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Topic: Why is VC so short on N64 games?

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Modern_Legend

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Some of the mods or other members can probably answer this easily, but why are there so little n64 games on the VC? is it cuz theyre too hard to compress to fit the size limit or sumthing? I really think n64 needs to become the VC priority right now, the games for it are lacking too much in numbers.

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Chrono_Cross

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And just exactly how many topics do you make on average everyday?
Not to be an ass. :(

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Modern_Legend

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Chrono+Cross wrote:

And just exactly how many topics do you make on average everyday?
Not to be an ass. :(

lol 4 or 5, but hey, come school time again, i wont be allowed to use these again until next summer due to homework and extra curricular activities on every weekday n weekend. I use to be on the Wiids forums, and i think i racked up 500 posts in like 2 weeks before school started and since then i never have returned to it. So lol come september, u prolly wont hear from me again lol dont worry xD

ill stop making them for a while tho if it bothers this many people lol

EDIT To prove this i can let you know ive been on this site since last year and until june this year (since school is over) i never used these forums before lol

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Reala

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Probably due to the N64 having a comparatively small library of games in comparison to the other consoles, also considering about half of its must haves where Rare titles doesn't help either.

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Modern_Legend

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Probably due to the N64 having a comparatively small library of games in comparison to the other consoles, also considering about half of its must haves where Rare titles doesn't help either.

Why wats the deal with rare? (i probably sound stupid not knowing lol)

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Reala

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Microsoft bought Rare from Nintendo, so chances of Rare n64 titles on VC are slim, though they did release a DS game, so I wouldn't rule it out completely but I wouldn't bet on it either.

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malpon

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I heard Rare had no problem with nintendo releaseing BK but that coud be just a rumor.

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I heard Rare had no problem with nintendo releaseing BK but that coud be just a rumor.

It's a false rumor,BK has been released on XBLA.

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KnucklesSonic8

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TBH, noone knows why but there really is no excuse especially now that the Expansion Pak dilemma seems to have been effectively averted with the release of MM. I still say Mario Party's the next one after SSB64. It's only logical. But I still really really would like to see more. Many of us here want so many N64 games to appear.

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atl13falcons

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Yeah i'd love to see more n64 games. They just don't feel right when i play them on an emulator on the computer, even with a cpu controller. It's just not the same.

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vio

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KnucklesSonic8 wrote:

TBH, noone knows why but there really is no excuse especially now that the Expansion Pak dilemma seems to have been effectively averted with the release of MM. I still say Mario Party's the next one after SSB64. It's only logical. But I still really really would like to see more. Many of us here want so many N64 games to appear.

God, I hope not. Enough with the 1st party N64 titles. The N64 is long overdue for some 3rd party releases. Mega Man 64, Castlevania 64. Anything.

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GamerZack87

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The Goemon games! Just for a burst of nostalgia!

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Dezner

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My guess is Controller Pak memory issues. I can't even think of a third-party N64 game that used a battery to save games.

Though, I never owned an N64 so I'm not too sure about what games it actually had that weren't Nintendo-published. >_>

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ALDAWGZ

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n64 didnt have alot of games 2 begin with compared 2 nes genesis snes t-16 prob another reason y noa hasnt put out that many also

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Starwolf_UK

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The 3rd party pool is games isn't too large due to the major supporters no longer existing. All the Acclaim games can't come out since the Acclaim that released them is long dead and Factor 5 recently died.

Apart from that it seems like the controller pak which should be trivial to emulate (the same with rumble...which actually worked back in the gamecube variation of the emulator) but Nintendo's approach of they come to us (regarding games) means it'll never get done.

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Outrunner

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I'd like to see some Treasure titles myself. Mischief Makers looks interesting.

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KnucklesSonic8

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Well there are third-party companies that are supporting the VC and yet we haven't seen much at all. Regardless of whether the pool is large or not, the fact of the matter is, there is a pool to choose from and yet we're still not getting many third-party titles.

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Adam

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Mischief Makers is a possibility. The only third-party N64 game so far has been a Treasure game, and both S&P and MM were NIntendo-published. Of course, S&P may have been intended as paving the way for the sequel, so no telling if Nintendo feels MM deserves the same treatment.

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Sean_Aaron

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Someone must own Acclaim's IP Shirley?

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Starwolf_UK

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People do own Acclaims IPs. A while back they were put up for auction though IIRC the minimum bid was $2000...I really hope someone did buy the Rise of the Robots IP*.

But the problem is while the IPs are owned I'm not clear on what happened to the games themselves (would they count as abandonware?). Then you've got issues like Acclaim using Turok without a liscence (this was one of things that brought them down).

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