Nintendo 64's 15th Anniversary!

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  1. BoxmanWTF
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    Nintendo 64 came out on September 29 1996, which means that it will be 15 years old this year. In order to celebrate it, we must pay a tribute to some of the best games ever made such as Goldeneye, Mario Kart 64, Super Mario 64 and so on. What we will do on this date is play Nintendo 64 with our gamer's pride and will not play COD or anything else. SPREAD THE WORD! (Remakes count!)
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  2. smash_brew

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    wow. 15 years. that makes me feel old.
     
  3. kevan

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    Sadface I want to play BC2 D=
     
  4. BoxmanWTF
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    ...NO! that can wait... [​IMG]
     
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    Doing this. Definitely. Actually I'm play LoZ OOT right now [​IMG]. Got my Goldeneye all ready to go as well!
     
  6. BoxmanWTF
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    SPREAD THE WORD AND PLAY THE N64 TILL YOUR THUMBS BREAK! Whether or not it's on Wii Virtual console, Emulators or Remakes, Just play the games!
     
  7. BlueStar

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    Maybe I was just too old to have the nostalgia factor, but I really don't think it was that great a system and its aged pretty badly. Saying that, we played the hell out of Mario Kart 64, Mario Golf and WWF No Mercy at uni.

    I'd say both its forerunner and predecessor were better systems.
     
  8. emigre

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    Somebody remind me to play some PS1 and Saturn in eight days please.
     
  9. Another World

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    there were a few fun games on this system but sadly it had one of the worst controllers in recent gaming history. this system is better left to emulation with a ps2/ps3 controller.

    -another world
     
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    You always make me laugh good sir XD
     
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    Finally we are here! let the playing of some of our greatest memories COMMENCE!
    (if you didn't have an N64 then....play SNES [​IMG])
     
  12. emigre

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    I was playing some PS1 via my PSP earlier. PS1>>>>N64.
     
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    well, I hope everyone's playing some of their fondest memories to death!
     
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    Ah.....the memories [​IMG]

    I got my Nintendo 64 bundled with Diddy Kong Racing and an extra black controller. It was a surprise gift for my birthday. It was my first proper gaming console because until then I only had an old second-hand Intellivision [​IMG]

    So my dad got it and put it outside the door and asked me to go check the mail. So I got the mail and saw the box and got so excited! Still clearly remember everything like it was yesterday [​IMG]
     
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    I never saw why so many people loved the N64. It had some good games on it, but it felt terribly overshadowed by the PSX.

    Only games I can talk fondly about on the system are like Perfect Dark and Conker. I mean I never owned it but I remember playing both at a friend's house.

    Plus that controller is fucking terrible.

    Maybe it's because my first home console was a PSX, but I'd have to put the PSX above it. It had not only quantity, but quality.
     
  16. bowser

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    Well I have the exact opposite feelings. I loved the way the N64 controller fit in my hand though I'll admit it's ugly as fuck [​IMG]

    Never liked the way the PSX controllers fit but maybe that's 'cause I got used to the N64 one first [​IMG]
     
  17. Bart Lemming

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    Well, I'll have to wait until March next year to celebrate properly but just to show support I've been playing Kirby Crystal Shards on VC (which I bought!) today. Tonight I plan to play a cake-load of F-Zero X on my Chinese IQue system. I love that thing. It's like a Ninty64 controller on steroids!

    And just for those naysayers (N64 Haters [​IMG]) here's a list of games to whet your appetite:

    Conker's Bad Fur Day
    Perfect Dark
    Goldeneye
    Banjo Kazooie
    Banjo Tooie
    Donkey Kong 64
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Jet Force Gemini
    Blast Corps
    Silicon Valley
    Glover
    Beetle Adventure Racing
    Roadsters
    Doom64
    Quake64 (much nicer than the PSX port!)
    Turok
    Turok: Seeds of Evil
    Super Mario 64
    Mario Kart
    F-Zero X
    Extreme G (1&2)
    Sin & Punishment
    Kirby...

    I could go on listing classic games (Killer Instinct Gold, Zelda, 1080, Wave Race...) but I think you get the idea!

    There may not be the huge library of the PSX but the quality of these games more than make up for it IMHO.

    PS: Why aren't there any N64 fan sites out there?!

    PPS: The N64 emulation scene is really lacking (okay, the VC isn't too bad) so there really is no substitute for playing these gems on the real hardware. *Starts saving up for an Everdrive64...*
     
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    Played my 64 all day today! The temptation of the BF3 Beta didn't bother me either!...much...
     
  19. BoxmanWTF
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    I hope everyone had fun! I think we should do things like this more often [​IMG]
    Guild, I liked the PS1 too, but TBH I think the Dreamcast ran circles around both systems in the gameplay (if only it was marketed better...)
     
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    Uh...I think marketing wasn't the only reason why it failed...