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 classic 2D games and turn them into horrible 3D games (Like Earthworm Jim 3D, Zelda, Donkey Kong 64, Kirby, Rayman 2, and so much more...)! Plus the controll drove me bonkers the way they controll it. Sometimes the controll's bother me so much I have to stop playing the game. Plus because the games are in cartriges (Lousy sound and space because of this) they cost [a lot] and the games are usally short and don't last more than a couple of hours before you're finished with the game. And this is from someone who has loved all their other systems they made. Which is why I was crying after I played this thing (I still think once was too painfull) at a friends house. Complete waste of money. I do not recomend. Let's hope the Nintendo Cube Box turns out better than this piece of trash.
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.
Pros: Durable system 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 … more
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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.