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Nintendo 64 System - Video Game Console

Platform : Nintendo 64
Rated: Everyone
3.9 out of 5 stars 665 customer reviews

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Nintendo first dabbled in video games during the industry's early years of the mid-'70s. Generations of successful gaming console releases through the years led to the much-hyped 1996 launch of Nintendo 64, a system that represented a giant evolutionary leap in video game technology. Within the first three days of launch, hundreds of thousands of gamers hunkered down with Mario 64, considered by many to be one of the greatest video games ever created. Even today, the system's excellent design continues to host an ever-expanding library of breakthrough games.

Nintendo 64's popularity among younger gamers is no surprise. Well-respected games featuring such long-lived and much-loved personalities as Mario (of arcade classic Donkey Kong fame), Zelda, and Banjo-Kazooie are easy to learn and offer enormous replay value. But times are a' changin' and the system's ever-growing library of titles has expanded into every genre of games imaginable, including games better-suited for older gamers. In fact, some of the most acclaimed--in some cases, groundbreaking--games available on any platform today are packed onto N64's old-school cartridges.

Under the system's hood, its appeal to the young certainly didn't produce a less mature gaming machine. On the contrary, the 64-bit system boasts impressive graphics, stereo sound, and numerous accessory enhancements, including a high-resolution pack that boosts graphics to awe-inspiring resolutions.

Start your library with Goldeneye 007, Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, and Star Wars: Episode One Racer--these titles represent a decent start to any N64 cartridge library.

With the recent launch of Sega's Dreamcast system, Nintendo 64 is being left behind as the leader in video game technology. And with newer game systems featuring CD-based games, the system's expensive cartridge format is proving itself an archaic and unconventional storage format. But, at a sub-$100 recommended retail price, innovative accessory enhancements and a great library of games keep the system's rabid fan base satisfied, if not eager for Nintendo's next evolutionary step. --Eric Twelker


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ASIN B00002DHEV
Release date September 29, 1996
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3.9 out of 5 stars 665 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #369 in videogames
#1 in Video Games > More Systems > Nintendo 64 > Consoles
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Product Dimensions 12 x 12 x 20 inches
Media: Video Game

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I missed a couple of generations of consoles during late high school and college, so now I'm catching up. I bought this as a Valentine's gift for my husband specifically so we could play Smash Bros. (since that's how we spent many nights in college), and it's as fun now as it was then. I have very little to say against Nintendo in general, and this is no exception; it's a great console with some great games available.
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The Nintendo 64 in my opinion was the best console Nintendo ever made(and yes I did own a SNES for a very long time untill it died on me)and it is in my mind better then the nintendo gamecube. The console came out around 1996 and launched some amazing games that I'm going to get into in just abit but first let me say that this is also one of my favorite consoles, it had great games, the quality and quantity were magneficent and just about everything about this console is great now how does it sum up?

Sound-Some good some bad but in the end it was acctually far more worse then the Playstation(the first of course)which was such a huge let down for some of the Nintendo fans, I mean I'll be honest it was so mushy in some games it's not even funny! It's a shame cause most of the sound is what brings scores down for games in the gaming industry(seriously it does)but for me the amazing games just make up for it

Graphics-Um........were all of you as shocked as I was when we saw Mario in a full 3d world? If your answe was yes then you are correct, the visuals in N64 were far more superior then the Playstaion and put out some of the best looking vidoe games of it's time(and to me some games that are still good looking to this day). The visuals were just jaw dropping, awe and looks of amazement for me. Simply put...Nintendo scored big time in the graphics departure. It broke out of the 2d cartoony look and braught us new and exciting/pretty looking games of 96 to 2000.

Memory Card-I can't say much other then like the Dreamcast VMU, the memory card with Rumble pack was just awesome...Nuff said

Games- Where the heck do I start? The games for the Nintendo 64 were some of the best games ever created on a console.
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I bought this product a couple month prior to use as a birthday gift. My girl friend was so excited when she saw it. But I was unable to get it to work with any of the tv's we had, including one older model. I thought it may be due to compatibility issues, so I went to the goodwell and bought another older tv. The product would turn on but it still wouldn't work with the new tv. I tested the tv and it worked fine with other systems, and an antenna. So I contacted the seller. This is what I got in response

"Im really sorry that the item is not working out for you but i know that the system was working 100% fine before it was shipped to you if you woild have requested a refund i would have been able to possibly help you but unfortunately you are outside of the return policy at this time therefore i cant really help you out im so sorry for that "

So I wrote him back explaining that it was a present and hadn't been used. I also asked for any advice in how to repair it if he would not take it back. I never received another response. Though I can see how it may have been damaged during shipping, due to the fact that it was sent wrapped in news paper in an old beat up shoe box taped together.

Personally I found that " DawgFrankDizzl85" was completely unprofessional, and would encourage others to look at other options prior to his equipment
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This is great gaming at its core. Its simplicity and all-around great design is great on the eyes. The games that it holds are some of the best that have ever been created. Controller is comfortable and easy to get used to. (And it's incredibly unique) What I noticed right away and actually frogot about as a kid is that when you press power, the game starts right up. There are no menus on the console. It's not an entertainment system; it's a gaming console exclusively. If you like quick start-ups, no loading screens, and pretty graphics, then pick one of these up. They're classic and hard to find for a good price. And the games are also hard to find for good prices, too. Definitely worth some money, though because this is the pinnacle of gaming systems.
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This system is as good as any system out today. But that's if you are judging it by its games. The games are great! You can buy games from the mario and sonic series AS WELL as games about sports, starfox, and star wars. However, as fun and enjoyable these games are, you can't expect to play them with good graphics or online capabilities. But it still has the best graphics of its time. Also, since online capabilities for video games were "unheard of" in the mid-90s you can't blame the system for not having them. Overall, it is a great, fun, and durable system and is worth every one of its "five stars."
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By A Customer on December 8, 1999
For all those people looking for the honest reviews of the N64, then here it is. The N64 has boasted some of the best graphics for a home console (now passed by Dreamcast)since the Playstation was released. And if you know the game industry, you know that PS and N64 have been at each others necks since N64's release. The quality of games that PSX boasts are true, but that dosn't mean that the N64 dosn't have any of there own. Zelda, Mario, Banjo-Kazooie, Mario Kart, Goldeneye, Rouge Squadron, 1080 snowboarding, Turok 1 & 2, Star Fox, Episode 1: Racer, Shadows of the Empire, F-Zero X, DK64, Super Smash Brothers.... I could go on. All these games have some of the best game value on the market now, and can still hold there own. Now, the actual power of this sytem, now that it's been passed by Dreamcast, can still be qualified as one of the best home consoles. Going with Nintendo, for my family, has never been a wrong move. We love every second of it. Congrats Nintendo.
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