4. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Did you expect this game to make an appearance, or be so high up the list? Did you know that this is one of very few games that have made me laugh out loud? Do you know how excited I (we) are for the upcoming 3DS game? Well, do you? Actually, it doesn’t matter if you know or not, but what you do need to know is how awesome the Paper Mario series is; if you’ve never played them before then get on your Wii and download the first N64 game from the Wii Shop. You’re guaranteed* to love it!

*not a real guarantee

Top 10 GameCube Games - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Charlotte Buckingham: “Paper Mario TTYD is just an all-round fun game that isn’t afraid to poke fun at things.”

3. Metroid Prime

No surprise here, really. Metroid Prime, generally, always appears in the Top 10 of any best games list, and for good reason. It’s constantly commended on its exploration and retaining the Metroid world, but in a first person 3D world. Operation Rainfall would have to agree, even if some of us haven’t actually gotten around to playing it yet… *cough*

Top 10 GameCube Games - Metroid Prime
Matt Honey: “Such great atmoshphere and I love that kinda gameplay, where you can return to areas once you have new abilities, to uncover more.”

2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Poor old Link didn’t have the best of starts when Nintendo unveiled The Wind Waker. Many fans voiced their disappointment over the cel-shaded art style, which was a huge contrast compared to the tech footage Nintendo released a year earlier. If you’re not sure what I am on about, then this video will explain it all for you. However, most of those cries of despair were soon vanquished when players got to enter the flooded world of Hyrule. What they found was one of the more unique and epic stories in the Zelda series, accompanied by one of the best soundtracks in its history. A true gem of a game.

Top 10 GameCube Games - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
David Fernandes: “One of the best Zelda games to date.”

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David Rawlings
David Rawlings, or ‘Rawky’ as we like to call him, joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning. He’s British and found solace with us as he was able to understand our pain about Nintendo and their localizing faux pas. He’s a big fan of the letter ‘U’ and refuses to remove them from words, even though we constantly ask him to. He also believes it’s about time Princess Daisy got kidnapped.