2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 16th, 2014, 12:22 pm

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby Astrosmasher1 » November 16th, 2014, 10:40 pm

3 GAMES I never bought on the cube.  The Geist one always looked so bad hence why I did not get it.

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby JustLikeHeaven1 » November 17th, 2014, 10:00 am

I always thought that Geist had some vocal fans on this site.  Maybe they've moved on...but I fully came into this thread expecting people to be telling you you're wrong.  

Geist is an example of Nintendo trying to listen to what the 'hardcore' wanted.  FPS where just rising in popularity during the Gamecube era and they published this game as a result.  Eternal Darkness went so well, that some gamers had very high hopes for Nintendo's next 'mature' rated game.  Well it didn't come close to Eternal Darkness and it quickly became a bargain bin title.  I remember seeing it in Circuit City and Target bargain bins for like $8 and I still never bought it.

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby michaeld1 » November 17th, 2014, 4:52 pm

Do you think Mega Man X Collection for Gamecube should have an Expensive icon?  Though it is cheaper than some of the games alone on the SNES and Saturn (X4 specifically on that one), the price of the Gamecube version is kind of up there for that system's standards (starting at around $55 or $60 on eBay) and also, in comparison to the PS2 version (around $20 or $30).

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby Vexer1 » November 17th, 2014, 5:14 pm

Geist always sounded interesting to me, but I had already sold my Gamecube by the time I had learned of it's existence, I remember Nintendo Power's review saying it was rather lackluster.

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby Rev1 » November 17th, 2014, 5:23 pm

[QUOTE=michaeld]Do you think Mega Man X Collection for Gamecube should have an Expensive icon?  Though it is cheaper than some of the games alone on the SNES and Saturn (X4 specifically on that one), the price of the Gamecube version is kind of up there for that system's standards (starting at around $55 or $60 on eBay) and also, in comparison to the PS2 version (around $20 or $30).[/QUOTE]

damn... I didn't realize it was that high now. I got mine like 2 months ago for $30 at a game store. I thought that was kind of high since the Mega Man Collection was so much cheaper....

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby Gilly1 » November 22nd, 2014, 3:43 pm

Hmm, I kind of liked Geist. Like maybe a solid C+.

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby Calysma1 » November 23rd, 2014, 7:07 am

[QUOTE=scotland17]Also, when you put the icon for 'may contain sharks' is this snarky 'pool sharks?' instead of the tooth and fin kind?[/QUOTE]
Oddly enough, no; the tournament matches in this game are played for money, and as you have no money to start off with, the first thing you do when starting the game is to borrow $200 from the local "Loan Shark", which is an actual tooth-and-fin shark.

Also worth mentioning is that Pool Paradise was directed by Archer Maclean, who developed Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker and Archer Maclean's Pool for the Commodore Amiga (though modern gamers would probably know him better as the creator of the PSP puzzle game Mercury).

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby FunkmasterV1 » November 23rd, 2014, 11:15 am

I played Pool Paradise ALOT because it included my favorite game Straight Pool or 14.1 or whatever they called  it. It did not however include One Pocket or Cowboy and included some weird games like Killer. Anyways........... good music, good mechanics, weird graphics, weird interface.... the thought of playing pool in an open air tiki bar on the beach is an awesome thought though. 

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2014/11/16: GameCube: Pool Paradise, Geist, Mega Man X Collection

Postby chronicdog1 » November 25th, 2014, 1:35 pm

MegaMax X yes it does indeed display in original, native 240P, wish more collections did this!!!


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