HELLO Everyone! Time to make GOOD use of these forums! They were missing and here they are! Well. Time to talk about my past with Nintendo 64 and provide some info about this.
Well I dont remember when I got my Nintendo 64 per say. However when this system came out, it was NICE! Built in 4 player support was a feature no other console had built in "yet". Also if you owned one of these systems, you knew how later on you HAD to buy that upgraded memory chip for the N64.
Which came packaged with a couple games. That memory expansion allowed for MANY games to run at better resolutions, SOME games even REQUIRED it!
I remember playing "Perfect Dark" a game highly talked about for the Xbox 360. When this game came out, it replaced "Golden Eye" so fast it made everyones head spin. I enjoyed playing this lifelike shooter game very much personally. Not as much fun as I had playing "South Park" where you threw various snowballs at people! =D
Other games that evolved was "F-Zero X" which was FAR better then the SNES counterpart was where ONLY the "Stingray (Pink car)" drove the fastest. Deathmatch mode was the BEST, I think my record was like 25-30 seconds to knock everyone off.. since then I have not tried since. I used to play least like 10 mins a day of Fzero personally.
Other new games came out that still run strong today, one larger game to mention would be "Mario Party" one of my favorite games to play with friends! Basically if you never played one. Its a fully loaded board game with TONS of mini games that are challenging! AI was very decent as well. Today still I will play that as a 4 player party game. ^_^v (I need to get one for the gamecube now lol)
Now my next game I LOVED back when the whole "Pokemon" games were going around on gameboy, I fell in love with Pokemon Stadium! Which was the 1st game to introduce the Nintendo 64 Transfer pack!
This let you hook up your Pokemon Blue, Red, or Yellow version and use YOUR custom made pokemon to fight in a grand stadium just like you saw on TV! This game as well was a GREAT game to play with more players! I would still play this one today maybe, but I would rather get a new GBA and GC version to be up to date on things. =) (How many others here loved those games where you can port your info from one game to another? I know I do!)
One annoying thing about the N64 was that you could ONLY have ONE item installed at a time in the controller (Its like the Xbox controller, where you plug in optional stuff) So either you had the memory card unit (For saving games), Vibration attachment (adds rumble force), combo unit (Which had both built in)
Sad part is, seems N64 memory card units went bad alot or didnt read right always. Was odd.
Still very fun though!
I do also know a CLASSIC 4 player game is Gauntlet! I have played since the C64 days and love it! The N64 version still is alot of fun without too many flashy graphics to distract you. Where you just grab a character, level up, buy spells and items, and go destory endless waves of monters. =D
Super Smash Bros, another FUN game that lives on to the Game Cube, as WELL as the PSP now (Has been ported homebrew). Just grab your favorite character, each from various nintendo games (not just Mario!) and they have their abilities as they did in their respective games. Fighting game of course, but in a comical sense where you want to knock them out of the stage to score the most points!
When Emulation came around.. I was blessed by FINALLY trying out Harvest Moon 64, (Which to today I think is the best version out there!) Just building a farm.. mindless fun where you controlled the action and path of your char. I spent HOURS building up my farm. A Game where it is STILL big on GBA and GC. I think I played mostly HM64 and FZero on my N64.
Starcraft, this allthough was great to play, was no match for the PC version and also you needed that extra memory unit to really explore the full power of SC. I love SC to death.. but not on N64 and not when I cant kill someone else! =(
Today my N64 is still hooked up, not collecting dust, all though not as much played. I still will use it, also have a "Converter" cart, since you COULD play imports on the 64 WITHOUT modding! The cart I own just made it fit the USA 64 model. I play that with a JP Snowboarding game. Kinda fun. =)
Fighting.. only ONE game I can think of that I LOVED! Ever since I played it at my friends house and more.. Killer Instinct GOLD! =DDD Who DIDNT love that high speed fighting with "Spinal" or "Cinder"? Too easy to make combos.. and if you played Street Fighter 2, mostly you could do the same movements. Jago was EXACTLY the same style as Ken and RYU in movements.
WHEW.. man, I have too much time on my hands to explore my past and games I loved playing... Also one flaw about controllers is, a hard person who used the analog stick too much or too hard would notice that part could really break, thus meaning you had to buy a new one. No way around that really.
N64 isnt per say "Retro" yet as MANY games can still be bought and this system is still safer for kids to use as there is no cd to scratch up.. however it did have the classic NES flaw.. you had to BLOW in the cartridge sometimes to MAYBE get a game working.
Also yes.. Super Mario 64 was "ok" to me.. I guess I didnt get into that whole 3d mario after being used to 2d, however it was a classic and still played by many today. =)
Whew.. anyways I think I am done for my thoughts and memories that most strike out at me for this system. =)
What are your memories? How did you feel on your 1st N64? Did you have a FAVORITE game? Played the link up games maybe? Pokemon? =D
Lets talk and share more memories on another classic system. =D :Jump: