Game Boy Player itself is region free and works on any GameCube. Same goes for the games. Original Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games of any region work on any Game Boy Player. Despite the fact that the Game Genie doesn't fit easily in most Game Boy systems, it can be inserted into the Game Boy Player easily even if a Game Boy Wireless Adapter is connected. The GameShark, Code Breaker, and Game Boy Advance Action Replay also work with the Game Boy Player, but are harder to fit. The GBA Action Replay can be used to force Game Boy Advance Videos to play on the Game Boy Player. (Manual scan by MegaMan52) There is a picture in the Japanese Game Boy Player manual that shows the original Game Boy Cleaning Kit can be used to clean the Game Boy Player, which is good because that Cleaning Kit is fairly common. The Game Boy Player doesn't work with the Wii (the console lacks the required port, and obviously has a different design) so this is one major reason to keep your GameCube or buy another if you sold it. 2.Nameplate customization On the original DOL-001 model of the GameCube, the nameplate can be swapped. If you open the disc cover and look underneath it, you'll see two clips that can be pressed to remove the nameplate. Various nameplates were released in Japan such as Animal Crossing, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Party 5, and Donkey Konga. 3.LAN Options Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Kirby Air Ride, and 1080° Avalanche are compatible with the GameCube's Broadband Adapter, and have a LAN mode if you don't want to put up with split screen. Double Dash!! also allows up to eight players each with their own TV and console, or sixteen player co-op with two TV's (split screen) and four GameCube's (sixteen Controller ports). The Broadband Adapter isn't compatible with the Wii either because, again, it lacks the required port. 4.Lots of four-player games Like the N64, the GameCube has many four-player games and doesn't require an adapter for this. Some examples are the Mario Party games, Super Smash Bros. Melee, F-Zero GX, Sonic Riders, James Bond games, TimeSplitters games, Rayman Arena, Tetris Worlds, Kirby Air Ride, Star Fox Assault, and Alien Hominid. There are even some multiplatorm games where the GameCube versions allow four players and the PS2 versions don't, such as Rampage: Total Destruction and Pac-Man World Rally. 5.The Wavebird Wireless Controller Let's face it, the Wavebird is one of the greatest Controller's ever made. It runs on two AA Batteries, which last for about a hundred hours. It has a guaranteed range of twenty feet, but is actually capable of operating much farther away from the console than that. Some Wavebird Controller's have a frequency of 900 MHz, while others have a frequency of 2.4 GHz. Though some third-party wireless Controllers were released for the NES and SNES, the Wavebird was one of the earliest first-party Controllers coming out in 2002. The Controller is perfect for multiplayer sessions with games such as Super Smash Bros. Melee, the Mario Party games, and the James Bond games. Wireless Controllers may be standard nowadays, but Nintendo was ahead of the game in the early 2000's. 2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of this incredible Controller. 6.Superior versions of many multiplatform games If someone recommends a multiplatorm game on GameCube, other people may say "so? That game is also on PS2 and/or Xbox" apparently not aware that the GameCube versions of some games have extra features and better performance. It is well-known that Sonic Heroes is best on the GameCube, as it was developed with that console in mind and before Sonic Team was used to developing for the PS2 and Xbox. But there are some lesser-known examples as well. Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly is known to be a buggy and unfinished game no matter what console it is played on. However, the GameCube version is the more playable of the two versions. The PS2 version has a nasty habit of freezing in some levels (especially Crop Circle Country). It also has a rather annoying glitch that causes some sound effects (such as the portal and "swirly thing" sound effects) to repeat constantly until you exit the level you're in. The GameCube version only seems to freeze when you pause the game while underwater or, in rare cases, go back to the title screen. I haven't seen it freeze during actual gameplay, unlike the PS2 version. In the PS2 versions of the Midway Arcade Treasures trilogy, several games have issues: Smash TV has framerate issues the original Arcade version didn't have, Pit Fighter actually runs faster than the Arcade version, Hard Drivin' runs even slower, and the menu music in Off-Road Thunder is shorter than the Arcade version. For the Xbox version of Midway Arcade Treasures 3, I remember in 2005 people were complaining about a save glitch and possible freezing in San Francisco Rush 2049. The GameCube versions, while not perfect, don't have these issues. The GameCube version of Sonic Adventure is often said to be a bad port, but it is really the definitive version of the game. These screenshots are from a twenty minute video I made comparing the Dreamcast and GameCube versions, both running on their original consoles. The GameCube version has improved visuals with higher polygon counts for the character models, additional shadows, an improved draw distance with less pop-up (very noticeable in the whale section of Emerald Coast), better water effects, and an added ground/floor in the Chaos 4 battle. It also has higher quality audio with clearer music and sound effects (the splashing sounds the fish make at the end of the second part of Emerald Coast, for example, sound muffled on the Dreamcast and clear on the GameCube), and Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound has been added. Some sound corrections were made as well: the monitors in the Chao Garden and the doors in the Egg Carrier are silent in the Dreamcast version, but their sound effects play in the GameCube version. A Free Camera option was added. You can skip cutscenes in the GameCube version. Load times are noticeably different, with the Dreamcast version taking about twelve seconds to load a level while the GameCube version takes about five seconds. Cream the Rabbit makes several cameos. You can play as Metal Sonic in Trial mode if you collect every Emblem. The Station Square Chao Garden has some of the added features from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, such as the Black Market. There is a Mission Mode that has sixty extra tasks to complete. Perhaps the best addition in the GameCube version is the Mini-Game Collection mode, which has ALL TWELVE Sonic games released for the Sega Game Gear including the first Sonic Drift and Tails' Skypatrol which were originally only released in Japan. The Game Gear games can be played with up to two players, even those that don't have a Versus mode. As an