Category Archives: N64

This expansion to Doshin the Giant is truly bizarre. Essentially, it’s just a list of challenges for the first Doshin game, but the way it’s presented, and the disk swapping itself, is really quite strange. None of the stuff in this expansion was…

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The first – and last – third party game on the 64DD, made by Media Factory. It was available for sale for only two weeks from Nintendo of Japan’s website, with estimated sales between 3,000 and 10,000 copies. The gameplay feels like a…

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The Excite games are known for being a bit arcadey and a bit silly, but Excitebike 64 takes a different approach, being a much more serious game, complete with sponsorship deals with makers of Motorcycles and motorcycle equipment. That said, the original Excitebike…

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Another year, another Power Pros. This time they’ve ditched numbering the sequels in their own way and are doing the standard sports thing of naming it after the year. It mostly feels the same, although fielding feels and looks more natural. It has…

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The fourth N64 bass fishing game that I’ve covered, and it seems to be the most basic so far. Instead of being able to feely explore the lakes, you pick points from a menu, where the area is a flat water texture, a…

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The development of Majora’s Mask was a mess. Nintendo knew they wanted to build upon all the work they did on Ocarina of Time, but the main people involved had different ideas. Shigeru Miyamoto originally planned for a 64DD expansion that reworked the…

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One of the big possibilities for the 64DD was the ability to add new content to games. Each time the device got delayed, more and more of these plans were shifted, either being abandoned, reworked into the original game before release or transformed…

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Rat Attack! is a very simple game. It’s a traditional arcade-style game where you control a cat and draw boxes to capture rats before dropping them off in a trap. After collecting so many, it’s off to the next level to do the…

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Rantarō the Ninja Boy is a Japanese anime about a young ninja. The N64 game is a collection of simple puzzle games where you have to create pictures of animals and characters from the show, with three modes. The main one is a…

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The last Mahjong game released on the N64 console, and this one has quite a nice presentation, with 3D graphics and your opponents standing around a table. It features a cast of characters to play against and a campaign mode to work through…

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