Archive for the GameCube Category

Paper Mario – The Thousand Year Door

Posted in GameCube on January 16, 2015 by drewturpin

Paper Mario –The Thousand Year Door is the second game in the Paper Mario series, which was released exclusively on the Gamecube back in 2004.

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It has become highly collectable, due to both its links to Mario and being a pretty decent RPG that was reviewed rather highly. If you are looking to get your hands on a complete copy in good condition, then expect to pay between £30 and £40 of ebay.

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The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Posted in GameCube on April 5, 2013 by drewturpin

This was the last Zelda game released for the Nintendo GameCube, and was later released for the Wii (also making it the first Zelda game for the Wii). This was the thirteenth game in the Zelda canon however it was the first with a PEGI 12+ rating, meaning it was aimed at the more mature gamer. With the various delays in the production of this game it was released late into the life of the GameCube. Because of this sales were perhaps not as high as expected, in fact the Wii version sold about five times as many copies as the GameCube version.

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Expect to pay £40 and upwards for a decent conditioned copy of this game. The price reflects the fact it is a great game (and part of a great franchise) which sold relatively few copies on a console that was nearing the end of its commercial life.

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Legend of Zelda, The: Collector’s Edition

Posted in GameCube on February 7, 2013 by drewturpin

This is a boxed promotional disc for the GameCube and is definitely one for the Zelda fans, as it contains four great titles. There are the two NES games The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link, and the two N64 games Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask.

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Bonus material includes “Legend of Zelda: A Retrospective” as well as movie and playable demo of The Wind Waker. I have managed to pick up three of these at various bootsales paying no more that £2 for each. This is a great GameCube compilation and a must for any serious Zelda collector, however expect to pay £20 and upwards for a copy from ebay.

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Resident Evil 2

Posted in GameCube on December 21, 2012 by drewturpin

The GameCube version of Resident Evil 2 is a highly collectable although this is mainly because it is almost a direct port of the original Playstation game. It was released in 2009, over ten years after the Playstation release and does not appear to offer any real enhancements. Therefore it did not review particularly highly and sales weren’t that big, resulting in its collectability in today’s market. It wasn’t a complete port of the Playstation game though, as character graphics were slightly improved, and you had the ability to replay the cut-scenes after your first complete play through.

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It also contains the same extras that were of the original “Duel Shock” version, which was previously only available in the American and Japanese Playstation versions. So those of us that had been use to playing the PAL version had a little bit more to interest us. Prices on ebay tend to be between £20 and £30 depending on condition, but still worth purchasing if you are an avid Resident Evil collector.

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Resident Evil 4 – Limited Evil Edition Case

Posted in GameCube on October 5, 2012 by drewturpin

Here with have Resident Evil 4 for the GameCube including a limited edition cardboard slipcase (or what has been titled “Limited Evil Edition Case”)  in great condition. This is just the original retail version with the slipcase being a Gamestation pre-order exclusive I believe.

This was up on ebay for £10 as a “buy it now” and fortunately I managed to get in quick to snap it up. Expect to pay about £20 for one of these on ebay which effectively means you are paying £10 for a piece of cardboard (but that collecting for you).

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Do be careful as the condition of the slipcase can vary a great deal, so be on the look out for any rips or tears.

Resident Evil – Collector’s Edition

Posted in GameCube on July 8, 2012 by drewturpin

This DVD was given away by GAME stores to anyone that pre-ordered the GameCube remake of the original Resident Evil game. It comes in a standard DVD case, and disappointingly contains the same intro that features in the game itself. In addition there is a collection of in game action scenes, which strangely contains some spoilers.

I picked this up in a local charity shop for £1, it was in the DVD section so it is likely that they thought it was a film. This “Collector’s Edition” doesn’t appear too often on ebay, but when it does then expect between £10 and £20 for it.