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10 Best GameCube Games of All Time Ranked by Sales

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With a unique purple color and a cube shape, the GameCube was one of Nintendo’s best-looking consoles; even the alien-looking controller is fantastic. But apart from the visual aspect of the GameCube, the other element that makes it stand out is its video game catalog.

From Super Mario Sunshine to Animal Crossing, the GameCube had home run after home run; here are the best GameCube games of all time ranked by sales. 

Best Nintendo GameCube Games in Order of Sales

  • Animal Crossing
  • Pokemon Colosseum
  • Mario Party 4
  • Sonic Adventures 2
  • Metroid Prime
  • Luigi’s Mansion
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Windwaker
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Mario Kart Double Dash
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee

10. Animal Crossing – 2.2 Million Copies Sold

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The latest installment of Animal Crossing has been making waves in recent months, selling 32 million units. But it isn’t the first Animal Crossing to make an impact. The GameCube Animal Crossing game also sold very well at 2.2 million copies.

Although when you compare the sales of the two games they look massively different, they both managed to cement themselves into the list of best-selling games for their respective consoles. 

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Like other Animal Crossing games, the GameCube installment is a life simulation game. Players can make their new life in a village along with all of the animals that live there.

Some of the things that they can do include fishing, decorating and improving their houses, and trading items with fellow villagers. 

9.  Pokemon Colosseum – 2.4 Million Copies Sold

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First released in Japan in 2003, Pokemon Colosseum is an RPG set in the Pokemon world. The game’s story takes place in the Orre Region and the player must take on the evil organization, Cypher.

Like every Pokemon game, there are plenty of Pokemon to catch including Quagsire, Delibird, Slugma, and Ho-Oh. Pokemon always sells well and Pokemon Colosseum was no exception; the game managed to sell 2.4 million copies.

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The game would get a sequel, Pokemon XD: Gate of Darkness, which was released on the GameCube in 2005. This new story takes place in Orre and sees another protagonist fight against Cypher. 

8. Mario Party 4 – 2.4 Million Copies Sold

Mario Party can be a fun game depending on your friend group and your playstyles, or it could be an aggravating, hair-pulling time; there’s usually no in-between.

But it seems that many people enjoyed this party game, considering that it sold 2.4 million copies; making it one of the best GameCube games of all time in terms of sales. 

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It also wasn’t the only Mario Party game released on the GameCube, with Mario Party 5, 6, and 7 being released for the console as well. 

Mario Party 4 is similar to other games of the franchise, in which players compete against each other on a board game. The goal is to get enough coins to buy stars, and the player with the most stars at the end wins. 

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Along the way, there are plenty of minigames to enjoy, which will award you with coins depending on how well you did. Some of the minigames in Mario Party 4 include Take a Breather, Money Belts, and Cliffhangers.

7. Sonic Adventure 2: Battle – 2.5 Million Copies Sold 

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Sonic the Hedgehog has been a staple for decades, with TV shows, games, and even movies. So, it’s not a surprise that he also had a hit game on the GameCube. Sonic Adventure 2, however, wasn’t just a Sonic game, it also introduced Shadow the Hedgehog as a prominent character as well. 

Along with these two hedgehogs, the other playable characters are Tails, Doctor Eggman, Knuckles, and Rogue. 

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This GameCube game did exceedingly well, selling 2.5 million copies. Shadow’s debut was a success, and he’s become a popular character in the Sonic universe.

It’s been 20 years since Sonic Adventure 2’s release, and we’re still hoping a true sequel will eventually come along, but we’re keeping our expectations realistic. 

6. Metroid Prime – 2.8 Million Copies Sold 

Metroid Prime stars Samus Aran as she battles space pirates and fights Meta Ridley on the planet Tallon IV. The game was released on the GameCube in 2002 and would launch a Metroid Prime franchise.

It was also the first game in the Metroid series to have a first-person perspective, a change to the franchise’s normal side-scrolling view. 

