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Gamecube Games


I currently own 8 GameCube games.

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Eternal Darkness
Mario Sunshine
Pikmin
Resident Evil
Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader
Speed Kings
Turok: Evolution
Zelda: The Wind Waker


Eternal DarknessNintendo
Review soon - Andrew (28/4/03)

Mario SunshineNintendo
Review soon - Andrew (28/4/03)

PikminNintendo
This game comes from the genius that created Mario, Yoshi and Donkey Kong among many others, Shigeru Miyamoto.
It revolves around a guy, Olimar, whose spaceship was hit by a meteor sending him crashing down on to a planet, as he tries to rebuild his ship which was damaged on impact (well, actually his ship kinda fell to pieces when it came through the planets atmosphere).
After a little exploring he comes across creatures he calls Pikmin and they willingly follow his commands.

This is where you come in, as you control Olimar and the Pikmin aiming to find and bring back all 30 ship parts within 30 days, so that Olimar can blast off safely. Why 30 days? Because Olimars space suit can only support him for 30 days and he finds the atmosphere of the planet to be fatal to himself!
The game has many beautiful levels, filled with many creatures, but after completing it once there isn't alot to get you coming back for more. The Challenge mode helps, where your challenged to grow as many Pikmin as you can within one day, but even that won't see you (and hasn't seen me either, sadly) coming back to play it some more.
To sum up: a great game, superb graphics but after you have completed it (some people thought it was a little short) there is little to get you coming back for more. Rent before you buy.

Resident Evil 1Nintendo
Review soon - Andrew (28/4/03)

Rogue Squadron 2:
Rogue Leader
Nintendo
Review soon - Andrew (28/4/03)

Turok: EvolutionAcclaim
Review Date: 28/9/02 Updated: 9/11/02

Ok, I have only had this game for several hours so this review may be updated in the future.

The Turok game series began life on the Nintendo 64 (N64) several years ago. Turok 1 was superb with awesome graphics (for the time), a huge selection of weapons and a whole host of creatures (including dinosaurs) to fight. Turok 2 (N64) was also superb with more cave and underground based levels.
However, Turok: Rage Wars (designed as a multiplayer game only) and Turok 3 weren't as good as their predecessors.
Turok: Evolution in my opinion also falls short. Sure the graphics are amazing and the levels are varied, but the this game does nothing to revive my confidence in Acclaim or the Turok game series. So far I have made it to the 4th Chapter, and while they have tried to spruce things up by adding new ideas (the flying levels with the Pteranodon for example) they just come off as rip-offs from other games. The Pterandon bit (Chapter 2) to me reminds me of Rogue Leader (the levels on the planets) while they seemed to have nicked the cool 'Duke speak' aswell. Phrases like 'Come get some!' are spoken by the Spider mines which is famous from the Duke Nukem games (although many of Duke's famous phrases came from a little known film).
Chapter 3 see's you fighting your way to the top of a mountain just to fight your way down again and now Chapter 4 is more James Bond style trying to sneak into a base!
The music and sound are all spot on and the AI on the 'Sleg' (the enemies basically) is cool, but the first area see's very little intelligence on the dinosaurs (1 Triceratops will run around in circles constanly after being startled) and any attempt to kill the larger dino's is completely ignored,until they finally put up a fight 1 hit before being killed!
Sadly, as I only have one controller I am unable to try out and review the 2 player mode.

Overall: Fans of the Turok N64 series will be dissapointed, but those who love some puzzles combined with mindless blasting will enjoy. I cannot comment on those who know Turok from the comics as I have never read them, so I suggest a rent before you buy. Oh and some of the mags that are plastered on the back of the GC box I have never heard of and I dont believe they know their stuff.


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