GamesRadar - GameCube Reviews, 22 Jun 2007 20:09:15 -0700Mario Superstar Baseball Mario's done it again. From golf to tennis and now baseball, the plumber has proved that he's a better sportsman than Deion Sanders. But Mario Superstar Baseball diverts from the pick-up-and-play style of previous athletic outings, and ups the difficulty. The truth is you will miss the ball. A lot. As good as Mario can be at golf and tennis, he's no A-Rod, and he doesn't hit a homer easily. In fact you can forget about home runs for the moment; at first you'll be happy when you actually hear Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:02:14 -0700 Total Warrior is nothing but a killing machine. We cant say if its because he has no real name, if someone said he'd never make it in a third-person hack-and-slash game because he's not as pretty as Russell Crowe, or what. What we can say is this: the only way his countrymen could have designed a more effective tool for relieving Roman soldiers of their limbs would have been to attach giant razor blades to an airplane propeller. This meaty brand of third-person action slaughter is executed via the Fri, 22 Jun 2007 20:09:15 -0700 Smash Bros. Melee there's one thing Nintendo fans (select GamesRadar editors included) can't get enough of, it's more Nintendo. Its reliable stable of characters has been glued into multiple generations of gamers and nothing revels in this quite like the free-for-all, fighting madness of Super Smash Bros. Melee. From beginning to unreachable end this is one giant tribute to Nintendo and its fans. The four-player battles feature the company's biggest stars from Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda and Tue, 14 Mar 2006 23:12:22 -0800 of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures really enjoy the four-player slapfest that is Four Swords Adventures, you're gonna have to sink some serious cash. It's one of the few titles that trumpets the now-useless Game Boy/GameCube connectivity feature. To get four people going, you'll need that many friends, four Game Boys and four link cables. Should all these requirements be met, get ready for an item-hording, sword-slashing good time that carries all the magic of classic, overhead Zelda. Instead of wandering Hyrule's many Wed, 22 Mar 2006 20:23:25 -0800 Mario Sunshine when Super Mario Sunshine was released in 2002, signs were everywhere that Nintendo had finally, unequivocally lost its freaking mind: Link's recently revealed Wind Waker makeover; Metroid Prime's apparent reinvention as some sort of first-person shooter; Mario's weird water cannon and sudden tree-hugging tendencies. Years later it's much easier to peg Sunshine for what it actually is: one of the most entertaining, satisfying, and solid 3D platformers ever made. The plot is simple: Some Wed, 15 Mar 2006 16:37:50 -0800 Day of Reckoning 2 wrestling fans will attest, the previous Nintendo console was host to some of the best wrestling games ever made - WWE Day of Reckoning 2 doesnt excel like the N64 classics, but is by default the GameCubes best wrestling game so far. If you played the first Day of Reckoning, youll be able to jump right in. In fact, the story continues from where the first game ended - sounds great in theory, but is marred by the fact that you cant carry over your created Superstar from the first game. The Wed, 05 Jul 2006 20:44:32 -0700 Crossing a strange beast, this Animal Crossing. It has no boss battles or ending, yet you'll find yourself absolutely glued to the screen like an OCD patient with no meds, managing your charming hamlet and mailing flattering letters to your beastly neighbors. You hit the town flat broke with nothing but the frock on your back. Boisterous store owner Tom Nook (a raccoon) hooks you up with a job and some errands so you can land the startup cash for your new life amongst the animals. When the odd Fri, 17 Mar 2006 21:59:19 -0800 Darkness are basically two types of survival-horror games out there. On one side are the psych-out, mess-with-your-head nightmare titles like Silent Hill. Flanking those is the group of in-your-face bloodbaths akin to Resident Evil. Lurking quietly between these two pools of gory, shambling creatures is the classically maddening, eerily brilliant Eternal Darkness. Eternal Darkness' plot isn't ripped straight out of Lovecraft, but it might as well be. For most of the game, you play Alexandra Thu, 16 Mar 2006 21:00:57 -0800 Kong Jungle Beat constantly beating on a pair of plastic bongos to keep Donkey Kong flipping and climbing through some of the prettiest landscape the side-scrolling genre has ever seen. It's like nothing you've played, we assure you. There should be a calorie counter on the bottom of the screen; if you're not sweating after a few stages of Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, you're doing something wrong. Pounding on the drums sends DK right or left, and hitting both simultaneously makes him jump. Thanks to the Tue, 04 Apr 2006 22:14:04 -0700 GX Some games pull it all together: graphics, music, gameplay and presentation. F-Zero GX is one of those games. It's a lightning-quick testament to hardcore racers, and a permanent fixture in the grand hallway of Nintendo's premier franchises. It's damn near impossible to bat an eye or take a breath while clinging to the winding, twisting courses that float miles above the alien landscape. Few of us have rocketed down a spiraling race track at 2,000 kilometers per hour, but after spending Tue, 04 Apr 2006 22:12:01 -0700