All About The Nintendo 64 & Games

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Like all good toys, the Super Nintendo got old in 1996, so the Nintendo 64 (aka, N64) was released just before Christmas of 1996. This was the first 64-Bit Nintendo home video game system.

There are some rumors that it was supposed to be a CD system, but good old Nintendo said: “screw the CD’s were going to do cartridges”. They’d later regret this as the Sony PlayStation appealed more to developers because they could get a lot more data on a CD, 700MB worth vs. 64MB.

Oh well, Nintendo would later fire back with the Wii, we’ll cover that in just a bit. Overall, the N64 did OK with just under 33 million units sold.

My personal favorite games were Super Mario Kart 64 and Super Mario 64, oh.. and let’s not forget Zelda: Ocarina of Time (probably the best game on the system!)

Full article from Wikipedia: Nintendo 64

Link to my entire Nintendo guide: Scotty’s Kick-Ass Nintendo Guide

Nintendo 64 Online Videos

Gaming Historian produced an excellent video of the Nintendo 64 and the DD add-on.

Here’s an original Nintendo 64 commercial.

Nintendo 64 Game List

Complete List of Nintendo 64 Games From Wikipedia

The Nintendo 64 Games I find the most fun to collect are:

  • 007 GoldenEye
  • 007 World Is Not Enough
  • Army Men Sages Heroes 2
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Batman Beyond
  • Bomberman 64
  • Bomberman 64 Second Attack
  • Bomberman Hero
  • Carmageddon
  • Castlevania 64
  • Castlevania Legacy of Darkness
  • Chameleon Twist 2
  • Clay Fighter 63 1/3
  • Clay Fighter Sculptors Cut
  • Conker’s Bad Fur Day
  • Cruis’n USA
  • Cruis’n World
  • Diddy Kong Racing
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • Doom 64
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • Duke Nukem 64
  • Duke Zero Hour
  • Earthworm Jim 3D
  • Excitebike 64
  • F-Zero X
  • Forsaken 64
  • Gauntlet Legends
  • Goemon’s Great Adventure
  • Harvest Moon 64
  • Hey You Pikachu
  • Indiana Jones Infernal Machine
  • Killer Instinct Gold
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Lego Racers
  • Magical Tetris Challenge
  • Mario Golf
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Party 1 & 2 & 3
  • Mario Tennis
  • Mega Man 64
  • Mickey’s Speedway
  • Mortal Kombat 4
  • Mortal Kombat Mythology
  • Mortal Kombat Trilogy
  • Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
  • NBA Hangtime
  • NFL Blitz 2000
  • NFL Blitz Special Edition
  • Nightmare Creatures
  • Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
  • Paper Mario
  • Perfect Dark
  • Pilotwings 64
  • Pokemon Puzzle League
  • Pokemon Snap
  • Pokemon Stadium 1 & 2
  • Rampage World Tour
  • Rampage 2: Universal Tour
  • Rayman 2
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Road Rash 64
  • Snowboard Kids 1 & 2
  • South Park Chef’s Luv Shack
  • Space Station Silicon Valley
  • Spider-Man
  • Star Craft
  • Star Fox 64
  • Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo
  • Star Wars: Episode I: Racer
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • Starcraft 64
  • Stunt Racer
  • Super Mario 64
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Tony Hawk 1 & 2 & 3
  • Transformers Beast Wars Transmetals
  • Turok 1 & 2 & 3 (Rage Wars, Seeds of Evil, Rage Wars)
  • Vigilante 8 2nd Offense
  • Wave Race 64
  • Worms Armageddon
  • WWF No Mercy
  • Wrestlemania 2000
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Yoshi’s Story International Version
  • Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Zelda: Ocarina of Time