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Great thing about this deal is that the games that are under 9.99 include the mario and res evil titles. which normally go for over £10 each.

Controller can also be used on wii

Very handy if you want some retro gaming

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banned#1
not sure I'd pay 20 for a gamecube controller.
#2
The clue is in the comma I think.
Gamecube, a controller and Mario sounds like a good deal to me.

Heat added.
banned#3
spongemagic
The clue is in the comma I think.
Gamecube, a controller and Mario sounds like a good deal to me.

Heat added.


yeah but no ones gonna buy it for the gamecube bit- people just want gamecube controllers for the wii
20 quid is too much for one
suspended#4
Mascherano
not sure I'd pay 20 for a gamecube controller.


spongemagic
The clue is in the comma I think.
Gamecube, a controller and Mario sounds like a good deal to me.

Heat added.


Ive cleared the title up to save further confusion.

I was in two minds today, wanted a couple of res games which i was expecting to pay £20 for and saw this offer. I havent snapped it up yet as ive already got 2 gamecubes :oops:
suspended#5
Mascherano
yeah but no ones gonna buy it for the gamecube bit- people just want gamecube controllers for the wii
20 quid is too much for one


but it would be £20 plus 2 games which can be used on the wii :thinking:

Thats not bad, plus people might want to own a gamecube if theyve never had one.

Its all about retro gaming ask Timmy :whistling:
#6
Mascherano
yeah but no ones gonna buy it for the gamecube bit- people just want gamecube controllers for the wii
20 quid is too much for one


I bought one for "the gamecube bit" as well as the two games and the controller from Gamestation a few weeks ago. Much safer letting a younger child play with this than the wii as who cares if it gets broken at this price.
Plus lots of great games for younger kids available and a lot more advanced than those Sega emulator consoles that keep getting posted here at hotdeals at a much higher price.
#7
Gamecubes are fantastic pieces of kit for the retro collector, this is a great price. Take apart a Gamecube and you can really appreciate besides its external ugliness just what a fantastically built piece of hardware it is.
#8
cicobuff
Gamecubes are fantastic pieces of kit for the retro collector, this is a great price. Take apart a Gamecube and you can really appreciate besides its external ugliness just what a fantastically built piece of hardware it is.


:?

Gamecubes are the sex!
#9
Wii in a smaller box and requiring less effort? Yes please! Try to get one with the digital out so in the future you can (like me) pay over the odds for the component cable (and US games). Still love it though, some fantastic games - RE4, Wind Waker, Super Monkey Ball, Eternal Darkness, Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, etc..
#10
yes my store has had this offer for a while, console and two games( valued £9.99 and under) for £20, not a bad deal...i would get one if i didnt already have one
#11
Look in your local papers. I buy and sell consoles and you can't give gamecubes away. I sell them with 1 controller and game for a tenner usually! So cold for me sorry.
#12
i have still got my N64 with about 16 games and still got all the boxes not so long ago that they were all the rage.
#13
I do remember when I got my wii my first visit was to gamestation, to get a controller and some of the gamecube games I'd missed out on by sticking with Sony. The two star wars games (rogue something?), the F-Zero game, and a couple of others. I think it cost me £20 for a pair of games, plus about £5 for a virtually brand new controller.

So this deal is a good idea, and as people have said it keeps the Wii safe and is easier to use. I do find it frustrating that even if you want to play a GC game on the Wii, you still have to use the wiimote to select the game. If only the games would auto start, like every other console I've used!!

Mandles, I did look for a second hand console initially, but I have a feeling I must have picked the wrong time. It was almost as if all the GC owners were looking for a quick buck when the Wii came out, because it was more like £30-£40 for the setup you describe. But I guess as with everything the prices do drop eventually.
#14
gunark
Wii in a smaller box and requiring less effort? Yes please! Try to get one with the digital out so in the future you can (like me) pay over the odds for the component cable (and US games). Still love it though, some fantastic games - RE4, Wind Waker, Super Monkey Ball, Eternal Darkness, Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, etc..


I'd second that, also through the normal supplied cables the picture on HDTVs are pretty awful.
#15
good only for the 12 months warranty i reckon. look on ebay for gamecubes with controllers and games with high postage prices in your local area that you can collect (email and ask if they will accept cash on collection to save postage). this way i managed a gamecube with 9 games and a controller for £24. sold 8 of the games (keeping only mario sunshine) and got £30 for them. £6 profit...
#16
gunark
Wii in a smaller box and requiring less effort? Yes please! Try to get one with the digital out so in the future you can (like me) pay over the odds for the component cable (and US games). Still love it though, some fantastic games - RE4, Wind Waker, Super Monkey Ball, Eternal Darkness, Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, etc..


