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Old 02-17-2016, 12:15 AM   #121
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Great to see so many people have happy memories of the N64.

I grew up with a SNES, so I did actually buy a PSONE next (largely because my Uncle bought one and seeing Formula One and Die Hard Trilogy on it with 3D graphics and CDs was mind-blowing to me).

Then the hype for Super Mario 64 came around, with lots of articles in game magazines and then people playing it on TV on launch day. I'm a MASSIVE Mario fan and the game just looked REVOLUTIONARY. I really wanted to get an N64 then but just couldn't. I remember a game shop supposedly charging 5 to play Super Mario 64 and I was so tempted. In the end, my parents bought me an N64 from MVC - the limited edition gold controller bundled with Goldeneye (a favourite film of mine and people were RAVING about that game).

I lost so many hours on Goldeneye, the game was just amazing and so addictive. I remember playing it on hard and getting really good at it. One of my favourite memories was spending days trying to beat the Facility level under a time limit to get the invincibility cheat.

I then looked forward to Castlevania 64 (I'm a massive fan of that too) and remember enjoying it a lot, but thinking it wasn't quite as good as I had hoped it would be. I then bought Curse of Darkness later, which was fun but seemed just a retread.

More games came out on PSONE and third party support on N64 dwindled. I think CDs vs. cartridges was decided by Final Fantasy VII, which was amazing. I also think the anti-aliasing element of the N64 wasn't quite as good in the end (all a bit blurry - I remember a show on TV comparing the jaggies in Tomb Raider on PSONE to the N64's Super Mario 64).

In the end YEARS later, I did sell the console and my games. However, the memories remain and I did download Mario 64 for my Wii
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Old 02-17-2016, 12:18 AM   #122
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Playing WWF NO MERCY for hours and other great games.
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Old 04-11-2016, 12:25 AM   #123
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twin stick controller for the N64 Can't believe I've only just seen this

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Old 04-13-2016, 01:28 PM   #124
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I didn't have a N64 during its heyday. I was a PS1 fan due to Resident Evil and FF7. I bought my N64 in 2005 from EB Games for $20, I got a green one with a green controller. I got it because back in Spring Break 2002, I played Mario Kart 64 and and Conker's Bad Fur Day at a College Buddy's condo. It was pretty awesome, and I wanted to have those games. I ended up just picking up a few games for it, Mario Kart, Golden Eye, Crusin USA, and Smash Bros. (I picked up the Xbox version of Conker)

It is a neat little system, but like most of my retro games, it is now in storage.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:35 PM   #125
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Remember having nothing but issues with my Sony PlayStation (before they numbered them) taking it in for service only to get one that lasted a month.

The N64 was a blessing.
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:08 PM   #126
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Playing Goldeneye matches with my brother.

So much fun.
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:03 PM   #127
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A really good looking 370 page book was successfully Kickstarted if anybody is interested.
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Old 06-08-2016, 09:01 AM   #128
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Playing a ton of Donkey Kong 64 with my old high school girlfriend. We also had some epic battles playing Mario Party 1 with my sister.
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Old 08-03-2016, 01:03 AM   #129
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Watching a friend play Ocarina of Time back in the late 90's or early 2000's and being terrified of seeing Redeads for the first time.
Playing Super Mario 64 and Star Fox 64 for the first time, I'll never forget it.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:14 PM   #130
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I remember thinking I had no interest in getting a Nintendo 64. That was until I picked up the controller and started playing Mario 64. Blockbuster had a game system hooked up in their store with Mario in it free to play for as long as you wanted. Being able to run around in 3D like that, it was mesmerizing.

Of course, Goldeneye remains one of the best 64 memories. After 8th grade graduation, one of my friends threw a huge party and had about 30 people over. Goldeneye was hooked up so we'd take turns playing 4 player multi-player from pretty much dusk 'til dawn in between hanging out in the pool and drinking Mountain Dew to stay awake.
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Old 06-14-2017, 07:39 PM   #131
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GoldenEye 64. I never had so much fun blowing up so much s**t!!! Remember how you could blow up computers, bookshelves, desks, tables, chairs, glass -- GE64 had completely destructible environments, so you could do much more than just waste bad guys.

Speaking of bad guys, I did like the sniper rifle -- ever so often, if you shot a dude in the head with your sniper rifle, you'll notice the guy holding his neck (apparently unable to breathe) before he'd croak. That's what a bullet to the brain stem will do.
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Old 06-14-2017, 08:39 PM   #132
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This thread has inspired me to dig out my N64 and hook it up.

When I first had my N64 I was pretty young, like late elementary. My parents never wanted to spend much on games and I never had my own money then to go after them. If I wanted to play Mario Kart or Goldeneye, it was always down the road at a friend's house.

I should get on ebay or whatever and buy some of those games, along with controllers and memory pack.
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Old 06-21-2017, 02:07 AM   #133
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I think one of my best N64 memories was correctly guessing that (I suppose this is a spoiler...?)
[Show spoiler]Sheik was Zelda
as soon as I saw him. We were at a friend's house playing the game when it first came out, and they had the camera zoomed right up on him trying to figure out who he was, and I said "I bet he's
[Show spoiler]Zelda
. They didn't believe me at all. Well guess who turned out to be right?

Then the hype for Majora's Mask... And the Mario 64 rumors, lots of fun. That was back when you had to get your info from EGM or other magazines instead of the internet shooting everyone down. I kind of miss those days.
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