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GameCube's US Anniversary celebrated
As part of Nintendo-Okie's celebration, I look back at the GC
Published on 16/11/2011

10 years ago this week the successor to the N64 landed on US shores. It was an odd sight, featuring a striking purple colour scheme along with a handle that to this day I have no idea why it was fitted. Do Nintendo executives spend a lot of time lifting consoles? Nonetheless, the GameCube had arrived, and in my latest editorial I take a look back at five of my top games from the era as part of Nintendo-Okie's celebration of the Anniversary.

Choosing five games was difficult though. While the obvious choices are in there, Mario Kart: Double Dash! and Super Smash Bros Melee were eventually muscled out by Mario Smash Football and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. Why Toadstool Tour? It did something incredible. It made a golf game that was fun, and it also marked the point where the GameCube reached its graphical height.

I also discuss one of my cult favourites, Cel Damage. Why more people don't know about this game is beyond me. If you like the sound of it, I urge you to pick it up. It's great fun and completely insane. But that's enough from me for now. Head over to the article for more thoughts on what is for me, one of Nintendo's finest creations.

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