Help me decide - what are the best games for a 9 year old

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  1. john berry

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    Hi, I am debating purchasing a Gamecube or Xbox for my 9 year old daughter. Just wondered what games you would recommend for each as the best for someone that age. Thanks
     
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    I don't know that I would get her the XBOX. I think the Cube would be your safest bet.
    Games like Starfox and Mario and even oldies like The Sonic collection would be good choices.
    There's also Mario Party and an all new frogger on the way.
    And finally what little girl could resist:
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    For your 9YO daughter, I'd recommend the following games for each platform:

    Gamecube
    Pikmin
    Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets
    Super Monkey Ball 1 or 2
    Animal Crossing
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    Star Fox Adventures

    Xbox
    Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets
    Blinx
     
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    I'll second Super Monkey Ball! (1 or 2) That game is so much fun and it's a great family party game as well.[​IMG]
     
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    Here are some Xbox games to look at:
    Nickelodeon Party Blast
    Dragons Lair 3D
    Loones Fight for Fame
    Malice (release date Jan 1st)
    Oddworld: Munches Oddysee
    Amped
    Shrek
    Shrek: Super Party
    Taz: Wanted
    Zapper
    Sneakers
    Blinx
    Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
    Dr. Muto
    Frogger Beyond
    Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
    Pac-Man World 2
    Ty the Tasmanian Tiger
    Egg Mania
    Super Bubble Pop (release date Dec 17)
    Tetris Worlds
    Simpsons Road Rage
    Monopoly Party


    Dean
     
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    Dean-

    The problem is that some of the games on that list are also on the GameCube or there are somewhat equivalents to them. I know the X-Box versions are better visually and aurally, but that doesn't really matter to 7 year olds.

    I'd suggest the GameCube because it's demographic goes from little kids to adults, so there's something for you and your kids. The X-Box tries on purpose to keep it's demographic at the teens to adults range.

    Keep in mind that some of the Nintendo games (like Super Mario Sunshine) are fun and have bright colors, but are actually quite difficult.
     
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    If you're shopping for a 9 year old why not save some cash and get a Nintendo 64? She's not quite old enough to appreciate a top of the line system.
     
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    I think both systems are great choices, in fact I recommended having a good look at the Cube in John's thread in the hardware section. I thought I would put the Xbox games in this one because most of the Cube games that I would have suggested are already stated. Simple as that.

    I highly recommend fishing in a store like ToysRus or Best buy with your daughter to see what she bites on. Walk through the video game section and pay attention to what she is drawn to.

    Dean
     

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