N64 Reviews

Yoshi's Story (Wii Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Yoshi's Story (Wii Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Not Yoshi's finest hour

Remember Yoshi’s Island on the Super NES? That awesome platformer that swapped the roles and made Yoshi the main hero with (Baby) Mario being the sidekick? It's become iconic, but this is perhaps the first "real" Yoshi game (Mario isn't in the name and he's barely seen in the game) and it does things a bit differently. The...

Wave Race 64 (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Wave Race 64 (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Originally a launch game for Nintendo 64, Wave Race 64 immediately blew the competition out of the water with its impressive 3D graphics and gameplay that was anything but shallow!

Given that Wave Race 64 was a launch title for the N64, and that it has now been over 10 years since that launch, it is all the more baffling to play it today. Comparison...

Paper Mario ( / Nintendo 64)

Paper Mario ( / Nintendo 64)

A two-dimensional adventure which is anything but thin!

Remember Super Mario RPG? It was basically the swansong of the SNES, and though sales for it were fairly poor (Since people had moved on to new consoles and all), the games managed to build up quite a fanbase, and is, nowadays, one of the most popular Mario games ever made, despite not being...

F-Zero X (Wii Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

F-Zero X (Wii Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

The fastest racing game in the universe returns!

The original F-Zero on the Super Nintendo really blew gamers away with its flagrant use of mode 7, crisp graphics, inspired music and tough difficulty curve. It was really the first of its kind spawning many imitators such as Wipeout. Nintendo must have known the expectations were high for the N64...

Star Fox 64 (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Star Fox 64 (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Do a barrel roll.

The original Star Fox (or ‘Starwing’ if you're a Euro gamer) introduced a whole generation of Nintendo fans to the wonder of 3D visuals. The game was nothing short of a miracle and thanks to the revolutionary Super FX chip it produced graphics that were comparable to the primitive 3D arcade releases of the era. However, when...

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)

Just in time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time did for the Zelda series what Super Mario 64 did for the Super Mario Bros. series. It successfully brought one of the most beloved game series in video game history into the magical new world of 3-D gaming. And not only that, but it added tons of amazing new game play ideas to a game that was already...

Mario Kart 64 (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Mario Kart 64 (Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Mario Kart gets a 64-bit upgrade!

To say that the original Super Mario Kart was a huge hit for the Super Nintendo console would be a mammoth understatement. The game caught gamers by storm and kicked off a series that's still producing new titles some 17 years later. So when Nintendo released their Nintendo 64 console, gamers knew that it was only a...

Super Mario 64 (Wii Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Super Mario 64 (Wii Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Mario steps into a whole new dimension

Mario's first foray into the world of 3D is regarded by many as one of the greatest videogames of all time, and with good reason. It ranks as the first really convincing use of a 3D world in a platform game and it introduced the concept of analogue control to a generation of gamers setting the template for...