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Jodo Kast Nov 19, 2016

I ordered the last Everdrive I really needed today. I had $90 worth of points at Stone Age Gamer, so I got the custom edition for $160. Now I just have to acquire the N64 console, Expansion RAM, and a few controllers.

My console collection just didn't feel complete. I already have the NES, SNES, GCN, Genesis and Turbo Duo, so acquiring the N64 is one step closer to completion (a NEO GEO AES would REALLY make it complete, but that's still not a smart financial move). My concern is with cartridge systems and I got the GCN mainly to play GBA games on a TV.

The only physical N64 cartridge I'm buying is Perfect Dark, for display reasons. It will look good on a shelf. The games I'm most looking forward to playing are Mischief Makers and Jet Force Gemini. I'm surprised how small the complete ROM set is for the N64; there were less than 400 games released across all regions.

Ashley Winchester Nov 19, 2016 (edited Nov 19, 2016)

Jodo Kast wrote:

I'm surprised how small the complete ROM set is for the N64; there were less than 400 games released across all regions.

Not to come off like a jackass, but I don't find it surprising at all given Nintendo shot themselves in the foot because they didn't want to close their cartridge plant and lose out on those royalties. Also, throw in how much a cart can hold compared to a CD.

Additionally, I know I'm biased but outside maybe like 20 games (unique titles) I think the N64 has one of the worst libraries. A good chunk of those 400 games are sports games most people aren't going to touch again. The sports thing may be true of all consoles but it's amplified in this case with the low game count. Again, I know it's an opinion but really, I'm sick of people spreading the notion that the N64 has this big, robust library. Once you start looking at the games the ones the deserve to stick out are few and the pool is ultimately shallow.

Jodo Kast Nov 19, 2016 (edited Nov 19, 2016)

Ashley Winchester wrote:

Additionally, I know I'm biased but outside maybe like 20 games (unique titles) I think the N64 has one of the worst libraries.

I take that as a challenge, so let's see if I can find at least 20 I like or want to try (these are what I'm loading on the Everdrive):

1080 Snowboarding Nintendo April 1998
Aero Fighters Assault Video System November 1997
Asteroids Hyper Crave Entertainment December 1999
Automobili Lamborghini Titus November 1997
Banjo Tooie Nintendo November 2000
Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo June 1998
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker Kemco December 2000
Beetle Adventure Racing EA Sports March 1999
Blast Corps. Nintendo March 1997
Body Harvest Midway October 1998
Bomberman 64 Nintendo December 1997
Bomberman 64: Second Attack Vatical Entertainment May 2000
Bomberman Hero Nintendo August 1998
Castlevania Konami January 1999
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness Konami December 1999
Chameleon Twist 2 Sunsoft May 1999
Chameleon Twist Sunsoft December 1997
Charlie Blast's Territory Kemco April 1999
Chopper Attack Midway June 1998
Conker's Bad Fur Day Nintendo March 2001
Cruis'n Exotica Nintendo October 2000
Cruis'n USA Nintendo December 1996
Cruis'n World Nintendo September 1998
Deadly Arts Konami September 1998
Diddy Kong Racing Nintendo November 1997
Doom 64 Midway April 1997
Dr Mario Nintendo April 2001
Excitebike 64 Nintendo May 2000
Extreme G Acclaim October 1997
Extreme G II Acclaim November 1998
F-Zero X Nintendo October 1998
Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko Eidos Interactive October 1999
GEX 64: Enter the Gecko Midway August 1998
Glover Hasbro Interactive November 1998
GoldenEye 007 Nintendo August 1997
Hexen GT Interactive June 1997
Iggy's Reckin Balls Acclaim August 1998
Jet Force Gemini Nintendo October 1999
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Nintendo June 2000
Lode Runner 3D Infogrames March 1999
Mario Kart 64 Nintendo February 1997
Mischief Makers Nintendo September 1997
Nightmare Creatures Activision November 1998
Offroad Challenge Midway June 1998
Paperboy 64 Mindscape October 1999
Perfect Dark Nintendo May 2000
Quake 64 Midway March 1998
Quake II Activision June 1999
Rampage 2: Universal Tour Midway March 1999
Rampage World Tour Midway March 1998
Resident Evil 2 Capcom November 1999
Re-Volt Acclaim August 1999
Ridge Racer 64 Nintendo February 2000
Robotron 64 Crave Entertainment January 1998
Rocket: Robot on Wheels Ubi Soft November 1999
Shadow Man Acclaim August 1999
Snowboard Kids 2 Atlus Software March 1999
Snowboard Kids Atlus Software February 1998
Space Invaders Activision December 1999
Space Station: Silicon Valley Take 2 Interactive October 1998
Star Fox 64 Nintendo June 1997
Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth Electro Brain December 1998
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Nintendo December 1998
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Nintendo December 1996
Super Mario 64 Nintendo September 1996
Super Smash Brothers Nintendo April 1999
Tetrisphere Nintendo August 1997
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo October 2000
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo November 1998
Top Gear Hyper-Bike Kemco March 2000
Top Gear Overdrive Kemco November 1998
Top Gear Rally 2 EA Sports December 1999
Top Gear Rally Midway October 1997
Tranformers Beast Wars: Transmetals Bay Area Multimedia November 2000
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Acclaim December 1998
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion Acclain August 2000
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Acclaim February 1997
Turok: Rage Wars Acclaim November 1999
Wave Race 64 Kawasaki Jet Ski Nintendo November 1996
Wetrix Ocean June 1998

