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Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64 Logo.svg
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Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Video game console
Generation Fifth generation
Retail availability JP June 23, 1996[1]
NA September 26, 1996[1]
PAL March 1, 1997[1]
Discontinued JP December 20, 2001
PAL January 16, 2001
NA August 20, 2002
Units sold Worldwide: 32.93 million[2]
Media ROM cartridge
CPU 93.75 MHz NEC VR4300
Storage capacity Cartridge battery, Controller Pak
Graphics 62.5 MHz SGI RCP
Controller input Nintendo 64 controllers
Online services RANDnetDD (Japan only)
Best-selling game Super Mario 64, 11 million (as of May 21, 2003)[3]
Predecessor Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Successor Nintendo GameCube
.The Nintendo 64 (ニンテンドウ64 Nintendō Roku Jū Yon?, NINTENDO64), often abbreviated as N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console for the international market.^ Nintendo 64 (N64) classic, retro, vintage and old video games for sale .
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^ Check out the Nintendo 64 (N64) video games console section for N64 video game systems, controllers and accessories.
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^ Latest game cheats for Nintendo 64 .
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.Named for its 64-bit CPU, it was released on June 1996 in Japan, September 1996 in North America, March 1997 in Europe and Australia, September 1997 in France and December 1997 in Brazil.^ The N64 was released on June 23 , 1996 in Japan , September 29 , 1996 in North America and Puerto Rico , March 1 , 1997 in Europe / Australia and September 1 , 1997 in France .
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ On September 29, 1996, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64 in the U.S. and Canada , and it too was a success.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ In 1996, Pocket Monsters (known as " Pokémon " in the North America and Europe) was released in Japan to a huge following.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.It is Nintendo's last home console to use Game Paks to store games (Nintendo switched to a MiniDVD-based format for the Nintendo GameCube, then to standard DVD-sized discs for the Wii); handhelds in the Game Boy line, however, continued to use Game Paks.^ The successor to the GameCube, Wii uses "12 cm optical discs" for storage, which are just encrypted DVDs, thus making it the first Nintendo console to use a standardized storage format.
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It was Nintendo's third game console, and the first one on the market with a fully 64-bit CPU. (The Atari Jaguar, though advertised as 64-bit, had a 16-bit main processor.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ In 2001, the Nintendo 64 was replaced by the disc-based Nintendo GameCube , although even with this system they refused to use mainstream CD / DVD technology, opting for the DVD-based but incompatible GameCube Optical Disc , which is much smaller than standard-sized CD/DVD media.
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.It was discontinued in 2001 in Japan, North America and PAL regions by the launch of the GameCube.^ The N64 was released on June 23 , 1996 in Japan , September 29 , 1996 in North America and Puerto Rico , March 1 , 1997 in Europe / Australia and September 1 , 1997 in France .
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ The Nintendo 64 had over 418 games during its existence, 297 released in North America[ 1 ], 95 Japan exclusives and 5 European exclusives.
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ It was released with only two launch games in Japan and North America ( Super Mario 64 and PilotWings 64 ) while the PAL region had a third launch title in the form of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (which was released earlier in the other markets).
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.The N64 was released with two launch games, Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64, and a third in Japan, Saikyō Habu Shōgi.^ Super Mario 64 .
  • Nintendo 64 games on Virtual Console for Wii 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: General]
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]
  • Nintendo 64 - /v/'s Recommended Games Wiki 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vsrecommendedgames.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Mario Kart 64 was my first N64 game.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Super Mario 64 Questions .
  • Super Mario 64 Questions and Answers, Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: General]

.The N64's suggested retail price was US$199 at its launch and it was later marketed with the slogan "Get N, or get Out!".[4] The N64 sold 32.93 million units worldwide.^ Later, Super Mario Land was also released for the Game Boy, which sold 14 million copies worldwide.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ This caused the price of most N64 games to be in the $50-70 range as opposed to the $30-50 range that PSX and Saturn games sold for.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ Right now, the CD64 is unique in that it is the only N64 backup unit still being sold and supported.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

The console was released in at least eight variants with different colors and sizes. An assortment of limited edition controllers were sold or used as contest prizes during the N64's lifespan.
.Of the consoles in the fifth generation, the Nintendo 64 was the last contender and the most technologically-advanced; however, its storage medium had limitations which harmed the console's market competitiveness.^ General Nintendo 64 .
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^ Nintendo 64 Black Console .
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^ Most Popular Nintendo 64 Games .
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.A significant limitation was the small capacity and high production expense of cartridge-based media instead of the Compact Disc format used by competitors.^ The N64 is an interesting machine because it is the most powerful console that is based on cartridge format.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ However, ROM chips used in cartridges are quite a bit more expensive than CD-ROM discs.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ Using these groups, Yamauchi hoped Nintendo would produce a small number of high quality games rather than a large number of average quality games.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.The limited capacity forced game designers to struggle with fitting game content into a constrained space, though the faster access time of the cartridge medium offered advantages over Compact Disc media.^ The 2D side-scrolling racer, while simplistic in design, was one of the very best games the system had to offer thanks to clever and addictive gameplay mechanics that did their best to mimic reality despite the limits of the technology.
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^ There has yet to be a game that would force us to stay up all night playing well into the next day.
  • GoldenEye Multiplayer Reviews for the N64 / Nintendo 64 Game 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.goldeneyeforever.com [Source type: General]

^ The hardware cheat devices for N64 come in the form of a cartridge which plugs into the N64, allowing a game cartridge to connect to the top of it.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Another technical drawback was a limited texture cache, which could only hold textures of small dimensions and reduced color depth, which had to be stretched to cover larger in-game surfaces.^ Pick up another hat (only one so you do not end up holding it in your hand) and the condor will not swoop on you anymore.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ You could have a large filesystem in ROM, but only a small portion would be cached in RAM. Exaggerating this problem is the fact that MIPS binaries are quite large, even though we don't use 64-bit pointers on the N64.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ Until E3 2006, only a small amount was known about the Wii's games lineup.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

Contents

History

.The N64 owes its existence to Silicon Graphics (SGI) and MIPS Technologies, who were responsible for the R4300i microprocessor and the 3D graphics hardware used in the N64. SGI had recently acquired MIPS Computer Systems, and the two worked together to create a low-cost real-time 3D graphics system.^ Rare has produced the best graphics on the N64, and will continue to do so until the system's death.
  • Nintendo 64Mailbag -February 23, 1999 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ With a dvd dvd player investment two hours and let people use these on has to support systems with the pistons in the two oh cool.
  • Revision3 > Systm > Episode 80: DIY Portable Nintendo 64 - Hack, diy, Nintendo 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC revision3.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The graphics are bland and the mix of sprites and true 3D really doesn't work, meaning that the karts never seem to be properly part of the screen.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The SGI project was originally offered to Thomas Kalinske, then CEO of Sega of America, by James H. Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics. Sega of Japan's evaluation of the early prototype uncovered several unresolved hardware-issues and deficiencies. .They were subsequently resolved; but not before Sega had already decided against SGI's design.^ They changed this rule during the Super NES era, allowing Sega to start a massive console war against Nintendo with the Sega Genesis and Game Gear .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[5] .In August of 1993, Nintendo expressed interest in SGI's work, and "Project Reality" was born.^ Nintendo used the code names Project Reality and Ultra 64 prior to the system's actual release, and these names are still used by some people.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ In 1993, Nintendo announced plans to develop a new 64-bit console codenamed Project Reality that would be capable of rendering fully 3D environments and characters.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ If you are interested in contributing to the project, please let us know what section of the project you are interested in working on (although you will not be limited by this), and your relevant programming experience.
  • The Emulation64 Network - NextGen and Retro Emulation News and Support 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC www.emulation64.com [Source type: General]

An official announcement regarding their collaboration was made in October of 1999.[6]
.Nintendo's code name for the N64, "Project Reality",[7] stemmed from the bold belief that the hardware's advanced CGI capabilities would rival supercomputers of the era.^ In 1994, Nintendo also claimed that Project Reality would be renamed Ultra 64 in the US. The Ultra 64 moniker was unveiled in arcades on the Nintendo branded fighting game Killer Instinct and the racing game Cruisin' USA .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo used the code names Project Reality and Ultra 64 prior to the system's actual release, and these names are still used by some people.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ In 1993, Nintendo announced plans to develop a new 64-bit console codenamed Project Reality that would be capable of rendering fully 3D environments and characters.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.The console's design was revealed to the public for the first time in late Spring 1994. In the West, it had been given the name Nintendo Ultra 64. Pictures of the console showed the Nintendo Ultra 64 logo, a ROM cartridge, but no controller.^ Nintendo 64 Black Console .
  • Nintendo 64 Black - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: General]

^ Pros:  Design, Controllers, Light Cons:  Games, Graphics, Colors 01:16 nintendo 64 very fun game system thats old schoolNintendo 64 Console with Two Controllers, Other Systems & Accessories, Video Games & Systems 01:12 Nintendo 64 This is one of the best consoles available, and is now very cheap.
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^ Compare Checked Sort by: Popularity FreakScore Price Name Release Date Showing 1-50 of 103 compare Mario Kart 64 .
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(The final N64 console would retain the shape pictured by the Ultra 64.)
.During this timeframe, Rareware (UK) and Midway (USA) released two arcade titles, Killer Instinct and Cruis'n USA, which claimed to use the Ultra 64 hardware.^ Midway Games — For the arcades, Midway has helped Nintendo with Killer Instinct and the Cruis'n games.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List Complete List of Nintendo 64 (N64) Game Titles Released within the United States .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]

