On June 23, 1996, the Nintendo 64 first went on sale in Japan. Twenty years ago! Think about that.
Here’s a great way to trick people into thinking the N64 is capable of running new PC games, without using any emulators. Modder Istartedthewar has hidden a small PC inside an old Nintendo 64.
With just under 300 games, the Nintendo 64 has one of the smallest libraries in Nintendo home console history. Even the GameCube, potentially Nintendo’s worst selling console to date, produced 200 games more in its lifetime. But even with such a limited number of titles, the N64 still has a handful of games that are…
Link first passed the Death Mountain Crater on his way to the Fire Temple in Ocarina of Time, but it was a lot more blocky and a lot less particle effect-y back then.
Marshall Clark made this N64 console last year. It’s not actually made of wood, but through a careful application of paintwork (and some airbrushing), he got it looking pretty damn close.
Inspired by The Force Awakens, artist Vadu Amka decided to make a Star Wars console themed after the desert wreckage scattered all over the planet Jakku.
Let’s take a look at video games’ favorite scene from the Star Wars series: the battle of Hoth. Developers have been trying for over 30 years to get it right.
Is this practical? No. But screw practical.
Considering my only memories of playing the N64 were of playing in large groups and eating a ton of shitty food, this custom console build seems very practical.
Chris Gallizzi and Jesse Aragon from Hyperkin gave themselves a day to get an N64 controller working on the Xbox One. Mission accomplished.
We missed this earlier in the month, but the talented team behind the Dolphin emulator have done something very cool: they’ve got N64 games working on the GC/Wii emulator by running their virtual console versions.
Last night, the legendary purveyors of bread-and-cheese injection systems at Hot Pockets tweeted a photo of a bro playing a Nintendo 64 while another bro helped him eat a Hot Pocket. The tweet has since been removed from Hot Pockets’ timeline. Were they embarrassed about using a dated cultural reference like an N64?
“I think Banjo-Tooie’s the better game.” So says Kotaku reader BlackmanFord in a series of comments below the chat we published yesterday celebrating Banjo-Kazooie. Read his thread for some Tooie love.
People poured money into a Kickstarter for a spiritual successor to the 1998 Nintendo 64 game Banjo-Kazooie. Why? Because Banjo-Kazooie was a wonderful game and no mere Mario 64 me-too, as some detractors claim.
Belgian artist Vadu Amka completely covered a Nintendo 64 with a rock and moss motif to transform the console into an artifact from Hyrule.
Me and my partner in crime Irene Koh (the artist on Batgirl Secret Origins #10 for DC) made a comic together about what would happen if the two heavyweights of the N64 Jo Dark and James Bond met.
Step 1: get a sweet setup like this. Step 2: drink. Step 3: love/hate your friends to death.