Having a clear out recently, I came across my Gamecube pre-order leaflet from Choices Video, where I got all my consoles from up to the PS3, just before they went bust.
£129.99, with Luigi's mansion for £20, and a free memory card, an absolute bargain, I picked up Rogue Squadron and Burnout with it.
DreamcastRIP wrote:I still recall buying my black GameCube on launch day and being utterly blown away by how incredible the Death Star trench level looked when playing Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader and chuckling to myself at the thought of PS2 trying to replicate such a thing to the same high standard!
I also purchased Luigi's Mansion and Super Monkey Ball that day too. The former had a real beauty to it and, iirc, was unfairly criticised by many magazine reviews at the time. The latter, of course, was pure gold and served to remind me of what Sega could have been doing with Dreamcast if things had have worked out differently.
Yes, that level blew me away as well, the build up of the music, and then torpedoes away, and My ps2 started to collect dust for quite a while afterwards.
Luigi's Mansion was absolutely superb, and still is for that matter, the magazines at the time were so down on it for the length of the game, and it's repetitive gameplay, I would hate to think what the same reviewers today would think of the brevity of some of the modern games coming in at 4 hours or less, and I never found it samey, way too much fun for that, and those graphics were so fine.
Eventually collected just over 40 games for it, and this thread made me look at some of them, what a great bunch of titles, including mario Kart DD, Eternal Darkness, P.N.0.3, the Pikmin games, Warioland, Mario Smash Football, Animal Crossing, Doshin the Giant, Metroid, Resident Evil 4, and a whole host of others that I really need to play through again, really great games from a superb little system IMO.