^ It is responsible for such titles as Donkey Kong Country / Land / 64 , GoldenEye 007 , Banjo-Kazooie , Battletoads , Perfect Dark , Jet Force Gemini , Conker's Bad Fur Day , and Killer Instinct .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[8] .Although Killer Instinct did use the same CPU as N64, a MIPS R4300i,[8] neither title were powered by Ultra 64 hardware.^ It is responsible for such titles as Donkey Kong Country / Land / 64 , GoldenEye 007 , Banjo-Kazooie , Battletoads , Perfect Dark , Jet Force Gemini , Conker's Bad Fur Day , and Killer Instinct .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ In 1994, Nintendo also claimed that Project Reality would be renamed Ultra 64 in the US. The Ultra 64 moniker was unveiled in arcades on the Nintendo branded fighting game Killer Instinct and the racing game Cruisin' USA .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo used the code names Project Reality and Ultra 64 prior to the system's actual release, and these names are still used by some people.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Killer Instinct featured pre-rendered character artwork, and CG movie backgrounds that were streamed off the hard drive[9] and animated as the characters moved horizontally.^ It's like one of those Rare games on SNES (Killer Instinct, DKC) or like in Killer Instinct Gold when the backrounds were in full 3D, but the characters are still sprites.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite concerns over FMV and the inclusion of pre-rendered backgrounds, the N64 version turned out to be a competent, and in some areas, superior version to the Playstation classic.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The completed N64 was fully unveiled in a playable form to the public on November 24, 1995, at the 7th Annual Shoshinkai Software Exhibition in Japan. .Nintendo's next-generation console was introduced as the "Nintendo 64", contrary to speculation that it would be called "Ultra Famicom".[10] Photos of the event were disseminated on the web by Game Zero magazine two days later.^ Nintendo 64 Black Console .
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^ Latest game cheats for Nintendo 64 .
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^ Top Nintendo 64 game cheats .
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[11] .Official coverage by Nintendo followed later via the Nintendo Power website and print magazine.^ In 1988, Nintendo of America unveiled Nintendo Power , a monthly news and strategy magazine from Nintendo that served to advertise new games.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Howard Philips — Creator of Nintendo Power magazine.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo Japan Nintendo of America Nintendo Europe Nintendo Australia Nintendo of Canada The Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Due to delays announced by Nintendo, the Ultra 64 did not reach the North American market until September 1996.[12] By this time, Nintendo had adopted a new global branding strategy, assigning the console the same name for all markets, the Nintendo 64. The word "Ultra" had already been trademarked by Konami, for its Ultra Games division, leading Nintendo to drop "Ultra" from the console's name.^ Nintendo 64 Black Console .
  • Nintendo 64 Black - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: General]

^ Latest game cheats for Nintendo 64 .
  • Zelda 64: Ocarina of Time Cheats - Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.askcheats.com [Source type: General]

^ Top Nintendo 64 game cheats .
  • Zelda 64: Ocarina of Time Cheats - Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.askcheats.com [Source type: General]

Despite the name change, the official prefix for the Nintendo 64's model numbering scheme is "NUS-", a reference to the console's original name, "Nintendo Ultra Sixty-Four".[13] The console was finally released in Japan on June 23, 1996,[1] but the PAL introduction was further delayed, finally being released in Europe on March 1, 1997.[1]

Sales

.The North American version of the Nintendo 64 officially launched on September 26, 1996 with 500,000 units sold in the first four months.^ Launch title for the Nintendo 64.

^ On September 29, 1996, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64 in the U.S. and Canada , and it too was a success.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ It was Nintendo's third game console, and the first one on the market with a fully 64-bit CPU. (The Atari Jaguar, though advertised as 64-bit, had a 16-bit main processor.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

[14] .Benimaru Itō, a developer for EarthBound 64 and friend of Shigeru Miyamoto, speculated in 1997 that the N64's lower popularity in Japan was due to the lack of role-playing video games.^ Fantastic game on the N64 when i played it.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ N64 Nintendo 64 Video Game .
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^ Shigeru Miyamoto — Nintendo's chief designer and video game producer.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[15] .As of December 31, 2009, the N64 had sold 5.54 million units in Japan, 20.63 million in the Americas, and 6.75 million in other regions, for a total of 32.93 million units.^ N64 Gamer 27 Apr 2009, 20:59 BST .
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ferret75 31 Jan 2009, 20:02 GMT .
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^ On June 23, 1996, the Nintendo 64 (N64) was released in Japan and became a huge hit, selling over 500,000 units on the first day of its release.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[2]
.The system was frequently marketed as the world's first 64-bit gaming system.^ It was Nintendo's third game console, and the first one on the market with a fully 64-bit CPU. (The Atari Jaguar, though advertised as 64-bit, had a 16-bit main processor.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ We already could see the first world in our game using Bottle Rocket, A cheerful level full of color (on the level of the Green Hill Zone in Sonic games).
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^ Check out the Nintendo 64 (N64) video games console section for N64 video game systems, controllers and accessories.
  • Nintendo 64 (N64) classic retro video games for sale 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.retroscene.co.uk [Source type: General]

[16] .A few years prior, though, Atari had claimed to have made the first 64-bit game console with their Atari Jaguar.^ It was Nintendo's third game console, and the first one on the market with a fully 64-bit CPU. (The Atari Jaguar, though advertised as 64-bit, had a 16-bit main processor.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ Even though we got the original one some years after it officially came out, I remember so much with this game.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Check out the Nintendo 64 (N64) video games console section for N64 video game systems, controllers and accessories.
  • Nintendo 64 (N64) classic retro video games for sale 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.retroscene.co.uk [Source type: General]

[17] However, the Jaguar actually only used a 64-bit architecture "Object Processor," 64-bit "Blitter," and 64-bit system bus in conjunction with two 32-bit RISC processors (one of which having access to the full 64-bit bus), and a 16/32-bit Motorola 68000.[18]
.Because of the cost of Nintendo 64 cartridges, and limited third-party support, the Nintendo 64 caused Nintendo to lose its leading position in its market share.^ It was Nintendo's third game console, and the first one on the market with a fully 64-bit CPU. (The Atari Jaguar, though advertised as 64-bit, had a 16-bit main processor.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ Those are actually the wire leads that will be going into the Nintendo 64.
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^ What also greatly contributed to the extremely competitive climate that Nintendo was entrenched in was the fact that many third party companies immediately began developing and releasing many of their leading games for Nintendo's competing consoles.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[19]

Hardware

.The standard Nintendo 64 controller has one analog stick, two shoulder buttons, one digital cross pad, six face buttons, a "Start" button and a digital trigger (Z).^ D-Pad or control stick moves (only individual digits are selected).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The hype surrounding RE2 was huge, but it wouldn't be until nearly two years later that Capcom decided to port the PSX hit to the Nintendo 64.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Check out the Nintendo 64 (N64) video games console section for N64 video game systems, controllers and accessories.
  • Nintendo 64 (N64) classic retro video games for sale 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.retroscene.co.uk [Source type: General]

[20]
The Nintendo 64 chipset: CPU, RCP and RDRAM

Central processing unit

.The Nintendo 64's central processing unit (CPU) is the NEC VR4300,[21] a cost-reduced derivative of the 64-bit MIPS Technologies R4300i.^ EarthBound (called " Mother " in Japan) - A cartoony 16-bit RPG. Excitebike - A series that appeared on the NES and Nintendo 64.
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^ Excitebike is one of Nintendo's classic franchises so developer Left Field Studios had a lot to live up to when creating this 64-bit sequel.
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^ Nintendo also touted new "innovative" and "groundbreaking" elements of the Nintendo 64 — such as its four controller ports, an analog stick, 64-bit processor, and online capabilities.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

Built by NEC on a 0.35 µm process, the VR4300 is a RISC 5-stage scalar in-order execution processor, with integrated floating point unit, internal 24 KB direct-mapped[22] L1 cache (16KB for instructions, 8KB for data.) The 4.6 million transistors CPU is cooled passively by an aluminum heatspreader that makes contact with a steel heat sink above.[23]
Clocked at 93.75 MHz, the N64's VR4300 was the most powerful of the competing consoles of its generation.[24] .Except for its narrower 32-bit system bus, the VR4300 retained the computational abilities of the more powerful 64-bit MIPS R4300i,[21] though software rarely took advantage of 64-bit data precision operations.^ Like the cheat devices for most other systems, they come preloaded with many codes and the ability to add more.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The majority of floats that normal users will have to deal with are stored as 32-bit values, however, there are a few games that use 64-bit (double precision).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Search for 0 with the largest search type available in the trainer (32/64-bit recommended).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.N64 game-titles generally used faster (and more compact) 32-bit data-operations,[25] as these were sufficient to generate 3D-scene data for the console's RSP (Reality Signal Processor; see below) unit.^ Check out the Nintendo 64 (N64) video games console section for N64 video game systems, controllers and accessories.
  • Nintendo 64 (N64) classic retro video games for sale 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.retroscene.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Homebrew and Emulation are software thats made using free and legal tools to play on games consoles.
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The game is generally more fun to play and has slightly better graphics, although I must admit that the 2 player is better in Super Mario Kart.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though powerful, the CPU was hindered by a a 250MB/s bus to the system memory; not only that, but in order to access the RAM, the CPU had to go through the RCP (Reality Co-Processor), and could not use DMA to do so (The RCP could).^ Considering the fact that the game is likely to be very draw-intensive (meaning pure polygon power is required rather than more RAM), I'm not sure if the expansion could be used all that effective.
  • Nintendo 64Mailbag -February 23, 1999 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC ign64.ign.com [Source type: General]

