The Nintendo 64 was Nintendo's third home console, releasing in Japan and North America in 1996. It was created after the company stopped partnering with Sony to create a disk-based add-on for the SNES — this split would eventually lead to the creation of the PlayStation, the Nintendo 64 biggest competitor.

Moving into an era of 3D based games, the Nintendo 64 was held back by its odd controller and use of cartridges instead of CDs. It still saw some strong first-party titles such as Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, but third-party support was lacking due to Sony's aforementioned PlayStation.

Despite this, the Nintendo 64 would still stay in production until 2002. It would also see a Japan-only accessory in the form of the 64DD, which finally allowed the console to play a handful of disk-based games.

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Excitebike 64 Revs Up For Nintendo Switch Online Next Week

Nintendo has announced another beloved N64 classic for Nintendo Switch Online in the form of racer Excitebike 64. The game is coming to the service's Expansion Pack addon next week, joining other…

August 25, 2023 | 03:35 EDT

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Charles Martinet Retires From Traditional Role as Super Mario Voice Actor; Will Be Mario Ambassador [UPDATED]

Charles Martinet has been the voice of Super Mario basically forever, but Nintendo just announced that he won't perform in the role going forward. The announcement made on X (formerly Twitter) pays…

September 7, 2023 | 02:42 EDT

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Nintendo Switch Online Adds Pokemon Puzzle League Soon

Pokemon Puzzle League will arrive for Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack members on July 15th, with the 1-2 player puzzler giving more analytically minded Pokemon fans out there something new to…

July 8, 2022 | 09:25 EDT

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Nintendo 64's Pokemon Snap Arrives on Nintendo Switch Online

Pokemon Snap was notable enough to warrant a sequel on the Nintendo Switch, but many players may not have had a chance to play the original game. Fret not, for Nintendo 64's Pokemon Snap is dropping…

June 16, 2022 | 09:56 EDT

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N64 Game Re-Volt Returns to GOG After 8 Years

The N64 game Re-Volt has returned to GOG, 8 years after it was delisted due to issues with ownership over portions of the game's code. Older games get delisted all the time, whether it's defunct…

April 29, 2022 | 03:15 EDT

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Quake Update 3 Adds Accessibility Features

Quake Update 3 has arrived, adding several new accessibility features to the classic first-person shooter alongside new Horde Mode maps, bug fixes, and more. Last year's reveal of Quake Remastered (…

April 20, 2022 | 04:38 EDT

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Unofficial Ocarina of Time PC Port 'OpenOcarina' is Out

A new Ocarina of Time PC port has finally launched. OpenOcarina is here and you can get it right now, but you won't quite be able to just download some files and immediately start playing it. The…

March 16, 2022 | 03:31 EDT

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Fan-Made The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time PC Port Nears Completion

A fan-made The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time PC port is nearing completion and may release as early as next month, bringing one of the most popular Zelda games to a new platform. The Legend of…

January 24, 2022 | 03:22 EST

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Fans Recreate Spaceworld 1997 Demo of Ocarina of Time

Last Sunday, November 21st, marked two major anniversaries for Nintendo: the 23rd anniversary of the release of Ocarina of Time and the beginning of the 1997 show of Nintendo Spaceworld. Fans of…

November 23, 2021 | 10:20 EST

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Fan-made Ocarina of Time PC Port Nearly Finished

Released on the Nintendo 64 in 1998, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the series' most iconic games. A GitHub organization that calls themselves the Zelda Reverse Engineering Team is…

August 9, 2021 | 09:19 EDT

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Ocarina of Time Spaceworld 97 Mod Hopes to Recreate the Lost Demo

A few months back, the discovery of several beta maps and assets for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time from the Forest of Illusion team sparked a renewed interest in the history and development of…

July 10, 2021 | 05:47 EDT

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Shadow Man Remastered Review

There's no question that gaming's past should be preserved. If a game is great, then it should be available for future generations to play and appreciate. Less well-loved games can easily turn into…

April 21, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

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Turok 2 Online Multiplayer Comes to Switch Tomorrow

Turok 2 online multiplayer is all set to arrive on the Nintendo Switch tomorrow and that's not all that's on the way — both of the franchise's first two games are making their way to PlayStation on…

February 24, 2021 | 02:50 EST

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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 4

Last time, we went into the exhaustive development of Stage 3 of Zelda 64, at this point now officially called Ocarina of Time in development. From it, child Link was introduced, story beats were…

February 4, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 3

Last time, we looked into the exhaustive development of Zelda 64 through Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the game's life, going into the limitations of the 64DD, the growing press buzz, and the beginnings of…

February 3, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 2

Last time, we introduced the pre-production phase of Ocarina of Time, from its very early influences in chanbara swordplay to failed experiments using the FX chip. This article will continue the…

February 2, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 1

Recently, one of the biggest finds in gaming history occurred; several beta maps and assets from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were discovered on a few Nintendo 64 dev kits. For a whole…

February 1, 2021 | 01:00 EST

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Ocarina of Time Prototype and Beta Content Discovered

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time prototype build has been released online by Forest of Illusion. Separately, an Ocarina of Time beta build has also been released, and these two ROM dumps reveal…

January 19, 2021 | 04:01 EST

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Starfox 64 Survival Mod Is a Unique Nostalgia Trip

Retro modding is a very unique form of expression when it comes to video games. For over a decade now, enterprising players take classic platformers or adventure games and find new ways to twist them…

