Friday, February 18, 2011

Nintendo 64 Nostalgia Part 2

   Since everyone seemed to enjoy my Nintendo Nostalgia post, I thought I would follow up with a few more. Again this is not a definitive "Best" games list, it is simply some of my favorites that I enjoyed as a kid, and is in no particular order.


   Perfect Dark. Yesterday I talked about GoldenEye, well Perfect Dark is basically GoldenEye 2.0. The basic setup is the same, but this game had some awesome weapons, and awesome levels. I'm not sure if it is harder, but it seems like this game kicked my ass more than GoldenEye ever did. But my favorite part of the game was the co-op. This is one of the first games I remember to have co-op, and me and my neighbor would spend hours playing this game.

  Pilotwings 64. In this game, you just basically flew around in different types of flying machines completing objectives. While I enjoyed the normal gameplay. The best part for me was just flying around exploring. This was the first sandbox type game that I remember playing, and it had a huge impact on me. I will never forget putting on those giant wings and just flying around, and sometimes into those flames burning myself.


   Starfox 64. No, I haven't forgotten about this one. This is still, quite possibly, the best flying game I have ever played. I have beat this game hundreds of times, in any possible combination. I'm not sure what else I can say about this game. It's just simply amazing, if you have never played this game then you are seriously missing out.


    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. That's right, the beginning of the Tony Hawk franchise. I was so excited when this game came out. Me and my friends were huge Tony Hawk fans, we even formed our own group that we were going to take to the X-Games. While nothing ever came of that, we still had the game. Flying downhill at break-neck speeds, grinding, flipping. But most of all the soundtrack in this game was just awesome.


   Extreme-G 2. I don't think I've put a racing game on this list yet, and we all know Mario Kart is a great game. So I'm going to talk about X-G 2. This game has you racing 2 wheeled vehicles at insane speeds. It's all you could really want in an arcade style racing game. It has heat-seeking rockets, lazers, mines, bombs, machine guns and more. This game is HARD, it kicked my ass relentlessly. I remember watching my cousin get farther in 1 hour, than I had ever gotten, and was just in awe.


   Ok, thats five more for you. I still have a good bit more which I will probably get to eventually. I also have a lot of NES and SNES games that I can get to if you guys want to see some of that.

   For part 1 click here
   For part 3 click here 
   For part 4 click here 

17 comments:

  1. Star Fox and Perfect Dark were probably my two favorite games on the 64. Awesome stuff.

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  2. Pilot Wings and Tony Hawk were high on my list of great N64 games, too, but I figured I'd limit my comment length to the ones I mentioned the other day. The best thing about Tony Hawk was it was one of the FEW epic games to come from a third party for the console. Sure there were other GOOD games, but Tony Hawk was the BEST.

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  3. I was a huge star fox player. I played that game until I had gold medals for every planet. Yes some people dont even know about the medals.

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  4. Tony Hawk's Pro Skate was a pioneer as far as physics in sports games. Man thanks for taking me back!

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  5. Tony Hawk ! I'm going to listen to Goldfinger - Superman song now :P AMAZING song!

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  6. Perfect Dark was so awesome, it was like another Goldeneye to add to my collection.

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  7. Do a Barrel Roll! lol good times...

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  8. you should definitely talk about jet force gemini in the next review

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  9. PD and Golden Eye were my shit.

    Also COnker's Bad Fur Day was great for multiplayer. *sigh* Good times.

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  10. wheres my pokemon puzzle league?! i also think kirby its always good for a nostalgia review, and dont you dare to talk about superman 64

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  11. Don't recognise anyone of those games ;(

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  12. "Who ARE you guys?!"
    "We are Starfox!"
    "You'll never defeat Androoooooooss--!"

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  13. omg old skool star fox 64, i wish i still had it.

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  14. Starfox took me so long to finish, but it was such an epic game. Definetly one of my all time favorites.

    Tony hawks and perfect dark were both great, but not on the scale of starfox. It was just too epic.

    Great post as always.

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  15. Friggin' wow. Nostalgia is too heavy. *Goes to play his n64 which he still owns*.

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