^ You can go through the doors to change places, but the only way to get out is to get on the main entrance side and walk through the walls on the sides of the doors or jump over the doors.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ You saw her on three wires on -- and if these hearings through orders but you just code tourism for power grounded hard -- and any action going to need to use that because receptacle if you're gonna build your -- your cases like that you can actually just get the -- coming out of the controller.
  • Revision3 > Systm > Episode 80: DIY Portable Nintendo 64 - Hack, diy, Nintendo 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC revision3.com [Source type: Original source]

This problem is further compounded by the RDRAM's very high access latency.
.Emulators such as UltraHLE and Project64 benefit from the scarcity of 64-bit operations in the game's executable-code, as the emulator is generally hosted on a 32-bit machine architecture.^ They tell the device where to store active codes so that the cheating routines won't interfere with the game's normal operation.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The majority of floats that normal users will have to deal with are stored as 32-bit values, however, there are a few games that use 64-bit (double precision).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Search for 0 with the largest search type available in the trainer (32/64-bit recommended).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These emulators performed most calculations at 32-bit precision, and trapped the few OS subroutines that actually made use of 64-bit instructions.^ Homebrew and Emulation are software thats made using free and legal tools to play on games consoles.
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The majority of floats that normal users will have to deal with are stored as 32-bit values, however, there are a few games that use 64-bit (double precision).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Search for 0 with the largest search type available in the trainer (32/64-bit recommended).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25]

Reality Co-Processor

.Nintendo 64's graphics and audio duties are performed by the 64-bit SGI co-processor, named the "Reality Co-Processor". The RCP is a 62.5 MHz chip split internally into two major components, the "Reality Drawing Processor" (RDP) and the "Reality Signal Processor" (RSP).^ The hype surrounding RE2 was huge, but it wouldn't be until nearly two years later that Capcom decided to port the PSX hit to the Nintendo 64.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then the battery needs to also plug into the Nintendo 64 with just the 7.4 volts.
  • Systm: DIY portable Nintendo 64 video - CNET TV 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC cnettv.cnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Key Features Console Type: Home Console Platform: Nintendo 64 Processor: 93.75 MHz Gaming Type: Multiplayer Gaming See More Features Write a review Email *Required Email .
  • Nintendo 64 Black - Video Game Consoles - Shopping.com 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.shopping.com [Source type: General]

Each area communicates with the other by way of a 128-bit internal data bus that provides 1.0 GB/s bandwidth. The RSP is a MIPS R4000-based 8-bit integer vector processor. It is programmable through microcode, allowing the chip's functions to be significantly altered if necessary, to allow for different types of work, precision, and workloads.[9] The RSP performs transform, clipping and lighting calculations, triangle setup. .The "Reality Display Processor" is primarily the Nintendo 64's Pixel Rasterizer, and also handles the console's Z-Buffer Compute.^ Nintendo used the code names Project Reality and Ultra 64 prior to the system's actual release, and these names are still used by some people.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ In 1993, Nintendo announced plans to develop a new 64-bit console codenamed Project Reality that would be capable of rendering fully 3D environments and characters.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ You could use the -- there's been some pretty cool cases that people have actually taken the actual Nintendo 64 case, with a really cool handle, the whole thing with buttons and screens.
  • Systm: DIY portable Nintendo 64 video - CNET TV 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC cnettv.cnet.com [Source type: Original source]

The RSP was programmable through microcode (µcode).[26] .By altering the microcode run on the device, it could perform different operations, create new effects, and be better tuned for speed or quality; however, Nintendo was unwilling to share the microcode tools with developers[citation needed] until the end of the Nintendo 64's life-cycle.^ The hype surrounding RE2 was huge, but it wouldn't be until nearly two years later that Capcom decided to port the PSX hit to the Nintendo 64.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By the end of the 1980s the courts found Nintendo guilty of anti-trust activities because it had abused its relationship with third-party developers and created a monopoly in the gaming industry by not allowing developers to make games for any other platforms.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo 64 - /v/'s Recommended Games Wiki Wikia Gaming Create a new wiki Log in Create an account /v/'s Recommended Games Wiki Edit this page History Share this article Article Discussion .

.Programming RSP microcode was said to be quite difficult because the Nintendo 64 µcode tools were very basic, with no debugger and poor documentation.^ Nintendo 64 wheel that you need to get what you need to do it basically is the necessity for obviously and you need a little screen that will actually.
  • Revision3 > Systm > Episode 80: DIY Portable Nintendo 64 - Hack, diy, Nintendo 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC revision3.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I’m sure most of the Gamesharks and Action Replays that sold for the Nintendo 64 were because of GoldenEye.
  • GoldenEye Multiplayer Reviews for the N64 / Nintendo 64 Game 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.goldeneyeforever.com [Source type: General]

^ Wave Race 64 (Nintendo) View Image" for full version" /> View Image" for full version" /> Another one of Nintendo's first titles for the Nintendo 64 was one that made quite a splash (pun!
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As a result, it was very easy to make mistakes that would be hard to track down, mistakes that could cause seemingly random bugs or glitches.^ If you make a mistake, you will fall back down.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ This is very hard and frustrating, but will result in a star after he stops complaining that he is late for tea.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

.Some developers noted that the default SGI microcode ("Fast3D") was poorly profiled for use in games (it was too accurate), and performance suffered as a result.^ It should also be noted that several games from video game giant EA are in development, such as Madden 07.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ This trick is used in speed runs and with some practice you can complete the game in 25 minutes.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Having strong support from the gamers and using a game where winning is the result of a player’s skill, intelligence and strategy are both essential for a worthwhile and successful competition.
  • GoldenEye Multiplayer Reviews for the N64 / Nintendo 64 Game 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.goldeneyeforever.com [Source type: General]

.Several companies, such as Factor 5,[27] Boss Game Studios and Rare, were able to write custom microcode that ran their software better than SGI's standard microcode.^ It should also be noted that several games from video game giant EA are in development, such as Madden 07.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Much better than the first game and refines every flaw with Castlevania 64.

^ Game Software Code Creator is slightly more advanced than the N64 utils.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Two of the SGI microcodes

  • Fast3D microcode: < ~100,000 high accuracy polygons per second.
  • Turbo3D microcode: 500,000–600,000 normal accuracy polygons per second. However, due to the graphical degradation, Nintendo discouraged its use.
The RSP also frequently performs audio functions (although the CPU can be tasked with this as well). It can play back most types of audio (dependent on software codecs) including uncompressed PCM, MP3, MIDI, and tracker music. The RSP is capable of a maximum of 100 channels of PCM at a time, but this is with 100% system utilization for audio. .It has a maximum sampling rate of 48 kHz with 16-bit audio; however, storage limitations caused by the cartridge format limited audio size (and thus quality).^ Thus is the cause of another point of anger for many: Majoras Mask has a time limit, but not in the same sense as other games.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[28]
The RDP is the machine's rasterizer and performs the bulk of actual image creation before output to the display. .The Nintendo 64 has a maximum color depth of 16.8 million colors[29] (32,768 on-screen) and can display resolutions of 256 × 224, 320 × 240 and 640 × 480 pixels.^ EarthBound (called " Mother " in Japan) - A cartoony 16-bit RPG. Excitebike - A series that appeared on the NES and Nintendo 64.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ So other than batteries, the other thing you had to dissemble besides the Nintendo 64 and the DVD player was the PS1 screen.
  • Systm: DIY portable Nintendo 64 video - CNET TV 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC cnettv.cnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On September 29, 1996, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64 in the U.S. and Canada , and it too was a success.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[29] The RCP also provides the CPU's access to main system memory via a 250 MB/s bus.[26] .Unfortunately, this link does not allow direct memory access for the CPU. The RCP, like the CPU, is passively cooled by an aluminum heatspreader that makes contact with a steel heat sink above.^ Secret doors My son has gotten 112 stars but would like to know how to access the secret door in the room with the sinking ship painting.
  • Super Mario 64 Questions and Answers, Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ Little like case as he's single and is it out to save space within our own system -- cool so make sure you plug this -- you know it.
  • Revision3 > Systm > Episode 80: DIY Portable Nintendo 64 - Hack, diy, Nintendo 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC revision3.com [Source type: Original source]

Memory

The final major component in the system is the memory, also known as RAM. .The Nintendo 64 was one of the first modern consoles to implement a unified memory subsystem, instead of having separate banks of memory for CPU, audio, and video, for example.^ Nintendo Company, Limited ( Japanese : 任天堂, ニンテンドー Nintendō ) is one of the most powerful companies in the video game industry .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Snowboarding - First appeared on the Nintendo 64, then later appeared on the Nintendo GameCube as 1080° Avalanche .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Mario Kart 64 was one of the earliest hits of the Nintendo 64 and is still considered by many as one of the best episodes of Nintendo's classic kart series.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The memory itself consists of 4 megabyte of RAMBUS RDRAM (expandable to 8 MB with the Expansion Pak) with a 9-bit data bus at 500 MHz providing the system with 562.5 MB/s peak bandwidth.^ Nintendo 64 system w/ Expansion Pak .