added bonus, you can play the Japanese versions of some of the Game Gear games if you change SADX's text language to Japanese. I should note that I compared a later revision of the Dreamcast version (a Sega All-Stars copy containing NA version 1.1 of the game) that features some improvements over earlier Dreamcast copies. Also, as mentioned above, both versions were played using their original consoles (not Emulators or newer consoles). So, this comparison isn't biased. The GameCube version has a lot of additions and even more improvements. it is often debated whether the PS2 or GameCube versions of Mega Man Anniversary Collection is the best (with the PS2 version usually being favored even though it has several flaws of its own), but in the case of Mega Man X: Command Mission the GameCube version is definitely superior. The GameCube version runs at 60 frames per second, while the PS2 version runs at 30 frames per second. Load times, as expected, are faster in the GameCube version, sometimes slightly and other times by a noticeable amount. The two versions have some exclusive extras, with the PS2 version getting a Mega Man X8 demo and the GameCube version getting a Treasure Radar (activated with a Game Boy Advance) that allows you to find Treasure Tokens that can be used to collect over thirty exclusive Figures. The Game Boy Advance beeps when you're near a Treasure Token. In the GameCube version, there is a vending machine you first come across in Chapter 2 located in the Central Tower (Air City 3rd Street) that is not in the PS2 version. You can spend the Treasures Tokens at this machine, then view the exclusive figures in the Sky Room (where the game's bonus materials are). Fun fact: In 2004, before Mega Man X: Command Mission was released, a Mega Man X Controller was announced by NubyTech for PS2 and GameCube. It was delayed and only the GameCube version of the Controller was released in late 2005/early 2006, alongside Mega Man X Collection. The Controller was licensed by Capcom and got Nintendo's seal of approval, making it very official. a In the PS2 and Xbox versions of Intellivision Lives!, there were some unreleased games that were divided between the two: the PS2 version got Hard Hat, Brickout, and Deep Pockets: Pool & Billiards, while the Xbox version got Takeover, Space Cadet, and Number Jumble. The GameCube version has all six of these games, possibly to make up for being released a year later. Goro and Shao Kahn were added as playable characters in the GameCube version of Mortal Kombat: Deception. And while it didn't receive a Kollector's Edition release, it does (or at least some copies do) include a character card like the Kollector's Edition releases do. My copy came with a Sub-Zero card. The GameCube version of Fight Night: Round 2 includes Little Mac, the protagonist from the Punch-Out!! series. It also includes the full game of Super Punch-Out!!. The game also has Progressive Scan and Widescreen support, so you don't have to worry about Super Punch-Out!! looking blurry or stretched. As mentioned above, the GameCube versions of Pac-Man World Rally and Rampage: Total Destruction allow up to four players unlike the PS2 versions. It is often said that a console being more advanced doesn't mean it or its games are better. But, a console being more advanced can sometimes mean more fun games. The TimeSplitters games are another example of this, where the GameCube versions allow more bots in the multiplayer modes than the PS2 versions. 7.Sonic the Hedgehog games In addition to two Sega games being released on the console's launch (Super Monkey Ball and Crazy Taxi), Sonic's appearances on the GameCube were a huge deal in the sixth-generation console era. With both Sonic Adventure games, the superior versions of Sonic Heroes and Shadow the Hedgehog, and Sonic Gems Collection being a GameCube-exclusive in America, Sonic was one of the major reasons to own a GameCube during that era. Even now, most of these games hold up quite well and are must-have's. Sonic Origins, a compilation containing remastered versions of the first three Sonic games and Sonic CD, was recently released for the Switch (and the other current platforms). Unfortunately, as with other modern compilations like the Mega Man Legacy Collections and Pac-Man Museum +, some unwanted changes had to be made. The music tracks for Carnival Night Zone, Ice Cap Zone, and Launch Base Zone were changed to be based on a prototype version of Sonic 3, similar to Sonic & Knuckles Collection for PC. However, the music tracks are not identical to the prototype and are actually inferior. Hopefully this and the compilation's other issues are fixed someday. I'm not saying people shouldn't buy Sonic Origins (I actually like that compilation despite the fact that it has some obvious flaws). I'm just saying, If you still have Sonic Mega Collection for GameCube and recently downloaded Sonic Origins, I recommend keeping it because it has all of Sonic 3's original music, more games (such as Sonic Spinball and Ristar), and the nostalgic menus. If you don't have Sonic Mega Collection, it is still cheap at around $20. 8.Not as "kiddie" as people thought/think Despite popular opinion (that's right, opinion), the GameCube isn't and never was a "kiddle" console. There are over forty M rated games on the console, such as SIX Resident Evil games, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, the True Crime games, Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, and Mortal Kombat: Deception. Even Nintendo released two adult games for GameCube: Eternal Darkness and Geist, and they also collaborated with Konami and Silicon Knights on Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes. Ubisoft gave the GameCube version of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (also an M rated game) a Collector's Edition release like the other versions. The GameCube version of BMX XXX also happens to be the least censored of the three versions, and taking the cover out of the case and looking at the other side of it reveals a hidden picture (as seen in the video above). But an even bigger surprise is the fact that the GameCube version of Resident Evil 3 is the only version of the original Resident Evil 3 that is completely uncensored (in the U.S. and Canada anyway; I haven't played the Japanese and European releases yet). Don't even bother using the indigo color as an argument for the console being for "kids only." The Jet black color was also available right on the console's launch, and Japan also got the Spice orange color. Platinum followed only a year later. 