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Any exclusive N64 gamers?
Topic Started: Jul 19 2017, 12:14 PM (861 Views)
andyk2003
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I noticed that some of the guys here play a *lot* of N64 games which I find awesome. It got me wondering - are there any on here that play exclusively or nearly exclusively N64 games, ignoring current or other platforms?

Just curiosity really. I play current games quite a bit so don't get to play as much N64 stuff as I'd like - and as I say, the thought that there might be gamers still exclusively steeped in the world of N64 games seems awesome to me.
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If I HAD to pick one system it would be N64 for sure. But I am pretty much exclusively Nintendo these days. Can't keep up with everything anymore. Probably played more N64 this month than anything else, including Switch!
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I might be one of those guys lol. I have been for several months now. I was never steeped in N64 when it came out because I was a toddler but around 2014 I got into this system.

I've stopped counting but I've beaten about 60 games this year and like 50 were N64 games though not all of them were new games I haven't beaten before. I played a couple Nes and Snes games at the beginning of the year and I still occasionally play a game of Smash Bros 4 with my cousin but I'm completely enveloped by N64 at the moment. Due to the high density of games I have beaten and played extensively I was asked to help write the N-Cyclopedia 64 by a good friend of mine, so I'll be busy with N64 for a few more years it seems.

At this point I went on a tirade about how few people want to talk about N64 games that aren't heavy hitters, collectors and video game store owners who know less about their possessions than I do, and my own disappointment for my lack of game talk on the forum lately since I've been putting all my energy into my writing. But I deleted it all because it was very whiny. Point is I like N64 and would like to be a guy people come to when they wonder about games no matter how obscure or crappy they are.
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I second that notion. Everyone on the Ncyclopedia64 project has no choice! It is a requirement, and i consider myself an exclusive N64 player. :n64:

I still haven't got a Switch yet because priorities have changed course, but i do look forward to revisiting certain moments with the SNES Classic.
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I play N64 a lot but it seems to be in phases more than anything.

Recently its a lot but i've decided to run through the main Zelda games in order for the I own started with Link to the past, finished OoT and now i'm in the Ikana canyon on Majora's mask. Its a nice refresh as I haven't done Majora's in a while nor Wind Waker but its nice to play mainly only N64 currently.

If only new IPs were still developed I probably would be an exclusive gamer!
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I'd be surprised if there are any exclusives full on. I play a lot of N64 but still like to alternate to some moddern gaming for a bit to mix it up.

I'll always game :n64: though I will never let that go.
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Of course, during it's time, I was all about N64. Everything non-N64 was going against my principles (except for PC games, I've always played those).
The Nintendo magazines that I was reading at the time weren't exactly helping either, adding fuel to the flames by calling out on Dreamcast and PSX (I remember "Greystation" was quite commonly used in UK's NOM), up to ridiculous points, retrospectively.

Also, aside from a handful of games, I didn't like the direction that Nintendo went with the GameCube and refused to spend money on it, resulting in not buying a new console until the Twilight Princess came out (I bought a Wii).

As for nowadays, I'm pretty sure there are no "exclusive" N64 gamers anymore. Perhaps some people that are working on finishing some N64 games, or even a marathon, but that's a different reason. "Exclusive" is pretty much the same as refusing to play anything but the N64. I don't believe such people exist (anymore).
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Yeah, it's hard to imagine anybody being an exclusive N64 gamer nowadays given that it's probably more practical to play on other consoles or the PC. For example, here in the United States it's often substantially cheaper to buy a used Wii with quality games than it is to buy a comparable N64 setup.

I probably play games on my PS4 the most, however, I still enjoy gaming on the N64 occasionally and that's why I keep it hooked up to my CRT TV. Games like Mario Golf, Super Smash Bros. and Wave Race 64 have aged very gracefully and are still fun to play every now and then.

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If only new IPs were still developed I probably would be an exclusive gamer!
The same applies to me considering that I mostly prefer arcade style games over the story driven titles that are so prevalent on modern game consoles.
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If I weren't such a big fighting game fan I probably would play n64 exclusively or at least retro exclusively, but I'm majorly pumped for dragonball fighterz (even getting a new console for it). I do still play Pokťmon but I'm not getting a switch to play it. I'll go back to the old games like Stadium 2.