^ MB Expansion Pak compatible for optional high-resolution mode.
  • Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64, 2000: items on eBay.com 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC catalog.ebay.com [Source type: General]

.RAMBUS was quite new at the time and offered Nintendo a way to provide a large amount of bandwidth for a relatively low cost.^ For it's time of release it provides more fun today than a ton of new games do today.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1989, Nintendo (which had seen a large amount of success from the Game & Watch ) released the Game Boy (both created by Gunpei Yokoi), along with the accompanying game Tetris (widely considered one of the greatest and most addictive games of all time).
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo will also launch a new service called WiiConnect24, which will offer game updates and downloadable demos for Wii and possibly Nintendo DS even while the machine is powered off.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.The narrow bus makes board design easier and cheaper than the higher width data buses required for high bandwidth out of slower-clocked RAM types (such as VRAM or EDO DRAM); however, RDRAM, at the time, came with a very high access latency, and this caused grief for the game developers because of limited hardware performance.^ The 2D side-scrolling racer, while simplistic in design, was one of the very best games the system had to offer thanks to clever and addictive gameplay mechanics that did their best to mimic reality despite the limits of the technology.
  • Excitebike 64 Nintendo 64, 2000: items on eBay.com 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC catalog.ebay.com [Source type: General]

^ It should also be noted that several games from video game giant EA are in development, such as Madden 07.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ However, it's still loads better than DD. If you do get it you'll need a Classic Controller, as the NGC pads Analogue is far to senstive for this game and powerslides are impossible because of that, you'll be constantly crashing into walls with it.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[30]

Video

.The system provides both composite video[31] and S-Video through the "MULTI OUT" connector on the rear of the system; however, the Nintendo 64 removed certain pin connections for providing RGB video, despite the DAC chip used in early models having the capability built-in.^ Nintendo 64 system .

^ Pikachu Nintendo 64 System .

^ Atomic Blue Nintendo 64 System .

.In most countries the system came bundled with a composite cable (AKA Stereo AV cable) The composite and S-Video cables are the same as those used with the earlier SNES and later GameCube systems.^ This release method would be used on several later Nintendo arcade games of this same period, including the original Mario Bros.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Available to buy separately was a RF modulator and switch set (For connection to older TV's) and a official S-Video cable, although the latter was not sold in stores and could only be ordered direct from Nintendo of America.^ You could buy those at an electronic's store, but what I did was we actually got a DVD player, and the portable DVD players have a little tiny screen which is what we're going to be running on the Nintendo.
  • Systm: DIY portable Nintendo 64 video - CNET TV 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC cnettv.cnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Or could buy those letters on electronic store but what I did is we actually got dvd player.
  • Revision3 > Systm > Episode 80: DIY Portable Nintendo 64 - Hack, diy, Nintendo 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC revision3.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Since we got the power set up on both sides we can just -- let's see, we install our switch for the battery pack that's going to the Nintendo and to the screen.
  • Systm: DIY portable Nintendo 64 video - CNET TV 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC cnettv.cnet.com [Source type: Original source]

[32] .In the United Kingdom, the N64 was shipped with a RF modulator and switch set, but was still fully compatible with the other cables.^ Regarding my other projects, I personaly will continue my fight to conker N64 & DD emulation on the PSP. M64 will still continue but no releases will be made public.
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

Hardware color variations

A Nintendo 64 console and controller in Fire Orange color
The Hey You, Pikachu! special edition Nintendo 64 console with controller and VRU.
.The standard Nintendo 64 is dark gray, nearly black,[33] and the controller is light gray.^ Atomic Black Nintendo 64 System .

^ Note: The second controller must be plugged in before the Nintendo 64 is turned on.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo also touted new "innovative" and "groundbreaking" elements of the Nintendo 64 — such as its four controller ports, an analog stick, 64-bit processor, and online capabilities.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.A Jungle Green colored console was first available with the Donkey Kong 64 bundle.^ Donkey Kong 64 .
  • Top Nintendo 64 Games - Best Nintendo 64 Video Games - Best Nintendo 64 Games - Top Nintendo 64 Video Games 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamespot.com [Source type: General]

^ Donkey kong 64?
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We already could see the first world in our game using Bottle Rocket, A cheerful level full of color (on the level of the Green Hill Zone in Sonic games).
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The Funtastic Series used brightly-colored, translucent plastic with six colors: Fire Orange, Grape (or Atomic) Purple, Ice Blue, Jungle Green, Smoke Gray and Watermelon Red.^ The red green and blue boxes OK...
  • Super Mario 64 Questions and Answers, Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ The red green and blue boxes Ok.
  • Super Mario 64 Questions and Answers, Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: General]

^ The red green and blue boxes Where is the green !
  • Super Mario 64 Questions and Answers, Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.supercheats.com [Source type: General]

[33] .Nintendo released a yellow banana-like Nintendo 64 controller for the debut of Donkey Kong 64 in the United States.^ Donkey Kong 64 .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]

^ Donkey kong 64?
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List Complete List of Nintendo 64 (N64) Game Titles Released within the United States .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]

[34] The Millennium 2000 controller, available exclusively as part of a Nintendo Power promotional contest in the United States, was a silver controller with black buttons. .A gold controller was released in a contest by Nintendo Power magazine as part of a raffle drawing.^ In 1988, Nintendo of America unveiled Nintendo Power , a monthly news and strategy magazine from Nintendo that served to advertise new games.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Howard Philips — Creator of Nintendo Power magazine.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.In late 1997 through 1998, a few gold Nintendo 64 controller packages were released worldwide;[35] in the United Kingdom there was a limited edition GoldenEye 007 console pack which came with a standard gray console and a copy of GoldenEye.^ Later, Super Mario Land was also released for the Game Boy, which sold 14 million copies worldwide.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo used the code names Project Reality and Ultra 64 prior to the system's actual release, and these names are still used by some people.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Game Boy Printer iQue Player – A version of the Nintendo 64, with double the clock speed and downloadable games, released only in the Chinese market.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Also, a limited edition gold controller with a standard gray console were released in Australia and New Zealand in early 1998, endorsed by an advertising campaign which featured footage of N64 games including Top Gear Rally and ended with Australian swimmer Michael Klim wearing the gold controller as a medal around his neck.^ Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List Complete List of Nintendo 64 (N64) Game Titles Released within the United States .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]

^ They never release any thing worth purchasing they release Wii Ware games that I will never download I just want classic N64 games that I loved as a kid but that will never happen.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A new N64 game that doesn't suck is always welcome.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nintendo released a gold controller[36] for the debut of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in Japan.^ Nintendo released the Game Boy Advance in Japan on March 21, 2001.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo's most popular franchises; and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time —widely considered to be one of the best games of all time .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo continued many of their popular franchises on the system, including Mario , The Legend of Zelda , Star Fox , Metroid , and Super Smash Bros.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Soon after, bundle packs of the game, controller, and gold Nintendo 64 were released for the US and PAL markets.^ Arcade games released by Nintendo .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo has to release good games in Summer.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Release this game already to the US! .
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Pokémon Edition Nintendo 64, with a Pokémon sticker on the left side, included the "Pokémon: I Choose You" video.^ Pokémon (video games) ( Game Freak ) - Arguably the most influential (certainly the most lucrative) of Nintendo's recent franchises.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ You can crash into the left side while you start going very fast, and fall through the wall and possibly land in Wet-Dry World's picture.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ You can sort and filter the Nintendo 64 prices listed above.

.The Pokémon Pikachu Nintendo 64 had a large, yellow Pikachu model on a blue Nintendo 64.[33] It has a different footprint than the standard Nintendo 64 console, and the Expansion Pak port is covered.^ The hype surrounding RE2 was huge, but it wouldn't be until nearly two years later that Capcom decided to port the PSX hit to the Nintendo 64.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also confirmed is that the back of the console will have two USB ports, a first for a Nintendo Console.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Different sides the bottom expansion port which was on the news has export which I don't know ever happened to that.
  • Revision3 > Systm > Episode 80: DIY Portable Nintendo 64 - Hack, diy, Nintendo 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC revision3.com [Source type: Original source]

It also shipped with a blue Pokémon controller; orange in Japan. .A Limited Edition Star Wars bundle, available during the time of the release of the film Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came bundled with Star Wars: Episode I Racer and a standard gray console.^ Star Wars Racer, for example uses a lot of double precision floats.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Run under him, and stomp the peg one last time to release the Star.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ They changed this rule during the Super NES era, allowing Sega to start a massive console war against Nintendo with the Sega Genesis and Game Gear .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.The majority of Nintendo 64 game cartridges were gray in color; however, some games were released on a colored cartridge.^ Arcade games released by Nintendo .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo has to release good games in Summer.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For some reason only 3rd parties announce when certain games are coming to the VC and not Nintendo.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[37] .Fourteen games had black cartridges, while other colors (such as green, blue, red, yellow and gold) were each used for six or fewer games.^ The Game Boy has been known for putting over a dozen other portable systems out of business (including Nintendo's other attempts such as the Virtual Boy ).
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Over time Nintendo has manufactured five " Color TV Brand " dedicated consoles , as well as five other home video game consoles.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Has anyone heard any news or rumors of when Mario's other N64 games (such as Mario Party) coming to the vc?
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Several games, such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were released both in standard gray and in colored, limited edition versions.^ Sure hope this isn't the only great 64 game to come out at time of release.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mario Party 2 (Nintendo/Hudson Soft) View Image" for full version" /> View Image" for full version" /> While most of us are tired of hearing of Nintendo's yearly iterations of the series, Mario Party and Mario Party 2 were both smash hits and entirely original games when first released on the N64.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo) View Image" for full version" /> View Image" for full version" /> Many take issue with this being called the greatest game of last century.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[38]