9.Lots of great imports Some people criticize the console's library for having less games than PS2 and Xbox. Well, there's more than meets the eye. A lot more. There are several games released only in Japan and/or Europe that are worth importing. Here are some of the notable ones: There are Dr. Mario games for just about every Nintendo system, but the GameCube seems to have been left out. Not so. Dr. Mario 64 was released in Japan for the GameCube as part of Nintendo Puzzle Collection. Also included are an updated version of Yoshi's Cookie, and (believe it or not) the unreleased N64 version of Panel de Pon. These games allow up to four players to play and can be played with any of the GameCube's Controllers (Standard, Wavebird, Hori Digital), or a Game Boy Advance or Game Boy Advance SP connected to the GameCube. Some copies of Nintendo Puzzle Collection include a GameCube-Game Boy Advance cable. Like it or not, the GameCube has a trilogy of Donkey Kong games like the SNES and original Game Boy do. Donkey Konga 3 includes DK, Diddy, and Dixie as playable characters like Donkey Konga 2, and also adds Funky Kong. This also means the Kongs are shown on the screen when four players play, unlike the previous Donkey Konga games. The soundtrack is better than the previous Donkey Konga games, not only having the most songs but also having music from NES and Famicom games such as Super Mario Bros. 3 and Mappy (the Donkey Konga trilogy was developed by Namco, after all). If you like the other Donkey Konga games, this is worth importing because it is the best of the trilogy. Hudson Soft, the company behind Bomberman and Adventure Island, released several remakes of their NES games in an era dominated by 3D games and new ideas. Though some Bomberman games were released for the console outside of Japan, Hudson Soft released remakes of Lode Runner, Star Soldier, Bonk's Adventure, and Adventure Island in Japan. Each game includes some unlockable features, such as commercials (including the American commercial for Adventure Island II) and the Hudson Shooting Watch. A sequel to Bomberman Land for PS1 was released in Japan for GameCube. It features a 2D, RPG-style story mode where you talk to people and play mini-games. One of the more notable mini-games (which is in 3D) is Bomberman Kart, which was originally released as a standalone game for PS2. Bomberman Kart in Bomberman Land 2 allows up to four players, has three modes (including Grand Prix and Time Trials), includes more than ten tracks (many of which need to be unlocked), has multiple character and Kart selections, and shows replays after each race. It has almost enough content to be a full-fledged kart racing game like the standalone version. Bomberman Land 2 also has additional mini-games that can be downloaded to a Game Boy Advance with a GameCube-Game Boy Advance Cable. Maybe you've heard of/played the Kururin games on Game Boy Advance (Kuru Kuru Kururin and Kururin Paradise). Well here's Kururin Squash!, the (so far) only console entry in the series, released in Japan. Though the visuals are in 3D, as expected, the game plays mostly the same as the GBA games, in that you ride a helicopter and must move through narrow paths while doing your best not to touch the walls. The levels also become more challenging the more you progress. There are boss battles at the end of each world. The music ranges from intense to calm and relaxing, and some of it is quite memorable. Up to four players can play. One of my favorite imports. This game was released in America under the title Bust a Move 3000. Some people think it is a port of Super Bust a Move 2 for PS2, probably because it has the same cover art. However, it is actually a port of the first Super Bust a Move but with different backgrounds. The reason why the Japanese and European releases are worth mentioning is because they have two additional modes that the American release doesn't have: a four player mode, and a kind of Space Invaders-style Shoot Bubble mode. If you liked the Bust a Move games for the N64, it is worth importing Super Bust a Move All-Stars or Super Puzzle Bobble All-Stars. Micro Machines is another franchise that has appeared on most Nintendo systems, but the GameCube was seemingly left out. Actually, an entry was released for GameCube in Europe but by Atari instead of Codemasters. Honestly, it's not as good as previous Micro Machine games though it isn't bad either. The characters are different. Instead of characters like Mike, Emilio, and Spider like in previous Micro Machines games, this game has Grizzly Beard and Aunt Betty. The gameplay, however, is basically the same, with an overhead view and tiny vehicles cruising through several tracks indoor and outdoor. Like Micro Machines 64, up to four players can play this game. Some of the music is catchy, while others are forgettable. I'd say it's worth importing, but only if you're a fan of this series. 10.Action Replay Even though the Action Replay is a cheat device, it isn't just for using cheat codes. It can also be used to access hidden features in many games, such as beta content in Luigi's Mansion (remember the Game Boy Horror clock in early screens of the game?), a debug mode in Super Smash Bros. Melee, a test level in Super Mario Sunshine, Super Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda in Animal Crossing, etc. The earlier versions of Action Replay are the best because they have an option to add codes, which was removed from the newer version released in 2007. One of the best codes allows you to play F-Zero AX in F-Zero GX, complete with menus, checkpoints, and Arcade controls with the Logitech Speed Force Steering Wheel. The newer version of Action Replay is still worth buying, though, because it has SD Card support for homebrew material. Both the earlier and newer versions of Action Replay also have a Freeloader option to play imported games, without modifying the console, just by swapping discs. The Freeloader included in the earlier Action Replay discs (as well as earlier Freeloader discs) can also convert PAL games to 60Hz, so they'll work on American GameCube's and American TV's even if the game doesn't have a 60hz option. The earlier versions of the Action Replay don't work with the Wii due to updates, so this is yet another reason to keep the GameCube or buy one. 11.SD Card support If you read issues of Nintendo Power in 2001 before the GameCube was released, you might've seen pictures of an SD Card accessory. The SD Card Adapter was released in Japan in 2003. It is meant to be used in Dōbutsu no Mori e+ (Animal Crossing) and Pokémon Colosseum. You can take pictures, save them onto an SD Card. and do whatever you want with them. You can print them, use them as desktop wallpaper, post them on a website, e-mail them to someone, etc. The SD Card accessory, both official and unofficial versions, can be used with the 2007 version of Action Replay for Homebrew material, without modifying the console. Yes, the GameCube has a Homebrew scene. It's just not as big as NES, SNES, or N64. You can download NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, Game Boy, and even PS1 Emulators. Of course, these Emulators do not replace the original systems but can be useful. You can play hacks of various games (such as Mario Adventure and Mega Man 3 Improvement) on a console, without having to spend $50 or