December 2, 2020 | 10:00 EST

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Shadow Man

Based on the Valiant Comics series, play as the titular Shadow Man, Michael LeRoi, as they go through the world of the living and the dead to take on the denizens of the underworld, and fight off…

September 29, 2020 | 09:06 EDT

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The Six Best Courses in Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 is a critical classic, a game that was innovative in its design when released in 1996. The development and design of Super Mario 64 has been well documented, and the recent Nintendo…

September 21, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

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Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 is the class 3D Mario experience.  Explore Peaches castle in full 3D as you battle the minions of Bowser in his latest scheme to take over the Mushroom Kingdom. Jump, glide, swim, and…

September 17, 2020 | 02:15 EDT

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Doom 64

Return to Doom with the often forgotten gen Doom 64. Developed exclusively for the Nintendo 64 by Midway Games, it's a 32 level romp with graphical upgrades. Based on Doom 2, and including some…

September 11, 2020 | 01:18 EDT

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Mario Tennis

The cast of Mario characters are as lively as ever as they head to the tennis courts in this spin-off Mario sports title. Play as series' main characters like Mario, Luigi, and Peach, or as one of…

July 19, 2020 | 05:37 EDT

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Mario Tennis Turns 20 - A Look Back at a Classic

I learned tennis from Mario Tennis. Don’t think I picked up a rack and hit the local courts, mind you. I was too obsessed with playing the game to go outside and play actual tennis.  I was never…

July 21, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Shadow Man Remastered Gameplay Trailer Shows Enhancements

While we're all enjoying seeing new games and the future of the platform that doesn't mean we can't also take a trip into the past with PC gaming. A new title coming to PC for the first time is a PC…

June 13, 2020 | 03:39 EDT

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The Super Mario 64 PC Port Has Been Taken Down by Nintendo

Last weekend an enterprising modder released a port of Super Mario 64 to the PC. This port included ultra widescreen support up to an astounding 4K resolution. While gamers around the world…

May 8, 2020 | 10:10 EDT

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Fan-Made Super Mario 64 PC Port Released; Supports 4K and Much More

There are countless emulators to run all the classic games you like from the Nintendo 64, GameBoy Advance, Sega Genesis, and all the classic consoles. Super Mario 64 is one of the most iconic games…

May 4, 2020 | 02:15 EDT

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask launched on April 27, 2000 in Japan. While traveling through some woods Link is assaulted by a Skull Kid who takes his horse and ocarina. Pursuing his assailant,…

April 21, 2020 | 09:44 EDT

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Doom 64 Is The First Game To Run Above 1080p On Xbox One S

Doom 64 may be an old game, but that won't stop the new version looking darn pretty on modern hardware. The Xbox One S version of the game is particularly impressive, as it's the first game on the…

April 6, 2020 | 09:00 EDT

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Doom 64 Rewind Review

The year was 1997. The FPS was still in its infancy, recently leaping into a 3D future with the release of Quake. It was the next logical step after iD's Doom duo, a technological leap that inspired…

April 3, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Nightdive Studios is Remastering Shadow Man And Restoring Cut Content

Valiant Entertainment has announced that they are partnering with Nightdive Studios to remaster Shadow Man, the classic action-adventure game. It will be arriving on PC as well as the PlayStation,…

March 18, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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New DOOM 64 Levels Are Coming with the Port

New DOOM 64 levels are going to be included with the upcoming port of this classic Nintendo 64 game that's set to launch alongside DOOM Eternal. Speaking to US Gamer, several developers from…

March 9, 2020 | 04:09 EDT

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Considered one of the greatest video games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the story of Link in his battle against the evil Gannondorf. Link must go on a journey that spans time…

October 20, 2019 | 02:48 EDT


DOOM 64 Blasts Its Way To The Switch This November

The first Nintendo 64 game on the Switch is finally here!  In a surprising announcement during today's Nintendo Direct, publisher Bethesda announced the upcoming release on the N64 classic DOOM 64.  …

September 4, 2019 | 07:42 EDT

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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter & Turok 2: Seeds Of Evil Stomp Onto Xbox One March 2

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, a pair of classic first-person shooters from the N64 era, will be making their way to the Xbox One according to a tweet from developer Nightdive…

February 24, 2018 | 04:28 EST

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Twenty Years of Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

Anyone growing up in the 1990s likely remembers Turok: Dinosaur Hunter. The slick-looking, run and gun gameplay was accented by copious amounts of blood and a testosterone-fueled boxart cover. Turok…

March 4, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

The classic first person shooter from Acclaim Entertainment, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is based on the comic book of the same name and originally released for the Nintendo 64. Play as Turok as you…

March 3, 2017 | 05:29 EST

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Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

The acclaimed sequel to Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil is another visceral FPS title for the Nintendo 64. Play as Turok as he runs and guns through large-scale levels, killing…

March 3, 2017 | 05:27 EST

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Brutal Doom is Coming to Doom 64 with Brutal Doom 64

Brutal Doom is a mod that is quite controversial among the hardcore Doom community. While some say it is the natural evolution of the '93 classic first person shooter, others believe it is a…

January 25, 2016 | 08:41 EST

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Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask 3D review

Since the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the 3DS in 2011, fans have been asking and pleading for its sequel Majora's Mask to be released for the 3DS. 15 years after the game's…

February 18, 2015 | 01:00 EST

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Ocarina of Time has a new glitch found

How would you react if you found a new glitch in a major game known for being ran exceedingly fast while live on a stream site? Twitch/YouTube user 808Tokyoboi found out first hand last…

September 9, 2014 | 09:00 EDT