Super Nintendo vs Nintendo 64: Who has the Best RPG Games

With hits like Mario 64, Super Smash Bros, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the N64 was one of the most popular and successful consoles ever. But why didn’t we ever see Final Fantasy 64, Chrono Trigger 64, or even Earthbound 64? Where are all the N64 RPG games? For that matter, when you compare RPGs from Super Nintendo vs Nintendo 64, it looks downright ridiculous. Case in point: SNES gave us two of the best RPGs ever made, Chrono Trigger and Earthbound, plus hundreds of other RPG hits. In contrast, Nintendo 64 gave us the infamous RPG dud, Quest 64. That’s about it. What happened? Who’s to blame? Also, are there any Nintendo 64 RPGs worth playing? Find out below. Nintendo 64: The Pinnacle of Nintendo As far as console gaming history is concerned, the Nintendo 64 is significant for a lot of reasons. As mentioned, it was...

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The Best Multiplayer N64 Games You’ll Ever Play, Even Today

It wasn’t easy for the N64 to earn its prestigious position in video gaming history. Despite a shocking lack of third-party support, the system made a name for itself with some of the best first-party titles ever made. Most often, the system is remembered for one-player cult classics like Super Mario 64, Star Fox 64, Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. But it also offers tons of excellent multiplayer titles that get far less credit than they deserve. Today, we’re going to remedy this injustice. The guide below lists the best N64 coop games you’ll ever play, period. If you’ve played all your other multiplayer games to death, try these additively competitive treats. 1. Super Smash Bros Yes, we know you’ve played several other games in this series. And that means that you know  how unique each version is. Specifically, most versions have exclusive playable characters, stages,...

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Can (1) PlayStation Game Change my entire view of the Nintendo 64?

It is a dark night, clouds harboring ghoulish dangers roll across the sky, and far off in the remotest out corner of Jersey Town is a castle of unwholesome architecture brooding from a hill over the scattering of farm houses below. Mad Dr. Knarf is in his laboratory clicking his heels and tongue as he works on his diabolical experiments to corrupt wholesome vegetables and deny their freedom to grow and be eaten by Man. Suddenly, in a moment of stillness where the sweat rolls off the brow in rushes in through the door with a loud bang the man-child pumpkin headed assistant- "Master, Master!" "This better not be a rat again," replies the exasperated Dr. "OH NO! LOOK!" That's right, it's no rat, but something far cuter... and far deadlier- it's the little baby Jersey Devil! KABOOOM! No more lab.  Years later, when Jersey town has mushroomed into a growing...

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The Ultimate Nintendo 64 Shopping & Online Selling Guide

Do you have a Nintendo 64 with games for sale, along with controllers and accessories? We can help you sell them! Or, are you looking to buy N64 games? The Old School Game Vault is the best place for that, too! The only question is, how do you get started? As you may have guessed, we have the answer to this as well. This complete N64 buying and selling guide explains everything you’ve ever wanted to know on the topic. That includes the best and most popular N64 games to know about, plus how to watch out for counterfeits. Whether you’re selling or buying an N64, find all the information you need in this guide. Table of Contents The Best N64 Games What N64 games require a Expansion PakOur Favorite Obscure TitlesHow to Spot Counterfeit N64 GamesThe Worst N64 Games to Watch Out ForWhere to Buy N64 Games and ConsolesWhat You Need To Play an N64Are...

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What Are The Expansion Ports Under A NES And N64 Used For?

These days, game systems come with all kinds of auxiliary ports—USB, HDMI, Ethernet, Optical Audio, and more. These ports are used for logging in online, connecting digital cameras, and everything in between. But back in console gaming’s retro heyday of the ‘80s and ‘90s, you’d be lucky to get one port on your console—the stock “expansion port.” Typically, these were used to connect special hardware and expand gameplay. Or were they? Interestingly, not all these ports were that functional. Case in point: look under your old Nintendo NES and Nintendo 64 systems. There, you’ll find the 48-pin expansion ports, each hidden behind a snap-in case. Kids who discovered these in the ‘80s were understandably mind-blown. What could they possibly be for? Maybe they’re for some cool peripheral, like a new light gun or a different controller. But no one we knew during childhood ever found out. So, let’s put the rumors...