more on a cartridge (assuming a hack was even put on a cartridge). You can play the unreleased Game Boy Advance version of Rainbow Islands on a GameCube with the Visual Boy Advance GX Emulator. It is also possible to play it on the Game Boy Player by using a GBA Flash Cartridge. Like FCE Ultra for PC, FCE Ultra GX for GameCube has a built-in NSF (NES Sound Format) Player and can play pretty much any NES soundtrack (including Famicom and Famicom Disk System). You can even listen to Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, and Shovel Knight's soundtracks, since they were converted to NSF, as well as unused music tracks from games such as Battletoads and Kirby's Adventure. With the CubeSX PS1 Emulator, you can play the beta/prototype versions of Mega Man 8 on a GameCube. The SD Card Adapter works with regular SD Cards of up to 2 GB, though Datel released an Adapter that allows SD Cards of up to 4 GB. 12.Looks reasonably good on HDTV's With HDTV's having removed S-Video ports and having Composite video shared with Component video ports, it's gotten more difficult to connect older consoles to newer TV's. Of course, retro consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis are best played on CRT TV's anyway. The thing about GameCube, however, is that many of its games still look modern(ish). Of course, being released in 2001, it is a standard definition console, and depending on your setup it may or may not look good on an HDTV. The GameCube has its own Component cable, and the original DOL-001 model of the GameCube has a Digital A/V out port where this cable can be connected. Of course, if you've looked for Component cables on eBay, then you've likely noticed that they are not cheap due to the fact that they were only sold online (except in Japan, where they were also available at retailers and came inside a nice box). However, nowadays there are HDMI Adapter's available for GameCube if you'd prefer a cheaper alternative. Though both the Component cable and HDMI Adapters provide a much sharper picture than Composite, quite a few of the GameCube's games also have Progressive Scan support for an even sharper image. Some games also have a Deflicker setting and a surprising amount of games have Widescreen support as well (more info below). Since the Game Boy Player doesn't work with Wii, one advantage that the GameCube's Component cable has over the Wii's Component cable is that the former can be used to run the Game Boy Player in Progressive Scan. So this is yet another to keep/buy the GameCube if you want to play Game Boy games with a clearer image. Super Smash Bros. Melee, Sonic Heroes, and Pikmin 2 have a Deflicker setting. For Melee and Pikmin 2, I recommend turning this setting off for the clearest picture possible. While useful on a CRT TV, turning the Deflicker option on while using a Component cable and an HDTV just makes the image look blurry. For Sonic Heroes, I recommend leaving the option on since the image honestly doesn't look all that different when it's off (and the difference is even less noticeable on an HDTV) other than making the menu graphics look a little more jagged and pixellated. Tired of the image looking stretched on your HDTV? Many games have Widescreen support. Some games even have both Progressive Scan and Widescreen support, such as Star Fox Adventures, Super Monkey Ball 2, James Bond 007: Nightfire and James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, the Burnout games, Eternal Darkness, F-Zero GX, Soul Calibur II, R: Racing Evolution, most of the Tony Hawk games (even Pro Skater 4), Need For Speed Underground 2, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, Need For Speed Most Wanted, the True Crime games, Fight Night Round 2, Geist, Super Mario Strikers, Pac-Man World Rally, and Need For Speed Carbon. Even Madden NFL 08 has both Progressive Scan and Widescreen support, despite being a very late release for the console. Here's another use for the earlier versions of Action Replay. Some games that don't have Widescreen support can be forced to run in Widescreen on a real GameCube. Animal Crossing looks VERY clean when played in both Progressive Scan and Widescreen (it also runs at a smooth 60 frames per second). And now the GameCube version of Zelda: Twilight Princess is playable in Widescreen like the Wii and Wii U versions. 13.Skins Several skins were released for the GameCube, both licensed and unlicensed. I remember seeing some of these in 2006/2007. I've seen Super Smash Bros. Melee, Pikmin, Pokémon XD, and various Zelda: Twilight Princess skins. These are licensed. I've also seen an unlicensed Resident Evil 4 skin. A year or two ago, I saw a Sonic Riders skin on eBay which looked to have been licensed by Sega. 14.Game Boy Advance Connectivity The Game Boy Advance Connectivity feature is well-known, but only got a moderate amount of attention during the GameCube era. Which is unfortunate, because there are actually quite a few neat features available when linking the two systems. The most notable games with Connectivity are Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Animal Crossing, Metroid Prime, Pac-Man Vs., Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles, and Zelda: Four Swords Adventures. Sonic Adventure 2: Battle When Sonic Adventure 2: Battle came out, Sega and Sonic Team made history by not only releasing the first Sonic game for a Nintendo console but also by being the first companies to make use of the GBA Connectivity feature. You can send your Chao to a garden called Tiny Chao Garden on your GBA, and build-up its stats on the go. You can save your stats if you have Sonic Advance or any other Sonic GBA game that has the Tiny Chao Garden. When you're ready, you can send the Chao and its stats back to the GameCube. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut expanded this GBA Connectivity feature by also including a few mini-games. Animal Crossing Animal Crossing is the only GameCube game released in America that is compatible with the GBA e-Reader (other e-Reader compatible games were released in Japan). Many e-Reader cards were released that can be used at the Town Tune board, the e-Reader machine in the Post Office, inside the Able Sisters Tailor Shop, and on the e-Readers' menu. Two NES games (Mario Bros. (1983) and Ice Climber), thought to be "forbidden" games, are officially obtainable with two of the e-Reader cards. In the Tailor Shop, you can download the design tool to a GBA and create/edit designs on the go. You can also use the e-Reader here to scan cards that have patterns. You can then use the patterns on clothing, umbrellas, doors, signs, wallpaper, and floors. You can also put them on display in the Tailor Shop, then your animal neighbors may use them on their clothing or umbrellas. If another player visits your town, he or she can also use the patterns you have on display. You can use the GBA to travel to an Island. There's a flag on this Island that you can change with any