The Wii U era being the first where I purchased the console myself taught me a lot. Mainly that bigger isn't always better, which is why I appreciate the n64 so much and why I'm choosing to invest my money there rather than a switch. I tried to get my mom into Mario Kart with 8 because of the Wii remote steering, but it was sensory overload for her. I don't think mariokart 64 will present that problem.
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Jul 20 2017, 04:56 PM
If I weren't such a big fighting game fan I probably would play n64 exclusively or at least retro exclusively, but I'm majorly pumped for dragonball fighterz (even getting a new console for it).
I'm stoked about Dragon Ball FighterZ too after having watched videos of Maximilian Dood play it at EVO. Which console are you planning on purchasing? I'll be getting DBFZ for the PS4.
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It depends on whether or not a deal comes through. I had a friend offer me his Xbox one s after he gets an Xbox one x. But if I had my way I'd prob go PS4 since that's what most of my friends have. Decisions, decisions ;)
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I haven't played on my N64 in quite a while which is a real shame. Decided to play RE2 the other day and thought I would play the N64 version but the battery backup has run flat so ended up going with the PS1
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You've got me thinking now - RE2 is a game I missed out on back in the day & could be an excuse to play a fresh N64 game. Would it still hold up today for a newcomer?
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You may struggle with the tank controllers but if you havent played it its well worth playing now, its a great game.
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im pretty much a sole n64 player, i do have a ps4 and mac which i play some steam games on but generally if i have time to play its to record for a video. Fun to think about the fact that after all these years of being an n64 gamer I'm still getting a kick out of its library of games :)
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I've pretty much only play Nintendo these days. More just because I have young kids, and it's easier to stear clear of the many Call of Duty games if all I have are Nintendos. Though, with the switch, that could change possibilities. I like playing old favorites on the N64 and will dabble in other games I've never tried if given the opportunity.
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Aug 10 2017, 02:20 PM
im pretty much a sole n64 player, i do have a ps4 and mac which i play some steam games on but generally if i have time to play its to record for a video. Fun to think about the fact that after all these years of being an n64 gamer I'm still getting a kick out of its library of games :)
Fair play Glenn good on you. Normally if I want to see what a game is like on the 64 I check to see if you have reviewed it on your channel. It is very useful and it is good to hear you are having fun along the way!

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@ Milage, I agree Glenns channel is always my go to for reviews :yeah:
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That so many people still love & play these games points to the fact that great gameplay is timeless. I have lots of current gen games on my backlog but am hopelessly addicted to Goldeneye. It's my first play through & the game is fantastic!
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I play mostly cart based consoles. I rarely play modern games, except maybe handhelds. Presently I am going through a Famicom, Super Famicom, N64 phase. Been focused in those systems all year, so far. I love cart based gaming, love those old carts. Still purchasing games for those systems. Even though I have a PS3 and Xbox 360, I rarely purchase a game for them or turn them on. And I know that they are not the present generation of gaming. That is just how far I have gotten in reaching into the present. Late 80's and 90's is where I dwell.
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I mostly play N64 but occassionally play GameCube and Switch. I'm exclusively a Nintendo player, that's for sure. Most of what I play is Mario Kart 64, trying to beat my time trials, and Glover. I also play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online
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Almost exclusive. I play only 5th generation games (jaguar, 3do, saturn, ps1, n64) with the 64 being the one I play the most. When the PS3 came out I lost interest in modern video games and almost video games in general until my now wife then girlfriend bought me a new 64 6 years ago. Since then I have built up a 5th gen exclusive library of 291 games.
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Both the n64 and the ps4 have 64 bit processors. Now I'm not saying the 64 could run crysis at 60 fps but I'm not saying it couldn't.
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Jul 20 2017, 07:06 AM
Yeah, it's hard to imagine anybody being an exclusive N64 gamer nowadays given that it's probably more practical to play on other consoles or the PC. For example, here in the United States it's often substantially cheaper to buy a used Wii with quality games than it is to buy a comparable N64 setup.

