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Games You've Finished in 2016
Jan 30 2016, 08:13 AM
D.J Cat
Jan 30 2016, 05:05 AM
Jet Force Gemini - I still can't believe I actually finished it.
Nice one, man. :) :n64: How long did that take?
Only like a week or so,
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(game length is a spoiler in itself sometimes)

Had a few days off and was constantly motivated to play so not so bad.

I already regarded this as a top 10 game, an utter classic, it's pushing top 5 now.
The game gets WAY to much of a bum wrap about the whole rescuing Tribals thing!
They made the game deep and with layers, sort of in a Metroid Prime style where you see all these areas and wonder how to get there and then get rewarded for your heightened powers of observation later on!
If the game ended before you get told to rescue them, I would have been bitterly disappointed
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Instead, you get to really explore the fantastic worlds and planets that Rare created and collect some more Drone heads from ridiculous explosions and make ol Fernando a happy mole 😏😉💦😂💦

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Games You've Finished in 2016
Jet Force Gemini - I still can't believe I actually finished it.

Perfect Dark - finished on Special Agent.
Still find the Xbox controls a bit fiddly but still got through it in an afternoon.
It helps knowing all the levels and what to do.

Play an N64 game...
Jan 29 2016, 09:13 AM
Jan 28 2016, 10:29 PM
:n64: :mario: :pika: :dk: :n64screen: I love the N64! It was a huge part of my childhood! While that's true, I only bought one last year. The one I played as a kid was my cousin's. I was at my aunt's house a lot (and I still kinda am), and I played that thing all the time! I played Mario 64, Smash Bros. (before we lost the FLUFFING CARTRIDGE), Star Fox, Pokémon Stadium, Hey You, Pikachu (without the microphone... I didn't know I needed it at the time...), and a whole lot more! Now that I haveai my own, though, I have Banjo-Kazooie, Rayman 2, and I just got DK64 on Amazon! This, along with the PS2, is my favorite video game console!
Welcome to the forum mate. Have fun trying to 100% DK64!! Great game. Can't say I've beaten it 100% myself though. :-/
Better yet, go for 101% 😊

In other news, I finally finished Jet Force Gemini!

I got to borrow the game in 2001 and put in a good 30-40 hours, got to the final boss by couldn't get it done 😖
I then got the game some years later and got a bit in, but didn't have the motivation.

Then, along comes Rare Replay with its shiny new version.
I was very sceptical at first, especially about the controls.
However, soon enough, I got th hang of it, and momentum moved incredibly quickly!

The final boss is tricky, but not impossible!
I don't know what my strategy was back then... Probably over thinking it.
Anyway, what an amazing game, top 10 N64 for me, possible top 5, 15 years later getting it done (with only 2 bits of health left!)
That's a special kind of satisfaction.

What games are you playing?
Jet Force Gemini 😎

(Re)Playing through on Xbox One, Rare Replay version.
Seems, every so slightly buggy, but not enough to not play it.
The full screen goodness is great.

So many things to love :
-The explosions and splatterings. You can blow off your enemies heads. And collect them! And get rewarded for iit! 😄
-The way it shows a small cut scene of life force doors opening, and then going back to normal play right as you have blasted a drone with a tri-rocket launcher.
-The Tri-Rocket launcher. One of the most enjoyable weapons ever created.
-flies gathering around the dead bodies. Love little touches of Rare Humour like that. And "You found flares! no, not the 70s fashion accessory..."
-The sneaky adult humour they got in there.
The best part is probably Fernando.
You meet him on Rith Essa and he says it gets lonely out there and that he is a "literary kind of guy".
What's happens when you find said item, I don't want to give away, very funny!

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Red Dwarf
Sorry to double post yet again. but I was playing through Jet Force Gemini recently.

I wonder if the team that made that game were fans of Red Dwarf!
I would assume so, it being a sci-ri sort of game and both being British.
And the final season for many years (Season 8 in 1999) was the same year JFG came out.