patterns you have. When you're ready to go back to your town, you can download a simplified version of your Island to a GBA. If you leave your Shovel, Axe, Net, and Fishing Rod on your Island, your Islander can use these tools on the GBA. If you go back to your Island on the GameCube, you'll find your tools in the same spots where your Islander left them on the GBA. If your Islander finds any goodies with your tools, he or she may give them to you. One of those goodies is Wario's Woods for NES. If another player is playing and you have two GBA's, you can also trade the GBA versions of your Islands. There are Coconuts on the Island that you can take back with you to your town. When you're back at your town, you can dig the Coconuts and grow palm trees. When playing an NES game, there's an Advance Play option that allows you to download some of the included NES games to a GBA. Some games such as Punch-Out!! and Wario's Woods can't be downloaded because they're larger than the GBA's RAM. Pac-Man Vs. Pac-Man Vs. is one of the finest examples of GBA Connectivity. At least two players are required to play, but there are options for computer controlled Ghosts and up to four players can play. Three players control the Ghosts and look at the TV. The other player, of course, controls Pac-Man, and looks at the Game Boy Advance. The players controlling the Ghosts can only see their immediate surroundings, while the player controlling Pac-Man can see the entire maze. The player that catches Pac-Man then swaps Controllers with whoever was playing as Pac-Man. There are several maze layouts to choose from, Also, Mario provides commentary. Interestingly, the title screen music is from Namco Museum Vol. 1 on PS1. Pac-Man Vs. is included with all Player's Choice copies of Pac-Man World 2, and some copies of R: Racing Evolution. I believe it is also included with some copies of I-Ninja, and got a limited release by itself. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell The Splinter Cell series is considered best on the Xbox consoles, but the GameCube version of the first Splinter Cell has some cool GBA Connectivity features not in the other versions. A map showing your surroundings is shown on the GBA. The green arrow is Sam Fisher, the purple arrow is a guard that's been knocked out, and the red arrow is a guard above Fisher. If a guard is nearby, the GBA beeps to warn you. Connecting a GBA also allows a Sticky Bomb weapon to be selected. On the GameCube you shoot the Sticky Bomb using the SC-20K and then activate it with the GBA, taking out any guards that are nearby. If you have both the GameCube and GBA versions of the game, five more levels can be unlocked in the GBA version by completing levels in the GameCube version and then connecting a GBA with the GBA version of the game. Conclusion I could go on and on, but I think that's enough (for now). These aren't the only things about the GameCube that make it a great console. Like other consoles, you can hook it up to a Sound Bar or Home Theater System and listen to games in Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound (Star Wars Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike stands out, because it has seven channel Dolby Pro Logic IIx). Many of its games have memorable soundtracks. A lot of its games have Progressive Scan support and some like F-Zero GX even have widescreen support, making them look reasonably good even on an HDTV. It was one of the first consoles to have an official wireless Controller. Even the demo discs are fun to collect (and play). The Cube was and still is an amazing console after all these years, and it deserves more respect. If you haven't played it in a while, it is worth going back to. If you've never played it before, I suggest giving it a chance. Check out my YouTube Channel for videos of GameCube demos, beta content, soundtracks, and my A Look at Imports series. I'll add more pics to this blog later. -MegaMan52
  7. Oh Boy! It's a list and pictures of Gamecube Variants! Name Details Split Cover Metroid Prime / Zelda: WW 2-Disk - Split Cover art Outlaw Golf / Darkened Skye 2-Disk - Split Cover art Zelda: WW / Oot 2-Disk - Split Cover art ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Best Seller Kirby Air Ride "Best Seller" Icon Mario Superstar Baseball "Best Seller" Icon Mario Party 6 "Best Seller" Icon Mario Power Tennis "Best Seller" Icon Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door "Best Seller" Icon Paper Mario: Thousand-Year Door (P.C.) "Best Seller" Icon Pikmin 2 "Best Seller" Icon Pokemon Colosseum "Best Seller" Icon Pokemon Colosseum (P.C.) "Best Seller" Icon Pokemon XD "Best Seller" Icon Star Fox Assault "Best Seller" Icon Star Fox Assault (P.C.) "Best Seller" Icon Super Mario Strikers "Best Seller" Icon Super Smash Bros. Melee "Best Seller" Icon Super Smash Bros. Melee (P.C.) "Best Seller" Icon Zelda: Four Swords "Best Seller" Icon Zelda; Wind Waker "Best Seller" Icon ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- K-Mart Animal Crossing K-Mart Logo & "Animal Crossing Players Guide" Icon Mario Party 4 K-Mart Logo & "Wavebird controller Included" Icon Metroid Prime K-Mart Logo & "Wavebird controller Included" Icon Metroid Prime K-Mart Logo & "Metroid Prime Players Guide" Icon Star Fox Adventures K-Mart Logo & "Star Fox Adventures Players Guide" Icon Super Mario Sunshine K-Mart Logo & "Super Mario Sunshine Players Guide" Icon Wario World K-Mart Logo & "Nintendo Power Bonus!" Icon Zelda Wind Waker K-Mart Logo & "Nintendo Power Bonus!" Icon ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Movie Tickets Ant Bully "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Icon Charlie and the Chocolate Factory "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Sticker Happy Feet "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Icon Harry Potter Goblet of Fire "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Icon Haunted Mansion "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Icon Lemony Snickets: Series of Un. Events "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Icon Monster House "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Sticker Ratatouille "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Sticker Robots "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Icon X-2: Wolverine's Revenge "Free Movie Ticket Inside" Icon ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NFR Variants (Non-Stand Alone Games) Mario Kart: Double Dash "Not For Resale" On Back of Insert Pokemon Colosseum "Not For Resale" On Front of Insert Pokemon XD "Not For Resale" On Back of Insert Resident Evil Zero "Not For Resale" On Back of Insert Super Mario Sunshine "Not For Resale" On Back of Insert Super Smash Bros Melee "Not For Resale" On Front of Insert Zelda Wind Waker "Not For Resale" On Front of Insert ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other Label Variants 1080: Avalanche 2 Disk - "Includes Bonus Disk With Playable Demos" Icon Bratz