I probably play games on my PS4 the most, however, I still enjoy gaming on the N64 occasionally and that's why I keep it hooked up to my CRT TV. Games like Mario Golf, Super Smash Bros. and Wave Race 64 have aged very gracefully and are still fun to play every now and then.

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If only new IPs were still developed I probably would be an exclusive gamer!
The same applies to me considering that I mostly prefer arcade style games over the story driven titles that are so prevalent on modern game consoles.
I only play N64. It's the first console I ever owned (apart from an original Gameboy before the Pocket came out) and got it as a Christmas present from my whole family, the gold controller and goldenye bundle when that was released. N64 was my childhood for the first half of High School, after that I discovered girls and gigs so pretty much stopped playing.

I bought a GameCube a few years later to see what I had been missing out with next gen successors to my favourite titles, however never really got hooked and although I amassed a collection of about 30 titles I've just sold them all with the console to fund an Everdrive and UltraHDMI mod for my original console.

I go through stages playing it intensively on off season as I race bikes but can't see myself playing anything else.

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I would say mostly N64 only but I just need to play sequels and follow ups to N64 classics, so obviously that counts every Zelda and "proper" 3D Mario game.

And I had to get an XboxOne for Killer Instinct and Rare Replay!
Again, follow ups to N64 classics! 😀
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I'm new to N64, still love Sega consoles and own a Saturn with a much bigger library, and I also have a gaming PC and a Ps3. I feel pretty satisfied with this line up for life. The N64 isn't exclusively what I play but its incredibly special - it scratches a specific itch that no other console I have will and I approach it very differently than I do my other consoles.
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I'm new to N64, still love Sega consoles and own a Saturn with a much bigger library, and I also have a gaming PC and a Ps3. I feel pretty satisfied with this line up for life. The N64 isn't exclusively what I play but its incredibly special - it scratches a specific itch that no other console I have will and I approach it very differently than I do my other consoles.
It's because they don't make games like they did on N64 anymore, because they couldn't get away with it. They are incredibly time period specific which makes a lot of aspects charming, to me anyway. The same goes for PS1 and probably Saturn, but I'm less farmiliar with those.
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I'm new to N64, still love Sega consoles and own a Saturn with a much bigger library, and I also have a gaming PC and a Ps3. I feel pretty satisfied with this line up for life. The N64 isn't exclusively what I play but its incredibly special - it scratches a specific itch that no other console I have will and I approach it very differently than I do my other consoles.
It's because they don't make games like they did on N64 anymore, because they couldn't get away with it. They are incredibly time period specific which makes a lot of aspects charming, to me anyway. The same goes for PS1 and probably Saturn, but I'm less farmiliar with those.
The thing I love about this whole generation is that there was a console for three distinct styles of gaming. Of course there was also overlap, but depending on what kind of games you prefer to play could easily help you determine a console to focus on. As a Saturn collector I can tell you Saturn is special in its own way. I'd recommend Saturn to the kind of gamer who spent all his time in Arcades. I think its the best system of the three for fighting games, shmups, and arguably arcade racers. I know N64 also has many excellent arcade racing games, but in the mid-90s especially there were those who specifically sought out Sega's style of arcade racing. Beyond that Saturn had games that were unique. They feel...lumpy...in a good way. I don't know how else to describe them. Play Nights, or Panzer Dragoon, or Burning Rangers to get what I mean.

The special thing to me about N64 is that every game feels like its own little playground. This is especially true of the platformers and adventure games it's so well known for like Mario, Banjo, Zelda, etc. But even Mario Kart or Pokemon Snap has this feeling of being free to play around on a big playground. When I play N64 I don't feel like I always have to be pursuing the main goal or acquiring a score. I of course can and often do, but no other console library makes me say "Hey I wonder if I can jump from this tree to that tree without touching the ground." and just generally fool around in the worlds its provided for me. I love stories people tell of trying to get into peach's castle in mario kart. It wasn't even something you could do, but people even being aware that was likely the case felt free in the N64 environment to just try out different things and generally play and have fun. They didn't need to always be getting every star, completing every quest, and when they did complete the quest it felt more rewarding sometimes because they'd grown close to that world by playing around with it with a free spirit.
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