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Nice upgrade, but not anything hugely innovative.
on June 15, 2000
I have been a Nintendo fan for many years, and so naturally I own the Nintendo 64. Recently, this "Expansion Pak" was released to improve the quality of games, so I bought that too (after searching for it for months, when it was sold out everywhere). My overall opinion of it: mixed.
You see, this product isn't really a huge innovation. It allows for a better picture with a higher resolution, and allows for some extra data to be accessed, though it doesn't do much more. It doesn't greatly enhance any game you use it on- it just updates it a little. It is nice, though, to have graphics that aren't quite as blurry.
Earlier on, when this was first coming out, I might not have advised you to buy it (back then, it wasn't that important). Now many games being released require that you have an expansion pak, you can't play the game. Therefore, for a serious gamer, or even a casual gamer, this is a must-buy-item. I would suggest, though, killing two birds with one stone and getting the expansion pak with Donkey Kong 64, which is a great Nintendo game.