Diamondz "Bonus Bratz Doll Outfit Inside" Sticker Crash Nitro Kart "Bonus Music CD Inside" Icon Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles "Link Cable Included" Icon Freestyle Street Soccer "Blockbuster" Logo Icon Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour "Exclusive Target Bullseye Tour Included" Icon Mario Kart Double Dash 2 Disk - "Includes Bonus Disk With Playable Demos" Icon Matt Hoffman Pro BMX 2 Activision Icon Different Mega Man Anniversary Collection "10 Games in 1" Icon Metal Arms: Glitch in the System "Bonus Strategy Guide Inside" Icon Metroid Prime 2-disk 2-Disk - "Bonus Metroid Prime Echoes Bonus Disk" Icon Metroid Prime Target "Coupons Inside" Icon Metroid Prime 2 "Napster Icon" Sticker Midway Arcade Treasure Alternate cover - Cube Design to match MAT2 & MAT3 Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance "Exclusive Immortal CD by ADEMA" Icon Naruto: Clash of the Ninja 2 "Limited Edition Naruto CCG Cart" Icon Pokemon Colosseum "Bonus Disc - Jarashi" on front. Resident Evil 2-Pack Alternate Cover - Characters Cover Resident Evil 4 Collectors Tin Robotech Battlecry "DVD Included" Icon Scorpion King "Free Scorpion King Skateboard Sticker Inside" Sticker Shrek Extra Large "Free Shrek Watch Inside" Icon Sonic Riders "Includes Exclusive Sonic X DVD" Icon Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Alternate Cover - Collectors Edition Spyro: A Hero's Tail "Free 12 Months of EGM" Icon Star Wars Bounty Hunter "Special Card" Icon Star Wars Bounty Hunter Alternate cover - Blue/Black Helmet Cover - Collectors Ed. Timesplitters 2 Alternate cover - White Cover, Alt quote "Brilliant Game" Top Gun Mastiff Icon or Titus Icon Urbz: Sims in the City 2 Disk - "Includes Bonus Black Eyed Peas" Icon ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- If you want a list of Player' Choice Games Go Here: Gamecube Player's Choice List Thats my list. If anyone has any major variants I missed, let me know. Thanks for taking a look!
  8. It's December 3, 2021, and the GameCube's most popular game has turned 20:
  9. Hey Sages, Up for grabs is a CIB Mega Man Anniversary for the Gamecube and CB Tales of Symphonia for the Gamecube! Donated by @spacepup. Donate directly to @Gloves charity link here. **click on here above for the link** Game Pics below https://imgur.com/a/xTzIpt6 Shipping covered by pup! I will keep this updated as much as possible so you all know who is in the lead. Also, the processing fees don't have to be covered, but it would be very gracious of you if you cover them. Auction will end at 10:00 pm VGS Time, aka EST, November 30, 2021 Auction will start at $20 USD. Current High Bidder: Zeldafan042 at $24
  10. Hi, I have in my possession an original Game Design Document for the N64 version of Eternal Darkness. It was nearly completed, but never released, as it was ported to the GC. The GDD has a bunch of extra (unused, cut, changed) content, technical specs for N64, and a ton of original concept art. It's in very good condition, and the paper is high quality and textured, to give it a bit of a "grimoire" feeling. I know there is a small but keen fanbase for ED stuff, it was suggested to me it might fetch quite a high price -- but would require getting it to the right market. Looking for advice and recommendations for how/where to sell. I'm new here, so maybe "here" is a good place, I don't know. Thanks,
  11. I am looking to expand my GameCube demo disc collection. Here is a list of what I am still looking for. This is a complete list as far as I have found. If you know of one I'm missing please let me know. Let me know if you have any/have leads to any. The ones that are multiregion I prefer to get the NA region: Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2001-10 2001 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-01 2002 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-03 2002 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-04 2002 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-05 2002 JP Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-06 2002 JP/NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-05 2004 JP/NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-07 2002 JP/NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2002-08 2002 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2004-01 2004 JP Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2004-05 2004 JP Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc 2004-07 2004 JP Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v7 2002 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v8 2002 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v9 2003 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v10 2003 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v11 2003 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v12 2003 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v13 2003 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v14 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v15 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v16 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v17 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v18 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v19 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v20 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v21 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v22 2004 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v23 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v24 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v25 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v26 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v27 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v28 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v29 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v30 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v31 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v32 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v33 2005 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v34 2006 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disc v35 2006 NA Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk April 2003 2003 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk April 2005 2005 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk April 2006 2006 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk December 2002 2002 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk February 2003 2003 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk February 2004 2004 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk July 2004 2004 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk June 2003 2003 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk March 2002 2002 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk March 2004 2004 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk May 2002 2002 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk May 2004 2004 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk May 2005 2005 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk November 2002 2002 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk November 2003 2003 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk November 2004 2004 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk October 2005 2005 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk September 2002 2002 EU Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk September 2002 2002 EU/AUS Interactive Multi Game Demo Disk September 2003 2003 EU