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Metroid Prime is one of the best Nintendo GameCube games of all time, not just because of how good it is, but because of how well it did. It sold 2.8 million copies.

The Prime franchise is still going to this day, with Metroid Prime 4 being worked on right now, although there is no official release date yet. 

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If you can’t wait for the game to come out, you can sink your teeth into Metroid Dread, a side-scrolling game that is due to release in October of this year. 

5. Luigi’s Mansion – 3.3 Million Copies Sold

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Luigi is known for being a bit of a scaredy-cat, so making him the star of a game where he has to capture ghosts in a haunted mansion seems ironically cruel. But this game is a ton of fun, so we’re okay with it.

With Mario always receiving the spotlight, it’s nice to get a change of pace and to play as Luigi as he uses his flashlight and special vacuum to combat the ghosts. 

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Luigi proved to have star power based on the sales of Luigi’s Mansion; the game sold 3.3 million copies. It would also spawn two sequels, and the most recent one, Luigi’s Mansion 3, was released in 2019.

All of this proves that Luigi has what it takes to be the star of the show, and we expect a lot more Luigi games in the future. 

4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker – 4.4 Million Copies Sold

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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was released in Japan in 2002, and sees Link take on his long-standing enemy, Ganon. The game requires Link to go sailing from island to island, using the Wind Waker baton to control the wind.

Apart from the amazing gameplay, Wind Waker is known for having a more animated art style as opposed to its predecessors. 

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Although the game’s art style was a departure from the series’ normal style, Wind Waker still managed to have great sales: 4.4 million copies sold. And this game’s version of Link also managed to join the Super Smash Bros. roster, with his name being Toon Link. 

It’s been many years since we’ve played a Zelda game with this exact art style, but we hope a sequel will eventually come. 

3. Super Mario Sunshine – 6.2 Million Copies Sold

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The 3-D Super Mario games always have something to set them apart. Super Mario 64 was the first 3-D Mario game, Super Mario Galaxy takes place in outer space, and Super Mario Odyssey features Mario using a living, breathing, cap. 

Super Mario Sunshine is no different with a lot of Mario’s moves and arsenal coming from F.L.U.D.D., a device that serves as a jetpack and a water hose for Mario. He’ll need it to clean up Isle Delfino and to clear his name after he was accused of vandalizing the island.

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Super Mario Sunshine did what every Super Mario game does, it sold like hotcakes, with 6.2 million copies being sold. The game was recently released in a pack for the Nintendo Switch, with Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy also being included in this pack. 

The game gave us a lot of great things, but giving the world Bowser Jr. is probably the best thing it could’ve given us. That alone already makes it one of the best GameCube games of all time. 

2. Mario Kart: Double Dash – 6.9 Million Copies Sold 

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Every Mario Kart game is fun, but double the competitors mean double the fun. Unlike other Mario Kart games, there are two characters in each vehicle; the one that drives and the one that uses the items.

Although there are official pairs you can select from, such as Mario and Luigi and Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong, you can mix and match your team.

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Everyone loves Mario Kart, and the sales prove that. Mario Kart Double Dash sold an impressive 6.9 million copies, making it the best-selling racing game on the GameCube.

Although the two-person per vehicle part of the game wasn’t a game-changing element, it would be nice to see that again in another Mario Kart game. It would make sense with the number of characters the newer games have. 

1. Super Smash Bros. Melee – 7.4 Million Units Sold

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It’s a big deal when another Super Smash Bros. installment comes out, and it was the same when Super Smash Bros. Melee was released. In the sequel to the first game, Melee took what the original did and expanded on it.

More characters, stages, and items were all included. New characters that were introduced include Princess Peach, Zelda, Mewtwo, and Ganondorf. 

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Super Smash Bros. Melee is at the top of the list of best GameCube games of all time, with the fighting game selling 7.4 million copies. The game is so fun that it still has a community to this day, with its competitive scene still chugging along.

Melee isn’t only an iconic GameCube game, but in general, it’s a great fighting game regardless of console. 

