The Nintendo GameCube continued the freefall for Nintendo home consoles. Selling fewer units than the N64 (already deemed to have lost a large portion of Nintendo market share), despite the videogame industry growing in size, the GameCube was a commercial disappointment, albeit still profitable. Nintendo would rebound in a massive way with their next console, the Nintendo Wii. However, it is the GameCube that offers classic Nintendo experiences with their games that will prove to be less forgotten. The following are the 10 best titles released on the GameCube, taking into account what the reception would be if the games were released today.
10. Star Fox Adventures (2002)
The final title created by Rareware to be released on a Nintendo home console (the company would be purchased by Microsoft to produce games for the Xbox), the company surely went out with a bang on this release. Initially titled Dinosaur Planet, Nintendo’s creative team decided to substitute the heroes out for Star Fox characters despite very minimal aerial exploration in the game. This was not unheard of, as Mario 2 (originally Doki Doki Panic in Japan) had a similar transition during the NES days. However, this decision did not endear fans that held Star Fox in high regard and felt he was out of place in this title. While not incorrect, gamers should look past this decision and enjoy a classic adventure game with graphics that hold up to this day. Star Fox Adventures was the early Zelda-style adventure game the console needed and it delivered on all fronts.