Cons: Games take up a lot more space than the new disc styles
The Bottom Line: This is a great system to own with plenty of game choices and the games and system are durable to let the kids (even young ones) play without much supervision.
I do not know how most people determine what is a classic game console, but to me this is a classic console because the games are not on CD like media. The Nintendo 64 is my favorite game console I own. The main thing I like about it is that the cartridges are not easy damaged like the CD games these days that are easily scratched by younger kids playing them. I have had so many CD games damaged by my younger brother, but I have never had a problem with him using the N64 because the worst he has done was get the controller sticky.
I find the N64 to be a very reliable system providing you do not bang it against the wall or such similar activities. The only one we ever broke was the one that fell off the shelf. Just keep them away from falling on concrete floor and it should be good for years to come, as our other one is still in perfect working condition.
The games for this system are still relatively easy to get, although you can pay quite a lot for some of the greatest games. There are some great games that you cannot get for any other system, such as the original Mario Kart, the original Mario Golf, Mario 64, and the Pokemon Stadium games.
The begining of Nintendo's "cute and cuddly" days with more kids games, family friendly atmos and more. Throw in some purple and green console colors and yeah, this hurt my love of Nintendo for a while but it has it's admirers.
Thanks to Nintendo's bright idea to make a system and double the graphics from the 32-bit Sega Saturn and Playstation systems, we get stuck with one of the worst sytems out there. True Sega Saturn had lousy 3D graphics and bad third-party support, no one can deniy the fact it had some great games on it. And I hate Playstation, but because they shaped their graphics just right the games somehow came out looking better than N64. Not only do we get a really cheesy system, they also had to turn many … more
Nintendo first dabbled in video games during the industry's early years of the mid-'70s. Generations of successful gaming console releases through the years led to the much-hyped 1996 launch of Nintendo 64, a system that represented a giant evolutionary leap in video game technology. Within the first three days of launch, hundreds of thousands of gamers hunkered down with Mario 64, considered by many one of the greatest video games ever created. Even today, the system's excellent design continues to host an ever-expanding library of breakthrough games.