Items tagged with nintendo 64

Nintendo announced it is expanding its online service for its Switch console, with a new membership plan arriving in about a month from now. Unveiled during the latest Nintendo Direct event, the upgraded plan (or add-on, really) will open up access to a collection of Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games, in addition to the current catalog of NES titles. It's not yet clear how much the upgraded subscription tier will cost. As things stand, a Nintendo Switch Online membership runs $3.99 per month, with discounted pricing for longer commitments—$7.99 for three months and $19.99 for 12 months. There's also a family membership plan that runs $34.99 per year, for groups of up to eight people. It's... Read more...
Would you like to be able to play classic Nintendo 64 games on your Nintendo Switch? This may be possible sooner than you think. Insiders claim that Nintendo 64 games will soon be available through a higher-priced Nintendo Switch Online subscription. Insider “NateDrake” claims that Nintendo 64 games will be added to Switch Online. This rumor is also separately supported by Eurogamer. Both claim that these games will only be available through a more expensive subscription. NateDrake remarked, “I'd come in at $30 a year, $35 would be the ceiling, any more than that I think Nintendo would be really pushing things.” A current Nintendo Switch Online subscription costs... Read more...
When an extremely copy of The Legend of Zelda fetched a whopping $870,000 at auction last week, it set a record for the highest price every paid for a video game. This led us to wonder what would eventually dethrone it, and we did not have to wait long for an answer—a near-immaculate copy of Super Mario 64 just sold at auction for $1.56 million. For any old school basketball fans out there, we're reminded of the time Kevin McHale set a scoring record for the Boston Celtics when he dropped 56 points in a game against the Detroit Pistons, way back in 1985. Not to be outdone, Larry Bird reclaimed the record just nine days later, when he went on a scoring barrage against the Atlanta Hawks,... Read more...
If you ever owned a Nintendo GameCube console, you probably played Star Fox Adventures, a launch title that raked in tens of millions of dollars in the United States alone. The game's roots, however, trace back to a title called Dinosaur Planet, a 3D action-adventure title that developer Rare had intended to launch on the Nintendo 64 game console. It never came out in its original form, but a playable build has leaked to the web. Perhaps somewhere in an alternate universe, Dinosaur Planet launched as Rare's final game for the Nintendo 64, utilizing the system's Expansion Pak, which effectively doubled the console's main system memory from 4MB to 8MB. And in that alternate universe, it shipped... Read more...
Over the weekend, we got out first glimpse at the Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) remaster of the classic (and game changing) GoldenEye 007. GoldenEye 007 was originally released for the Nintendo 64 console back in 1997 and quickly became one of the platform's most popular games. A 2-hour walkthrough of the game was posted to YouTube showing the game running with vastly improved graphics at 4K resolution and 60 fps. The remaster was originally developed back in 2007 by Rare, but it was cancelled due the sheer number of parties involved with licensing and copyright matters. “The main reason it didn’t happen was because there were too many stakeholders,” said GoldenEye composer Grant... Read more...
Released way back in 1996 (the year I graduated high school), the Nintendo 64 would go on sell nearly 33 million units, outpacing its predecessor, the GameCube, but more than 11 million units. It was a hit, and it spawned some fun games for its era. Now over two decades later, a modder has laid claim to constructing the world's smallest Nintendo 64 portable game console. Overall, the finished product is about the size of a Nintendo 64 cartridge, just a little taller and a thicker, because there has to be a place to insert the cartridges. That's right, this is an actual original game console that has been meticulously carved and modded, and not something built around emulation—there's no... Read more...
The original Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System, released in 1985, is about as iconic as a video game could possibly get. The history of Mario has been retold a countless number of times, but when you sit back and look at the past 33 years of the mustached character, the amount of progress we've made is really breathtaking. Today, games are hyper-realistic at times, and the capabilities are only going to improve as time goes on. New games obviously stomp older ones when it comes to the graphics department, but not always where gameplay is concerned. Sometimes, simpler is best, and that's exactly why a game like Super Mario Bros. continues to be so admired, despite being well... Read more...
Back in late September, a trademark filing with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) was "registered and published" for the Nintendo 64 Classic. Included in the filing was a line drawing of a Nintendo 64 controller, which was penned in the same style as previous filings for the already released NES Classic and SNES Classic. Today, we're receiving further evidence of the looming release of Nintendo 64 Classic. Spanish Twitter user Nacho & Pistacho has posted what he claims to be images of the unreleased miniature console, which were reportedly obtained from an unnamed source with close ties to Nintendo. As with the previous NES Classic and SNES Classic releases,... Read more...
We are living in the heyday of retro gaming today. You have many current (and future) options to play all of the games that defined your childhood (or adulthood) on miniature versions of the original consoles. Nintendo started the "mini console" segment with the Nintendo Classic Edition and later followed that up with the SNES Classic Edition. Sony has stepped into the retro segment with its recently announced PlayStation Classic packing 20 games and style almost identical to the original, albeit on a smaller scale. Nintendo has been good for one classic edition console per calendar year with last year's offering being the SNES Classic Edition. A new EU filing hints that Nintendo is preparing... Read more...
If you owned a Nintendo 64 game console, then there's a good chance you also played GoldenEye 007, one of the most popular games of its time and still a title that gamers look back fondly on. In a couple of days, it will have been 25 years since it first came out. As that day approaches, the game's developers have a revelation to make—if you played as Oddjob, you kind of cheated. Karl Hilton, the game's lead environment artist, and Mark Edmons, gameplay and engine programmer for GoldenEye 007, stated as much in an interview with MEL Magazine. Both acknowledged the inherent advantage of paying with Oddjob, which you probably always suspected, even if you were loathe to admit it. The thing... Read more...