I grew up in the 90’s. This means that scrunchies, jelly shoes , Barbies and furbies were just some of my favorite things. But when someone asks me what my favorite childhood toy was, it’s an easy answer. My Nintendo 64! I spent days, no..WEEKS of my life on that thing. I first got mine in 1997. That’s all I did after that. Barbies? Dolls? Tea sets? NO THANK YOU. All I needed was my N64. So today I’m going to talk about some of the best games that came out for N64 in the 90’s.
First off, my favorite all time game for any system, EVER. LucasArts 1996 , Shadows of the Empire. This was one of the first games released for N64 and it received great reviews. Who doesn’t like a Star Wars game where you can fly a snow speeder, as well as various other ships, have first person shootouts , and run ins with the galaxies scariest bounty hunters and villains?! Not only was the storyline great, but the music, and graphics steal the show. In fact I played this game so often ,that to this day I can still tell you the location of every NPC, health pack, and special item . Sad? Maybe…but that’s how much I loved this game.
Next up is Rare’s 1997 GoldenEye 007. This game was exclusive for Nintendo 64 and is the third best selling game for the system. Impressively, it totally changed first person shooters for the time and created a new multiplayer experience. And while the single player storyline is pretty good, it’s pretty obvious that this game was loved for its multiplayer levels. I remember playing this game with my cousins and friends for hours. GoldenEye to this day is one of my favorites and brings back great childhood memories. (I mean C’mon, you ran around and shot at each other for fun).
Last up is Nintendo’s 1996 Super Mario 64. This game was one of the original N64 launch titles. Mario 64 was a “game changer” for the gaming world. Known for its 3D game design and new camera angles, as well as an awesome Mario storyline, it is widely renowned as one of the most revolutionary games ever created. It had beautifully, colorful graphics for the time, with diverse levels and an endless amount of fun. Not only was it a new way of playing Mario, but it was addictive as hell! (trust me , I still have dreams about collecting those golden stars)
Posted by: Chloe @cleo622