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N-cyclopedia 64 - POWERED BY N64 FOREVER
Topic Started: Mar 27 2017, 06:39 AM (2,320 Views)
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N64 lovers of all lands unite

I have finally decided to start this very ambitious and huge project, the N64 Anthology powered by us.

After years of thinking about it, I believe that now the time is ripe.

I'm a lucky possessor of the N64 Anthology, now available on Amazon, and I think it's a great resource that every N64 fan would love.

I don't know if this project will be considered redundant and useless due the existence of another Anthology on the market, but what I propose will be different for sure.

This forum has plenty of N64 gurus and experts, among those I have chosen two people to help me in this odyssey: Shellshocker18 and Danilochka.

Shellshocker18 will help me mostly in the game reviews section, as the guy has played and is going to play a lot of the N64ís lesser known games (and the famous ones too of course). Not only has he beaten them but heís looked for information and curiosities about them as well. He's able to judge a game objectively, distinguishing his opinion by facts.

Danilochka is the perfect man for the collecting section. He has an unmatched experience and keeps detailed databases with all the different covers and versions of games, consoles and controllers etc. Heís especially knowledgeable with PAL games and those considered to be the most rare and sort after titles.

Of course, our knowledge alone is not enough. We need all the help of the forum in order to make the book be the best N64 encyclopedia available.

If you guys have any ideas, advice or material to send us, please...don't be shy ;)

So far we have these goals:

- A small review of every N64 game released, usually one page each. While keeping in mind all the most important reviews about it, the gamerís opinions in the forum, what people usually love or dislike about it, etc.

- Every review will also contain every kind of useful info; release details, expansion / rumble pak support, controller pak pages etc. We will also acquire our own include high quality screenshots to help showcase each game.

- We plan to showcase all cover variants for every game, this means more than 8 for some games, a dream for every collector. Every special edition will be mentioned in the game section. Like with the screenshots, we aim to acquire all the box scans ourselves and not rely on existing images of varying quality.

- N64 expert interviews: we're going to insert some interviews from the most influential N64 personalities available in forums, with their photos, their N64 experience and a lot of questions about N64 games and anecdotes. Of course I can already think about some people in this forum that would be perfect for it.

- N64 collectors interviews: all the best collectors will be interviewed.

- "Quotes factor": every review will be enriched by quotes of the most competent reviews, YouTube, GameFAQs, various forums lines about it.

And much more. Our aim for the project is to produce the highest quality and most comprehensive N64 guide available, we're very open to suggestions guys so please tell us what you think.

We're not worried about questions like "is it not redundant?", "does it have enough appeal?", etc. In fact the project will born through Kickstarter, and if it fails to reach the goal then we're not going to do it and we won't lose anything.

This forum is fundamental for my N64 knowledge and it will be mentioned even in the cover if you allow me. The N64 Bible is currently just our working title and we welcome any other suggestions you may have.

Don't worry, I'm not going to do the grammar and revision part :P


My Google Drive email is gabrieleatzori@gmail.com, feel free to send me everything you want for help. Thanks!
Edited by italia64, Apr 23 2017, 01:58 PM.
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Sounds awesome, a couple thoughts:

1. I was so close to buying a copy of the n64 anthology but I'd rather have it on my kindle. Maybe one way to make your product unique would be to have an electronic version as well?

2. Do we have to call it the n64 "bible"? Lol

Also, I'd love to help where I can. I've got so many great memories with the system (and I'm wearing my n64 t-shirt right now too)
Edited by ItalianBaptist, Mar 28 2017, 06:41 PM.
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I think an electronic version is a great idea Baptist, as long as Dan and Italia agree. I think a slightly cheaper non physical version actually could get a lot of people on board.

Also I think the title isn't necessarily final and that is something we would be glad to take suggestions on. I had suggested that N64Forever be part of the title in some way but it doesn't have to be. I do think calling it a Bible might be a bit much, but I'm not sure if Dan or Italia share the same thought

(I'm also wearing my Nintendo 64 T-shirt right now ^_^ )
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I would like to be on board this.

