Since its release in 2001, Nintendo’s Gamecube video game console has had major hits and misses. There are about 650 games available on the console, some of which you may have played or heard of before.
A fan-favorite game was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Mario Kart release, among others. Given that some of these games date back decades ago, fans and critics alike think there are some widely acclaimed games that deserve a remake, while others are safe to consign to history.
In this article, we are looking at Gamecube’s extensive back catalog to list five Gamecube games that we want to be remastered. Read on.
5. Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door
Released in 2004, Paper Mario The Thousand-Year Door took gamers by surprise with its compelling simplicity. It was the second edition of the Paper Mario series and features a role-playing storyline that is one to remember.
Mario must collect seven crystal stars on his critical path to reaching the thousand-year door and accessing its treasure. Following a magical map, Mario sets on a series of adventures across seven chapters where he must fight some powerful villains and emerge victoriously. All in a bid to honor Princess Peach’s invite to go on a treasure hunt. The game gets more interesting when he meets partners along the way to help him on his quest, each with their own special talents.
The graphics of Paper Mario have always stood out among other games. Coupled with the creativity in the gameplay, it sure would be interesting to see a more recent remake of the game. For such a classic gem, one that managed to set itself apart in a simple and creative storytelling technique, we can’t wait to see what a remastering of the same game could look like.
4. The Simpsons Hit and Run
If you’re a fan of the Simpsons long-running series and the Grand Theft Auto franchise, then you probably would enjoy playing The Simpsons Hit and Run. The video game was inspired by the Simpsons characters, and the show’s writers and cast actually helped in bringing it to life.
Throwing in some light carnage and humor the show is famous for, fans and critics alike praised the execution of the game. It went on to win several awards, but it’s been years since the 2003 release of the game. While the game still holds up to date and is still a fan favorite, it would be interesting to see a remastering of the 2003 version of the game. A remake will definitely sell so we can only hope Nintendo comes through.
3. Super Mario Sunshine
There’s no doubt that Super Mario Sunshine was one of the best GameCube video games of all time. It received very high ratings and it is easy to see why. The game introduced a mechanic called F.L.U.D.D that is an advanced technological cannon for cleaning the Isle Delfino island. I know, cleaning an island may not stand out as a fun game to play. But, Super Mario Sunshine was executed so perfectly that players kept coming back for more.
Since 2002, the fluid control system employed in the gameplay’s mechanics could use a remake. The graphics and visuals could definitely use some advancements. Mario has always been a fan favorite, so to remaster his character and the message behind Super Mario Sunshine to make out environment protection a fun concept, would be a sight to see.
Totally out-of-the-box concepts are always fun to see, especially when they skyrocket in positive reviews and high sales. If you haven’t played or heard of this niche game, Chibi-Robo! is a tiny gray robot with a two-plug tail on GameCube. He’s the latest device gifted to 8-year-old Jenny by the Sanderson family to help out around the house.
Players must move around the house helping out. You also get other characters like Space Hunter Drake Redcrest whose goal is fighting evil. The Chibi-Robo! community is ever-growing with players striving to make people happy.
Currently, there are five games in the Chibi-Robo! Series, all of which feature this tiny and cute robot who is only able to communicate in yes or no signs. With developments in technology, and more games developed in this niche like the I am Bread game, we would want a remastering of the game. Hopefully, more abstract ideas can be implemented to match the current gaming world.
1. Mario Kart Double Dash
In 1992, players got introduced to Mario Kart racing as a spin-off to the Mario franchise. Since then, the Mario Kart series has spanned across its fifteen main titles with commercial success. We especially like the fourth edition, Mario Kart Double Dash, which was released in 2003 with a bunch of new gameplay features.
Firstly, players could work together to race to the finish line. One would drive the kart, while the other would use the kart items ranging from fireballs to giant bananas. You could also play in multiplayer mode where up to sixteen players could race at once.
Imagining the ranks that were aimed at in 2003, we cannot wait to play a remake of this game in today’s era. Back then, the game featured a wide variety of racing tracks, powerslides, and the two-player system, making it one of the best Mario Kart games to date.
On one hand, Crash Team Racing has had critical success with most players shifting from Mario Kart to play the most up-to-date version of kart racing. On the other hand, there is no denying that players would put in hours on end playing Mario Kart games because of how good they were. Here’s to crossed fingers that there will be a remake in the coming years.
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