Still the greatest system ever.

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#1 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2527 posts) -

Truely it is.

#2 Posted by Axersia (1622 posts) -

The greatest system can't be the greatest system if it has the worst controller.

#3 Posted by Orange_Pork (606 posts) -

You are now looking at Pierce Brosnan's comically long mouth.


#4 Posted by MadMatr07 (200 posts) -

Just ask the kid that got it for christmas and nearly clawed his fingernails off.

#5 Posted by Alex_V (615 posts) -
Axersia said:
"The greatest system can't be the greatest system if it has the worst controller.
"
The first analogue controller to ship with a console? You could argue that it's the most important controller in videogame history.
#6 Posted by Alex_V (615 posts) -

Actually I realised as soon as I posted how wrong I was. Lots of analogue controllers shipped with earlier consoles, but this is the one that introduced an analogue stick to the mainstream after years of four-directional pads and joysticks.

#7 Posted by SSbabel (1141 posts) -

What a fantastic console dont no if it s the best, but is certainly top 5.

 

#8 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2527 posts) -
denshuu said:
"You are now looking at Pierce Brosnan's comically long mouth.


"

When I was younger thats what I thought.But if you look closly its just the finger on the trigger of the gun.
#9 Posted by epic_pets (1339 posts) -

Yea, but the controller was horrible.

but the donkey kong 64 was amazing

#10 Posted by twenty0ne (3071 posts) -

Nintendo 64 was great...

#11 Posted by AuthenticM (3788 posts) -

I think the SNES is the greatest system.

#12 Posted by Philanthropy (142 posts) -

Conker's Bad Fur Day best N64 game.

#13 Posted by Subway (971 posts) -

The controller was the worst thing I've ever seen, other than that it was a great system.

#14 Posted by XJGunz (60 posts) -

LoZ:OoT was and still is WIN

#15 Posted by Shawn (3825 posts) -

I guess the phrase "should've quit while your ahead" applies for nintendo here.

Good times, Ocarina of Time, Mario Party, Super smash bro's

#16 Posted by SSbabel (1141 posts) -

Easily the best Nintendo fukn rocks.

#17 Posted by Jaconius (145 posts) -

I'm sorry, but i enjoyed the SNES far more than the N64.

Mainly because i despise the pitchfork.

#18 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I am not sure it was the best but it definitely has a lot of memories. :-)

#19 Posted by Kenzo287 (722 posts) -

i think SNES is best

#20 Posted by Nibbz (203 posts) -

no the N64 imo sucked. similar to the Wii it had alot of lackluster titles. PS1 was god of that era. Then PS2. Now XBOX 360. Before N64 SNES was god of that gen, before that NES, before that Atari was god, before that PONG FTW!.

overall the best gaming system ever....................................................................... I am a modern game fan so I LOVE my 360................................................ but I like alot of classic titles, thats why I have a Nintendo DS..................................................... SNES is the best system ever

#21 Posted by Nibbz (203 posts) -
Subway said:
"The controller was the worst thing I've ever seen, other than that it was a great system.
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the controller was a sex toy.... thats why they added the vibrator attachment
#22 Posted by lazyhoboguy (62 posts) -

i never realized how bad the controller was during the time it came out, but now when I go back and play I really hate the crappy joystick.

#23 Posted by OGCartman (4354 posts) -

I have some awesome memories of this system.
Soooo fun

#24 Posted by TheGTAvaccine (2884 posts) -

I respectfully disagree.

#25 Posted by PrintedCrayon (176 posts) -

It is probably my favourite of all the consoles, even if, looking back the controller wasn't the most ergonomic design.

Still, i loved and still love my N64.
#26 Posted by Batman (1016 posts) -

Gex 64 was the best game on this system.

#27 Posted by Bass (692 posts) -

It was the system i had the most fun on. OoT, Goldeneye, Majora's Mask, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Donkey Kong 64...
So many classic titles for me.

#28 Posted by HistoryInRust (6379 posts) -
Shawn said:
"I guess the phrase "should've quit while your ahead" applies for nintendo here.

Good times, Ocarina of Time, Mario Party, Super smash bro's
"

Does it?  The Playstation outsold the N64, if I remember correctly. 

Anyone miss the Sega Saturn?  I'm feeling really nostalgic for it right now.
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#29 Posted by Gunraidan (216 posts) -

The Nintendo 64? That system had months of game droughts. Yeah now it seems like a pretty good console but people have to realize that those Nintendo and RARE games they refer to were pretty much all that there was to the system. Add Body Harvester, Resident Evil 2, Spacestation Silicon Valley, Sin & Punishment, and Ogre Battle 64 and that's pretty much all there was to the system.

Yeah it had a great line-up but for a console that was out for 5 years that's pretty weak. I mean in comparison the Wii and especially the DS are far better consoles as they deliver far more compared to the N64 in its point in time.

#30 Posted by keyhunter (3207 posts) -

I like how the N 64 is the only console with good graphics from the 90's.

#31 Posted by calf_exercises (858 posts) -

not THE best but defiantly one of them

#32 Posted by Dakota (248 posts) -

For me its close between the N64 and the SNES, or atleast in terms of the games I liked. I personally liked the controller. Weird hey?

