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HobbitGamer

@ReaderRagfihs I'd recommend it for under $5. I liked it, but it hasn't aged well. Environments are sparse and the claymation definitely isn't as cool as it was. Kinda like watching Nightmare Before Christmas on a worn VHS. That said, it's friggin' hilarious and definitely would wind up being some kind of Adult Swim game if made today. So yeah, it's crap. But fun crap.

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BlueOcean

ReaderRagfihs wrote:

@BlueOcean To be fair, the Gameboy version is a lot of fun. It's definitely downgraded, but they still did a very good job with it. I've even managed to pull of a few ultra combos on it too.

Is the SNES version downgraded in ways other than sound and graphics? It was really fun for the short time I played it, it didn't feel like a watered down port onto inferior hardware.

Animation frames and sprites size but gameplay is basically the same. The SNES version was bundled with a CD with the uncompressed songs that I still have. I just watched a Killer Instinct GB long play video and it's quite impressive, I don't know how Rare could make the tunes sound that good with the poor sound capabilities of the Game Boy. Great work.

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RedderRugfish

@BlueOcean Yeah, it's pretty good. Rare's technical wizardry on the N64 is pretty well known, but their Gameboy efforts were also very impressive. Heck, the GBC version of Mickey's Speedway USA was arguably a better game than the N64 version.

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BlueOcean

@ReaderRagfihs Yeah, Rare did an amazing job on Nintendo 64 to the point that Miyamoto was jealous according to different sources.

One thing that always amused me about Killer Instinct and Killer Instinct 2/Gold was how different some characters were, like Orchid, that had a different outfit, hair style and moves. Fire Cat was part of some combos in the first game and in the second game is a special move. In the third game Fire Cat is her Instinct move. Her fire ball is totally different in the first (Lasaken) and second game (Tonfa Fire), too. In the sequel she learns Air Buster which I used to abuse. It's a very cool move with an airplane FX included, it's also her combo breaker. In the third game she has a mix of the first and second moveset with extra moves. In my opinion she is the most fascinating character in the whole franchise, but I love Jago too.

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RedderRugfish

@BlueOcean I liked Fulgore in the SNES version, but in the Gameboy version I like Sabrewulf and Glacius. When it comes to character design though, I still think Fulgore is coolest.

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BlueOcean

@ReaderRagfihs Glacius has been always difficult to master. Fulgore has always been cool.

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Trajan

@subpopz OoT was originally a 64DD game that got some content cut and put on a cart due to delays.

The big thing with the 64DD is: if youre announcing it before the system is even launched, why not just make the system with it built in?

That being said 64DD would solve the space issue, but not the cost.

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Diddy64

I have so many fond memories of the Nintendo 64. One of them being with Mario 64 and another one with Super Smash Bros. Despite not being my first console, it is the one I cherished the most of my 3 first consoles.

Undergoing games: Donkey Kong Country 2, Final Fantasy VII, Spyro The Dragon (Reignited Trilogy).

Arbor

anybody got n64 repair tips? I've bought a new official Nintendo cable for it and tested countless HDMI cables (I have an AV>HDMI converter that works with my Wii, so I know it's not that), but I'm not getting any video from it. it turns on, but there's no audio or video. seeing as how I've went through 2 official Nintendo cables (the composite cable that plugs into the n64), I doubt it's that. Is it just done for, or is there anything I can do to try to fix it?

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1UP_MARIO

@Arbor it’s possible that it might be the games. Try different games or just clean the game cartridge contacts and try again. My n64 does this often so I have to get the game out and then insert it again and hope for the best

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Arbor

@1UP_MARIO how do you recommend cleaning the game cartridges? I've seen some people say using alcohol on a q-tip but i'm afraid of anything wet damaging the game.

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RedderRugfish

@Arbor Don't worry about it, rubbing alcohol dries very quickly and I've never heard of anyone messing up their games because of it. For it to do any damage, you'd probably have to dump an entire bottle inside the cartridge and then immediately turn it on.

Just dip a Q tip into some rubbing alcohol, rub it along the contacts, wait a few minutes, and you should be good.

You could also do what everyone did back in the day and blow on the cartridge contacts. This does work, although it isn't recommended as a long term solution.

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Arbor

@ReaderRagfihs i tried that on two separate games and unfortunately, it did not work am still getting “no signal” when it’s on. any other suggestions? i also tried wiping down the part of the n64 that connects to the games and propped it open so it could dry.

edit: after doing some reading, I think that the issue here is that the tvs I have tried do not accept 240p resolution. I have tried on what I believe are "Samsung 1080p 60 inch", a "Hitachi" that appears to be about 39 or 41 inches, and a very small "Vizio" tv that looks pretty much like a large computer monitor. I've been using an AV>HDMI adapter that has 720p or 1080p "modes" on it. how do you all play your N64s on on modern tvs? or do you just use old ones?

update 2: i dug out my brother’s old tv which is definitely a CRT, it doesn’t even take HDMI, and it just flashes a few bars and does nothing. the audio just makes a buzzing noise. safe to say it’s kaput unfortunately

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RedderRugfish

@Arbor How many "bars" does it flash? It should flash 3 bars in my experience. If it flashes less, then try cleaning/blowing.

