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The Launch of the Nintendo 64 (1996)



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The Launch of the Nintendo 64 (1996)
 

 
Although the history of 3D gaming stretches all the way back to the very early 1980s, outside of the arcades it didn't start in earnest until the early 90s. The 3DO Interactive Multiplayer and Atari Jaguar both launched in 1993, Nintendo used the Super FX chip to create polygonal 3D games like Star Fox and Stunt Race FX on the Super Nintendo, while Sega used the SVP chip to create a home port of the arcade hit Virtua Racing on the Genesis. In 1993, Nintendo partnered with Silicon Graphics to develop their next-generation hardware, while in 1995, the release of both the Sega Saturn and Sony Playstation signaled the "real" beginning of home 3D gaming.

After numerous delays, Nintendo finally joined the next generation of consoles, as the Nintendo 64 was launched in Japan and North America in mid-1996. Although many gamers who grew up playing the Nintendo Entertainment System had, by the mid-'90s, moved on to more "grown-up" systems like the Playstation and Saturn, the Nintendo 64 was a big part of the 90's childhood, and made Nintendo fanatics out of a whole new generation of gamers.

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 2 weeks ago '05        #2
Micheal C. Will  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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The main rotation when it first dropped








Honorable mention


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 2 weeks ago '07        #3
Jae_Mike  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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One of my Goat Systems. The games released was unique and had a dope fun factor
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 2 weeks ago '18        #4
Capodecina  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Crazy underrated system. Had better graphics than most ps1 games of the time. Wish they wudda made a metroid game for that system.

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 2 weeks ago '19        #5
MP2019 
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Goldeneye, split screen 4 player. One of the best times of my life. No lies.
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 2 weeks ago '12        #6
OGpremo 
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 MP2019 said
Goldeneye, split screen 4 player. One of the best times of my life. No lies.
Star Fox was up there too!
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 2 weeks ago '06        #7
holdndownfla 
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 OGpremo said
Star Fox was up there too!
k*ller Instinct Gold. Ultra comboooo.

Mario Kart battle mode was cool too. So many good games that were timeless. I remember playing 007 on that board where u start in the bathroom and using proximity mines only. sh*t was so fun.
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 2 weeks ago '05        #8
4REAL  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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N64 is the GOAT console.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #9
booie4 
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 Capodecina said
Crazy underrated system. Had better graphics than most ps1 games of the time. Wish they wudda made a metroid game for that system.

Best time I had on a single console.


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 2 weeks ago '04        #10
booie4 
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 Micheal C. Will said


The main rotation when it first dropped








Honorable mention


Throw in Wave Race and yes sir
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 2 weeks ago '06        #11
realgunta  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Goldeneye, split screen 4 player. One of the best times of my life. No lies.
^^agreed
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 2 weeks ago '06        #12
realgunta  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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i remember the launch of the N64 vividly

classic times
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 2 weeks ago '11        #13
Gamemusic 
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N64 is one of the GOATS period and I personally had more fun with it than my ps1.
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 2 weeks ago '04        #14
jewelz1132 
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I gotta cop another N64. I had one brand new in the box but had to sell it. We didn't cop at launch, but ended up with one on Christmas of 98. We had Zelda, Goldeneye, and Revenge
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 2 weeks ago '10        #15
RedLight 
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 Micheal C. Will said


The main rotation when it first dropped








Honorable mention


damn my ninja, that lineup is BEAUTIFUL

some more...







and we can't forget...

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 2 weeks ago '17        #16
Naga Sadow  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x18
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Goldeneye, split screen 4 player. One of the best times of my life. No lies.
We would get smoked out in my homies basement back in high school and get lost in time. I remember we played so long one time we didn't even know it was the next morning.
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 2 weeks ago '18        #17
Dehone 
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Motherfu*kers today just don't understand just how......game changing this was.

Some GOAT original soundtracks too, before everything became licensed music



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 2 weeks ago '18        #18
Dehone 
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Some other greats



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 2 weeks ago '19        #19
MP2019 
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 2 weeks ago '20        #20
Ball Man 
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Perfect time to be a kid...
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 1 week ago '16        #21
postemupndunkit 
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I love video games to death but I haven't really fu*ked with a Nintendo console since the 64. Gamecube was cool but the N64 was a solid follow up to the goat SNES
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 1 week ago '06        #22
ehizzy3  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 jewelz1132 said
I gotta cop another N64. I had one brand new in the box but had to sell it. We didn't cop at launch, but ended up with one on Christmas of 98. We had Zelda, Goldeneye, and Revenge
That wcw/nwo revenge game was fire
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