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90s Video Games & The 5 Best Pokémon Games by Ranking

Lately, the game Pokémon Legends: Arceus on the Nintendo Switch has been all the rage. For older fans, it is a source of nostalgia, while for those new to the franchise, it is an opportunity to go back to the older generation titles. So, we decided to help you board the nostalgia train with this list of 5 best 90s Pokémon video games. Nintendo has had huge successful franchises in the form of Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Metroid some of the best-selling games before they released Pokémon. But what set Pokémon apart from the rest was not only was it released as a game, but a year later an anime adaptation was aired.  This created a cult following for the game, as people wanted to become the protagonist of their own story and be the very best Pokémon trainer. This cultural phenomenon gave way to the massive success...

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The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask Review - Nintendo 64 Game

Breath of The Wild is still fresh in gamers’ minds, and for good reason. Nintendo once again managed to revitalize one of their iconic characters and place them into an adventure that’s worthy of the hall of fame. But this isn’t the first time that Nintendo managed to create a unique adventure out of the Legend of Zelda series by transforming the game completely in certain aspects, but still sticking to the heart of what makes Link and his adventures great. Exactly two decades ago, Nintendo managed to do the same with Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Nearly six years had passed since one of Link’s greatest adventures A Link To The Past – hit shelves. And when The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time finally brought the world of Hyrule into glorious 3D, it was a smashing success. Expectations were high for the follow-up, which was rumored to have a whole new...

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Star Wars Episode I Battle For Naboo N64 Review

Listen, we all know it, and it’s been discussed a million times already – the Star Wars prequels aren’t exactly cinematic gold. You hear me Jar Jar? Nobody likes you Jar Jar! Luckily, the same fate didn’t befall all the video-game tie-ins for the Star Wars prequels. Several of them were quite entertaining, in. The last Star Wars game for the N64, Battle for Naboo, is one of the games that brings the galaxy to life without drowning under the poor writing and directing choices that plagued the movies. Following in the footsteps of Rogue Squadron, Battle for Naboo Lets you play as Captain Kael and Lt. Sykes while you fight, fly and shoot your way over vast terrains and engage in various intense dogfights.  When Rogue Squadron first hit shelves, it was universally praised by gamers and critics alike. Unsurprisingly, developers Factor 5 and publisher LucasArts soon released a sequel.  Lt....

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3 Classic Video Games That Need to be Replayed

You’ve heard of the classic video games on this list. You’ve probably played at least a couple of them. But have you played them recently? In this millennium?  If not, you should! The three classic video games profiled below deserve a replay, so dust off your cartridges, Blow into your NES, and let’s talk about some great classic video games. 1. Street Fighter II I should preface this entry by noting that I’m not a big fan of fighting games. I’m not arguing that it’s a bad genre; it’s just not one I often choose to play. THIS game, on the other hand, was responsible for a marathon New Year’s Eve/Day session at a friend’s house that had me returning home so addled from non-stop gaming and lack of sleep that the next morning. I wandered around the house half-dreaming that I was in the game and mumbling incoherent to the point...

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Retro Console Wars: Nintendo 64 vs PlayStation 1

In another article, I discussed the relative merits of the two main fifth-gen consoles—the Nintendo 64 and the PlayStation (One)—during their first holiday seasons after launch.  I’ve left out the Sega Saturn and other also-rans because I don’t consider them serious contenders. I’ll start with the advantages of each system before announcing my verdict at the end. So without further ado, I give you Console Wars: The Fifth Generation N64 vs. PS1.  For me, it's about which console left a better retro gaming legacy. N64 Vs PS1 - The Game Library Perhaps the most obvious advantage of the PlayStation over its whole lifespan is the depth of its game library. While only about 387 games were released for the N64, the PS1 offered over 1,100 titles (in North America). To put this in context, the PS1’s library was impressively large for its era, while the N64’s was small even by the standards of...

