As the day of reckoning draws nearer, and rumours begin heating up for the upcoming Nintendo Switch, we discuss our most wanted titles for a Gamecube Virtual Console!
Star Fox Assault. A lot of GameCube titles are really expensive nowadays, going for way more than their original RRP, so it is all of these games I really want to see on the GameCube VC. I want to finally play some of these titles and of all the ones I don’t own Star Fox Assault is the one I am most excited for. I am part of that minority that actually likes Star Fox Adventures so I don’t understand why I never picked up Namco’s sequel. With a fun multiplayer mode, an expansive story, multiple characters it just seems like the best evolution the series could’ve had at that point. It is not perfect, sure, but at least it was not Star Fox 64 again. It tried new things and tried to improve upon 64’s land combat which was the right direction for the series to go, in my opinion.
Kirby’s Air Ride. While the game is quite inexpensive in the West….here in Japan the title is pretty expensive even used. Like NantenJex, I would love to have the opportunity to be able to experience the game without breaking the bank. GameCube is one of my favorite systems of all time, so I’d be excited to see those titles on the Virtual Console service.
It would have to beLEGO Star Wars: The Original Trilogy. When I was a kid, I used to play that game all the time and sink hours into it. I’d get to points where I’d buy the extras from the Mos Eisley Cantina and just rack up a bunch of LEGO studs. I unfortunately couldn’t max it out to the limit, but I did certainly rack up quite a lot. Although, I know a quite few friends who did reach that limit. So, I might just have to push a little bit harder next time. With the game getting re-released on the Switch, I could play it on the go which would be freaking amazing.
Hmm, this is a tough one. There are plenty of Gamecube games I would love to see on the Switch Virtual console, but a lot of my favorites, such as Wind Waker and Metroid Prime, have already seen remasters or rereleases. Super Smash Bros. Melee is the obvious choice here, but another title that stands out to me is Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem. It’s a very cool and unique horror game that more people should have the opportunity to play and if it happens to sell well on the VC, we may even see a sequel one day!
Star Fox Adventures! I could have easily selected a title like Luigi’s Mansion or Super Mario Sunshine here but I went with something that is a little questionable in terms of its likeliness. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Rare, and I was a big fan of what they did in Star Fox Adventures. Even if it lead the franchise down a slippery slope I’d still love to relive this game in all of its glory. Not to mention on-the-go!
What Gamecube games would you like to see on a virtual console? Let us know in the comments.