Accessories

Programming difficulties

.The Nintendo 64 had weaknesses that were caused by a combination of oversight on the part of the hardware designers, limitations on 3D technology of the time, and manufacturing capabilities.^ In 1993, Nintendo announced plans to develop a new 64-bit console codenamed Project Reality that would be capable of rendering fully 3D environments and characters.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Ultra 64 was also the planned final name for a short time, but was changed to Nintendo 64 because of trademark conflicts with the software publisher "Ultra Games."
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo also touted new "innovative" and "groundbreaking" elements of the Nintendo 64 — such as its four controller ports, an analog stick, 64-bit processor, and online capabilities.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

One major flaw was the limited texture cache of 4 KB. This made it difficult to load anything but small, low color depth textures into the rendering engine. This small texture limitation caused blurring due to developers stretching small textures to cover a surface, and then the console's bilinear filtering would blur them further. .To make matters worse, due to the design of the renderer, if mipmapping was used, the texture cache was effectively halved to 2 KB. Towards the end of Nintendo 64's lifetime, creative developers managed to use tricks, such as multi-layered texturing and heavily-clamped, small texture pieces, to simulate larger textures.^ Nintendo used the code names Project Reality and Ultra 64 prior to the system's actual release, and these names are still used by some people.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ In 1993, Nintendo announced plans to develop a new 64-bit console codenamed Project Reality that would be capable of rendering fully 3D environments and characters.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Pilotwings - Has been on the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 and is rumored to make a return on the Wii.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Conker's Bad Fur Day is possibly the best example of this ingenuity.^ It is responsible for such titles as Donkey Kong Country / Land / 64 , GoldenEye 007 , Banjo-Kazooie , Battletoads , Perfect Dark , Jet Force Gemini , Conker's Bad Fur Day , and Killer Instinct .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Games often also used plain colored Gouraud shading instead of texturing on certain surfaces, especially in games with themes not targeting realism (e.g., Super Mario 64).^ Super Mario 64 .
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]
  • N64 on PSP Compatibility List - TheGamersPress 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC www.gamerspress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sure, this game isn't Super Mario Kart, but I have a hard time accepting how often this game gets dogged.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Later, Super Mario Land was also released for the Game Boy, which sold 14 million copies worldwide.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[39]
.There were other challenges for developers to work around.^ This can really only be worked around with assembly hacks, but there are plenty of N64 games that are perfectly hackable using normal methods.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Z-buffering significantly crippled the RDP's fill rate. .Thus, for maximum performance,[40] most Nintendo 64 games were actually fill-rate limited, not geometry limited, which is ironic considering the great concern for the Nintendo 64's low polygon per second rating of only about 100,000;[41] however, some of the most polygon-intense Nintendo 64 games, such as World Driver Championship, frequently pushed past the Sony PlayStation's typical in-game polygon counts.^ Nintendo Company, Limited ( Japanese : 任天堂, ニンテンドー Nintendō ) is one of the most powerful companies in the video game industry .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games .
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those are actually the wire leads that will be going into the Nintendo 64.
  • Systm: DIY portable Nintendo 64 video - CNET TV 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC cnettv.cnet.com [Source type: Original source]

.The unified memory subsystem of Nintendo 64 was another critical weakness for the machine.^ Wave Race 64 (Nintendo) View Image" for full version" /> View Image" for full version" /> Another one of Nintendo's first titles for the Nintendo 64 was one that made quite a splash (pun!
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The RDRAM had very high access latency,[42] which nearly negated its high bandwidth advantage. .In addition, game developers commented that the Nintendo 64's memory controller setup was poor.^ Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List Complete List of Nintendo 64 (N64) Game Titles Released within the United States .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]

^ Note: The second controller must be plugged in before the Nintendo 64 is turned on.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Capcom — Nintendo and Sega partially own a secondary developer to Capcom called Flagship ; they helped to make the GBC and GBA Zelda games and the GBA Kirby games.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.The R4300 CPU was severely limited at memory access since it had to go through the RCP to access main memory,[43] and could not use DMA to do so.^ So you -- since we're not going through all the rest of the wiring now, we're at the point where we're soldering on the video, so we won't know if anything's actually turning on.
  • Systm: DIY portable Nintendo 64 video - CNET TV 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC cnettv.cnet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You can go through the doors to change places, but the only way to get out is to get on the main entrance side and walk through the walls on the sides of the doors or jump over the doors.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

Star Wars: Battle for Naboo's draw distance
.One of the best examples of custom microcode on the Nintendo 64 was Factor 5's N64 port of the Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine PC game.^ It's one of Nintendo 64 best games ^^ i really waiting for him .
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is the best RPG-style game on the Nintendo 64.
  • TXB Verdict: Top 25 Nintendo 64 Games - Xbox 360 & Xbox Forums 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC forum.teamxbox.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the best first games I ever played.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The Factor 5 team aimed for the high resolution mode (640 × 480)[44] because of the crispness it added to the visuals. The machine was taxed to the limit running at 640 × 480, so they needed performance beyond the standard SGI microcode. .The Z-buffer could not be used because it alone consumed the already-constrained texture fill-rate.^ We already could see the first world in our game using Bottle Rocket, A cheerful level full of color (on the level of the Green Hill Zone in Sonic games).
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Team and already could just visualize the blocks to an entire game by just using their music alone.
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The online service is very different from that of its competitors' because it is free to consumers who already have an Internet connection at home or know of a Wi-Fi hot spot.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

To work around the 4 KB texture cache, the programmers came up with custom texture formats and tools to let the artists use the best possible textures. Each texture was analyzed and fitted to best texture format for performance and quality. .They took advantage of the cartridge as a texture streaming source to squeeze as much detail as possible into each environment and work around RAM limitations.^ I will still lurk around and try to help people out with technical info but it will be sad to no longer work on homebrew for the scene I loved so much.
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

.They wrote microcode for real-time lighting, since the SGI code was poor for this task and they wanted to have even more lighting than the PC version had used.^ Like the cheat devices for most other systems, they come preloaded with many codes and the ability to add more.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Having the GS/AR connected to the PC and using GSCC is the only way to make assembly codes with the console.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Game Software Code Creator is slightly more advanced than the N64 utils.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Factor 5's microcode allowed almost unlimited real-time lighting and significantly boosted the polygon count. In the end, the game was more feature-filled than the PC version, and unsurprisingly, was one of the most advanced games for Nintendo 64.[45]
.Factor 5 again used custom microcode with games such as Star Wars: Rogue Squadron and Star Wars: Battle for Naboo.^ Now, say the game is Star Wars Shadows of the Empire.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Custom Robo - A science fiction action game in which the player pilots and customizes a miniature robot to battle other players in an arena called a Holosseum.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ The European launch boasted 20 titles at launch, which included Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader , Wave Race: Blue Storm , Luigi's Mansion , Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and International Superstar Soccer 2 .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.In Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, the team tweaked the microcode for a landscape engine to create the alien worlds.^ The European launch boasted 20 titles at launch, which included Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 2: Rogue Leader , Wave Race: Blue Storm , Luigi's Mansion , Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 and International Superstar Soccer 2 .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Star Wars Rogue Squadron .

.For Star Wars: Battle for Naboo, they used what they learned from Rogue Squadron and made the game run at 640 × 480, also implementing enhancements for particles and the landscape engine.^ This trick is used in speed runs and with some practice you can complete the game in 25 minutes.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ The only thing I don't like about this game is the way they have just used 2D sprites for each of the racers instead of making proper 3D models.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This game is alright, but I will never understand why they made the characters sprite-based!
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Battle for Naboo had a long draw distance and large amounts of snow and rain, despite the high resolution.[46]

Cartridges

Open N64 cartridge
.Nintendo 64 games were ROM cartridge based.^ Game Boy Printer iQue Player – A version of the Nintendo 64, with double the clock speed and downloadable games, released only in the Chinese market.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Wave Race - Has appeared on the original Game Boy, Nintendo 64, and Nintendo GameCube.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Konami — Konami has made games based on Nintendo's franchises such as Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

Cartridge size varied[47] from 4 MB (32 Mbit) (e.g. Automobili Lamborghini and Dr. Mario 64) to 64 MB (512 Mbit) for Resident Evil 2 and Conker's Bad Fur Day. .Some of the cartridges included internal EEPROM or battery-backed-up RAM for saved game storage.^ This is a good game but it has some major problems on VC. In three-player I found a wicked glitch that speeds the game up to about double speed.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Users can load up one of the included maps & player models to play with or go online and download more maps & Quake 2 models to use in game.
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Otherwise, game saves were put onto a separate memory card, marketed by Nintendo as a Controller Pak.^ Get the game running in an emulator and save a couple of memory dumps (or just search).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Game Boy Printer iQue Player – A version of the Nintendo 64, with double the clock speed and downloadable games, released only in the Chinese market.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Run the game long enough to boot up, and save a dump of the memory or open a search tool (like Renegade).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The selection of the cartridge for the Nintendo 64 was a key factor in Nintendo's being unable to retain its dominant position in the gaming market.^ Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List Complete List of Nintendo 64 (N64) Game Titles Released within the United States .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]

