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Nintendo 64

Notes on N64 games.

1080° Snowboarding also on: Wii
Works really well if you turn off the music and enjoy the sounds of the snow and wind. The fuzzy music is kinda something though.
爆裂無敵 バンガイオー (Explosive Invincible Bangaioh)
The Dreamcast version is preferred by a lot of people for the pacing changes it makes. Maybe later iterations eclipse them both, but I enjoyed this one a lot when I owned it.
Blast Corps
Hard to believe it's by Rare, these days. Focused, race-against-the-clock building demolition. There's a really great variety of vehicles to use, most with very different controls schemes, and control methods.
Body Harvest
DMA's garish, clunky, sci-fi set, prot☞GTA III, is well worth a try.
Bomberman 64 / 爆ボンバーマン
I really enjoy the one-player game; you can do some crazy stuff with stacking bombs that feels game breaking, but isn't. I really like the sound in this game too: it has that same crispy arcadeyness that Waverace has.
Doom 64
Excitebike 64 also on: Wii U
Has some wonderful extra modes: a steep hill descent; hill climb; and a Rocket League-esque soccer game that will test all the player's bike handling skills.
F-Zero X
The game's random track generator is some pretty great extra content, actually. Still my favourite F-Zero game after the first one.
Fighter's Destiny / ファイティングカップ (Fighting Cup)
This game, and its sequel Fighter Destiny 2 (no 's'!) are really interesting fighters. Fights are won by scoring points: A ring-out is one point, throws are worth two, and so on; and all this affects your strategy. Losing a round is always just a super move away.
Hybrid Heaven
Sort of tedious, and ridiculous, but the game has a really interesting battle system. Basically, it's like a turn-based fighter. The fights are realtime, with the characters jostling for position until their meter fills, allowing either to stop the game and select commands from a menu. There are a lot of attacks to learn, particular to each limb, and they can be strung together for combos.
Lylat Wars / Star Fox 64 also on: Wii
Mario Tennis / マリオテニス64 also on: Wii, Wii U
Basically it's Virtua Tennis with a Mario coating. The newer members of the series add some extra shots that sort of ruin everything.
Mischief Makers / ゆけゆけ!!トラブルメーカーズ
NFL Blitz
Pilotwings 64
Sin & Punishment: Successor to the Earth also on: Wii
Tetrisphere
Wave Race 64 also on: Wii
Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey
form/videogame/notes/nintendo_64.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/16 09:53 by rjt