#33 Posted by Player1 (3891 posts) -

"Axersia said:
"The greatest system can't be the greatest system if it has the worst controller.
"
I would disagree. The orginal xbox controller is the worst ever. That thing was to big for half of the american population to play, and the entire Japanese population to play. 
#34 Posted by Clean (2356 posts) -

Yes it was awesome

#35 Posted by Demyx (3237 posts) -

My brother had one, but we never truly got into it.

#36 Edited by Dalai (7057 posts) -

I can't say it's the best system... it didn't have the amount of goodness that the NES and SNES had, but there were some really awesome games.

Rare alone made the N64 worth getting.

#37 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
Gunraidan said:
"The Nintendo 64? That system had months of game droughts. Yeah now it seems like a pretty good console but people have to realize that those Nintendo and RARE games they refer to were pretty much all that there was to the system. Add Body Harvester, Resident Evil 2, Spacestation Silicon Valley, Sin & Punishment, and Ogre Battle 64 and that's pretty much all there was to the system.

Yeah it had a great line-up but for a console that was out for 5 years that's pretty weak. I mean in comparison the Wii and especially the DS are far better consoles as they deliver far more compared to the N64 in its point in time."
lolwut i had some 100 or so N64 games. it was an epic console, best local multiplayer ever
#38 Edited by HitNRun (344 posts) -

I don't think it's anywhere near the best, in fact some people will claim it was the worst, though that's a huge lack of perspective.

It was a great console because it had great games, games that really meant something to the people who played them. Mario 64 was the first 3D (not sprite-based) game of any kind that didn't suck, Goldeneye invented and perfected the template for what we consider the modern shooter, Rogue Squadron and Mario Kart (and Golf) and Conker's Bad Fur Day and Turok 2 and Perfect Dark were all awesome. Others, like Star Fox and Zelda 64 are on a lot of people's best-game-ever list, though I was left a little wanting by them.

Also, I'll still hold that, from a non-business, strictly gamer perspective, Nintendo did good in staying with the carts. Those things loaded instantly, and N64 was (games aside) a much better system to play than the PS1, hands down. People who say otherwise have completely forgotten just how insanely long first generation PS loading times were. From a business standpoint it was stupid of Big N, nobody wanted to develop for them, but from a gamer's perspective it was much more pleasurable to play the good games that did come out for it.

The bad, of course:

RPG fans were completely left out. I mean, so completely left out that me and my friends tried to theorize for years about what technical bug there was that prevented a single RPG from coming out on the system, like, ever. The closest they ever came was the godawful Quest 64. I know the whole backstory with Square and Sony and CDRoms and so forth, but God DAMN, not one RPG for the company that had virtually all the RPGs in the SNES generation.

The RPG thing was just a symptom of the system's real problem, of course, the carts. The reason there was such a high hit-percentage on the N64 was that you'd have to be crazy to develop for it if you knew you weren't going to make a hit, since the materials cost 20-25 $ vs. < $1 for the PS.

And of course, I'll always be a bit bitter about the N64 because that was when Nintendo began its slide into kid-focus in earnest. And then there were little things like the draw distance and the expansion RAM and the space on the carts, but those are the same sorts of things fanboys argue about today. (Zomg Blu-Ray! Live ftw! MotionPlus splits the userbase!)

#39 Posted by RocketKnightKenny (14 posts) -

Nintendo 64 is awesome, but I like the Super NES better.

#40 Posted by FiestaUnicorn (1576 posts) -

Who on earth in their right mind would think the N64 is the greatest system ever?

#41 Posted by Yit (761 posts) -

If not this, the SNES.

#42 Posted by Shotaro (820 posts) -
Alex_V said:
"Axersia said:
"The greatest system can't be the greatest system if it has the worst controller.
"
The first analogue controller to ship with a console? You could argue that it's the most important controller in videogame history.
"
agreed - the N64 changed gaming - the best console ever? possibly. The most IMPORTANT console ever? absolutely 10% yes.
#43 Edited by Snail (8648 posts) -

That would be the Dreamcast or the NES/SNES.

EDIT: Before anyone quotes this: These are my all time favorites, I still think that the N64 was pure awesome.
#44 Posted by Pibo47 (3166 posts) -

I love the N64......

#45 Posted by BiggerBomb (6944 posts) -

I love nostalgia as much as the next, but I think (so far) the "greatest system of all time" changes with each generation. I have never had so much fun with video games until I got my Xbox 360. Better games, better graphics, better controls, and an unrivaled online experience. It's my favorite, until next generation that is....

To be continued....

#46 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

this console had great titles

#47 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

N64 = champion of the universe

#48 Posted by MasturbatingBear (1781 posts) -

I enjoyed the controller. It worked well for most games and games that had the choice of using the dpad or the joystick almost always picked the correct use, (wrestling games using the d-pad, while lots of other games used the joystick primarily). The buttons were all in great places. Even someone who didn't like the controller and felt awkward switching from button to button can at least admit that it did feel good in your hands. Most of my favorite games are on this, this and SNES are my 2 top faves.

#49 Posted by lemon360 (1102 posts) -

yeah its greatness

#50 Posted by ChickenPants (934 posts) -

Not even top 3 for me. Best is PS2 ,closely followed by SNES and PS1 or maybe 360.

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