There are plenty of great GameCube games that weren’t included on this list such as Paper Mario, F-Zero GX, and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and that doesn’t mean they’re bad. But when it comes to the best-selling GameCube games, these are the undisputed kings.

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Four horses to watch at the Galway Summer Festival

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The Galway Summer Festival is back and it’s set to run at Ballybrit Racecourse every day next week (26th July-1st August) — making it Ireland’s largest National Hunt racing meeting.

The event’s organisers had proposed a maximum of 5,000 racegoers per day. However, that idea was quashed by the Irish government, who have only granted an allocation of 1,000 spectators for each of the seven days.

Nonetheless, it will be great to see racegoers return to the course, albeit in small numbers. So, as we gear up to the exciting meeting, let’s take a look at four horses to watch…

The Shunter

Favourite to win the Galway Plate, according to the Galway betting oddsThe Shunter heads to Ballybrit with a Cheltenham Festival victory on his résumé. The Emmet Mullins-trained horse beat Farclas by three lengths to win the Paddy Power Plate at the Festival earlier this year, but he couldn’t replicate that feat at the Grand National meeting at Aintree in April, where he finished almost four lengths behind Protektorat in the Grade 1 Novices’ Chase. Third last time out in a Grade B Handicap Hurdle at Punchestown, Mullins will be hoping that he can get back to winning ways in the Galway Summer Festival’s feature race.

Belfast Banter

The Galway Hurdle tops Ladies’ Day’s card on day four of the meeting, and Belfast Banter is the ante-post favourite ahead of the two-mile, nine-hurdle race. The Peter Fahey-trained six-year-old had a fantastic end to last season, winning the Grade 3 County Handicap Hurdle from 33/1 at Cheltenham before backing that up with a victory from 9/1 in the Grade 1 Top Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree — the horse’s first victory at top-grade level. He’ll face stiff competition from Scottish Champion Hurdle winner Milkwood. However, with those two massive victories at the back-end of last season, you’d fancy Belfast Banter to see the race out.

Cavalry Master

With four successive victories from as many races to his name already this year, Henry de Bromhead’s Cavalry Master will be well-backed by the punters at 12/1 in the Galway Plate. The seven-year-old landed his first victory since 2019 in the Congratulations Minella Times Beginners Chase at Kilbeggan in April and he has only kicked on from there, with two Novice Chase victories at Killarney wedged either side of a win at Wexford. The Galway Plate will undoubtably be a step-up for Cavalry Master, but those four victories will have set him in good stead heading to Ballybrit.

Tiger Roll

There aren’t many bigger names in National Hunt Racing than Gigginstown House Stud’s prized asset Tiger Roll, and there’s no doubt that those lucky enough to have gotten their hands on tickets to this year’s Galway Summer Festival will be keeping their fingers crossed that the dual Grand National winner will feature in the Plate. The 11-year-old rolled back the years at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, beating favourite and defending champion Easysland by a huge 18 lengths to regain his Cross Country Chase crown. That’s the Denise Foster-trained horse’s only victory in his last seven races, though. So, whilst it would spark massive scenes of jubilation at Ballybrit if he was to win the Plate, a victory from 16/1 doesn’t seem likely.

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How Online Casino Began

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With the internet being over two decades old and if you think about it, the idea of living in a modern world without the internet, especially over the last couple of years, is almost unthinkable.

From sourcing and then buying goods and services online to finding your favourite movie, piece of music or game all have become the norm and with more of us remote working than ever the internet is not just simply ‘convenient’ it’s vital to many peoples lives.

The internet has given space to many online businesses and one of the most successful of them all is the online gambling industry which has a very strong online presence with sites being dedicated to almost every country covering our world. 

From as far back as the Roman Empire and possibly further back than then, gamblings immediate evolution began back in the Wild West where games of poker, roulette and blackjack were enjoyed by the cowboys of America – today we can enjoy all casino games on handheld devices from anyplace and at anytime we choose as long as we have a decent internet connection. 