^ Game Boy Printer iQue Player – A version of the Nintendo 64, with double the clock speed and downloadable games, released only in the Chinese market.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Wave Race - Has appeared on the original Game Boy, Nintendo 64, and Nintendo GameCube.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

Most of the cartridge's advantages did not manifest themselves prominently and they were nullified by the cartridge's shortcomings, which turned off customers and developers alike. .Especially for the latter, it was costly and difficult to develop for ROM cartridges, as their limited storage capacity constrained the game's content.^ Nintendo chose to remain with the cartridge medium, a surprising move, especially considering their competition's choice of emerging CD-ROM storage mediums.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[30]
Most third-party developers switched to the PlayStation, such as Square and Enix, whose Final Fantasy VII and Dragon Quest VII were initially pre-planned for the N64,[48] while some who remained released fewer games to the Nintendo 64. Konami was the biggest example of this, releasing only thirteen N64 games but over fifty on the PlayStation. .New Nintendo 64 game releases were infrequent while new games were coming out rapidly for the PlayStation.^ Nintendo has to release good games in Summer.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ About time this game comes out.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I hope this game comes out tomorrow!
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[28] .Most of the N64's biggest successes were developed by either Nintendo itself or by second-parties of Nintendo, such as Rareware.^ These second-party game companies have contracts with Nintendo to only make games for Nintendo and not its competitors.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo Research & Development 1 — Responsible for games such as Metroid , Kid Icarus , and Super Mario Land .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Golden Sun (Camelot) - RPG developed by a second party for the Game Boy Advance.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[49]
.Despite the difficulties with third-parties, the N64 still managed to support popular games such as GoldenEye 007 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time,[50] giving it a long shelf-life.^ Other popular games were GoldenEye 007 , Super Smash Bros.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo's most popular franchises; and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time —widely considered to be one of the best games of all time .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo continued many of their popular franchises on the system, including Mario , The Legend of Zelda , Star Fox , Metroid , and Super Smash Bros.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Much of this success was credited to Nintendo's strong first-party franchises,[50] such as Mario and Zelda, which had strong name brand appeal, yet appeared exclusively on Nintendo platforms.^ Since Philips had already gained license to create games using Nintendo's exclusive characters, games from series such as Mario and The Legend of Zelda appeared on the CD-i, though most fans discard them from being part of the series due to their entirely third-party development and poor quality.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ After that, go behind the platform that the first star appears (where you first face the big bully).
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Snowboarding - First appeared on the Nintendo 64, then later appeared on the Nintendo GameCube as 1080° Avalanche .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.The N64 also secured its share of the mature audience, due to GoldenEye 007, Nightmare Creatures, Perfect Dark, Doom 64, Resident Evil 2, Shadow Man, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Duke Nukem 64, Duke Nukem: Zero Hour, Mortal Kombat 4, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil and Quake II.^ It is responsible for such titles as Donkey Kong Country / Land / 64 , GoldenEye 007 , Banjo-Kazooie , Battletoads , Perfect Dark , Jet Force Gemini , Conker's Bad Fur Day , and Killer Instinct .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ The first 3D Mario game was introduced on the N64 as Super Mario 64 , which has been the archetype for almost all 3D console games to this day.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Midway are the makers of the Rampage , Mortal Kombat and Spy Hunter series.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[51]
Nintendo cited several advantages for making the N64 cartridge-based.[52] .Primarily cited was the ROM cartridges' very fast load times in comparison to disc-based games, as contemporary CD-ROM drives rarely had speeds above 4×.^ However, Nintendo retained the cartridge in light of the fact that compared to CD-ROMs, there are little to no load times and that cartridges are to an extent more expandable and can have data directly saved to them, hence abolishing the absolute need for a device such as a memory card .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ The Nintendo GameCube , originally codenamed "Dolphin," is Nintendo's fourth home game console and their first disc-based console.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo announced their alliance with Philips at the same conference that Sony announced their CD-ROM drive.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.This can be observed from the loading screens that appear in many PlayStation games but are typically non-existent in N64 versions.^ The game rocks because for those who enjoyed the multiplayer battle mode on the snes version, the n64 version is far superior.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I never had a SNES so never really played the first game until recent, but my friend had the N64 version and boy is that some fun multiplayer.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.ROM carts were much faster than the 2× CD-ROM drives in other consoles that developers could stream data in real-time from them.^ Nintendo announced their alliance with Philips at the same conference that Sony announced their CD-ROM drive.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ As with other console manufacturers in the industry, Nintendo has developed a new games console, Wii (pronounced "we" and formerly codenamed "Nintendo Revolution").
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Over time Nintendo has manufactured five " Color TV Brand " dedicated consoles , as well as five other home video game consoles.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.This was done in Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, for example, to make the most of the limited RAM in the N64.[45] Also, ROM cartridges are difficult and expensive to duplicate, thus resisting piracy, albeit at the expense of lowered profit margin for Nintendo.^ N64 Super Options (Use while GS/AR is on the main menu) Dump Cartridge Rom - Exactly what it says.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nintendo Company, Limited ( Japanese : 任天堂, ニンテンドー Nintendō ) is one of the most powerful companies in the video game industry .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo chose to remain with the cartridge medium, a surprising move, especially considering their competition's choice of emerging CD-ROM storage mediums.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.While unauthorized interface devices for the PC were later developed, these devices are rare when compared to a regular CD drive and popular mod chips used on the PlayStation.^ Despite these advantages, the drawbacks were also rumored to be the impetus for Squaresoft (now Square Enix ) developing no games for the system, including their well-known Final Fantasy series, and moving over to the Sony PlayStation , and later the PlayStation 2 .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

Compared to the N64, piracy was rampant on the PlayStation. .The cartridges are also far more durable than compact discs, the latter which must be carefully used and stored in protective cases.^ In Japan, stores had lines with more than 500 people waiting outside.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ If this is the case, change the 0xYYYY to 0x120 using an F1 code type (EG F1000436 0120) and the protection will be nullified.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Using addresses other than controller data can sometimes be helpful in these cases.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It also prevents accidental scratches and subsequent read errors.[52] .It is possible to add specialized I/O hardware and support chips (such as co-processors) to ROM cartridges, as was done on some SNES games (including Star Fox, using the Super FX chip).^ This trick is used in speed runs and with some practice you can complete the game in 25 minutes.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo continued many of their popular franchises on the system, including Mario , The Legend of Zelda , Star Fox , Metroid , and Super Smash Bros.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Koji Kondo — Composer of music tracks in many Nintendo games, including virtually every home console entry of Super Mario and Legend of Zelda .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[52]
ROM cartridges also have disadvantages associated with them. .While game cartridges are more resistant than CDs to physical damage, they are sometimes less resistant to long-term environmental damage, particularly oxidation or wear of their electrical contacts causing a blank or frozen screen, or static electricity.^ Most of these are probably button activators, as the majority of games have more than one.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Game Software Code Creator is slightly more advanced than the N64 utils.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It just feels more fun than later games' versions of it.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Console cartridges are usually larger and heavier than optical discs, requiring greater storage space. .They also have a more complex manufacturing processes; cartridge-based games were usually more expensive to manufacture than their optical counterparts.^ It just feels more fun than later games' versions of it.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Double Dash had some new ideas and deepth which made the game, but it actually felt more like a mario party game than a actual racing game...
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This remains the smallest cartridge-based games console ever made.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.The cartridges held a maximum of 64 MB of data,[53] whereas CDs held over 650 MB.[54] As fifth generation games became more complex in content, sound and graphics, it pushed cartridges to the limits of their storage capacity.^ Great game, great graphics, great sound and music also multiplayer.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also Nintendo should start supporting N64 games more since there are no more storage issues.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some games are very hard to keep running long enough to hack more complex codes.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Games ported from other media had to use data compression or reduced content to be released on the N64. Extremely large games could be made to span across multiple discs on CD-based systems, while cartridge games had to be contained within one unit as using an additional cartridge was prohibitively expensive (and was never tried).^ This remains the smallest cartridge-based games console ever made.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ I have the original N64 cartridge for this game.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Probably one of the best games to be released on the VC and N64.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Due to the cartridge's space limitations, full motion video was not usually feasible for use in cut scenes. .The cut scenes of some games used graphics generated by the CPU in real-time.^ I also spent some time over the holidays working on a small psp puzzle game for kicks but I never got to finishing it.
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo used the code names Project Reality and Ultra 64 prior to the system's actual release, and these names are still used by some people.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ This trick is used in speed runs and with some practice you can complete the game in 25 minutes.
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

[55]

Games

.A total of 387 games were released for the console, in competition with around 1,100 games released for the rival PlayStation.^ What also greatly contributed to the extremely competitive climate that Nintendo was entrenched in was the fact that many third party companies immediately began developing and releasing many of their leading games for Nintendo's competing consoles.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ March 30th 2 or 3 unexpected games for VC Game or Games 294 or 295 followed by another 2 or 3 on April 6th for a total of 296 or 297 Virtual Console Games then add another 2 or 3 for 299 or 300 VC Games if they speed up the VC releases again.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The console sold poorly, but Nintendo still said they had hope for it and continued to release several other games and attempted a release in the U.S., which was another disaster.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.However, the Nintendo 64 game library included a high number of critically acclaimed and widely sold games.^ Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List Complete List of Nintendo 64 (N64) Game Titles Released within the United States .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]

