Topic: The N64 Thread

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@BloodNinja I feel like it is minimal. Minimal on Quake and Castlevania 64. On Turok 2 I feel like it is bad.


@Zuljaras Ah, so it seems dependent on the game, interesting! Thanks for the reply!



@BloodNinja I have no idea how Turok 2 should behave on N64 on CRT TV to be honest.


Neat!! The more you know.



I have very fond memories of the N64. I had school friends come down on lunch break just to play (or watch) Mario 64 for a few minutes. It also continued the trend of the SNES with loads of excellent multiplayer games. And in the UK, given the N64 was delayed until March 1997 - despite only 4 games at launch, many of the very best games were launched within the first 12 months. It was never a console where we were short of games we wanted.

Most recently, we've played Wetrix (my favourite puzzle game on the console), NBA Courtside, Excitebike 64 and Perfect Dark.

I seem to be the odd one out in that I found the Rareware platformers boring - the only one I didn't play extensively was Conker's Bad Fur Day, and maybe it was the humour that made me enjoy this one a bit more. I loved the DKC games and Battletoads on the SNES. I didn't like Majora's Mask either.

Recently, I realised the N64 could make a strong claim to be the best console game of its era for sports. ISS was the best football/soccer game of its era and was anything better than 1080 or Excitebike for those sports? If you count wrestling, No Mercy is still unbeatable in my opinion.

Absolute favourite N64 games:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
International Superstar Soccer 64 & 2000 (I enjoyed the extras like the scenarios, and the career mode seemed decent at time time)
Perfect Dark (a vast improvement on Goldeneye 007, and Goldeneye was already brilliant)
Star Fox 64/Lylat Wars (my first cinematic experience in gaming)
Super Mario 64 (still awesome. I love the nostalgia for it in Odyssey)
WWF No Mercy (still the best wrestling game. Wrestling Empire comes closest from what I've played, despite its hilarious glitches)

Other favourites:

1080° Snowboarding
Blast Corps (seems dated more than most but still fun)
Body Harvest
Diddy Kong Racing (a great story mode, but MK64 beat it for multiplayer)
Excitebike 64 (I still love it to this day and think it controls brilliantly)
F1 World Grand Prix II
F-Zero X (didn't like the original F-Zero all that much but love X (and GX))
Goldeneye 007
Mario Kart 64
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (one of the funniest games I've played)
NBA Courtside
Rogue Squadron
Shadow Man
Top Gear Rally
Turok & Turok 2
Wave Race 64
WWF Wrestlemania

Also loved:

Beetle Adventure Racing
Jet Force Gemini
Mario Golf
Mario Party 2
Space Station Silicon Valley (I only played the first couple of levels and would like to return to this)
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
World Driver Championship
Yoshi's Story

We (the N64 was shared with my bro') still have our original collection including other good games I didn't get around to playing much like Operation Winback and Hybrid Heaven.

Edited on by AlexHarford


During the previous generation, I was in Nintendos camp, but I liked the Genesis and some of what Sega was doing and adored the original Sonic trilogy. When the next gen hit, I was firmly in Nintendos camp with the n64.
Some friends had Playstations, but I couldn't get past the loading times.
n64 was a multiplayer beast, even with online and WiFi nowadays, I don't think anything will match the couch multiplayer of the n64 in it's own era. One that got an insane amount of playtime with friends (besides the obvious Goldeneye) was Killer Instinct Gold. We were still playing that after the next gen came out.



I was a New Age traveller and raver in the early to mid 90s and so had missed out on gaming for a good few years since my ZX spectrum days. I went to stay with a house dwelling friend of mine in 97 - they’d just bought Mario 64 and Mario kart 64. I was so blown away I can’t tell you, been an avid Nintendo fan ever since. Still have a host of CRTs and original consoles for the nostalgia feel.

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I tried to find the annual classic Halloween thread but it seems to be gone.

So I got to ask what @ogo79 thinks about tricking children with the new NSO Premium subscriptions so they may walk right into N64 games themselves. Does that count as a jumpscare?



@KingMike dont remind me of the n64. this pandemic is bad enough!

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) ;)


I had to buy Pokémon Stadium 2 in Denmark since I couldn't find it in Norway when I was a kid

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