But check out the intro to The Battle Cruiser Sekhmet (maybe not exact spelling!
The slow close up of a larger red ship and all that.
And the Jet Force crews personal ships certainly remind of Star Bug!

Mario Kart 64 Hotlap Thread
So, I had a dream the other night that there was like a Luigi award and it was for best times on every Luigi track in every Mario Kart.
And there was probably ones for other characters too.

Just thought I'd share that :rofl: :n64:

Italia64: Gaming Achievements
Ahhh, Gold, I thought silver was enough, will have to try again.
I wish it told you what the requirements are.
Can't tell if it is time or on getting more items.

Also, I'm missing the medal for whatever is the middle Floyd mission.
No idea where that might be.
Only missing one tribal on water ruin. 😊

Italia64: Gaming Achievements
Dec 30 2015, 09:49 AM
I don't want to spoiler nothing but, believe me, you'll be happy to discover what happens after Mizar's defeat haha.

Good luck!
Playing through the Rare Replay version, absolutely loving it.

Quick question if you can point me in right direction, don't want to use a guide (cause I found it back in the day)

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Finding all the Tribals is even easier than I remember.
Still not "easy" as such but not a ridiculous task like some people make it out to be.
Especially if you are motivated and loving the game to that point, the thought of getting to explore more worlds and spend more time in this game is a great thing.

It does seem the Xbox One version with its increased frame rate causes a few small glitches, like enemies getting stuck in walls, and it looks like they are in fast animation from Goldeneye most of the time.
And I think it might occasionally cause Tribals to disappear 😖

best games of the 99 - 01 era?
Add Duke Nukem : Zero Hour to that list of mine.

Huge levels, nice and challenging and constant hilarious pop culture references and Duke quotes.
Some say the levels are a little too big, but the difficulty seemed just right for the most part.
Very satisfying.

Oh and I also loved how Duke would dress appropriately for the level.

I never cared for Pokemon Cards but some of my mates are nuts about it.
They to to tournaments and stuff and even have travelled overseas for it.

best games of the 99 - 01 era?
no order for now...too hard 😖

Mario Tennis
Paper Mario
Turok 3
Jet Force Gemini
Donkey Kong 64
Perfect Dark
Majoras Mask
Snowboard Kids 2

And either Mario Party1/2, Excitebike 64 and probably some other games I've forgotten.

Signs you spend too much time on N64 Forever...
Dec 11 2015, 04:55 PM
When you bend on your kids' bedtime because they are on the Wii U and you're next to them on the N64 . . . and you've finally reached the boss fight.
Which. Game?

Which Boss? :o :n64:

What 10 Games Should I Get?
OK so I will attempt a list that includes the best of each type, and recommendations for follow ups.
Basically an, if you like this try...

Zelda: Ocarina of Time, get Majoras Mask if you like the first one, not as good, quite different, but still bloody fantastic.

3D Platformers: Super Mario 64 - Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie, Rayman 2, Donkey Kong 64

Kart racing: Mario Kart 64 for multiplayer/Diddy Kong Racing for better single player experience plus 3 vehicles.
Also try Snowboard Kids 1&2

Shooters: Goldeneye/Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini. Then you have 4 Turok games, 2 Quakes, 2 Duke Nukems and Doom64. I love em all. 😎 Beat nearly all of them in a couple of years recently. Good fun!

Semi Realistic fun Nintendo racers: F-Zero X, Wave Race, 1080 Snowboarding and Excitebike 64. Hydro Thunder and HSV/Beetle Adventure Racing are sort of along those lines and worth a mention.

Flying: Lylat Wars/Star Fox 64, Pilotwings and the Star Wars Rouge Squadron games.

Hmm, this is difficult and missing too many games haha.

Also good:
Blast Corps, Paper Mario.
Probably forgetting heaps.

Hope it helps someone 😆

Recording/Streaming N64
Hi everyone.
Sorry if this has been covered before, but just curious to know best options for recording or streaming N64 (off a CRT please!).
Technology can't give us a better console than the N64 but at least this kind of thing is improving.

