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Topic: Do you think the N64 Mini (if it is real) will be releasing soon?

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KingMike

I thought Stunt Race FX was a pretty fun game in 1994, the low frame rate just wasn't a concern.

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Darknyht

@jhewitt3476 The world and society both change, and it is important for all generations to not just study history but to study it in the context of the culture/societies of the time. The early 80's was a time when writing code directly to the chip in machine language was still common and they worked within some real physical constraints for both storage and RAM. Yet there are some amazing things that was done with the technology.

We tend to forget that Wolfenstein 3D had only released the year before (1992). X-Wing would release at the same time (Feb 1993) and Wing Commander was still sprite based (and would be until 1994). Virtual Racing had only just reached arcades a few months prior, and there (along with PC) was mainly where 3D stayed for a few years.

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BlueOcean

@Darknyht Sure, they are. I don't mean that they are not but that Super Mario 64 is the first proper 3D world game by Nintendo.

Why did you read my comment in a negative way? I just said "not counting SNES games" because that's another kind, not implying that they were bad. I am super fan of SNES.

@ReaderRagfish Well, it's not opinion but a fact so they must be blind, it's technically impossible to create Conker's Bad Fur Day visuals on PS.

@KingMike I loved Stunt Race FX, I thought it was cool and I was impressed even by the really basic horses, rocks and rain. Obviously, SNES was not ready for 3D visuals but Stunt Race FX and both Star Fox/Starwing games (I played the second on SNES Classic Mini) are impressive for being 16-bit.

Nintendo 64 hardware is more recent and more prepared for 3D visuals and I really think that Nintendo's first effort, Super Mario 64, is a masterclass of 3D platforming and exploration that still is great.

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Darknyht

@BlueOcean I apologize if that came across negative, it is just that even I was thinking about Star Fox in rose-colored glasses. I was remembering PC games that hadn't been released as being there first. Any while Wolfenstein 3D was a 3D shooter, even more than Doom, did it by trickery more than true 3D. Star Fox was the probably the first, if not one (X-Wing did release around the same time) of the first true 3D games in people's homes. At the time, that was something that only existed in the high-tech arcades on specialized boards.

Honestly, I feel that way even more since listening to an interview with one of the programmers. The most fascinating thing was the fact that the FX chip would have been built into the SNES (1991) had Nintendo discovered Argonaut a few months earlier. By the time they came to Japan however, the production process of the SNES had already kicked in and they had to settle for the FX chip. So the FX chip was something that started development before the SNES launch.

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Nemodius

@BlueOcean if you consider the phrase "proper 3d", Nintendo did pretty damn good with giving "proper 3d" thanx to the assistance of the Mode 7 chip in the SNES, "3D" itself being very misleading, since (forgive my next word) in "reality", videogame 3D is an illusion and considering the tech at the time, there were several 3D games that were done very "proper"

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BlueOcean

@jhewitt3476 A textured modern 3D "WORLD" where you could go anywhere and explore, it is pretty obvious what I mean. Jesus. I wonder how Super Mario 64 would look on SNES with the Super FX2 chip...

@Darknyht It doesn't surprise me. Star Fox/Starwing is an early SNES game. The way SNES works let developers hide expansion chips in a cartridge as if it was a secondary motherboard in the console, instead of releasing physical add-ons like Sega for Mega Drive. Several chips exist but Super FX2 is the most advanced. Obviously, it creates an early version of 3D environments and are limited by SNES's own limitations but these chips also make the difference between NES and SNES even bigger. Granted, these games were impressive, but newer hardware was needed to make something more realistic, more natural and with a smooth frame rate.

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Darknyht

@BlueOcean I don't fully agree as the Playstation had fully 3D games (Ridge Racer) before Mario 64, and Tomb Raider/Crash Bandicoot came out mere months after Mario 64 (which means it probably was in development at the same time). Most remember the Playstation/PC version, but the Saturn version was a timed exclusive.

What I will give Mario 64 is it perfected 3D Platforming, is a Master Class in level design, and was beautiful for the time.

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BlueOcean

@Darknyht That's why I said "Nintendo's". I know that Tomb Raider was released around the same time, earlier than Super Mario 64 in Europe actually. Crash Bandicoot is not an open world anyway. Ridge Racer is a racing game with narrow roads.

BlueOcean

Cobalt

Like I already said here : It's true !

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BlueOcean

Is it leaked information or fake? It looks fake to me. If real, I am going to buy this regardless of the included games!

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Nemodius

I'm sure Nintendo is not going to make a system with a cover disguising the control ports for two reasons, the NES & SNES mini do not have one and a cover that slides out is obviously poorly designed, you can see it has a whole lot of wiggle and the shape, length and how it pulls out would cause it to break REALLY easy and quickly

it's probably a fake

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1UP_MARIO

@jhewitt3476 the snes mini does have a slide out that hides the controller Wii mote style ports

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RedderRugfish

I wonder what they'd do for the controller analog sticks. If they're making them exactly the same as the old ones, I might have to buy a couple of the new controllers and perform a transplant on my original controllers.

There are ways to repair the original sticks and they're rather effective in my experience, but it's kind of a tedious process and I don't feel like doing it for all 4 of my controllers.

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Nemodius

@1UP_MARIO
but it's not all hinky looking either, that looks like it will break after one day

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1UP_MARIO

@jhewitt3476 my one is already wobbly. If the n64 mini comes. It will be similar to the snes mini but longer slide due to the 4 wiimote ports
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ogo79

the only way ill get this piece of horse dung is if it has castlevania legacy of darkness and or doom 64.
being the nes and snes models both have castlevanias on them we should see this. since lod is a expanded/upgraded version of castlevania 64 i see no reason to include that one. konami made lod right after castlevania 64 in gesture of improvement.
besides those 2 games, i cant think of anything else to utilize this system for.
a belt buckle maybe

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the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

ogo79

ogo79 wrote:

konami made lod right after castlevania 64 in gesture of improvement.

damn that made me feel smart and elegant. keep yer opinions to yerself and let me have my moment

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As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

Nemodius

@1UP_MARIO hmm...
mine seems pretty sturdy, no play to it at all

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Morpheel

we already knew about that one

Yeah I don’t know either.

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