It was still nice to contribute $5 to the N64 Anthology knowing that they were going to get some things wrong, or incomplete. Cosmicly. :rofl:
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I hope I didn't sound like I was super-offended by the "bible" term. I just thought it was kinda weird when I saw the grilling bible in Barnes and noble :)
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The Bible is one of the most revered stories, why wouldn't someone read it?
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Don't worry Baptist I'm sure you weren't offended. I wasn't saying it's a bad name or anything, just that suggestions are welcome. I'm sure most people care more about the content rather than the name. We are trying to avoid the word anthology but we do need to make it clear what the book actually is within the title
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Would i get to tell my version of the FoxData story? :D

The idea of it being published sounds intriguing!
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Mar 28 2017, 08:40 PM
Would i get to tell my version of the FoxData story? :D

The idea of it being published sounds intriguing!
An interview to No64DD is mandatory...prepare your best photo man.
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I am happy to see so much passion and love for the N64 over 20 years after its' launch. I know it will be a lengthy and challenging endeavor, but this is definitely the true hub of N64 info on the web. The knowledge is here, it just needs compiled and organized by ambitious folks :yeah:
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This is an awesome idea!! With all the experts on here I'm sure you guys could make something incredible that pays its respects to the N64. Also I would be willing to help out in any way I could.
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Good luck with such a bold endeavor--no doubt you can pull this off!

Suggestion: One way to help distinguish this book from the other would be to show (in a small section, like an epilogue of sorts) how the N64 survives today. For instance, amazing mods (including portables) and resprays (cough ZOKI cough). And of course, websites/boards where the N64 can still be discussed on a daily basis.
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Can I do the Rugrats Scavenger Hunt review?

Also in keeping with what bluedog said, communities that show the n64's impact on today would be great. I have some connections in the competitive smash 64 community - they need a little love since most people know more about Melee or Smash 4 in that regard.
Edited by ItalianBaptist, Mar 29 2017, 01:23 PM.
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This is a fantastic idea and I would love to contribute should you need any input from myself as a 64 gamer and collector since 1998.
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Time to put on my thinking cap. :smokin:
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Mar 28 2017, 06:39 PM
2. Do we have to call it the n64 "bible"? Lol

I think a good name and tagline would be:



N64pedia - The N64 Encyclopedia

A history, guide, and celebration of Nintendo's 64 bit powerhouse, and it's games.



Edited by Kerr Avon, Mar 30 2017, 08:35 AM.
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N-cyclopedia 64?
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I think you got it Pimpin!!
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Wow! :D this is great
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Thank you Pimpin Mainer and Kerr Avon! :birdo:


:n64: -cyclopedia 64


A History, Guide, and Celebration of Nintendo's 64 Bit Powerhouse and its Games


That sounds pretty good to me. Just waiting to see if Dan approves...



This title is danilochka approved. I think it's official now :applause:
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Great effort gents! I'm loving the new name, hopefully we can get the title of the thread updated too
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It really does roll off the tongue!
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As you wish . . . well, almost. The :n64: would not paste into the Topic Title
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Awesome PM. Love it!

That's a great hat as well Dan! I'm sure that will get you thinking all things :n64: .
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So, i know several people that have the Anthology and several versions of it...

I personally have never seen it up close. I don't believe the makers ever really checked with any of us before making it so to speak, other than permission to use pictures.

How is/was the newer version different than the original French version?
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Great idea! If you need pictures of consoles let me know.
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So, i know several people that have the Anthology and several versions of it...

I personally have never seen it up close. I don't believe the makers ever really checked with any of us before making it so to speak, other than permission to use pictures.

How is/was the newer version different than the original French version?
I have the english version myself. Not sure the difference to the french version. I know it took a kickstarter to create it. It's definitely an undertaking.

The Anthology is 360 pages. It's could easily be double that with the right information. It would be great if all the product was photographed current, high resolution for print and be the same settings.

This is what the Anthology has for reference.

1. N64 Origins and Leading up to Launch
2. The life of the system 1996 to 2002
3. Interviews with Martin House "Golden Eye", Eric Caen from Titus and their games, Other developers from Minescape, No Cliche, Factor 5, Shigeru Miyamoto, Infogrames, Shiny Entertainment, Ocean.
4. Hardware
5. Game Library and something about every game.
6. 64DD
7. Canceled Games
8. Rarities/ Collector Items
9 Nintendo Around the World. "What N64 was and meant in different countries"
10. Collectors check off list

My strong suite is Photography so I'm willing to help with what I have and if it comes to it, receive and photography other items. Photographers will definitely need to collaborate on camera settings and use a photobooth. I can also edit and do some graphic design. I'm sure I could write a few game reviews. I'll need an editor though. I'll pretty much take on any task though. I'm a jack of all trades master of none kind of guy.
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Nice input gamerjerome! Thank you.

I'm being told more info about the Anthology...
Let it be noted that the only 'exclusive' interview the Anthology has is from one of the devs that worked on Goldeneye.
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