My old black gamecube had the digital out but in the end I thought it was better to just get a component cable for the wii and play them through that?
#17
Get this, zelda twilight princess and the metroid games, and you have the best the wii has to offer.
#18
i was going to get this however my local one had about 8 games to chose from all under £5! but its a good offer and perfect for kids if you cant afford the over prices current generation consoles and games
#19
Not that i wish to open a can of worms here, but, err, you could just get an emulator and play gamecube games. for free.
#20
pretty good deal, the gamecube had some awesome games!
For anyone lookin to pick some games up:
http://uk.cube.ign.com/articles/772/772300p1.html
#21
Gonna have to cold this for a few reasons:

1. I have about 5 gamecubes lying around. They barely sell on ebay, not even for ~£5 shipped.
2. You'll be lucky if any GameStation has more than a handful of games (leeds have about 3, York has maybe 10 - 15). Let alone an actual console...
3. Even if they did, the games probably aren't worth much, most mario and Resi titles can be had for under £10. Possibly if you found a couple £10 games then it's worth it to get a free console chucked in, otherwise....
#22
Metroid on Gamecube is rated as one of the 10 best console games ever!
#23
Is mario kart double dash inc in this offer?
#24
telboy007
I'd second that, also through the normal supplied cables the picture on HDTVs are pretty awful.


This is exactly what people forget before they jump on the nostalgia-fuelled 'trip down memory lane' badwagon.

Don't get me wrong, this would be great for younger kids as somebody said, as it's inexpensive and has a very easy and straight-forward controller to operate and plenty of games which may appeal to kids, but otherwise I'm confident that most people will plug in their Gamecube and not put up with the graphics for long. I know the Wii isn't much more powerful than the Cube, but the controller takes the attention away from the graphics somehow.

I don't think games for consoles from the PS1 through to the Gamecube age very well at all. Older 2D games can sort of get away with it, as upscaled 2D graphics can still be sharp and pretty retro. Early stage 3D graphics just don't cut it in my book though, unless emulated way beyond their original resolution.
#25
Zerobob
This is exactly what people forget before they jump on the nostalgia-fuelled 'trip down memory lane' badwagon.

Don't get me wrong, this would be great for younger kids as somebody said, as it's inexpensive and has a very easy and straight-forward controller to operate and plenty of games which may appeal to kids, but otherwise I'm confident that most people will plug in their Gamecube and not put up with the graphics for long. I know the Wii isn't much more powerful than the Cube, but the controller takes the attention away from the graphics somehow.

I don't think games for consoles from the PS1 through to the Gamecube age very well at all. Older 2D games can sort of get away with it, as upscaled 2D graphics can still be sharp and pretty retro. Early stage 3D graphics just don't cut it in my book though, unless emulated way beyond their original resolution.


There actually is little discernable difference between the graphics on the Gamecube and the Wii if displaying in 480i, there again at 480p, providing you can get a component cable for the Gamecube (albeit if you have an early revision with Digital Out and its expensive as its rare) this also displays in 480P.

There have been several titles recently re-released for the Wii, to utilise the Wii Remote with no discernable improvements in graphics, and soon to be release Metroid Prime pack containing the earlier outings from the Gamecube.

So stating that earlier consoles including the Gamecube don't age well..you are also applying that to their latest gen console too.
#26
Zerobob

I don't think games for consoles from the PS1 through to the Gamecube age very well at all. Older 2D games can sort of get away with it, as upscaled 2D graphics can still be sharp and pretty retro. Early stage 3D graphics just don't cut it in my book though, unless emulated way beyond their original resolution.


if you can put up with wii graphics you can live with the gamecube - the gamecube and xbox graphics still stand up today (the PS2 less so but still acceptable).

the problem with the gamecube is anyone with a hacked wii can use it to play GC games and get the ntsc versions (some) which support 480p output

the PS1 is definately showing it's age on TV but fine on a PSP (via emulator)
#27
The Wii's backwards compatibility has killed the second hand Gamecube market.

Only thing keeping it alive is demand for the official controllers, and a handful of games like Mario Kart and Zelda. The console's pretty much worthless though, which is a bit of a shame. I can see a lot of them ending up as landfill in the coming years.

I got the console and 3 controllers on ebay for £15 the other week. I'll throw it back on ebay with 1 controller at some point, but if I get anything close to a tenner for it I'll be surprised.
suspended#28
i agree about the points it will be hard to re sale, but why would you need to? use it dont sell it.

two games and controller should give you £20 return anyways
#29
The Gamecube is one of my fav consoles....I prefer it to my Wii and PS2 slim....hot deal.
#30
Zerobob
This is exactly what people forget before they jump on the nostalgia-fuelled 'trip down memory lane' badwagon.

Don't get me wrong, this would be great for younger kids as somebody said, as it's inexpensive and has a very easy and straight-forward controller to operate and plenty of games which may appeal to kids, but otherwise I'm confident that most people will plug in their Gamecube and not put up with the graphics for long. I know the Wii isn't much more powerful than the Cube, but the controller takes the attention away from the graphics somehow.

I don't think games for consoles from the PS1 through to the Gamecube age very well at all. Older 2D games can sort of get away with it, as upscaled 2D graphics can still be sharp and pretty retro. Early stage 3D graphics just don't cut it in my book though, unless emulated way beyond their original resolution.


