The N64 released 27 years ago today. Feel old yet?
from to on 26 Sep 2023 13:12

It came out around my birthday, so my mom had it pre-ordered for me as a gift from Babbage’s. I still remember her picking me up from school and telling me she had a surprise for me in the trunk.


threaded - newest on 26 Sep 2023 13:38 next collapse


All us old people can now get together and reminisce about long dead retailers… on 26 Sep 2023 14:54 next collapse

I worked at electronics boutique for awhile lol on 26 Sep 2023 15:28 collapse

Hi five if you shopped at Walden Software as well as Babbages! on 26 Sep 2023 13:39 next collapse

Phew, been a few years. I remember getting that with my sis. It was amazing at the time, even with how envious we were of friends copying their PS games.

In particular I remember Starfox 64 / Lylat Wars, with the rumble pack. Such an amazing new thing that became a universal standard so quickly.

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I can remember my parents getting us an original NES in the 80s, I already feel plenty old lol on 26 Sep 2023 13:56 collapse

Same. Xmas 1987. on 26 Sep 2023 15:19 collapse

Ditto. It took us hours to time the jump correctly in Mario for the first big gap. Everyone from my mom and dad to the grandparents and cousins gave it a go. on 26 Sep 2023 13:48 next collapse

I remember the hype I felt when they installed a demo unit at the store I worked at. Mario was mind-blowing and I bought one later that week. I had to hide the box is the stock room so it wouldn’t be gone by the end of the release week.

My integrity isn’t perfect… I felt no guilt. on 26 Sep 2023 14:09 collapse

No shame, N64 was the bees knees on 26 Sep 2023 16:43 collapse

I remember having discussions with friends in school marveling at Perfect Dark’s graphic quality. It and GoldenEye in 4 way split screen was so freaking fun. Donkey Kong 64 ran at like 12FPS at times and I didn’t even realize. Modern gaming is really spoiling us. on 26 Sep 2023 13:59 next collapse

Best Christmas morning ever. Fond memories. on 26 Sep 2023 14:07 next collapse

I still remember when I got my N64 and Mario 64. It was my first home console. Best birthday ever. on 26 Sep 2023 14:12 next collapse

Many halcyon college days playing GoldenEye 007, Super Smash Bros., Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Conker’s Bad Fur Day multiplayer, and Mario Kart 64 with friends, four at a time…

We played Metal Gear Solid VR Missions, Symphony of the Night, PowerStone, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 too, but 90% of the time it was the Nintendo 64. Being so blocky, we never thought the graphics were particularly amazing—we grew up 8-bit but were comparing by that time to the PlayStation 2, and especially the Dreamcast after it came out—but man, the games were fantastic. on 26 Sep 2023 15:02 collapse

Not to take anything away from the classics that were built up on,I think sports games really came up a level in visuals in N64 as far as playability with the 3rd dimension added. Being able to actually have depth made soccer, football, hockey, all those games so much richer; instead of only side scrolling you could view a field, rink or court from the short end view, zoom in and out on play level, etc. on 26 Sep 2023 14:23 next collapse

That actually made me feel pretty young. Got it when I was 6 and it was already out for a couple of years. Feels like 100 years ago. on 26 Sep 2023 14:43 next collapse

A lot of good memories of this one and yes I feel old now!

It was the console my group of friends had so it was 4 player greatness every day. We all had our controllers and depending on who’s house it was a mix of SSB, Goldeneye, Mario Kart, Snowboard Kids, WCW vs nWo and everything else we could get a hold of. on 26 Sep 2023 15:09 collapse

Getting WCW vs NWO at Blockbuster was the greatest day ever until the day I got it for real at Toys R Us. on 26 Sep 2023 15:09 next collapse

I’m not old the rest of the world is young on 26 Sep 2023 15:22 next collapse

I remember seeing a Mario 64 demo station at a mall Gamestop, my eyes going wide, and my adolescent brain screaming "My God… THE FUTURE!" on 26 Sep 2023 15:37 next collapse

Oh its been a long long time since I started feeling old. I can see ancient around the corner. on 26 Sep 2023 15:07 next collapse

My dad got me an NES with Galaga and Super Mario Brothers back in like 88 and my step sister had the Master System which I used to be obsessed with <3 on 26 Sep 2023 16:00 next collapse

Yes. Stop reminding me. on 26 Sep 2023 16:32 next collapse

I bought mine like 8 years after release so I’m 8 years younger than all of you right? Right?!?! on 26 Sep 2023 17:09 next collapse

Also: The Wii is about to turn 17. And is holding up surprisingly well. My kids love the sports and dance games - and none of the newer platforms really managed to provide the same feeling for that kind of activity games. on 26 Sep 2023 17:15 next collapse

I was born on the same year, mate. I never even heard of it until the Wii was on its way out. Blame the place I live in for this. on 26 Sep 2023 18:05 collapse

Goddamit I’m old!