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Project: Nintendo 64x64

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Celebrating 64 Nintendo 64 games over 64 days in 64 words

Today we bring you something a little different, Nintendo 64x64 - a collaboration project between @N64Memories and Nintendo Life.

Now, if you've been a reader of Nintendo Life for a while you'll no doubt be aware that some of our team are huge Nintendo 64 fans, so you can imagine their excitement when good friend of the site Steven Smith (aka @N64Memories on Twitter) approached us with an idea - reviewing 64 games, each in 64 words.

Our very own Martin Watts took on the responsibility, along with Steven, to each write 32 x 64 word reviews for their own varied selection of Nintendo 64 games, which we will be publishing over the next 64 days.

"As a console and library of quality games, the Nintendo 64 has never been bettered in my opinion. There have been a number of criticisms levelled at it over the years, certainly. However, the aim here is to forget all that and just showcase the N64's diverse range of games in short bursts so that debate and discussion is hopefully generated amongst us all." - Steven Smith

We want to share our memories with you, but we also want you to share your memories of each game, so make sure you leave a comment or share on social media, you'll find us using #nintendo64x64 and #n64memories.

"The N64 represents an interesting period in Nintendo's history as a video game manufacturer. It has always been my favourite console, for it delivered a wealth of ground-breaking and innovative games, many of which can still be easily enjoyed today. Despite its issues, the N64 is nevertheless remembered by many for notable games such as Super Mario 64, GoldenEye 007 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. While these games are deserving of all the praise bestowed upon them, it sometimes feels like they're the only reasons why the N64 is remembered. Like Steve, I too wish to highlight that there are many interesting and entertaining titles beyond Nintendo's first-party offering, which you should certainly take a look into should you ever get the chance." - Martin Watts

Whilst the project will highlight Martin & Steven's choices we didn't want it to be an exclusive club, that's why we've made it possible for every Nintendo Life user to submit their own 64 word review of each game and become part of our project.

So, shall we get started? I think you can guess which game we selected to kick things off.

1/64: Super Mario 64


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User Comments (71)



Chubblings said:

Darn...I saw the title of the article and thought that it was an announcement of N64 games on Wii U VC. Oh well, it was unrealistic expectations on my part.



Gerbwmu said:

Darn you NintendoLife......I seen the headline and news and thought Nintendo had announced something concerning either VC or I'm gonna have to return to my drinking this holiday afternoon



Ichiban said:

Man the n64 era was great. Everything was so fresh and Nintendo wasnt the beaten down old man they seem today! Lol
Great times!



ThomasBW84 said:

The question is, should we lock comments if they reach number 64?*

*We won't



Shiryu said:

I doubt Martin will be able to keep it in 64 words when he starts talking about "Goemon".



BakaKnight said:

Interesting idea!
Despite loving the 64 I was still a kid in that period, which mean I must know less than I think >.>; I can't wait to see all the 64 reviews and learn more about all those awesome games ^o^

(It would be nice also to take part in the users' reviews, but between my engrish and my incapacity of say things in few words... yeah, totally not for me XD).



antonvaltaz said:

Maybe the authors know something we don't and this is all hype for an imminent announcement of N64 on Wii U VC... well, we can dream...



ekreig said:

...I didn't even know there were 64 games on the N64! I'll be following this.



SakuraHaruka said:

If you knew that web I come for years, for me, this is very normal.

N64, It wasn't my first console, but, it was re-introduced me to video games again.



baba_944 said:

Yep I just started writing my review (it's a secret) and I'll know this will be fun.



Twilight_Crow said:

The N64 was an amazing machine, the uncountable memories it brings is just prove of this. I like this idea, will try to write some reviews, the N64 deserves the love.



JusticeColde said:

There better be a Virtual Pro Wrestling 2, No Mercy or WCW/nWo Revenge review. You can't go without mentioning at least one of the best wrestling games of all time.



C-Olimar said:

So it's Project Nintendo 4096?

Count me in...maybe. I don't like Mario 64, and I don't want to be a Debbie Downer. Maybe Ocarina of Time?



Chunky_Droid said:

Is this a system where we can assign a game? I'd be happy to do some user contributions to this (who knows, you guys could seriously make a book out of this!)



ULTRA-64 said:

I'm hoping to see diddy Kong racing , wave race and perfect dark pop up. They ruined my education!



HP_3 said:

The N64 was subtitled the fun machine, and I couldn't agree more. I still own one and it's currently hooked to my HDTV.



TenEighty said:

The best Nintendo gaming system! While the game list wasn't the largest, it had the best selection compared to any other console. Plus the games were on cartridges which offered fast loading unlike cd's. I wish Nintendo would drop the wii remote crap and make a N64 HD. Put a real controller back into gamers hands.



OorWullie said:

Hope to see Blast Corps reviewed! Loved that game but I've never played it since I moved onto the Dreamcast back in the day.It will likely never get a sequel unfortunately or even see a re release unless it was on xbox.It doesn't seem to be playable on any emulator either so it looks like this unique classic is destined to be forgotten,except from those who played it.It's a shame,it would make for the perfect Eshop game too!



PieEater163 said:

Review Turok Rage Wars, a really unappreciated arena style shooter in my opinion and miles better than the other Turok games.



BestBuck15 said:

I love the N64. 17 years on and N64 games are highly playable. I play MK64 and F Zero X regularly.

That is why I love the Wii so much, it's a gateway to classic N64 games and Nintendo's past.



JimLad said:

Every second game on the N64 supported 4 player modes.
That is why it's my favourite console of all time.



danjohnson141 said:

Shadows of the empire was my most played n64 game, I just used to replay the asteroid levels over and over again



TwilightV said:

Of all the ideas you guys have had, this is probably the most creative. I love it!



Kirk said:

Here's my Mario 64 review as seen on the article:

"For everything it achieved at the time of release; stunning 3D graphics, revolutionary 3D controls, brilliant level design, a fully realised 3D game world... I give it 10/10. By today's standards the graphics are very basic but still bold and colourful. The controls still feel really nice. The camera has some obvious issues. Still great but not ming boggling. I give it 8/10. Overall..."
9/10 - Kirk 64

I remember getting home, booting up and playing this amazing game for the very first time on my N64... Mind blown!

This whole Nintendo 64x64 feature is a GREAT idea by the way.



BassLostie said:

The Nintendo 64 has one of the best catalog of games ever. I can't wait for Nintendo to release Nintendo 64 games for Wii U Virtual Console.



Neferupitou said:

That,s cool man!! i used to blow up heads in Bad Fur Day all the time!!...
Still have mine here, working and fine, but lost contact with the crew of past dammit -.-



Kirk said:

Make sure to post the individual page for each game on your front page as it is added to the list



Krambo42 said:

I kinda hate the N64. Pretty much the only games I liked were Shadows of the Empire and Ocarina of Time.



3MonthBeef said:

Turok 1 and 2
Super Mario 64
F-Zero X

These have to be in talked about. They just have to.



Genesaur said:

Y'know, not that I think ill of the system or its varied titles, but it occurs to me that the N64 is actually my least favourite Nintendo home console.

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