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Pokémon Stadium – Definitive 50 N64 Game #31

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The N64 controller featured a unique port that allowed a number of accessories to be plugged right into it. Best known among these are the Rumble Pak and Memory Pak, but Pokémon Stadium also gave us the Transfer P...

Harvest Moon 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #32

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Harvest Moon was born on the SNES and came to the GameBoy shortly afterward. Its continued since then, appearing on everything from the PlayStation to the 3DS. But it's the N64 entry that stands as the fan favouri...

Excitebike 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #33

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Left Field Productions worked on a variety of sports titles for Nintendo systems in the late 90s and early 2000s, and Nintendo briefly bought a piece of the company in 1998, before selling it back in 2002. The ...

Tetrisphere – Definitive 50 N64 Game #35

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Developer H2O Entertainment was readying the title Phear for the Atari Jaguar in 1995 when Nintendo picked up the game's publishing rights. The companies worked together to move the game to the N64, where it was e...

Wipeout 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #36

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Despite being bought by Sony in 1993, the Liverpool developer Psygnosis continued to make games for other platforms until it was fully integrated with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 1999. This gave the s...

Rocket: Robot on Wheels – Definitive 50 N64 Game #38

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Before the N64, Nintendo already had a long history of producing specially coloured game cartridges, dating back to the NES Zelda games. A few GameBoy and SNES games were also custom coloured, but it was with the ...

The World Is Not Enough – Definitive 50 N64 Game #39

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Following the massive success of GoldenEye, it only seemed obvious that Rare would continue with the James Bond license, but the developer opted to work on its own, original FPS property instead. The license wa...

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards – Definitive 50 N64 Game #40

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In the early days of polygonal graphics - the race for ever greater graphical detail often took precedence over what simply looked good. As such, many games of the N64's generation have aged rather poorly. Kirb...

Star Wars Episode I: Racer – Definitive 50 N64 Game #41

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In the lead up to 1999's Star Wars Episode I, one thing was clear: this was destined to be the greatest movie of all time. How could it not be? This was the return to Star Wars we had all been waiting for. Collect...

#42 Goemon’s Great Adventure – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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By the time of the N64, the Goemon series had received numerous entries in Japan dating back to the Famicom, but western gamers had seen little of it besides the SNES's The Legend of the Mystical Ninja. The ser...

#43 Pokemon Puzzle League – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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While the N64 struggled - another one of Nintendo's systems skyrocketed. Despite being a positively ancient piece of hardware even at the time, the GameBoy had a renaissance in the late 90s thanks to - that's righ...

#44 Body Harvest – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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The N64 was conceived not only as a new generation of Nintendo hardware, but one that would usher in a new regime of developers. A console that would be supported not by Nintendo's traditional Japanese 3rd parties...

#46 Mischief Makers – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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Shake shake! The constraints of genre labels can be misleading. Mischief Makers is called a 2D platformer - and, yes - it does have you running and jumping through a series of 2D stages - but don’t let the label f...

#47 Dr. Mario 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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By 2001, Nintendo's focus had shifted from N64 to GameCube, with the new system launching November of that year. Many late life titles originally planned for the 64, like Dinosaur Planet (aka Star Fox Adventures) ...

#49 BattleTanx – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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3DO began life as a console hardware developer, bringing us the short-lived and poorly received 3DO in 1993, before shifting to third party game development. The company gave the world numerous entries in the Hero...

A very special announcement…

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What could it mean? What could it be? Season 3 of the Definitive 50 will premiere August 8, 2013! What's more, the Nintendo 64 will be its subject. Only the almighty power of the N64 could wake me from my slumb...

Radio Splode Episode 67: Most Disappoint Games Spectacular

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly "I am disappoint." Radio Splode returns in this, our most action-packed episode. This time around, we try to talk about the worst games we've played, but mostly stick to si...

Radio Splode Episode 63: Mario Kart Spectacular

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Candid Gamera joins me (Newbs) in studio for the latest thrilling installment of Radio Splode! This week, we discuss the entire Mario Kart series from front to back, then t...

TV Splode: Best Looking Game Systems

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Don't have time to listen to the entire Radio Splode podcast? Not a "podcast person"? Splodinator has you covered. Highlights of the weekly Radio Splode podcast are now available in video form. This clip comes ...

Radio Splode Episode 48: Best and Worst Looking Game Systems

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Listen via iTunes - Download Directly Newbs and Weskimo are back with an in-depth exploration of the design of video game system design. We're getting as shallow as we can this week and refusing to look past ap...

10 Reasons Why the Original GoldenEye Still Kicks Ass, Part 2

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Welcome to part two of my look at Rare's N64 classic, GoldenEye. Today, I'll find five more reasons why the game still kicks ass, this time from the FPS's multiplayer component. Click here to read part one.

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