Are you looking to start your new year with a feeling of nostalgia that brings you back to your childhood? If yes, you are not alone, and we can help you.
The recent pandemic has made people secluded in their homes, and they are trying to find a little joy by playing retro games. We will even make things easier for you by listing the seven best GameCube games that you can play in 2022.
In case you can’t wait, here are the games that we are about to review:
- Bomberman Generation
- Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventure
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
- Tales of Symphonia
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
- Resident Evil 4
Now, let’s take a look at each of them in detail.
Bomberman Generation is a video game released in 2002 for the GameCube console. The game consists of six worlds that contain five levels each. The levels involve various kinds of puzzles, minigames, battles, and merging areas using bombs.
The multiplayer mode resembles the classic mode as players no longer can make complete three-dimensional movements. Each battle consists of up to four humans or bots, and there are five different modes to choose from. These include:
- Standard Batte – The Classic Bomberman mode where four players bomb each other.
- Reversi Battle – In this mode, each player tries to flip the color of the floor panels by bombing them. At the end of the match, the player with the most floor panels matching their respective Bombarman color wins.
- Coin Battle – In this mode, players blow up treasure barrels to find coins, and each time they die, they lose half of the coins. Additional power-ups and bandits show up as the match progresses.
- Dodge Battle – In this mode, players have to evade the bombs falling from the sky and try not to die.
- Revenge Battle – All the bombers are in Revenge Bomber mode, and they get points for stunning and blowing up moles.
Anyone above the age of eleven can play the game. It is a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames Store and is available for just $29.58.
Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2005 is a 2004 video game that revolves around hunting. The game provides a career mode where players have to go through six different geographical regions that contain multiple sub-level environments like Forest, Desert, Marsh, Mountain, Tundra, and Mountain. Each of these environments has other animals that can be hunted.
The game contains more than 26 different animals that players can hunt. These include rare animals like peccary, timberwolves, and white-tailed deers. It also has other game modes like Quick Hunt, Career Mode, and Tournament.
Anyone above the age of eleven can play the game. It is a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames Store and is available for just $14.70.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures is the eleventh installment in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series, released in 2004. It combines A Link to the Past and the Four Swords in a graphical style. It is currently the only Zelda game that has incorporated the multiplayer elements into the primary campaign.
The story of this game takes place centuries after the Twilight Princess and Majora’s Mask, during the events of “Child Timeline,” and it is chronologically the final game in this particular timeline. It features a separate incarnation of the Dark Lord compared to the one shown in the other story from the Ocarina of Time.
The game provides multiple game modes for the players, and each of them has its characteristics. The primary mode is called the “Hyrulean Adventure,” it is the primary campaign for the game and can be played by up to four players simultaneously. The other modes consist of Shadow battle (A competitive battle mode that pits players against each other) and the Navi Trackers (a game mode where you have to search for Tetra’s pirate crew and collect as many stamps as possible).
Anyone above the age of eighteen can play the game. It is a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames Store and is available for just $76.66.
Tales of Symphonia is an action-packed role-playing game released in August 2003. The game is set to take place in the fictional world of Sylvarant and follows the life of Lloyd Irving. Lloyd is accompanying his childhood friend Collete Brunel, destined to save their world.
As they progress with their journey, they learn that another world parallel to their world exists, Tethe’alla, and saving Sylvarant will impose dangers on this world. Now they have to keep both of these worlds from imminent destruction.
The game comes equipped with excellent spells, special attacks, and combos in an action-packed, fierce battling system. It gives the growth system of the character in your hands. You can then change your character’s fighting styles along alter the storyline by changing his relationships with others.
The game can be played by up to 4 players simultaneously. The audience has received it well and can be played by anyone above the twelve. Besides this, it is also a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames Store and is available for just $39.62.
Fire Emblem: Awakening is a role-playing tactical game released in April 2012. It is the 13th installment in the Fire Emblem series and is the first developed for the 3DS console. Like its predecessors, the gameplay is heavily focused on the tactical movements of the fighting enemy units and characters on a grid-based battlefield.
The story revolves around the prince of Ylisse “Chrom” and his army known as the “Shepherds.” They save a person named Robin, who is currently suffering from amnesia and is serving them as their tactician. As the story progresses, Chrom travels along with his army across the Ylisse, battling and defending their state from the Risen (undead invaders) and the attacks from other hostile nations in the land of Plegia.
Anyone above the age of twelve can play the game. It is a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames Store and is available for just $72.55.
Super Smash Bros. Melee is a crossover fighting video game released in 2001. It is the second installment in the series of Super Smash Bros. and features multiple characters from the Nintendo video game franchises. These include The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, Star Fox, and Mario.
The game includes all the playable characters from the last installment and some additional characters from franchises appearing for the first time, such as Fire Emblem, etc. Besides this, they have also introduced new stages and game modes. The game’s primary goal remains the same: push your opponents out of the stage boundaries and win.
The game can be played by up to 4 players simultaneously. It has received a positive review from the audience and can be played by anyone above the ten. Besides this, it is also a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames Store and is available for just $39.62.
Resident Evil 4 is a third-person survival shooter horror game released in 2005; surely one of the best GameCube games. The story revolves around the U.S. government special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who has been given the critical mission of saving the president’s daughter Ashely Graham whom a cult has kidnaped.
Leon now has to fight hordes of villagers that a mind-controlling parasite has infected. Your job is to assist Leon as he makes his way through the infected village to save the president’s daughter while facing action-packed horror scenes and puzzles.
The game has been rated Mature. It is currently a part of an ongoing discount on our Retro vGames Store and is available for just $14.70.
FAQs About GameCube Games
Let’s answer some FAQs now.
While no game alone can be called the best game on GameCube. Some of the best titles include Bomberman Generation, Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2005 Adventure, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, Tales of Symphonia, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Resident Evil 4.
The last game created for GameCube is known as Madden NFL 08. The game was also released for the Wii and the DS consoles.
Some of the rarest GameCube games are Cubivore: Survival of the Fittest, Disney Sports Basketball. Go! Go! Hypergrind, Super Monkey Ball 2-Pack, Gotcha Force, Interactive Multi-Game Demo Disc Version 14, and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker + Metroid Prime.
The GameCube still enjoys popularity among gamers because it holds some of the most fun and entertaining titles of all time.
The GameCube ultimately pushed the boundaries of the console gaming library. GameCube is considered good because it was the console with the highest number of Quality titles.
We hope that this article has helped you find some of the best GameCube games out on the market. It doesn’t matter which game you buy, and the goal is always to enjoy what you are playing.
Whatever decision you make, Retro vGames will always have your back and support you on your journey as a retro gamer.