The Nintendo GameCube was and still is a very underrated console of the early 2000s. Although it wasn’t as successful as the Nintendo 64 before it or the Nintendo Wii after it, the GameCube still managed to produce amazing games, including Luigi’s mansion, Super Mario Sun, animal crossingand The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Along with these powerful, system-selling titles, the GameCube featured plenty of overlooked gems that many gamers simply forgot about.

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As the rise of an all-digital gaming future continues, many gamers are looking to the past to find a sense of nostalgia for their gaming pastime. This is arguably most important when considering look at the box art of a video game. Box art is slowly becoming a thing of the past, however, retro gaming fans still enjoy collecting popular and forgotten titles to add to their collections. While the box art may differ from region to region, these following forgotten GameCube games have some seriously awesome box art that needs to be checked out.


8 amazing island

amazing island is one of those GameCube games that many people have probably at least seen the cover and remember, however, most have never played this monster farming game. Amazing Island sees players raising special creatures called Kaiju in order to battle a dark evil.

amazing island is an interesting game in that it combines elements of minigame compilations, character creation, and monster breeding. The box art of this game is top-notch as it instills a sense of adventure where the player character jumps excitedly, surrounded by a group of Kaiju creatures.

7 SSX on tour

SSX on tour is a very enjoyable and radical snowboarding and skiing game that is unfortunately overshadowed by its much more popular previous releases, in particular, Tricky SSX and SSX-3. However, despite being one of the forgotten SSX games, it still offers a ton of arcade winter sports fun.

The art of the box for SSX on tour does the perfect job of preparing budding snowboarders and skiers to hit the slopes, pull off spectacular tricks, and hopefully avoid falling over and over again. The box art features a great mix of cartoon shenanigans, a rail-grinding boarder, and even a hint at some popular Nintendo characters in the game.

6 Legends of the Sky of Arcadia

Legends of the Sky of Arcadia was one of those rare JRPGs to grace the Nintendo GameCube, with the likes of Symphony Tales. For the uninitiated. Legends of the Sky of Arcadia was a sort of sequel to the cult classic Sega Dreamcast JRPG, Arcadian sky. This GameCube version stars Vyse, a brave sky pirate who explores the vast skies, finds adventure, and takes part in epic turn-based battles.

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Legends of the Sky of Arcadia has amazing box artwork. The box art features protagonist Vyse ready for action with his sword in hand and starships in the background. It’s one of those cliched JRPG covers that aims to infuse a sense of fantasy adventure mixed with plenty of ups and downs along the way. Players interested in adding this forgotten JRPG gem to their library will end up paying a pretty penny considering its rarity and value.

5 Vexx

Vexx is a fun and action-packed platform game that focuses on the titular character who collects magical heart items in order to travel through different themed worlds. Although Vexx is a fairly standard 3D platformer, the game gave players a ton of freedom when it came to exploring the open stages and battling the many villains.

by Vexx Box art is the epitome of the early 2000s, when many developers and publishers sought to capture the attention of genre fans through an edgy main character. Vexx is the focal point of this box art with a menacing and ominous pair of eyes behind it. The game was trying to complement itself with platforming behemoths such as Mario, Sonic, Crash Bandicootand even spyro.

4 Scooby-Doo Night of 100 Scares

The early 2000s had a plethora of janky but enjoyable scooby-doo Games. One of the best of the Nintendo GameCube that is often overlooked is Scooby-Doo Night of 100 Scares. This adventure takes the Scooby Gang on another spooky journey, this time to a haunted mansion, Mystic Manor, to uncover a devious plot surrounding Professor Alexander Graham.

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Scooby-Doo ‘Night of 100 Scares’ The box art perfectly encapsulates the family-friendly spooky vibe the franchise is known for, especially for fans of all things nightlife. Scooby and Shaggy are, of course, far from a mob of monsters near Mystic Manor. The artwork here is fun and playful and sums up the silly and scary 3D platformer gameplay nicely.


2 Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, in addition to being a difficult name to say, is an RPG based on the top cards of the Nintendo GameCube. This highly stylized fantasy adventure, despite receiving follow-up entries in the series, remains forgotten by many GameCube fans. The game revolves around characters being controlled by guardian spirits during exploration followed by battles involving special Magnus cards.

The simplicity of Baten Kaitos’ the cover art is what makes it so great. The work features the protagonist, Kalas, with what looks like him performing a powerful spell, enveloped in a magical aura. The sense of wonder at play here makes this box artwork stand out from other similar games from the GameCube era.

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