^ The company worked with Nintendo to make Wario World and Mischief Makers , and has also produced many Japan-only games, including Sin and Punishment .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo's most popular franchises; and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time —widely considered to be one of the best games of all time .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[56] .Super Mario 64 was the console's best selling game (selling over eleven million copies) and also received praise from critics.^ Super Mario 64 .
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Super Mario 64 & Others .
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Super Mario 64 & Others (Default) .
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GoldenEye 007 was important in the evolution of the first person shooter, and has since been named the greatest in the genre.[57] .Marc Russo quoted The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time as one of the greatest games of all time, and, in his words, remains "to this day ...^ Nintendo's most popular franchises; and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time —widely considered to be one of the best games of all time .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ It has won numerous awards including several "Greatest Game of all Time" awards.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Don't get me wrong - Super Mario Kart is one of my all time fav games - but I still love MK64.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

the finest game I've ever played across any platform or genre."[58]

Graphics

.
Screenshot of Super Mario 64, showing limited texture detail and Gouraud shading (on Mario).
^ Super Mario 64 & Others .
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^ Super Mario 64 .
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Super Mario 64 & Others (Default) .
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The trees are two-dimensional billboards and always face the camera.
Graphically, results of the Nintendo cartridge system were mixed. .The N64's graphics chip was capable of trilinear filtering,[59] which allowed textures to look very smooth compared to the Saturn or the PlayStation.^ It will not be graphically equal or comparable to the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, but it will be significantly more powerful than the GameCube, PS2 and Xbox.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

This was due to latter two using nearest-neighbor interpolation,[60] resulting in textures that were pixelated.
However, the smaller storage size of ROM cartridges limited the number of available textures, resulting in games that had blurry graphics. This was caused by the liberal use of stretched, low-resolution textures, and was compounded by the N64's 4096-byte limit[61] on a single texture. .Some games, such as Super Mario 64, use a large amount of Gouraud shading or very simple textures to produce a cartoon-like image.^ Super Mario 64 .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ Super Mario 64 & Others .
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^ Super Mario 64 & Others (Default) .
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This fit the themes of many games, and allowed this style of imagery a sharp look. .Cartridges for some later games, such as Resident Evil 2 and Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Earth, featured more ROM space,[47] allowing for more detailed graphics.^ Capcom are the makers of games such as Mega Man and Resident Evil .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ The company worked with Nintendo to make Wario World and Mischief Makers , and has also produced many Japan-only games, including Sin and Punishment .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ It just feels more fun than later games' versions of it.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Production

.The era's competing systems from Sony and Sega (the PlayStation and Saturn, respectively) used CD-ROM discs to store their games.^ Competitor Sega introduced their 32-bit Saturn , while newcomer Sony introduced the 32-bit PlayStation .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ The majority of floats that normal users will have to deal with are stored as 32-bit values, however, there are a few games that use 64-bit (double precision).
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Despite these advantages, the drawbacks were also rumored to be the impetus for Squaresoft (now Square Enix ) developing no games for the system, including their well-known Final Fantasy series, and moving over to the Sony PlayStation , and later the PlayStation 2 .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[62] .These discs are much cheaper to manufacture[63] and distribute, resulting in lower costs to third-party game publishers.^ This may have adversely affected the number of games published on the Nintendo 64; CD-ROMs are cheaper to produce than cartridges, meaning cheaper costs for the third party publishers — since Nintendo did not choose to use CD-ROMs, publishers would be more swayed to publish for Sony's PlayStation , which did use CD-ROMs.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ These second-party game companies have contracts with Nintendo to only make games for Nintendo and not its competitors.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Chinese joint venture with its founder, Doctor Wei Yen , and Nintendo, manufactures and distributes official Nintendo consoles and games for the mainland Chinese market, under the iQue brand.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.As a result, game developers who had traditionally supported Nintendo game consoles were now developing games for the competition[62] because of the higher profit margins found on CD-based platforms.^ By the end of the 1980s the courts found Nintendo guilty of anti-trust activities because it had abused its relationship with third-party developers and created a monopoly in the gaming industry by not allowing developers to make games for any other platforms.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ SimCity - The SNES version is partially owned by Nintendo along with the character, Dr. Wright, who is based on Maxis ' co-founder, Will Wright (Dr.
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^ Intelligent Systems — Established in 1986 by former members of Nintendo Research & Development 1 to develop games.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.Cartridges took longer to manufacture than CDs, with each production run (from order to delivery) taking two weeks or more.^ Brawl is always said, by at least two or more people on message boards, to be less ‘deep’ than Melee or the first one.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many of those third party companies cited cheaper development and manufacturing costs for the CD format, versus the cartridge format.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[64] .By contrast, extra copies of a CD based game could be ordered with a lead time of a few days.^ I just got this game few days ago it is the best 5 stars !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This meant that publishers of N64 titles had to attempt to predict demand for a game ahead of its release.^ They never release any thing worth purchasing they release Wii Ware games that I will never download I just want classic N64 games that I loved as a kid but that will never happen.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A DB25 male to DB25 female cable (IEEE-1284 compliant) is required to do this, along with the N64 Version 3 Utilities released by Datel or Game Software Code Creator .
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Probably one of the best games to be released on the VC and N64.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They risked being left with a surplus of expensive cartridges for a failed game or a weeks-long shortage of product if they underestimated a game's popularity.^ People can say whatever they want about this game being old, but it is an instant download from me.
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, Nintendo also encountered a problem with the sudden popularity of the Famicom — they did not have the resources to manufacture games at the same pace they were selling them.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

[64]
.The cost of producing an N64 cartridge was far higher than producing a CD.[65] Publishers had to pass these higher expenses to the consumer and as a result, N64 games tended to sell for higher prices than PlayStation games.^ I have the original N64 cartridge for this game.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This may have adversely affected the number of games published on the Nintendo 64; CD-ROMs are cheaper to produce than cartridges, meaning cheaper costs for the third party publishers — since Nintendo did not choose to use CD-ROMs, publishers would be more swayed to publish for Sony's PlayStation , which did use CD-ROMs.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ The hardware cheat devices for N64 come in the form of a cartridge which plugs into the N64, allowing a game cartridge to connect to the top of it.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[62] .While most PlayStation games rarely exceeded US$50,[63] N64 games could reach US$79.99,[63] such as the first pressing of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.^ It was first required by Ocarina of Time.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nintendo's most popular franchises; and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time —widely considered to be one of the best games of all time .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ We already could see the first world in our game using Bottle Rocket, A cheerful level full of color (on the level of the Green Hill Zone in Sonic games).
  • PSMonkeys PSP Dev Website 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC nemo.dcemu.co.uk [Source type: General]

[66] .Games in Sony's line of PlayStation Greatest Hits budget line retailed for US$19.95, while Nintendo's equivalent Player's Choice line retailed for US$29.95. In the United Kingdom, N64 games were priced £54.95 at their time of release, while PlayStation games were priced at £44.95. In the United States games were priced at around roughly $49.99 at the time of their release.^ Arcade games released by Nintendo .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Nintendo has to release good games in Summer.
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^ Fewer than two dozen games were released for it in the United States.
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Cartridge-copy counter-measures

.Each Nintendo 64 cartridge contains a lockout chip (similar to the 10NES)[67] to prevent manufacturers from creating unauthorized copies of games and discourage production of unlicensed games.^ Strategy guides from GameFAQs Published strategy guides: Super Mario 64 : Survival Guide Published strategy guides: Prima's Super Mario 64: Game Secrets Unauthorized Published strategy guides: Super Mario 64: Totally Unauthorized .
  • Super Mario 64 cheats, codes, hints, FAQs: Nintendo 64 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gamewinners.com [Source type: General]

^ The prices shown in the table above are the average price for each Nintendo 64 game over the last 90 days on eBay.com, Amazon.com, Half.com, and JJGames.com.

^ It's one of Nintendo 64 best games ^^ i really waiting for him .
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unlike previous versions, the N64 lockout chip contains a seed value which is used to calculate a checksum[68] of the game's boot code.^ Nintendo decided that to avoid facing the same problems, they would only allow games that received their " Seal of Quality " to be sold for the Famicom, using a chip called 10NES to "lockout" or prevent unlicensed games from working.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ To boot a game that requires a key code, the device must first be booted with any unprotected game.
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^ Used to forcing as game to run as PAL or NTSC. Find Memory - A simple known value search for the ram viewer.
  • EnHacklopedia » Individual Systems » Hacking Nintendo 64 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC doc.kodewerx.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.To discourage playing of copied games by piggybacking on a real cartridge, Nintendo produced five different versions of the chip.^ I like the courses, however I do prefer to play them on modern games like the DS and Wii versions.
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^ The company worked with Nintendo to make Wario World and Mischief Makers , and has also produced many Japan-only games, including Sin and Punishment .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ To me, this is by far the best Mario Kart ever, followed by Mario Kart DS (sorry, I hate playing racing games with a d-pad), Mario Kart DD and the Mode7 versions.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.During the boot process, and occasionally while the game is running, the N64 computes the checksum of the boot code and verifies it with the lockout chip in the game cartridge, failing to boot if the check fails.^ I have the original N64 cartridge for this game.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For helpful guides and tutorials from other experience makers, check out game console mod master Ben Heck's N64 forum .
  • Revision3 > Systm > Episode 80: DIY Portable Nintendo 64 - Hack, diy, Nintendo 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC revision3.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In July 1983, Nintendo released their Famicom ( Family Computer ) system in Japan , which was their first attempt at a cartridge-based video game console.
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[47]