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Console Wars, PlayStation 1 Vs Nintendo 64 Launch Titles

It's been a couple of years since the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and the Nintendo Switch release. Which has brought the video game industry fully into the eighth generation of console gaming. This 8th generation of console wars has settled into a battle for exclusives, price differences, and online and social gaming advantages. Which is fine, anyone looking to buy a video game console this year will have more games and better prices (and fewer bugs) than last year's early adopters. PS1 Vs N64 All the same, a few new games is never as exciting as a launch system, so since the 2020s isn’t offering us that kind of fun, I thought I’d return to the console launch of yesteryear. Today, I bring you retro Launch Wars: The Fifth Generation. To review, the major players of the fifth generation of the gaming industry were the Original PlayStation,...

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day Review for the Nintendo 64

Conker is a cute, cuddly squirrel. As such, you would probably expect a game that features said cute squirrel to be a whimsical kid-friendly tale that features all kinds of adorable talking animals and aww-inducing moments. And you would be hilariously wrong. So why is Conker’s Bad Fur Day rated M for Mature? Conker Bad Fur day is anything kid-friendly, and we couldn’t be happier because the game is a rollicking, insane adventure which features our titular squirrel binge-drinking, yelling, cursing, urinating on enemies and fighting foul-mouthed baddies while sometimes having to roll around in poo. Well done, Rare, well done. Rare’s history as a storied game developer is well known, but Conker’s Bad Fur Day is truly one of their shining achievements. Not only is the game crude and over-the-top, but also features remarkable level design, tight controls and graphics and sound which showcase the power of the Nintendo 64's library to...

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Your 1990s Guide to The Legend of Zelda games

The Legend of Zelda series epic is one of the most epic game series of all time. With more than 51 million games sold worldwide, it's won a place in the hearts of many gamers. The '90s were an exciting time for Zelda fans, with numerous titles released in this decade. You can find these games, figures, and more on Poggers. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past  (1991-1992) The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo entertainment system. It is the third installment in the Legend of Zelda series and was released in 1991 in Japan and 1992 in North America and Europe. The plot of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past centers around Link's quest to rescue Princess Zelda from Ganon's clutches. The gameplay builds upon the exploration elements of its...

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How to tell if N64 game is Authentic or a Bootleg Video Game

With retro video game cartridges, selling at an all-time high.  People are going to make bootlegs and try and sell them as the real thing. With an expensive game selling for 1400 dollars. Like the Nintendo 64 repro cart shown in the images, of Clay fighter Sculptors Cut.  It shouldn't surprise anyone that dishonest people are trying to replicate this cartridge and make an easy buck.  Our stance on this topic.  We have no problem if you want to buy reproduction carts for yourself.  Our problem is when people are trying to sell a fake game as the real thing.  So this article is like a Nintendo 64 cartridge buying guide, it's a great reference on how to tell if a n64 game is real or fake. So let's begin, if you're not into reading, then here is a YouTube video covering the topic.  One quick thing to point out is,...

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Here's a Quick Tutorial to Fix a Stuck Nintendo 64 Reset Button

 
Tools Needed: will be Game Bit Opener, Cut-tip or Toothbrush, Rubbing Alcohol, and Paper Towel
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Indiana Jones and The Infernal Machine Review, Nintendo 64

When the first Tomb Raider game came out, a lot of gamers were of the opinion that the developer's Core Design essentially created a game out of the Indiana Jones movie franchise and put Lara Croft in place of everyone’s favorite whip-cracking adventurer. This game also joins the list of rare Blockbuster Exclusive video games, which we wrote an awesome article about.

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