Category Archives: N64

The translation of the title is a tricky one. Tsuwamono (ツワモノ) strictly translates to “soldier” but from what I can tell, it’s also slang that in this context means something like a “strong or stubborn player”. Anyway, this is another Mahjong game on…

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Nintendo have a long history with Hanafua – they produced cards long, long before video games existed. While it doesn’t directly link to this game, it’s still worth noting. Hanafua is a set-matching card game where you are trying to build “seasons” of…

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Earthworm Jim is known mainly for his two mediocre 2D platformers on the Mega Drive/SNES. These were both elevated due to their style and sense of humour, with lots of new stuff happening all the time. A completely new team handled his jump…

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The Supercross series had been released on PlayStation for a while, with this being the first one to make its way to the N64. Even so, out of all the games I’ve played before (including multiple ports of PS1 games), this is the…

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Resident Evil 2 was originally a game with the PlayStation in mind. It came on two discs, with heavy usage of large textures and full motion video. So it’s a marvel that Angel Studios, with help from multiple Capcom teams and Factor 5…

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Sometimes a poor choice in name can give the wrong impression and can lead to your game being forgotten. On Wikipedia, the N64 Paperboy game is buried as a footnote for the original Paperboy. Even though it shares the same name, it’s a…

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With how both Rayman 2 and Tonic Trouble were developed by UbiSoft and released so close to each other, it’s amazing how different they are in terms of quality. It seems like the Tonic Trouble team spoke about everything they had trouble with…

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Another average sports game. This one doesn’t do much to improve the gameplay of the previous year, and the CPU is far too perfect at the game, being amazing at both offense and defence while you struggle with both. It feels slow, clunky…

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Super Robot Wars is a series of turn-based tactical games very similar to Advance Wars (or Famicom Wars, as it was originally called). It’s a kind of game that I’m awful at, even when I can read all the stats and options. As…

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8% is the lowest review score N64 Magazine ever gave, and it went to Carmageddon 64. It’s a bit of a shame, as the concept could lead to a good game, but the N64 version itself has lots of its own particular issues.…

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