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Wii and GC Hidden Gems

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:47 pm

I wanted to finally properly play Galaxy 1 & 2, so I ordered a refurbished Wii recently that'll be here on Monday. I've had a Wii at my parent's place since not long after it launched and had a GC before that, but even though I read about loads of cult classics at the time, I never really played any beyond Metal Arms and Skies of Arcadia. Now that I've got the chance to dig around again (and since hidden gems are probably cheaper anyway), I'm wondering: anyone have some favorite obscure Wii or GC games?
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Post by New! Tazy Ten » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:58 pm

I'm always going to shill for Gotcha Force. It's like Virtual-On mixed with... well, it's more Gatcha then Pokemon, but it's a collect-em-all style game.

There's Viewtiful Joe 1 and 2, and Wario World is great.

For Wii, you can look for Punch Out Wii... Um, I don't have a lot of Wii games I've played and beaten strangely enough. See if No More Heroes 1 and 2 are up your alley or not, maybe?

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Post by Marilink » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:06 pm

ZACK

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WIKI

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:29 pm

I see you've already covered Metal Arms and Skies of Arcadia. I don't know if they qualify as hidden gems, but I can second Punch-Out (one of my favorite games on the Wii tbh) and the No More Heroes duology (though only if you're a fan of the hack-and-slash genre; the gameplay isn't NMH's strongest aspect but the humor and the characters are great).

Games I've never played myself but have often had recommended to me include Eternal Darkness and Killer7.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:55 pm

For GameCube, Lost Kingdoms is seldom mentioned but very fun. Star Fox Adventures isn't hidden in the typical sense but is **** on a lot despite being good. Then there's Mega Man Network Transmission, which has the same problem as Star Fox Adventures; it's not bad but isn't what people wanted or expected. I do think MMNT is forgotten though.

Wii is where I sort of lost interest in Nintendo consoles. I'd probably need to find a hidden gems list myself if I went through its library.

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Post by DarkZero » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:13 pm

idk if its considered obscure or not but The Simpsons: Hit & Run is genuinely pretty good. a handful of the missions are brutal though so be warned if you're going for 100% completion
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Post by Apollo the Just » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:52 am

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for Nintendo GameCube is the greatest video game ever made,

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:55 am

no its not

that game

*shades*

is az

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Post by Booyakasha » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:06 pm

'Jerry Rice and Nitus' Dog Football' is rad and hilarious. I'd rather play that than Madden any day of the week, homey.
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Post by CaptHayfever » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:48 pm

For various definitions of "hidden gem": Eternal Darkness

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Post by Booyakasha » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:07 pm

^Oh, stop. Everyone and his grandmother knows 'Eternal Darkness'. Would you say that's anywhere near as underground as 'Zack and Wiki' or 'Dog Football'?
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Post by Bomby » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:46 am

Muramasa for Wii is a beautiful Metroidvania that everyone should experience.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:19 am

^ I agree, but it's worth mentioning that an enhanced port exists for the Vita with new content.

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Post by steeze » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:56 am

Underrated Platformerson GC
Billy Hatcher
I-Ninja

For Wii?
Idk, like
PokePark 2 Wonders Beyond
Epic Mickey

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Post by е и ժ е я » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:32 pm

If you haven't played Chibi Robo, it's easily one of the best games for Gamecube and usually overlooked.
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Post by Deku Tree » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:58 pm

I enjoyed BloodRayne and the Lost Kingdoms games. BloodRayne probably hasn't aged well, I'd wager.

Ikaruga is pretty good, but unforgivingly hard.

MVP Baseball 2005 is my favorite baseball video game.

I don't have a good read on the popularity of TimeSplitters 2 (but I wouldn't have thought people didn't know SoA), but it's excellent.

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Post by Booyakasha » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:32 am

Ooh. 'Darkened Skye' is cool. Like who cares about the stupid Skittles-----doesn't hurt the game hardly at all.
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Post by I am nobody » Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:47 am

Deku Tree wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:58 pm
MVP Baseball 2005 is my favorite baseball video game.
I've already got the PC version, but that really is a great game. It takes a lot to get people to be disappointed that EA lost a license.

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Post by Shane » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:32 pm

DarkZero wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:13 pm
idk if its considered obscure or not but The Simpsons: Hit & Run is genuinely pretty good. a handful of the missions are brutal though so be warned if you're going for 100% completion
Not particularly obscure, though the Gamecube version probably is. I always enjoy GTA, so it was fun to play basically that as a Simpson. Probably the only actually good The Simpsons game there is.
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Post by mushroom » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:49 am

Shane wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:32 pm
DarkZero wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:13 pm
idk if its considered obscure or not but The Simpsons: Hit & Run is genuinely pretty good. a handful of the missions are brutal though so be warned if you're going for 100% completion
Not particularly obscure, though the Gamecube version probably is. I always enjoy GTA, so it was fun to play basically that as a Simpson. Probably the only actually good The Simpsons game there is.
Konami's The Simpsons arcade game, if the Japanese version is played at least (much more fair regarding health pickups), is pretty decent.

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