  12. I do have more than this and will update the list periodically. Golden Sun 2 might have a box inserts that's in rough shape, but I really don't know. I'm going through many old boxes and piecing stuff together. If you're interested in a Golden Sun The Lost Age box that may or may not exist, we can arrange it to where I get back in touch with you if I find it and would like to purchase the box after it's been found. Items have been sitting in boxes in garages, attics and basements for a very long. Futurama 2's insert has some water damage but is in otherwise good condition. It also has a very annoying GameStop sticker on the insert that I decided to keep so I wouldn't accidentally ruin the insert further. Items are shipped from South Bend, Indiana and will be sent flat rate or the lowest rate possible. Make some offers and we'll negotiate pricing. Attached is a Google drive with photos. Thanks for viewing my thread. Animal Crossing 64 Futurama (Playstation 2) Golden Sun 1 Golden Sun The Lost Age Megaman Battle Network Donkey Kong Country Super Mario Advance 2 Gameboy Player with startup disc Luigi's Mansion Mario Golf Toadstool Tour Master Quest Phantasy Star Online Episodes 1 and 2 Plus Sonic Heroes Super Monkey Ball Adventure (disc only) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pxKG9mQn5PPKuhBuEWoGU6_O4bcAe81c
  13. Hello everyone, I just created an account to ask anyone here on this forum if they knew anything about an English Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker disc that has laser etched codes and writing showing that it is produced in Japan instead of the US. I currently have one but I cannot find anything about this particular one I have. The only ones I see on the web are USA produced and have the correct gold top on the disc. To put it simply, the disc in question has a gold top showing DL-DOL-GZLE-USA, but the back of this disc has this laser etched writing Mastering Code (laser branded/etched): 203B2608 DOL-GZLE-0-00 JPN S0, Mastering SID Code: IFPI LL37, Mould SID Code: IFPI HH57, and Additional Mould Text: MADE IN JAPAN. I had a difficult time getting the game to boot up but eventually I was able to play it, and it was in English. I already made a post on the Gamecube Reddit community with no luck as to what variant this disc could be. Not sure if this is just some weird variant, or maybe an extremely limited run of English produced discs from Japan? But this is why I'm hoping some collectors here know anything about this disc. UPDATE: Just recently discovered a new Ebay listing that actually has this JPN disc in a Player's Choice Best Seller game case. I've looked at all other listings but could not find it. I'm starting to think that this may just be a very limited run for English JPN produced discs.
  14. Here's a little something I threw together.... please add / subtract / whatever is needed to finalize the list for all. Publishers covered are Bradygames, Nintendo, Prima, and Versus Books. Gamecube Strategy Guide List by Publisher Publisher Comments Bradygames Baten Kaitos Batman: Dark Tomorrow Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu Batman: Vengeance Beyond Good and Evil Bill Hatcher and the Giant Egg Bloody Roar Primal Fury Defender Dr. Muto Enter the Matrix Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem Gotcha Force Gun Harvest Moon: Magical Melody Hulk Killer 7 Mario Party 4 Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX Megaman Network Transmission Metroid Prime Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance Narnia P.N.03 Pokemon Colosseum Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Resident Evil Resident Evil 2 / Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Resident Evil 4 Resident Evil Zero Shark Tale Soul Caliber II Spartan Total Warrior Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man, Ultimate Spy Hunter Starfox Adventures Super Smash Bros Melee Tak: The Great JuJu Tales of Symphonia Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Tony Hawk's Underground Tony Hawk's Underground 2 True Crime: NYC True Crime: Streets of LA Viewtiful Joe WWE Day of Reckoning 2 WWE WrestleMania X8 X-Men III X-Men Legends X-Men Legends II Zelda: Windwaker Zelda: Windwaker (Toys R Us exclusive stickers cover) Nintendo Animal Crossing Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance Luigi's Mansion Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Metroid Prime Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Player's Choice Variant) Pikmin Pikmin 2 Pokémon Colosseum Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness Star Fox Adventures Star Fox Assault Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader Star Wars: Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike Super Mario Sunshine Super Smash Bros. Melee The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (Player's Choice Variant) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Prima 007: Everything or Nothing 007: From Russia with Love 007: Nightfire Animal Crossing Batman Begins BloodRayne Catwoman Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2 Dead to Rights Def Jam Vendetta Die Hard Vendetta DragonBall Z: Budokai Fight Night: Round 2 Freedom Fighters Gamecube Collection: Luigi's Mansion, Super Smash Bros Melee, Pikmin, Waverace Bluestorm Gauntlet Dark Legacy Geist Goblin Commander: Unleash the Horde GoldenEye Rogue Agent Hobbit Legends of Wrestling Lego Star Wars II Lord of the Rings: The Third Age Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lost Kingdoms Luigi's Mansion Madden 2003 Madden 2004 Madden 2006 Mario Kart Double Dash Mario Party 5 Medal of Honor: European Assault Medal of Honor: Rising Sun Metroid Prime (w/ Metroid Fusion) NBA Live 06 NBA Street Vol 02 NCAA Football 2003 Need for Speed Underground 2 Pac-Man World 2 Phantasy Star Online Episode III: C.A.R.D. Revolution Pikmin Pokemon Colosseum Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (EB Games cover) Red Faction Resident Evil Resident Evil 2 / Resident Evil 3 Nemesis Robotech Battlecry Sims 2: Pets Skies of Arcadia Legends Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Spyro: A Hero's Tail Spyro: Enter the Dragon SSX 3 Star Wars: Bounty Hunter Star Wars: Clone Wars Starfox Adventures Super Mario Sunshine Super Monkey Ball 2 Super Smash Bros Melee Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams Tak: The Power of JuJu Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Time Splitters 2 Turok Evolution Urbz, Sims in the City Vex Warioworld WWE Day of Reckoning WWE Wrestlemania X8 WWE WrestleMania XIX Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Falsebound Kingdom Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Gamestop exclusive cover) Zelda: Twilight Princess Zelda: Windwaker Versus Books Evolution Worlds Luigi's Mansion Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Sonic Adventure 2 Battle (covers Sonic Advance as well) Star Wars: Jedi Knight II Outcast Starfox Adventures Super Mario Sunshine Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Other / Random EGM Guides Volume 01 - Super Mario Sunshine Robotech Battlecry Hint Book by Prima (pack in to game) Die Hard Vendetta Hint Book by Prima (pack in to game) Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Hint Book by Bradygames (pack in to game)
