Summary: 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.
Pros: Cheap, brings you back to your youth, Cheap games, Goldeneye.
Summary: 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.
Pros: 4 controller ports, cheap games, most games dont require a memory card, many family games available.
Cons: Rare games can cost a lot, getting hold of some things for the console is hard.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Awesome selection of games that were gratifying to play.
Cons: Was heavily over shadowed by the Playstation.
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14 May 2009
Summary: 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.
Pros: Quick Loading, Solid Build, Excellent Design. Great Gaming Library. 4 Player.
Summary: 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.
Pros: The games rock!
Cons: The specs don't! (Although they were pretty groundbreaking at the time)
Summary: 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.
Pros: A great console with some fantastic games
Cons: Games are quite large and take up quite a bit of space, so is the controller
Summary: I've owned a N64 console now for nearly eight years, and it still works fine. I got mine as a Christmas present, and chose it over a new bike when I was told that it connected to your TV, and you didn't need a computer for it as I had thought. Nintendo 64 was first released on June 23rd 1996 in Japan, and it was released in Europe on 1st of March 1997.
Pros: 3D graphics, loads of games available, 4 controller sockets,
Summary: You know that story, if your house was burning down, and you could only grab one thing? People say it would be their photos, home videos, jewelry, whatever...personally, it'd be my N64!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm not even joking, dude...the N64 is one of the BEST game systems possible...it TOTALLY rules out the first Playstation and kix the computer's ass...i'm not exaggerating...in fact I'm probably UNDERSTATING it...literally. Nintendo has the best games I have ever seen.
Summary: Whilst the Nintendo 64 is now a bit out dated with teh release of the next generation gaming consoles, such as PS2, Xbox and GameCube it is still a reliable little gaming box, especially if you don't really feel like forking out the 200 quid you would need for one. You can pick one up cheaply from around £30, now only at second hand but you may find a few new ones around.
Pros: Price, Reliabilty, Decent graphics
Cons: Age, Stats comparison to Nxt generation consoles, Stopping of game production