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Arbor

@ReaderRagfihs just one each time i turn it on/off, then a blank screen. i’ve cleaned and blown on the cartridge and the n64 game slot numerous times. i would think it should flash no bars and instead should display the game?

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RedderRugfish

On an old TV, you should see the bars flash 3 times before the game loads. Any less means that the cartridge and console don't have a clear connection (due to being dirty or something). The fact that you're seeing them at all indicates that your N64 is receiving power and that the video cable is being detected by the TV.

While it's possible that the N64 just isn't working, this is unlikely as N64s. The cartridges are finicky at times, and most likely the culprit here. How many games have you tried?

Also, on top of the console near the N64 logo, there is a spot for a jumper/expansion pak. Is one of them in there properly?

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Arbor

@ReaderRagfihs I know I tried at least four different games. I'll let it sit for the night and try cleaning them again tomorrow. I opened the jumper pak but there was a large sticker that said DO NOT REMOVE so I just left it alone.
@ReaderRagfihs sorry to tag you again, but I just re-cleaned the n64 and one of my games and tested it again, and we're up to TWO bars flashing now when I turn it on! still nothing else though. any jumper pak suggestions?

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Diddy64

BlueOcean wrote:

N64 is a very special console for me because I grew up with SNES and N64. I have fond memories of both. Super Mario World still is the best 2D Mario game ever. Many of the N64 games are till as good as ever, especially remastered: Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Perfect Dark, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask... Diddy Kong Racing is probably the best "kart" racer ever. Nintendo should remake Super Mario 64, the best 3D Mario game.

@BlueOcean who knows, maybe a Super Mario 64 HD remake is more likely than ever, now that Nintendo is listening more to what the players want. By the way, how do feel about the rumours that possibly Xbox game pass could come to Nintendo Switch? Just the thought of seen games like Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark, the possibility of Diddy Kong Racing 64 port and seeing Banjo Kazooie again on a Nintendo console really gives me goosebumps when I imagine it.

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RedderRugfish

@Arbor Sorry, didn't see this until now.

Getting two bars is a good sign. If you turn the console on with no game or no jumper pak, you'll only get one bar. If there is a game but the connection is dodgy, you'll often get two bars and then a light buzzing noise. Three bars and the game will start.

I'd say just keep trying. Clean, blow, re insert, whatever it takes. I doubt this matters, but what games are you trying? There are a couple of games that don't support the jumper pak, but that shouldn't matter since they still show a "You need the expansion pak" error screen.

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BlueOcean

SamusLv7 wrote:

BlueOcean wrote:

N64 is a very special console for me because I grew up with SNES and N64. I have fond memories of both. Super Mario World still is the best 2D Mario game ever. Many of the N64 games are till as good as ever, especially remastered: Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Perfect Dark, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask... Diddy Kong Racing is probably the best "kart" racer ever. Nintendo should remake Super Mario 64, the best 3D Mario game.

@BlueOcean who knows, maybe a Super Mario 64 HD remake is more likely than ever, now that Nintendo is listening more to what the players want. By the way, how do feel about the rumours that possibly Xbox game pass could come to Nintendo Switch? Just the thought of seen games like Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark, the possibility of Diddy Kong Racing 64 port and seeing Banjo Kazooie again on a Nintendo console really gives me goosebumps when I imagine it.

I have to come back to check my lovely threads and pals. I think that it's probable that Xbox games will be available on a Nintendo console because Spencer's Microsoft is open-minded and because Game Pass (Xbox One, 360 and Xbox games) could run on Switch as a streaming service. It would be an app that you subscribe to in order to play Xbox games. Additionally, it wouldn't surprise me if Microsoft ported some games to Switch. Xbox is no longer an isolated console but a gaming platform but at the same time I like that Microsoft won't stop making consoles because they make the best consoles and controllers.

Back to our Nintendo universe, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine are, for me, the best 3D Mario games. I was hoping that Nintendo would remake SM64 for 3DS after glorious Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask and Starfox 64. Because of their clean simple visuals, Nintendo 64 games look wonderful in stereoscopic 3D while Super Mario 64 DS was a watered-down version with blurry visuals and inaccurate controls. It looks like Kirby's Epic Yarn is the last game for Nintendo 3DS published by Nintendo so now I am hoping that Nintendo (or any studio) remakes Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine for Switch because those two games are epic 3D platformers as opposed to fun but dizziness-inducing and gimmicky Super Mario Galaxy/2, 2D-3D-hybrid Super Mario 3DLand/World and the dull exploration of Super Mario Odyssey.

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