nintendo 64 vs Gamecube vs wii

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#1 Posted by Dennysinny (59 posts) -

which games you like the most?

#2 Posted by outworld222 (2103 posts) -

@dennysinny: I like N64 games a lot, even SNES games, but Gamecube and WIi win by default because the graphics are bad on the predecessor consoles I mentioned. Heh. Sad story I know.

#3 Posted by TTUalumni13 (346 posts) -

Wii easily. Better outings from almost every major ip (except metroid, though other m was really fun), A ton of third party gems and some excellent new IPs like Xenoblade.

#4 Posted by trugs26 (4640 posts) -

Personally I prefer the Gamecube era.

#5 Edited by ANIMEguy10034 (4458 posts) -

I've had the most fun with the Wii, especially with the Mario Galaxy games, Metroid Prime Trilogy (loved the motion controls), Xenoblade, and Monster Hunter Tri's online community.

#6 Posted by Pierst179 (10483 posts) -

Out of the three, I think the Wii has the best library.

The Nintendo 64 is certainly the weakest. It houses Banjo-Tooie, which might be my favorite game ever, but it was a system supported solely by Rare and Nintendo. In terms of quantity of great games, it leaves a lot to be desired against the underrated Gamecube and the Wii.

#7 Posted by SolidTy (40335 posts) -

I would say NES or SNES over any of those, but limiting it to those three I'll say...


#8 Posted by FFCYAN (4885 posts) -

I owned and played more GCN games, but I will go with the Wii due to the more balanced lineup of titles.

#9 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (23658 posts) -

Gamecube is by far my favorite Nintendo System.

#10 Posted by romainsimoni (1955 posts) -

It's easy:

N64: Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Gamecube: Super Mario Sunshine and Wind Waker.

Wii: Super Mario Galaxy and Twilight Princess/Skyward Sword.

Which system offered 2 revolutionary games beyond their era?

#11 Edited by RealJaysonguy (219 posts) -

I think n64 is my favorite, Wii had the most outstanding games, and Gamecube gets the wildcard win for having a bunch weird stuff.

#12 Posted by Undue_Influence (41 posts) -

N64 All the way. Mario 64 was a leap forward, Goldeneye brought fps to consoles and was excellent with multiplayer, Mario Kart multiplayer improved on the original in leaps and bounds, 1080, Zelda, loved that console.

#13 Edited by CrashNBurn281 (301 posts) -

I have so many fond memories of the N64 era. There were some really great games that came to the system.

Nintendo needs to find more developers to partner with. If they are good at one thing, it is pushing quality titles onto their systems from outside sources.

#14 Posted by Megavideogamer (5180 posts) -

I will go with the Gamecube. I had 78 games during the time of the Gamecube. I sold it. Later re-bought another Gamecube I had 34 games for it thus far.

Nintendo 64 I had 6 games when I bought it in 1996/7 then I sold it. Later I re-bought another N64 and now have 37 games for it. As for the Wii I only have 14 games for the Wii.

So Gamecube then Nintendo 64 and lastly Wii.

#15 Edited by starwolf474 (271 posts) -

The N64 definitely had my favorite games. The N64 had games that were revolutionary and also had the best multiplayer games of all time. Nintendo and Rare were at their very best during this time.

The GameCube was the worst since in my opinion it had the worst entry in almost all of my favorite Nintendo franchises. Worst Mario platformer, worst Zelda, worst Mario Kart, worst Donkey Kong, and worst StarFox.

Nintendo made somewhat of a comeback in terms of game quality with the Wii, but the Wiimote also hurt many games from being as great as they could have been if I could have just played them with a normal controller.

#16 Posted by Dennysinny (59 posts) -

@starwolf474: well i would disagree with the gamecube.. being the worst had good mario games....... good sonic games... weak donkey kong games.... zelda was good ......

N64 is also good....

#17 Edited by juboner (165 posts) -

I grew up fom nes era so the n64 had the most impact. But comparing them now days it does seem lacking to the others but I played my n64 games more than anything else at that time. And this had a lot to do with gamecube and wii just not offering enough to compete with ps and xbox imo.

#18 Edited by Litchie (16103 posts) -

GameCube. I had atleast 15 games I could call masterpieces on that little machine, and I don't give out the "masterpiece" title easily.

#19 Edited by superbuuman (2256 posts) -

GC had RE4, & MK I would have pick that IF Wii didn't have RE4..but Wii did have RE4 & wiimote control was perfect for RE4 not to mention Xenoblade its Wii. :p

#20 Posted by Pikminmaniac (8263 posts) -

I think N64 was the weakest of the three. Gamecube is probably the strongest thanks to it having some of Nintendo's strongest first party titles and the best 3rd party support of the three

Notable titles for each

Gamecube: Pikmin, Pikmin 2, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, Smash Bros. Melee, The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker, Resident Evil REmake

Wii: Donkey Kong Country Returns, The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid Prime 3

N64: Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Rayman 2, Smash Bros.

#21 Edited by AMGMercedes (25 posts) -

Most people these days know nothing about the N64, they usually only list Nintendo and Rareware games and then act as nothing else exists after that. I've been trying to deal with morons who constantly making up the stupidest reasons for attacking the console. I'd say SNES and Wii are Nintendo's worst consoles, Gamecube in the mid, while NES and N64 on the top.