Sites like FruityKing.co.uk provide a full range of online casino games, live games and a wide range of only the most popular slots playable over all platforms which have been developed by only the major players in the online gambling software industry, a far cry from the first online casino which is thought to have been birthed back in 1994. 

A Few Interesting Facts

  • Even though it is thought that the first casino appeared on our pages back in 1994 there is no solid fact pointing to any one casino or even whether it exists today. 
  • Microgaming, one of the games developers that FruityKing utilises helped the launching of the first ever online gambling sites (Cryptologic also played a part here too)
  • The same year Antigua & Barbuda passed its Free Trade & Processing Act which allowed online gambling sites to apply for a gambling license and open offices there, although today the same licensing jurisdiction is tied in with rogue online casinos.
  • It took only one year (from 1996/7) the number of online gambling sites increased from just 15 right up to 200 and from that moment on online gambling sites have not looked back.

Back then online casino sites were not as regulated as they are today and of course the games were pretty crude compared to what is on offer today, so it is not surprising that those very first online gambling sites are no longer operating. 

Standing the test of time for any online casino site is pretty difficult to do given how competitive the market is but there are some that have done well. FruityKing was established back in 2015 and has consistently delivered what it’s players have asked for which makes it one of the ‘must go to online sites’ for many players. 

Just like any other business some sites evolve offering better, safer and more exciting games whilst others regress with the ones at the top of the game have made use of the very latest technology to drive their popularity sky-high, so remember if you are thinking about playing a few games online or fancy a change of site make sure that its one that ticks all of your gaming boxes to ensure an experience that is fun, entertaining fair and true. 

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Yoyo Casino and other Pay N Play casinos are growing in popularity

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About five years ago, the first Pay N Play casino appeared on the market, a quick casino offered by the Swedish payment service Trustly, which did not require a separate registration to play. A few years on and the market was already full of registration-free sites like this and more are still appearing today – a good example is the novelty of 2021, YoYo  Casino, which also offers us Finns a wide range of entertainment.

What is the idea of ​​Pay N Play casinos?

Trustly’s Pay N Play casinos and betting sites operate based on the use and automation of online banking credentials. Unlike traditional online casinos, instant casinos do not require you to fill in your personal and address information on the registration form, but can only start your casino adventure by making an online banking deposit. Trustly supports all banks operating in Finland, so yours is guaranteed to be on the list.

When you make an online banking deposit, the casino will receive the information you need to verify your identity directly from your own bank. This eliminates the need for a separate Know Your Customer (KYC) process when making your first withdrawal, which allows you to make winnings to your account much smarter than traditional casinos. At its best, you can enjoy your winning pot in less than a minute, but always within a day. The exact money transfer times depend entirely on your own bank.

How do Trustly deposits and withdrawals work?

Making Trustly money transfers is extremely easy and anyone can do it. This is how handy it is:

• Go to the deposit / withdrawal page at the online casino or betting site of your choice
• Select the desired deposit / withdrawal amount
• Select your bank from the list
• Confirm your payment with your own online banking credentials using either a mobile key or a key number list
• Storage / withdrawal is complete!

Trustly money transfers are extremely secure thanks to strong authentication. Payments are confirmed either by an alternating code coming to the phone or by a key number list, which makes it almost impossible to use someone else’s online banking ID. As a result, it is very safe to make deposits and the winnings are transferred to the bank account of the person who made the identification.

Trustly’s security also lies in the fact that the casino or betting site will not receive any additional information about you. The information only passes between you and your bank, and the venue you use only receives the information it needs to make money transfers successful.

New Pay N Play casinos are appearing on the market with a constant supply

New Trustlyn Pay N Play casinos are being released to the market at a rapid pace and there are no signs of a slowdown. Recently, older sites that used to be traditional online casinos have also switched to Pay N Play to compete fiercely against new entrants.

