Tag Archives: shooter

Riqa was a game that was shrouded in mystery for quite a while. It was one of Bits Studios three big N64 projects. The other two – Die Hard and Thieves World – both ended up being relaunched into GameCube projects, while Riqa…

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Following up from GoldenEye was a big task, but Rare decided that the best course of action was to come up with a brand new game using the same formula instead of sticking to the Bond license. And they nailed it. Perfect Dark…

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Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs is a sort of port of the 1998 PC game Battlezone. It’s a hybrid of a vehicle-based first person shooter and a real time strategy, a very ambitious kind of game to port to the N64. However,…

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John Romero’s Daikatana was supposed to be the next biggest thing in video games. A new, much more cinematic first person shooter from the creator of DOOM and Quake, without any higher ups getting in the way of his creative vision. This was…

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After a good relationship with Nintendo for their SNES and Game Boy games, Bits studios put a ton of faith into the Nintendo 64, planning three massive games for the system: Riqa, Muzzle Velocity and Thieves World, with the 64DD as a big…

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For starters, I do like how they used “2064” to mark this as an N64 name, it feels much more natural like that. I didn’t even notice what the game was doing with the name to start with. Viewpoint 2064 is a sequel…

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When Starship Troopers became a big hit, Acclaim wanted to cash in on its success. Instead of trying to work out a licensing deal, they looked at their comic catalogue and realised one of them was a sci-fi marine comic. The comic didn’t…

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Like Paperboy, this is another sequel to a classic game that annoyingly just uses the original name – although in this case it’s only outside of Japan, as it was called Space Invaders X (on other platforms, the N64 version wasn’t released there).…

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While there were some games based on Tom Clancy’s work before this, Rainbow Six was the first major* game that used his name as a brand name. Published by Red Storm Entertainment (who were bought out by UbiSoft a few years later), this…

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Jet Force Gemini was a game I loved as a kid, yet was never able to fully complete. I loved it when I played it again on Rare Replay a few years ago and I still love it now. I played the Rare…

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