  15. Free shipping (USA only) for all items. PayPal only please. Pictures below. GameCube Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time + Master Quest (with case and manual) - $50 Game Boy Player disc (case and manual only) - $20
  16. Hey everyone, I'm hoping someone here might finally be able to give me an answer. A lot of people said check Nintendoage, only to find it was gone and this is it's spiritual successor, so hopefully someone in here has the knowledge I need. I'll link my Reddit post but I'll also give a quick rundown here. I got these discs from a former Nintendo employee who said he saved them and a bunch of other stuff from the dumpster. I sent them to a fellow collector and he was able to bypass all the security encryptions to get at the disc files. They were written June 2nd, 1999 but I have 0 idea what they're for. Given the date, it seems like it's Gamecube development related, almost like they had toyed with the idea of having the Gamecube use full size discs or be able to play DVDs. What I really need is to talk to someone from Nintendo that worked there at the time and might have some recollection. I can't even find a picture of these online that aren't my own, let alone any info on the discs so these are seemingly one of a kind. Or 2 of a kind, since I have 2 If you have ANY idea what they are, please feel free to message me directly on Reddit or reply here, I'll try to look at it often. Thanks fellow collectors! https://www.reddit.com/r/gamecollecting/comments/iwr8pj/internet_i_need_your_help_solving_this_enduring/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share
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  18. Updated to add Cruis’n Exotica. 8-4-20 Hey! So this is my first post here. I was encouraged to go to this site by a buddy. I used to frequent the Nintendo Age forums, and this seems like the best new alternative. I'm extremely close to a complete GameCube and N64 collection including variants. But there's a few titles that still escape me. I'm well aware of the worth of them, and won't lowball anyone if they genuinely have these items. I've provided pictures of all the items attached. I'm interesting in buying the following: GameCube Shrek Extra Large with Free Watch - The watch was also available as an insert with Shrek Super Party on PS2 and Xbox. $5,000 N64 Chopper Attack with Dog Tags - $2,000 Rampage with Ralph Keychain - $4,000 Cruis’n Exotica with N64 logo on spine - $200 You can follow me on Instagram to see my rare variants and collections for Switch, GC, and N64. https://www.instagram.com/nintendocollector64/
  19. The following items are all up for offer with pics available upon request. This will be my one for sale thread updated with new stuff as it becomes available. Feel free to message me with any questions Thanks for looking! Gamecube: Fire Emblem Path of Radiance CIB $215 Animal Crossing with Memory Card CIB $70
  20. You can see some of my rarest variants over at my Instagram page. I'm also looking for a few more to complete my collection. Here's pics of my Tarzan Big Box, Shadow Man with Sunglasses, and World Driver with T-Shirt.
  21. For years, I’ve wondered if this even exists. To my knowledge, there haven’t even been photos of this until now. I only ever saw a picture of the sticker, cut from the seal. This is the Star Wars: Rebel Strike - Rogue Squadron III Demo Disc Included variant. Usually, this demo disc featuring Atari games was packaged separately, but we finally have absolute confirmation that some copies included it. This is sealed, but the seal is in rough shape. Still an awesome find, highly sought after in the GameCube community.
  22. Someone...Anyone...PLEASE HELP S.O.S I have recently acquired a copy of Super Mario Strikers for the Nintendo GameCube but this is a “Not For Resale” copy?!? I know it’s Canadian in origin. I’ve found 1 image online of a “Super Mario Strikers Super Pak” that included the console and the game which I’m assuming this game came from but NOTHING else at all! No copies of this game for sell (except mine on Ebay) none recently sold, No YouTube unboxing videos, absolutely 0 other information and no one knows and I’m reaching hard. Can anyone please fill me in? Curious to the rarity of it. Thanks
  23. I posted this in the Buying Forum, but wanted to also post here. Sorry if that's discouraged, but I'm pretty close to 100% completion on GC and N64 including variants, so I wanted to reach as many collectors as possible. If it's against the rules, I'll delete. I was encouraged to go to this site by a buddy because I've been out of luck with the collectors who I know have these items. There's a few titles that still escape me. I'm well aware of the worth of them, and won't lowball anyone if they genuinely have these items. I've provided pictures of all the items attached. I'm interesting in buying the following: GameCube Sonic Duo Pack - Sonic Heroes and Super Monkey Ball Cubix with Free DVD Shrek Extra Large with Free Watch - The watch was also available as an insert with Shrek Super Party on PS2 and Xbox. N64 Chopper Attack with Dog Tags Rampage with Ralph Keychain Rampage with Curtis Keychain. You can follow me on Instagram to see my rare variants and collections for Switch, GC, and N64. https://www.instagram.com/nintendocollector64/
  24. Let's work out a deal! I'm looking for: Saturn: (no broken cases) Daytona CCE (disc only) Galactic Attack Highway 2000 Road Rash Sega Touring Car Championship Virtua Cop 2 Virtua Racing Dreamcast: 18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker Gamecube: (Black Label, CIB w/ Nintendo Power pamphlet if applicable) Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door Star Fox Assault Viewtiful joe Wario Ware Genesis (CIB) Fire Shark Raiden Socket Genesis Manuals: Adventures of Batman & Robin Shinobi 3 Steel Empire Streets of Rage 2 Strider Gizmondo: Classic Compendium Classic Compendium 2 Interstellar Flames 2 Pocket Ping Pong 2005 SSX 3
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