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N64 Console Variations; All 16 Worldwide Consoles
Topic Started: Feb 1 2012, 04:21 PM (17,637 Views)
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I do seem to recall folks saying that some gold consoles were actually jungle green shells painted by Nintendo, so there is possible a pattern here of using leftover parts for later-released N64 consoles.


I'm not sure if this is what you mean... there was a "super cheap" built last revision of the N64 with mainboard rev NUS-CPU-09-01. As far as I know these were only only used in the last release of the US gold consoles. They also featured a cheaper heat sink design with a deep-drawn aluminium sheet cooler instead of the aluminum blocks under the sheet and a clear green "cartridge bay":

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The console shell itself was the standard beige/ gold painted..
Edited by Disco_Stu, Mar 31 2016, 02:10 AM.
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