Emulation

.Some of Nintendo's N64 titles have been released for the Wii's Virtual Console service and are playable with either the Classic Controller or Nintendo GameCube controller.^ Nintendo is calling this service the Virtual Console.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ MK64 has some flaws and feels like maybe Nintendo rushed it out the door to help the thin software library of the N64.
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^ Nintendo used the code names Project Reality and Ultra 64 prior to the system's actual release, and these names are still used by some people.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.There are some differences between these versions and the original cartridge versions.^ Due to these protections, some games will never work on an older version cheat device.
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^ NOTE: Some games will NOT work on earlier versions of these devices.
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^ Key codes were first introduced on GS/AR version 1.08 to bypass some of these protections.
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.For example, the games run in a higher resolution and at a more consistent framerate than their N64 counterparts.^ It just feels more fun than later games' versions of it.
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^ Double Dash had some new ideas and deepth which made the game, but it actually felt more like a mario party game than a actual racing game...
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^ However, 480p resolution will be standard on every game (1 step lower than HD, but better than standard resolution ).
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

.However, some features, such as Rumble Pak functionality, are not featured in the Wii versions.^ I like the courses, however I do prefer to play them on modern games like the DS and Wii versions.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some features are also altered for the Virtual Console releases.^ Super Mario Kart was my favorite by far, I cannot wait for it's release on virtual console.
  • Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64) 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC retro.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is a weekly Nintendo show that said "next week we will be checking out some new smashing virtual console titles."
  • Super Smash Bros. (Virtual Console / N64) 6 February 2010 12:37 UTC vc.nintendolife.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maybe Earthbound has to do with the lack of North American Nintendo's Virtual Console release?
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.For example, the VC version of Pokémon Snap allows players to send photos through the Wii's message service, whilst Wave Race 64's in-game content was altered due to the expiration of the Kawasaki license.^ Wave Race 64 .
  • Good Deal Games - Classic Videogame Games Nintendo 64 (N64) Release List 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.gooddealgames.com [Source type: General]

^ Game Boy Printer iQue Player – A version of the Nintendo 64, with double the clock speed and downloadable games, released only in the Chinese market.
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^ Wave Race - Has appeared on the original Game Boy, Nintendo 64, and Nintendo GameCube.
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Nintendo 64
The console image for Nintendo 64.
Manufacturer Nintendo
Active 19962002
Total Games 410 (89 present)
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  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  2. Super Mario 64
  3. Paper Mario
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  5. Super Smash Bros.
  6. Mario Kart 64
  7. Banjo-Kazooie
  8. SimCity
  9. SimCity 2000
  10. Diddy Kong Racing
.The Nintendo 64, commonly called the N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console.^ Nintendo 64 Console with Two Controllers: Atomic Purple by Nintendo of America ( Video Game ) ( Nintendo 64 ) .
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^ N64 game,tetrispher​e Ref: nintendo N64 game,tetrispher​e .
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^ Nintendo 64 CONSOLE 2 CONTROLLERS CABLES 5 GAMES .
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.The N64 was released on June 23, 1996 in Japan, September 29, 1996 in North America, March 1, 1997 in Europe/Australia and September 1, 1997 in France.^ The N64 was released on June 23 , 1996 in Japan , September 29 , 1996 in North America and Puerto Rico , March 1 , 1997 in Europe / Australia and September 1 , 1997 in France .
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ Named for its 64 bit processor , it was released on June 23 , 1996 in Japan , September 29 , 1996 in North America and Brazil , March 1 , 1997 in Europe and Australia , and September 1 , 1997 in France (the system also saw a release in Latin America , albeit an unofficial one).

^ Released: June 23, 1996 .

.It was released with only two launch games in Japan and North America, Super Mario 64 and PilotWings 64.^ The Nintendo 64 was released with only two launch games: Super Mario 64 and PilotWings 64.
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^ Nintendo Super Mario 64 DS...
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^ Review Selected reviews for: Super Mario 64 .
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Subcategories

.This category has only the following subcategory.^ This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
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.The following 88 pages are in this category, out of 88 total.^ This category has the following 2 subcategories, out of 2 total.
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.From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!^ From Wikia Gaming, your source for walkthroughs, games, guides, and more!
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^ Answers Chain video-game stores aren't going to have them in stock, more likely than not, but you can call the ones in your area and ask.
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^ It was a jumbled mess that tied your hands in knots trying to play some of the more popular games of the system.
  • Nintendo 64: Nintendo's Crappiest Console - Nintendo 64 Black Console - Epinions.com 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

Nintendo 64
Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Console
Release Date June 23, 1996 JP
Media Cartridge
Save Format Memory Card
Input Options Nintendo 64 Controller
Special Features
Units Sold 32.93 million worldwide
Top Selling Game Super Mario 64
Variants Nintendo 64DD (attachment)
Competitor(s) PlayStation
Sega Saturn
Predecessor SNES
Successor Nintendo GameCube
.The Nintendo 64 was a 64 bit system launched by Nintendo in 1996 (June 23 in Japan, September 29 in the United States, March 1, 1997 in Europe, and September 1, 1997 in France) Originally dubbed "Project Reality" and then "Ultra 64" Nintendo stunned the world in 1995 when they announced that they would be foregoing the new CD format, but instead opting to stick to the more traditional cartridge format.^ The N64 was released on June 23 , 1996 in Japan , September 29 , 1996 in North America and Puerto Rico , March 1 , 1997 in Europe / Australia and September 1 , 1997 in France .
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

^ So, in 1995 Nintendo changed the final name of the system to the Nintendo 64 , and announced that it would be released in 1996.
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ Launch title for the Nintendo 64.

.This was a big deal, as around that time it was believed that CD's were the future of gaming.^ (In the United Kingdom, prices around the time of introduction for N64 cartridges were £54.99, and PSX games at £44.99 for new titles.
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^ This really isn't a big deal, and most of these games are worth buying anyhow.
  • Nintendo 64 Tech 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC n64.icequake.net [Source type: General]

^ Last week's debate was a big Kum-Ba-Yah around the Dtoid campfire, in which we all discussed the games that have consumed the most hours of our lives.
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.Nintendo's official reasoning for this was to eliminate the load times found in other systems that used the CD format.^ Nintendo's slogan at the time was “Get N or get out”, and to be honest, I opted to get out as this system never really won me over for some reason.

^ And with newer game systems featuring CD-based games, the system's expensive cartridge format is proving itself an archaic and unconventional storage format.
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^ I guess part of the reason that while everyone else was working off a CD media which held more, Nintendo was still stuck in the cartridge era...

A fifth-generation console.

Competition

.The Nintendo 64 was competing against the Sony Playstation (birthed from the brief alliance Sony had with Nintendo when they were planning a CD-ROM adapter for the SNES) and the Sega Saturn, both of which played CD-ROM games exclusively.^ Latest game cheats for Nintendo 64 .
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^ Top Nintendo 64 game cheats .
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^ At that time, competing systems from Sony and Sega (the PlayStation and Saturn , respectively) were using CD-ROM discs to store their games.
  • Nintendo 64 at AllExperts 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: General]

.Both this system and the Playstation were majorly supported by third-party game companies, though not many games were released for the Nintendo 64 due to its use of the cartridge format, and those that were released suffered certain deletion of elements such as the use of CD-quality audio that appeared in the Playstation versions.^ Nintendo has to release good games in Summer.
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^ Devoted third-party companies .
  • Nintendo - encyclopedia article - Citizendium 15 January 2010 7:31 UTC en.citizendium.org [Source type: General]

^ The Nintendo 64 was Nintendo's third console, released on September 26, 1996.

.The loss of Square's support for Nintendo consoles with the Nintendo 64's release, resulting in Final Fantasy VII appearing on the Sony Playstation instead, proved to be a damaging blow to both Nintendo and its dedicated fan base.^ The Nintendo 64 was Nintendo's third console, released on September 26, 1996.

^ Nintendo 64 Black Console .
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^ Nintendo 64 / Virtual Console .
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Nintendo 64
Manufacturer Nintendo
Type Video game console
Generation Fifth generation
Release date September 29, 1996
Units sold 32.93 Million
Media Game Pak (cartridge)
CPU 93.75 MHz NEC VR4300
Storage capacity Cartridge battery, Controller Pak
Online services none in USA
Best-selling game Super Mario 64
Predecessor Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Successor GameCube

Nintendo 64 (commonly abbreviated N64) was the third video game console released by Nintendo. It was released in 1996 and 1997, and was meant to compete against the Sony PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. The Nintendo 64 was Nintendo's first console with 3D graphics. It uses plastic cartridges instead of CDs or disks, making load times faster. However, because of this, the games cost more to make. The controller for the Nintendo 64 was shaped like an "M" and had 10 buttons and a joystick. Sony used the joystick design to make their DualShock PlayStation controller.

Because making games for the Nintendo 64 was more expensive than making games for the PlayStation, many video game companies did not develop games for the 64, and made them for the PlayStation instead. Nintendo also did not like games that had a lot of blood or violence in them, so companies who made these kinds of games made them for the PlayStation instead. However, some game makers did make some violent games for the Nintendo 64, such as Rare's first-person shooter Perfect Dark. Nintendo lost its lead over Sega and Sony because of these two things.

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