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Play an N64 game...
For about the last week I've been playing Killer Instinct Gold pretty seriously. This started because discussion on another message board that I frequent centered around N64 fighting games being unfairly overlooked. I realized I'd never given KIG a fair chance back in the day which struck me as very odd since me and my friends had spent so much time with Killer Instinct on the SNES.

So I dug up my Killer Instinct Gold strategy guide, put the game in my console and went at it. Then it all came back to me; the reason I'd never spent much time with this game is because the N64 controller is awful for Street Fighter style fighters. Nonetheless, KIG is a very fun and strategically deep entry in to the fighting game genre. So much so that I think I'm going to fabricate a competition worthy arcade-style fightstick for my N64. If I really do end up following through on this project I'll surely post pictures of it here so stay tuned...

Collector’s Corner
*Update!*

Finngamer has now completed his N64 collection by adding the instruction manual to his boxed copy of Clayfighter: Sculptor's Cut.

Here are the videos which detail the whole event:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXN2CTi--n0&feature=player_detailpage#t=504s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_TXumOJBKE

Post When You Buy or Sell Any Game
I got my CIB copy of Super Smash Bros. for just $8.00 from a lady who was selling her son's "old junk" while he was away at college. ^_^

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Post your figure/ statue collection
He is my Ultraman Ace figure.

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He is my

Happy Anniversary
TNT737373
Sep 29 2011, 01:13 PM
The N64 was designed to play on a CRT television, it just looks so much better getting sucked into that giant convex square bubble. lol. Go to your local goodwill and pick one of these things up, get a giant one, the biggest one you can find! It's gonna take a couple buddies of yours to help you move it, but there'll be no regrets after that.. 8)

Some high-end CRT TV's had component inputs even if they only displayed in 480i. My old Panasonic CT-32SX31 Tau Pure Flat CRT did, may it rest in peace. ;_;

Here's X-Play's list of the top five N64 games.

http://www.g4tv.com/videos/55490/x-list-top-5-nintendo-64-games/

Happy Anniversary
Here in the United States you can get a CRT television for free or next to nothing on Craig's List so that makes the N64 even more appealing given the console's relatively low price. It's possible to find a working console and many of its best party games like Mario Kart 64 and Super Smash Bros. for less than what even a new Wii cost. I guess that's why the college kids here love it.

Happy Anniversary
TNT737373
Sep 28 2011, 09:44 PM
Hopefully once the generation who made up most the N64 fan-base gets more knowledgeable and willing on video reviews, we'll get more coverage and display of the system. Kind of like James Rolfe and all the other 20-something-white-dudes with NES and SNES. But with N64 and more passionate, lol. Finngamer's like the ultra-collector for the N64 like Pat or Pete for the NES, but now it needs an interactive-player like James Rolfe. To yell and give nostalgia experiences, ha.

The N64 doesn't need nostalgia to remain relevant as some people are still playing it's games semi-competitively. Here in North Carolina many college students often gather for bouts of Super Smash Bros. and out in California a small but devoted group plays Killer Instinct Gold at a very high level. :yeah:



Post When You Buy or Sell Any Game
Also the new Euro spec Wii's are going to lose backwards compatibility with GameCube software and peripherals.

Happy Anniversary
I actually picked up my N64 two days before the official US launch because I had prepurchased it from Toys R Us. This worked out extremely well because I got my console on Friday night and invited my friend Joey over to play Super Mario 64 with me. Needless to say we were both blown away!

Happy Anniversary
To help celebrate the N64's 15th anniversary X-Play gave us this retrospective.

http://www.g4tv.com/videos/55487/nintendo-64-15th-anniversary/

Favorite Car Maker NEW
Cabanon
Sep 28 2011, 10:11 AM
an NSX will never follow a Ferrari. the low end torque of the Ferrari will crush it. all honda power are High rev because of their smaller engine. gas for gas, you'll get better mileage in the NSX, but at this price range, sorry, but you dont give a s**t about gas !
Not all Ferrari's are created equal as a Testarossa is a dog compared to an F40, F50 or the magnificent 458 Italia.

Regardless, I love Honda engines so much that even my lawnmower has one in it. :lol:

Controller discussion
LordXaero
Sep 28 2011, 10:33 AM
Grizzmeister
Sep 28 2011, 06:18 AM
LordXaero
Sep 28 2011, 01:23 AM
No batteries for the Rumble Pak? Please tell me more.
Here is an HD quality 'How To' video.

If this isn't clear enough I can pretty much talk you through the whole process.
So, pretty much, all you do is solder a connection between those two joints shown in the video, and that's it?
That's right and it doesn't even need to be the stock resistor as I used just a plain jumper wire.

The rumble feels the same as when the unmodded unit has fresh batteries so it's a worthwhile DIY project if you play games that support the peripheral.

Holy Nintendo!
TNT737373
Sep 28 2011, 07:53 AM
Also I never told him, he's probably a disciple of Mickey Mouse now, lol.
Holy epic Mickey! :D

Holy Nintendo!
I used to live in Maryland and I can confirm that there are indeed a lot of nutty people living there. Also, that's where the NSA (National Security Agency) is headquartered. Who are they? They're the government agency that monitors all of our communications and since many of you are outside the US and chat with us Americans I'm sure you've had your backgrounds checked. You see, the worst part about the people in Maryland is that they don't believe in the Fourth Amendment of the United State's Constitution. In fact, the former NSA head doesn't even know what it says. :-/ Watch this unintentionally funny video to see for your self.


Problem with editing posts
I don't know what happened to Internet Explorer (I'm using version 9.0.2) but this site suddenly started not working properly with it. I've now begun visiting here using Google Chrome and the experience is much better although I still get that darned Sixpop cat when posting. :rollseyes:

Collector’s Corner
In 1987 I purchased a brand new Dodge Daytona Shelby Z which I thought was a fantastic looking car with great performance. Ironically, while I was having some body work done to it after an accident I rented the Shelby CSX-T I mentioned earlier. My insurance company gave me $25 a day towards the rental and I paid the extra $10 a day myself.

Concerning Clayfighter: Sculptor's Cut- 20,000 doesn't seem like a small production run when compared to some obscure Dreamcast titles which number as low as 3,000 discs but you have to remember the economics of the cartridge format. Generally N64 games had to sell well over 100,000 copies for the distributor to recoup their investment. That explains why many N64 titles seem so mainstream "casual friendly" as that was the only way to attract a large audience and turn a profit on the software.

Your favourite single player N64 games?
Super Mario 64 although I also enjoy Wave Race 64 as a single player experience.

Holy Nintendo!
To me the image looks more like Rasputin. :lol:

Paper Mario
I don't believe Paper Mario uses a battery to save but I may be wrong. Nonetheless, a gamebit is a good investment as opening the cartridge makes it easier to really get the contacts clean and perform a complete inspection. Watch this great educational video:



BTW, I have seen game cartridges with blown components which keeps them from working so that could be the problem. :unsure:

Controller discussion
LordXaero
Sep 28 2011, 01:23 AM
No batteries for the Rumble Pak? Please tell me more.
Here is an HD quality 'How To' video.

If this isn't clear enough I can pretty much talk you through the whole process.

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