Old school first person shooters at their best, goldeneye and perfect dark are a must.
13 January 2011
Excerpt: I recently decided to buy a nintendo 64, mainly because a long time ago me and my friends would meet up and just have a day of gaming, the nintendo 64 being one of the consoles. I managed to pick it up for about £10 with all cables and a game included. It sits on top of my xbox 360 with goldeneye in, which in my opinion is worth buying the N64 just to play.
A really good console for families, incredibly reliable and still fun to play.
5 June 2010
Excerpt: At the time of there release, i would have chosen the PS1 over the N64, mainly for reasons like it was in overall, cheaper, and had a greater variety of games for it. But now in 2010, i have to say i would take the N64 over the PS1 anyday, now that the games are cheap, most selling for £5 or less, then i can buy almost any game i want. There are a few rarities such as Harvest Moon 64 and Paper Mario which sell from £30 to £80 in some cases.
Pick one up for a great night in with your friends.
30 November 2009
Excerpt: The N64 was released in 1997 and was Nintendo's third bash at the home console. At the time it boasted masterfully with an amazing 64 bits of power. It predated the wii and it's fabulous motion sensing controls. Despite having non all singing and dancing control pads, the N64 made up for it in sheer playability. The console was the last to use cartridges. Even though the control pads predated motion sensors, they were still unique at the time.
Even if you were never a fan of Nintendo this console has some fabulous titles to offer.
26 July 2009
Excerpt: I was never a Sony child when I was younger, I was always Sega and Nintendo and as a result I think that when it comes to gaming I am lot less fickle compared to most games reviewers. The Nintendo 64 did not boast realistic graphics, what is did boast was a large catalogue of fantastic games with rich and long story lines, rather than Sony's many short games which many could say were churned out in order to keep the consumer happy.
Worth it if you used to have one, if you never had one before go for the PS2
22 June 2009
Excerpt: The N64 was the last console to not use discs, and the sight of a cartridge sticking out the top of a console is long gone never to return. Yet a cartridge held excitement (and still) does: a cartridge could only mean school was over and gaming time was here! The main thing going for the N64 was the amazing Goldeneye, which me and some friends actually got out a few months ago and still had a blast on.
A console that is worth buying for the classics it has. Nintendo at their best.
14 May 2009
Excerpt: Probably my favourite console of all time. It introduced a whole range of classic games from Nintendo and was unlucky to lose out to the Sony Playstation in that generation of console wars. It was 64bit and cartridge based. The first console to offer four player gaming through direct pads to the console.
Excerpt: So it doesn't have the graphics, sound, complexity, multi-buttoned faceted capacity of the 21st Century consoles - who cares? This device is a ground-braking piece of technology, with a rightful place in gaming history. The introduction of rumble-paks, 360 degree movement, 64-bit - this is where it all started. And this is where we saw the likes of James Bond making his first appearance on a console, in what is still considered his greatest gaming moment.
Excerpt: I first played the N64 many years ago when my friend got one. I has a playstation and she got a N64. We lived on the same street so we often went round to each others house. Now i loved playing the N64. She had some of the greatest games including Mario Kart, Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie and more and i loved them so much that several years later when all the new modern consoles were out, i bought a N64 myself just so i could relive the memories of these great games.
To have a time machine and return to this golden age...
11 March 2008
Excerpt: I still remember the days of renting 'Theme Park' from Blockbuster to play on the SNES, or running into spikes sending Sonic and his coins flying everywhere during some Megadrive playtime. Gaming didn't begin to reach a level where I could accomplish anything until 1996, and at seven years of age I got the taster of the next generation of gaming.