Edit:  JP Releases that look interesting:

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Sin and Punishment

Ashley Winchester Nov 19, 2016

Jodo Kast wrote:

I take that as a challenge, so let's see if I can find at least 20 I like or want to try

See, you kind of defeated the point being made with the italicized segment. I didn't say like to try, I said like and/or implied worth buying the system for.

After you're done playing all those games I'd like to see what's left.

vert1 Nov 19, 2016 (edited Jan 13, 2017)

You probably will like the sidescroller Goemon game.

Add Hybrid Heaven, Buck Bumble, and Custom Robo 64. Also, if possible, the Expansion kit for F-Zero X.

brandonk Nov 19, 2016

This is an excellent thread - appreciate the recommendations - there is something to be said about a tasteful collection of games, vs an entire library.   

an RGB modded N64 is a future purchase for sure...

Jodo Kast Nov 20, 2016

Ashley Winchester wrote:
Jodo Kast wrote:

I take that as a challenge, so let's see if I can find at least 20 I like or want to try

See, you kind of defeated the point being made with the italicized segment. I didn't say like to try, I said like and/or implied worth buying the system for.

After you're done playing all those games I'd like to see what's left.

Of course, we'll see what happens once I get through that list. And then there's The Others - The Hacks. I haven't even started the process of patching ROMs with hacks and checking those out. SM64 alone is going to keep me quite busy - http://www.romhacking.net/?page=hacks&g … ksearch=Go

Jodo Kast Nov 20, 2016

brandonk wrote:

This is an excellent thread - appreciate the recommendations - there is something to be said about a tasteful collection of games, vs an entire library.   

an RGB modded N64 is a future purchase for sure...

Thanks. I don't understand people that load up their Everdrives with every ROM for a console. I only want the ROMs for games that I actually like to play, with the exception of NES abominations. I do like to test out many of the NES games that the AVGN tore apart in his videos.

Jodo Kast Nov 20, 2016

vert1 wrote:

You probably will like the sidescroller Goemon game.

Add Hybrid Heaven, Buck Bumble, and Custom Robo 64. Also, if possible the Expansion kit for F-Zero X.

Ok, I'll add those. I also need to add Winback. I didn't grab any DD ROMs, but I guess I'll get them in the off chance that they run.

vert1 Jan 2, 2017 (edited Jan 4, 2017)

This thread has me thinking of who I would place as the best third-party company on N64. Right now I'm leaning towards Ubisoft for Buck Bumble and Rayman 2.

edit: Winback is pretty cool so far. (I went out and bought it after you mentioned it.) It's got a red gun laser pointer, it lets you roll similarly to how you long jump in Super Mario 64, and the music perfectly sets the mood of covert action. Going in and out of cover isn't as seamless as I want it to be. I'm curious how the multi-player holds up.

vert1 Jun 17, 2017 (edited Jun 17, 2017)

It's been a couple of months--you play any of em?

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