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Topic Started: Jan 26 2016, 05:31 PM (548 Views)
FoamCow
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Hello all,

My name is AJ, I've been playing Nintendo 64 on and off ever since my childhood, owning all different types of console throughout the years. I still have fond memories of going to Toys r us with my dad to go buy the system in about 1997. I think my first memory of the 64 was in Argos shortly before owning the system myself. I'd never been so amazed by the graphics. Super Mario 64 was the game on display and I still remember the buzz of grabbing the controller and holding the joystick as if it were.. Well a joystick (you must've all done the same too when first playing the n64). From 97 until around 2001 I was completely obsessed with the thing and would shoot down anyone that claimed the PS1 or Saturn were better, but as time passes and new consoles come around a kid with the attention span of a puppy like myself then grew onto other consoles as I looked at the n64 as not needed anymore, I then came to give it away to a family friend (the console, 2 controllers, many assesories and about 50+ games!). That is until around 2010. I yearned for the games that I had grown up playing and eBay and other sources made me have almost all the games I once had.
For me now, I would just like to see what people in the retro gaming community are going through as I am now trying to collect even more than I originally had, whether that be boxed and complete or just the cart.
So that's my introduction, there is a lot more stuff to say and I could write a hell of a lot more but this'll do for now.

Cheers, AJ.

Random side note: is there a better soundtrack than the Diddy Kong racing one?
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Milage007
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Welcome to the forum FoamCow! Sorry to hear you parted with your collection but glad to hear you have got a lot of it back as it were. I think quite a few people on here have done that. Fortunately, I still have my original system but I did sell a lot of games I had collected 2nd hand around 2010 to raise some funds at uni and since 2014 I have got those games back plus been adding some extras. The system has a lot of gems out there. Enjoy!

Are you from the UK?
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Bamboozled
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@Milage
He said he's from Oxford, UK in his only other post. I must ask, what made you ask if he was from the UK? :blink:

Welcome, AJ! Great to meet you and hope you take this place to your liking! What's the story of the name FoamCow? X_D
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Pimpin Mainer
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@Bamboozled, he said cheers, thats how he knew.

Welcome! Nice avatar, always found that guy a bit goofy.
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Jan 26 2016, 08:09 PM
@Bamboozled, he said cheers, thats how he knew.
I honestly would have never thought of that. :facepalm: :D
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X-amount
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Your write-up resonates a lot with me. Welcome!
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sublime1996525
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Welcome. Also I think that Ocarina of Time has a pretty great soundtrack.
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KnightlyGaming
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Welcome to the community! Really friendly people on here so feel free to talk. Also I love Diddy Kong Racing but I got to say Banjo-Kazooie is a soundtrack I still listen to in the background all the time :wub:
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He said cheers which is true PM. But what sealed it was he said he had memories from Argos which is chain part of the Home Retail Group (UK FTSE 250 company).
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FoamCow
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Jan 26 2016, 05:54 PM
Welcome to the forum FoamCow! Sorry to hear you parted with your collection but glad to hear you have got a lot of it back as it were. I think quite a few people on here have done that. Fortunately, I still have my original system but I did sell a lot of games I had collected 2nd hand around 2010 to raise some funds at uni and since 2014 I have got those games back plus been adding some extras. The system has a lot of gems out there. Enjoy!

Are you from the UK?
Hi! It sounds like we have been in similar situations then! Moving onto your question, yes I am from the UK, as many of the others said so I'm (at the minute) only collecting PAL. I've got a few games that are an absolute must to buy but are rather expensive as you'll know, so I'm just biding my time and trying to get the best deal. I recently picked up Banjo Tooie for a tenna from a local charity shop which I was absolutely amazed at!

Thanks for the welcome anyway. I really didn't expect anyone to reply!

Bamboozled
Jan 26 2016, 07:16 PM
@Milage
He said he's from Oxford, UK in his only other post. I must ask, what made you ask if he was from the UK? :blink:

Welcome, AJ! Great to meet you and hope you take this place to your liking! What's the story of the name FoamCow? X_D
Hello, Thanks for the welcoming!
The name FoamCow is a bit of a strange one. I've always had a weird liking to cows. I broke my hand last year and during the recovery process my doctor suggested that I get a stress ball of some kind. I bought one late at night (and a bit intoxicated) when it came to me it was in the shape of a cow - a foam one at that! Ha ha!
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Jan 26 2016, 08:09 PM
@Bamboozled, he said cheers, thats how he knew.

Welcome! Nice avatar, always found that guy a bit goofy.
Ha Ha! "Cheers"

Thank you for the welcome! My avatar is one of my favourite Zelda characters. His name is Mutoh I believe and makes such a strange noise when you first talk to him! Bought many laughs when playing as a kid!
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Welcome mate, good to have you here :mario:
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Hey FoamCow, welcome aboard!
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@all just to let everyone know I have a Twitter account which is @foamcow6 and I'm thinking about starting up a YouTube channel - What do you think?
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If you have good content that people will honestly want to watch, and the time and dedication, then go for it! :yeah:
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Welcome to Nintendo 64 Forever :yeah:
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Jan 27 2016, 10:06 AM
@all just to let everyone know I have a Twitter account which is @foamcow6 and I'm thinking about starting up a YouTube channel - What do you think?
Welcome, always good to meet another member form the UK. I think starting a Youtube channel is a good idea, what would you cover retro or modern too?
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Jan 28 2016, 07:14 AM
FoamCow
Jan 27 2016, 10:06 AM
@all just to let everyone know I have a Twitter account which is @foamcow6 and I'm thinking about starting up a YouTube channel - What do you think?
Welcome, always good to meet another member form the UK. I think starting a Youtube channel is a good idea, what would you cover retro or modern too?
@buddy1983 A bit of both really I think. I did upload a :pottymouth: introduction video yesterday so make sure you check it out (link in my signature hopefully). Do you yourself upload to youtube?
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JCN64
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Diddy Kong Racing is the best soundtrack not just on the N64, but in all of video games.


I still don't understand that Hot Top Volcano song.
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Jan 29 2016, 06:30 PM
Diddy Kong Racing is the best soundtrack not just on the N64, but in all of video games.


I still don't understand that Hot Top Volcano song.
I remember being in an airport and hearing the Diddy Kong racing soundtrack. I thought to myself where is that coming from!? I kept hearing it and eventually I found an n64 that you could play in the departure lounge!

Diddy Kong Racing is definitely one of my favourite games for the N64, I love it.
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Hey, welcome! Sounds like you're in the right place. =)

Diddy Kong Racing is a great game. I think back then I was too hard on it for not being Mario Kart, but it's definitely as solid as they come. It's on my wishlist these days.
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Jan 31 2016, 07:14 AM
Hey, welcome! Sounds like you're in the right place. =)

Diddy Kong Racing is a great game. I think back then I was too hard on it for not being Mario Kart, but it's definitely as solid as they come. It's on my wishlist these days.
I remember being really neutral when it came to Diddy Kong Racing v Mario Kart. Surprisingly very different kart racers that both great!
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