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5 Best GameCube Games on Nintendo Switch

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The GameCube is a console that has recently been on the mind of a lot of Nintendo Switch owners. This is due to the immense popularity of some of the GameCube games, which could be potentially ported over to Nintendo Switch. However, the console already has several fantastic entries from the GameCube roster for players to discover. This is great as it allows players on modern hardware to experience many classic titles. Here are our picks for the 5 Best GameCube Games on Switch.

5. Pikmin 1+2

We begin today's list of the best GameCube games on Switch with a fantastic entry. The collection of Pikmin 1+2 is absolutely amazing. Players are able to relieve some of their fond childhood memories of Pikmin, or they are able to explore an entirely new world. Having this game available for players to experience is fantastic for a number of reasons. First, it allows players to experience the journies of Captain Olimar and the other Pikmin. In these games, players will have to contend with puzzles and make their way through the game's world.

Knowing how to utilize your Pikmin in the game is an absolute necessity in the game. This is because players will have to rely on their army of Pikmin to defeat enemies. This is great and leads to some really great moments throughout the game's runtime. With so much to love about this title, it should come as no surprise that players have praised the title for its creativity and originality. So, regardless if you are new to the series, you should definitely check out one of the best GameCube games available on Switch.

4. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life

Next up on our list, we have a life/farming sim favorite. Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life is the remake of the classic Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for the GameCube. Needless to say, this game forged quite a legacy for itself, and the newest iteration of the game stays quite faithful to the experience. Players will once again, or perhaps for the first time, be able to explore Forgotten Valley. In doing so, they will meet many characters and learn a number of skills along the way. Players are able to dig for fossils, as well as farm and raise animals.

This gives players a decent amount of things to do, and the remake has quite a few quality-of-life additions. These additions include things such as a daily commissions board and a few other things that simplify gameplay. For players looking for a wholesome and cozy experience, this game can surely offer you that. One of the greatest aspects of this game, which remains a phenomenal feature to this day, is the ability to build a family and watch them grow in the game. In short, this title is one of the best GameCube games on Switch.

3. Tales of Symphonia

For our next entry, we have Tales of SymphoniaTales of Symphonia is one of the beloved GameCube games, and players are lucky enough to be able to play on Switch. The game itself remains as solid today as it ever was. This is a testament to not only the solid design of the game but its lasting legacy as well. Firstly, for players newer to the Tales of series. This game is an absolute gem of the series and is a must-play for RPG lovers. For fans of the genre, the game offers many things that have helped it stand the test of time to become what it is today.

Players looking for a bevy of content to enjoy, this game certainly has you covered. This is due to the fact that Tales of Symphonia features well over eighty hours of content for players to enjoy. For players who enjoy real-time action systems within their RPGs. This title has one of the best implementations of such a system. Additionally, from an aesthetic perspective, the game's cel-shaded art has aged remarkably well. to close, if you are looking for one of the best GameCube games on Switch, definitely check out Tales of Symphonia.

2. Metroid Prime Remastered5 Best FPS Games on Nintendo Switch (May 2023)

Now, for our next entry, we have a remaster of a classic. Metroid Prime is a game from the GameCube era, that through its remaster, has performed fantastically well on the Switch. This can be seen by the amount of critics and fans alike praising the game. Players are once again able to don the space boots of Samus Aran as they shoot their way through phenomenally designed levels. The first-person perspective for the game also fits it so well. This can be seen in the fact that players are able to immerse themselves more within the game's levels. This, in turn, allows the intricacies of their environments to shine through.

For players looking for an improved experience, you will also find that here. This is due to the phenomenal work that was done in regard to the audio, the visuals, and many other elements of the game. In addition, a change to the controls of the game definitely makes the game more accessible and playable by different types of players. This is a fantastic inclusion and only serves to make the title more appealing. In conclusion, Metroid Prime Remastered is certainly among the best GameCube games on Switch.

1. Super Mario Sunshine

Super Mario Sunshine

Rounding out our list of the best GameCube games on Switch finally, we have Super Mario Sunshine. Now, for players of the GameCube classic, being able to play this game on the Switch certainly feels fantastic. This is due to the fact that the game benefits a ton from the updated hardware of the Switch. Players will once again be able to join the adventures of Mario and his F.L.U.D.D device as they make their way through gorgeous levels. This is a title that stands up quite well today, primarily due to the strength and creativity within its design.

This is a title that in many ways feels timeless. So, whether you are enjoying Super Mario Sunshine on the original GameCube, or you have it for Nintendo Switch, it remains one of the best times you can have in the Super Mario franchise. The unique design of the game's inhabitants is also great, as they stick with the vibrance and theme presented in the game. So, if you are someone who enjoys the Super Mario franchise, and loves Super Mario Sunshine or if you are new to the game we are sure you will find much to love about this title.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Best GameCube Games on Switch? What are some of your favorite GameCube games? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.