Multi-Player Game Cube Games
November 23, 2005 9:36 AM   Subscribe

GiftFilter: Recommendations on fun multi-player (2-4) games for GameCube.

This is what I get for getting the boy cousins in the family gift draw. :-\
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to Technology (20 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Mario Party. Any Mario Party.

Super Smash Brothers Melee.

posted by Jairus at 9:39 AM on November 23, 2005

Mario Cart Double Dash ... fun for 1, 2...4...16 players!
posted by furtive at 9:42 AM on November 23, 2005

Seconding SSBM; also, Wario Ware.
posted by Remy at 9:43 AM on November 23, 2005


i'm addicted to it. but since it's been out for some time, your cousin might already have it.
if such is the case, check out super mario strikers.

sorry i'm such a mario freak.
posted by grafholic at 9:43 AM on November 23, 2005

I found Mario Party was a good 90%+ luck, which makes it less fun. Playing an hour game only for the randomness to allow the last place player to get to first is more than frusterating.

Super Smash Brothers Melee is perhaps the best game for that generation of consoles. Never before have I played with such a wide range of people and never seen a true blowout. Even with the good players, you feel if you just did something a little different you could win. There are some bad characters whom winning with is hard, but beyond that no player heirarchy really exists.

Of course if they have a GameCube already I can't imagine they don't have it. I heard Mario Baseball is pretty fun, I never bought it.
posted by geoff. at 9:45 AM on November 23, 2005

If sports games are your thing, they're pretty much all multiplayer. Super Monkey Ball 1 and 2 (both are $20 player's choice games) are great games that have some good multiplayer parts (like monkey target and bowling and so on). They've been out awhile, so there's a good chance someone might have them.

I played the demo of Super Mario Strikers (a soccer game with twists) and it was a lot of fun (due to be released December 5). If FPSers appeal to them, the two Time Splitters games have pretty good multiplayerness (although they've also been around for awhile). F-Zero GX (now a player's choice) is a great racing game and although it's been out for awhile, surpisingly few people own it; maybe because it's harder than your average game.
posted by skynxnex at 9:54 AM on November 23, 2005

F-Zero GX is one of the best games made for the GC, and it's criminal that it hasn't been more popular.
posted by selfnoise at 9:58 AM on November 23, 2005

The Super Monkey Ball series by Sega is amazingly addictive and really, really simple for a newcomer to pick up and play. (It only uses the control stick and one button.) It has a lot of multiplayer mini-games that are very well designed.

Also, anything with monkeys gets bonus points.
posted by Sfving at 10:11 AM on November 23, 2005

Super Monkey Ball == teh awesome

Bomberman is also a blast.
posted by o2b at 10:15 AM on November 23, 2005

Pikmin 2
posted by luneray at 10:30 AM on November 23, 2005

Good suggestions here. Mario Party, Mario Kart and Warioware are the ones we enjoy. We just played a round of Mario Party 4, which was the first one released on the GameCube. I think it's actually more fun than the latest one in the series. The whole microphone think is a bit gimmicky and doesn't add a whole lot to gameplay. Also, a more obscure "party" game is Pac Man Fever. You can probably find that one for cheap and we think it's pretty fun.
posted by Otis at 10:38 AM on November 23, 2005

Mario Cart Double Dash is the best!
posted by hooray at 11:10 AM on November 23, 2005

Response by poster: Whooooa, so many ideas! Thanks guys! Will make a huge list to take with me to Target.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:24 AM on November 23, 2005 [1 favorite]

Depending on their ages...

Mario Kart
Super Monkey Ball (it has a bunch of multiplayer games like soccer, pool, golf, tennis)
Mario Golf (if they're older)
Mario Tennis
Mario Party (but some people find it boring)

Wow, that's a lot of Mario.
posted by Mike C. at 12:51 PM on November 23, 2005

and if you want their parents to hate you: Donkey Konga and two sets of bongos!
posted by nomad at 1:11 PM on November 23, 2005

Burnout / Burnout2
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:17 PM on November 23, 2005

I too am a Mario freak.

Being a huge fan of Mario Kart and Mario Tennis, I just bought Mario Baseball. It's fun, but not as fun as it could be.

I'd say Mario Kart is the best multi-player game out there. Unfortunately, I'd say it's also the most likely game for anyone with a GameCube to own.
posted by joshjs at 3:43 PM on November 23, 2005

Wario Ware, as already mentioned.

Bit more obscure, and it requires 3 pads + game boy advance and a GBA link lead - Pac Man VS. LOTS of fun. The three cube players are ghosts, and can each only see a tiny area of the maze. The GBA player is Pacman. Everyone gets a turn as Pacman, and whoever scores highest is the winner. It's simple, but LOTS of fun.
posted by coach_mcguirk at 4:00 PM on November 23, 2005

Cel Damage.

Ignore people when they say it's like Twisted Metal--because it is, but only if Twisted Metal didn't suck.

There are 12 differen't courses, about 8 characters (not counting bosses which you can play as), lots of cartoon violence, but (of course) no gore. It's amazingly fun.

I echo the recommendation of Monkey Ball, Pac-Man VS (i can't get anyone to play this one with me! and it's so fun!), and Mario Kart.
posted by nadawi at 9:08 PM on November 23, 2005

I second/third/fifth/... Smash Brothers and Mario Kart. It was after playing those two games that I decided I needed a Game Cube.
posted by blender at 9:55 PM on November 23, 2005

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