In my previous post, I mentioned that I traded in my Playstation 2 for a Nintendo Wii some months ago. While I still regret making that decision, there’s not much I can do about it now. Writing about it got me thinking about something though.. isn’t the Nintendo Wii capable of running good, old Gamecube games? Sure it is! I don’t know why I haven’t thought about that before, as many Playstation 2 games were available for the Gamecube as well. 🙂
This encouraged me to do some research and the results I found was pretty good. It turns out that Lord of the Rings: The Third Age (my favourite game on the Playstation 2) was also released for the Gamecube. I don’t know if this version is better or worse than the one for the Playstation, but I think it looks quite similar after watching some in-game footage on YouTube. I’m definitely going to buy this game though, so that I can get my LOTR fix on the Wii.
Here’s a review I found of LOTR: The Third Age for Gamecube:
Guess I’ll have to get hold of a Gamecube memory card as well now. I already own a compatible controller that was bundled with the Wii. 😉
Have any of you tried running Gamecube games on the Wii by the way? If yes, what are your experiences? Did it work out well?