I've seen kids rrecording and streaming Smash Melee at tournaments and meets and that's via a CRT and GameCube, so I imagine it's not that difficult?

On a side note, if we can get it going, we might consider uploading/streaming footage/vids of say, ISS world cups, or just highlights etc.
Would anyone be interested in seeing that sort of thing???
I know personally I don't watch that sort of the thing, I prefer to play over watching, but I know other peeps like that sort of thing, might be fun.

Play an N64 game...
Jan 22 2016, 07:54 AM
I played some Ocarine of Time yesterday. I worked my way through the Water Temple. I forgot all about the room with Dark Link. That is probably one of the coolest rooms in the game and the graphics really look amazing.
The water temple had a bit of a reputation as being confusing, I didn't find it too bad...
A touch harder on Master Quest though..
And yes, that room is so cool, hugely iconic moment I think.

The Water Temple does remind me of one night I stayed over at my ex's place and she was stuck in the water temple....
And didn't want to go to sleep until we finished it haha.
I was rather tired the next day.
Cool story, tell it again 😂

Rare Replay
Sorry to double post, but just sharing some thoughts on Jet Force Gemini.

I decided to start playing this tonight to "give the controls a go".
(I've played all the way to final boss on N64, many hours, love the game)

I found the modern controls with inverted aim works out best.
Of course I'd rather be play on an N64 on a CRT, but need to play through to unlock rewards haha!

Anyway, I've been pleasantly suprised.
Full screen, slightly crisper graphics, hugely higher frame rate (so fast that sometimes the enemies seem to be in fast forward) and just an otherwise great experience.
I think I'm already far enough in that simply "testing the controls" will hopefully turn to full completion 😊

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N64Forever Beats 'Em All!
Jan 22 2016, 08:40 AM
Jan 22 2016, 08:17 AM
I'd like to claim Body Harvest!
Some of us have never been the same after that daunting task. :blink:
Good luck...you are going to need it...

It is a very enjoyable game with cool ideas.
The motivation for me is to see what happens next and what's in the next few levels.

N64 Girl Interview
Jan 22 2016, 02:20 AM
Dec 9 2015, 05:40 PM
Here's an example of the Skill Club 64 challenges.

Concerning these, I completed A, B, D, K, L, N, Q, R, T.

Maybe I try the other soon or later.

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These challenges are awesome... though having ppl take a picture for proof must have been an ordeal back then lol didn't cameras barely have like 2 megapixels at the time? haha. Would be cool/fun to create yearly challenges like this for forum members today.
Mega Pixels?

Back in our day, cameras didn't have pixels or digitals!
Haaha, I remember trying to take a perfect pic of my record on the Princesses Secret Slide, and having a 3 man (kids) effort including holding a doona up against the curtain to reduce glare...90s world!!!

That record was 16'2 btw.
Not a world record, but pretty respectable I think, aye kids?
Try and beat it 🐱

Also, of course I was trying to say Replayable before...dam auto correct!

You might be on to something!
Members set specific challenges for different games, hard but achievable ones!
Off the top of my head, I would say, beat any team by 10 goals or more in a game of ISS98 on Level 5😎
And in the spirit of N64 Magazine we can give tips to help you achieve said goals.
Not a full on double game guide but you get the idea.


Your 2016 gaming resolutions
I should also get Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Loved the first one.

N64 Girl Interview
They also changed it up every few years with different games or harder challenges.
I loved the Super Mario 64 one of getting over 2000 coins.
Adding even more replay value to an incredibly replaceable game ;)

Nintendo Gamecube: the unreleased collection
Did "After Dark" by Rare become Grabbed by the Ghoulies?

And if I'm not mistaken, Mario 128 actually was the basis for Pikmin?

I assume Rare had a deal with Disney around that time, with Mickeys Speedway being a forgotten about N64 game.
Maybe the deal was off once Rare got bought out?

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