Well actually I was very pleasantly surprised, it looks excellent on both 42" 720p plasma and 40" 1080p LCD. Bold, bright and vivid Mario Kart and striking Zelda TP. Sure it's no 360 but after your eyes adjust it looks great with a really clean signal, even better than I remember it being with an official SCART cable on a 42" Panasonic Quintrix CRT. It's the only console I kept - and still play - from 360 (yeah, once you get past the graphics it's only OK), Xbox (not enough quirky Jap games), PSP (not enough er, games) and Dreamcast (well, maybe that was a mistake!). A lost gem, as much as the DC - now if Nintendo hadn't have removed the RGB out from EU N64s, I'd count that too, the knobbers..
suspended#31
Zanim
Is mario kart double dash inc in this offer?


i dont think it is, last time i saw it it was 12.99, although no stock in local most games were under 10 quid so you might be lucky
suspended#32
Has anyone managed to pick it up?

If so what games did you get?
#33
Zerobob
This is exactly what people forget before they jump on the nostalgia-fuelled 'trip down memory lane' badwagon.


That's not quite what I meant, but agreed playing FF VII again after many years and an absolute classic turns into a horrendous mess that I couldn't bring myself to play.

gunark
Well actually I was very pleasantly surprised, it looks excellent on both 42" 720p plasma and 40" 1080p LCD.


Really? First time I plugged in my GC into my LCD TV using the supplied cable the picture quality was awful, very blurry and not pleasant to look at for any extended time! Had to buy a digital one at great expense, then the picture was lov-er-leee. :)
#34
Great post. Great find. The girl serving in the Cramlington store didn't even know about it!

Got the 'Cube plus half a dozen games, extra controller and memory card for 50ish quid, bargain.

This'll keep the kids' Wii cravings at bay for a while!

Thanks a bunch.
#35
telboy007
That's not quite what I meant, but agreed playing FF VII again after many years and an absolute classic turns into a horrendous mess that I couldn't bring myself to play.



Really? First time I plugged in my GC into my LCD TV using the supplied cable the picture quality was awful, very blurry and not pleasant to look at for any extended time! Had to buy a digital one at great expense, then the picture was lov-er-leee. :)


I was referring to the Nintendo ultra rare GC Component cable giving this, not the ****** Composite.
suspended#36
hotUKdealFINDER
Great post. Great find. The girl serving in the Cramlington store didn't even know about it!

Got the 'Cube plus half a dozen games, extra controller and memory card for 50ish quid, bargain.

This'll keep the kids' Wii cravings at bay for a while!

Thanks a bunch.


no problem, glad i helped
banned#37
cicobuff
providing you can get a component cable for the Gamecube (albeit if you have an early revision with Digital Out and its expensive as its rare) this also displays in 480P.


I assume by this you mean the cable itself is rare (which it isnt really, fairly easy to find online- just expensive)?
Almost, if not all of the purple and black gamecubes out there have the digital out on the back, as the the silver ones and resi evil ones. The ONLY cube I have ever seen without the port was the white ones.

And for those labelling the gamecube as a childs console - you obviously have either no 1st hand experience with the console, feel the graphics are the be all and end all of anything, or have'nt played any of the amazing titles the console has to offer - Im not that into RPGs either but loads of exclusives just in that genre.

As for this deal, its been on for ages however is still very good - in Brighton there are always several resi evil games and a few others worth clocking under a tenner.
However look out for special deals - other month they had the resi evil 4 console/pad and like 4 games (inc 2 decent ones) for £20 in the window. - was going to buy it once I had finished wondering round town but it had gone by the time I got back!
#38
JustifiedAncient
I assume by this you mean the cable itself is rare (which it isnt really, fairly easy to find online- just expensive)?


Yes thats what I meant, if you want to be pedantic, what I meant in stating its rare is the fact it is expensive as it was never officially released (and as far as I am aware there were no third party cables produced either) other than import outside of asia, and seeing that it is out of print on top of that it is expensive and as its not available in quantity, hence why I termed it as "rare"

I have owned a platinum silver gamecube without a digital out, as for the pearl white ones, none of those at all had digital outs, mine does though, because I modded it to!...used an older revision board in a pearl white case.
#39
gunark
I was referring to the Nintendo ultra rare GC Component cable giving this, not the ****** Composite.


:thumbsup:
banned#40
cicobuff
Yes thats what I meant, if you want to be pedantic, what I meant in stating its rare is the fact it is expensive as it was never officially released (and as far as I am aware there were no third party cables produced either) other than import outside of asia, and seeing that it is out of print on top of that it is expensive and as its not available in quantity, hence why I termed it as "rare"

I have owned a platinum silver gamecube without a digital out, as for the pearl white ones, none of those at all had digital outs, mine does though, because I modded it to!...used an older revision board in a pearl white case.


my original point wasnt really pedantic - I thought you were implying the cube not the cable was rare. You're certainly right about the cable - only a Japanese item.
I was tempted to do that with a white cube but thought it too much hassle, however still tempted to switch a jap orange cube with a pal one as I love the orange colour....

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