In the past, Pay N Play casinos did excellently in the casino race thanks to fast money transfers alone, but that is no longer enough in today’s intensifying competition. That’s why quick casinos today also offer very plush bonuses and other benefits to their players. A good example is YoYo Casino, which offers first-time depositors a plush bonus as well as other weekly benefits.

Why choose Pay N Play Casino?

Somehow one may wonder why I would choose Pay N Play casino instead of traditional casino? Well, we’ve listed below a few of the benefits of instant casinos.

• You can play easily and quickly
• No complicated registration process or sending documents
• You can log in with online banking IDs – you do not need to remember your username and password
• Money transfers are extremely secure
• Fast deposits and withdrawals
• No marketing mail unless you want to

Pay N Play casinos are almost always always licensed by an EU country, such as Malta or Estonia, which guarantees a 100% safe gaming environment and tax-free winnings for us Finns!

Here are at least a few good reasons why Pay N Play casinos are constantly growing in popularity. More casinos are coming to market fast, so fast casino friends will continue to enjoy the new sites and their innovative features.

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Charity Event – HitGrab X SickKids Go for Gold in the Inaugural Hibernian Summer Games

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HitGrab and SickKids have teamed up to raise some funds for sick children and celebrate the Hibernian Summer Games in Clan O’Conall, kicking off next week!

HitGrab X SickKids go for gold in the inaugural Hibernian Summer Games

The Hibernian Summer Games are here: two weeks of fun and gaming to raise money for The Hospital for Sick Children and help Children Thrive!

Grab your Ham and Join the Clan! From July 26th to August 6th 2021 HitGrab will be celebrating the inaugural Hibernian Summer Games through their award winning 2-D action platformer Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag, and raising money for SickKids while the javelins, arrows and punches fly!

Come One, Come All

Livestreamers, gamers and audiences around the world are invited to participate in raising money for SickKids Hospital in Toronto through live events, races, and contests in Clan O’Conall. It’s all to play for as developers, content creators and players go head to head for a hoard of prizes and the chance to be immortalized in Clan O’Conall itself.

SickKids VS: This Is Why

All raised funds from the event will directly support the Toronto based charity SickKids, including 10% of the income from all sales of Clan O’Conall whilst the Hibernian Summer Games are on. The campaign is designed to bring Torontonians closer to the patients at SickKids to demonstrate and support the need to build a new hospital, enabling their physicians and staff to do their best work and empowering the patients and families in their care.

Let the Games Begin!

So take your seats and strap in for the opening ceremony on the 26th as HitGrab and the Clan Team kick off the Hibernian Summer Games with a Developer livestream. Audiences are invited to interact with the team, learn more about the SickKids VS initiative, and donate to see the Devs play with increasingly hilarious challenges.

Over the two weeks get involved in a packed schedule of events including players doing battle with Dullahan the headless horseman in the Moldy Head Toss, sprinting, sliding and leaping to the finish line in the Foot Race, and speeding through the Legend of the Faerie Temple before closing out the games with the ultimate test of endurance in a 12 hour long streaming marathon.

With other events in the pipeline such as an art auction and a member of the dev team throwing down the gauntlet to the speedrunning community by challenging them to beat their fastest run through the game, there’s never been a better time to don the kilts of cloaks of Clan O’Conall, support a good cause and show your fellow clan members what you’re made of!

Where Do I Sign Up and When are the Events?

Sign up and learn more right here! – Hibernian Summer Games | Clan O’Conall (clanoconall.com)

Media Contact and Further Event Information:

The Game Marketer on behalf of HitGrab for Clan O’Conall, in partnership with SickKids.

Contacts: [email protected]

www.thegamemarketer.com

Event Links:

●        Twitch: HitGrab – Twitch

●        Event Page: Hibernian Summer Games | Clan O’Conall

Clan O’Conall Links:

●        Official Website: Clan O’Conall: The Crown of the Stag | HitGrab, Inc

●        Steam Page: Clan O’Conall and the Crown of the Stag on Steam

SickKids Links:

●        SickKids VS initiative: SickKids launches newest campaign – SickKids VS: This Is Why

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