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Tonic Trouble (N64) Comments

Tonic Trouble for Nintendo 64 (N64) arrived in September 1999, which was late to the 3D action/adventure party.  Did its originality save it from being an afterthought on the N64?

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Starshot: Space Circus Fever (N64) Comments

Although it took awhile for Mario 64 clones to appear, the floodgates eventually opened, and that includes Starshot: Space Circus Fever, which was released in June 1999 for Nintendo 64 (N64).  Starshot: Space Circus Fever was a French team’s attempt at developing the next great 3D action/adventure game.  Did they succeed?

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Space Station Silicon Valley (N64) Comments

Space Station Silicon Valley for Nintendo 64 (N64) arrived from Scotland in October 1998.  It is somewhat like Super Mario 64, except there is more of an emphasis on puzzles and some wry British humor.  Did you enjoy Space Station Silicon Valley?  What do you think now?

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Shadows of the Empire (N64) Comments

Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire for Nintendo 64 (N64) was one of the system’s early releases in December 1996.  For the most part, it was received with mixed reviews from the press.  However, looking back now, do you think Shadows of the Empire is one of the better or one of the worse Star Wars games?

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Rampage: World Tour (N64) Comments

Rampage: World Tour for Nintendo 64 (N64), which was released in March 1998, is a port of the arcade version of the same name.  Rampage: World Tour was the first update to the classic Rampage game in many years.  The biggest advantage of the N64 version was that it offered three-player simultaneous play.  Do you think Rampage: World Tour is required playing for gamers?

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Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (N64) Comments

When it was released for Nintendo 64 (N64) in December 1997, Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero tried to spin off the Mortal Kombat series into a side-scrolling action game.  It failed miserably.  Moreover, the full-motion video and sound quality did not translate too well from the PlayStation version.  Was this the low point of the series?

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Mission: Impossible (N64) Comments

Mission: Impossible for Nintendo 64 (N64) was released in July 1998.  The game was light on shooting and placed greater emphasis on puzzle-solving, teamwork, gadgetry, and following orders.  Although it was certainly overshadowed by GoldenEye 007 (N64) and Metal Gear Solid (PSX), do you think Mission: Impossible should have been more popular?

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Jet Force Gemini (N64) Comments

Jet Force Gemini for Nintendo 64 (N64) was developed by Rare and released in October 1999.  It was an ambitious game that epitomized Rare’s N64 style, with an incredible presentation, a long quest, and lots of item collection.  It was not quite as popular as Rare’s other N64 games, yet should one argue that Jet Force Gemini should have deserved better?

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GEX 64: Enter the Gecko (N64) Comments

After making his first appearance as a 2D side-scroller on the 3DO, GEX soon made a jump to the PlayStation, and then entered a 3D world in his second game. That second game, GEX: Enter the Gecko, was ported to Nintendo 64 (N64) in August 1998.  Was GEX 64: Enter the Gecko a good port and is it still a good game?

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GEX 3: Deep Cover Gecko (N64) Comments

GEX 3: Deep Cover Gecko for Nintendo 64 (N64), which was released in September 1999, is a 3D action/adventure game where GEX must work his way through 24 pop culture-related TV dimensions to find his partner and sweetheart, Agent Xtra.  How well has GEX 3: Deep Cover Gecko and its parodies aged over time?

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Chameleon Twist (N64) Comments

Chameleon Twist for Nintendo 64 (N64) was released in December 1997 and actually was first N64 game to be released in the U.S. that was in the same vein as Super Mario 64.  Comparatively, it was even more geared toward kids with unlimited continues and a more overhead viewpoint.  How does Chameleon Twist rate among those early 3D platformers now?

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Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (N64) Comments

Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness for Nintendo 64 (N64) was released in December 1999.  The original plan for Castlevania on N64 was much more ambitious, with four playable characters and a larger cartridge size. That didn’t happen because of time constraints, so many have unaffectionately referred to Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness as a “director’s cut.”  Castlevania never actually made any other successful jumps to 3D in the 2000s, either.  So how does this early 3D attempt rate now?

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Castlevania (N64) Comments

Castlevania for Nintendo 64 (N64) may share the same name with the original from a decade earlier, but this completely new game, which came out in January 1999, brought the series into the realm of the third dimension for the first time.  Although many 3D updates have been lighter on action compared to their 2D predecessors. Castlevania for N64 stays true to its roots with plenty of whip-slingin’ action and platforming perils.  The question is, did it make a successful transition from 2D to 3D?

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Bomberman Hero (N64) Comments

Bomberman Hero for Nintendo 64 (N64), released in September 1998, was a quick follow-up to Bomberman 64.  Although it is blasphemy that it happened, Bomberman Hero does NOT contain a multi-player Battle mode.  Instead, it tries to be a 3D action/adventure game like Super Mario 64.  How has that decision played out years later?

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Bomberman 64 (N64) Comments

Bomberman 64 for Nintendo 64 (N64) was released in December 1997.  The first version for N64 marked the first time the series used three-dimensional, polygon graphics.  Bomberman 64 also placed just as much emphasis on a one-player Adventure mode as the multi-player Battle mode.  How does it rank among all of the Bomberman games released throughout the years?

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