N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably Not!

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by Moggy » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:01 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
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NickSCFC wrote:I honestly think the first time I saw one was in EDGE magazine.

Were they popular? A couple of my friends had Commodore 64/Amiga, but never seen a Spectrum in the wild.


strawberry floating hell Nick, you are 34, not 14. A games fan born in the UK in the early 80s ought to know about the big 3. :lol:


Primary school was all about NES vs Master System with a few of the dorky kids having Amigas.

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I don’t remember anybody having a NES or Master System. Everyone had C64/Speccy/Amstrads before moving on to Amigas/Megadrive/SNES. With the odd Atari ST weirdo here and there.

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by Jazzem » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:05 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
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Dig Dug wrote:The internet has retroactively changed how we look at old stuff thanks American popular gaming culture. The N64 is probably looked at with more admiration now than it was 20 years ago. Same with the NES and SNES despite both of them being ass blasted by Sega in the UK.


Indeed, most British kids now probably assume 80s gaming was all about Atari, the industry crash and the NES.

They've most likely never heard of a Spectrum and never will.


Any child that's found that doesn't know about the Spectrum should be sent on a 6 month long re-education detention.

Screw the rest of their education these kids need to know why Sir Clive Sinclair was elevated to the status of living God and is now revered globally for the genius he is.


Gonna be a rocky course once they get to the C5 and Spectrum QL :p

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:06 pm

I'm in the lucky situation that I can't remember what anyone thought at lower school so I'm going to assume they all had Spectrum's :shifty: .

Also when I was at lower school the ZX81 was out and Spectrum 48K was about I think but not sure.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Peter Crisp » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 pm

Jazzem wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Dig Dug wrote:The internet has retroactively changed how we look at old stuff thanks American popular gaming culture. The N64 is probably looked at with more admiration now than it was 20 years ago. Same with the NES and SNES despite both of them being ass blasted by Sega in the UK.


Indeed, most British kids now probably assume 80s gaming was all about Atari, the industry crash and the NES.

They've most likely never heard of a Spectrum and never will.


Any child that's found that doesn't know about the Spectrum should be sent on a 6 month long re-education detention.

Screw the rest of their education these kids need to know why Sir Clive Sinclair was elevated to the status of living God and is now revered globally for the genius he is.


Gonna be a rocky course once they get to the C5 and Spectrum QL :p


Even a living God has rough edges.

The C5 was just ahead of its time is all.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:10 pm

The Spectrum came out in 1982 (had to Google it) and I didn't start primary school until 1989 so I didn't meet anyone who had one, when I saw pictures in EDGE I assumed it was something from the 70s like the Atari 2600.

I remember kids arguing about NES and Master System and going on about Alex Kidd, that then became SNES vs MegaDrive and Mario vs Sonic.

A few kids had Commodores (64 or Amiga 500) but they didn't really talk about games.

One kid on the posh new estate that had just been built even had a PERSONAL COMPUTER... IN HIS HOUSE (kitchen), WITH A CD-ROM AND WINDOWS ON IT :shock:

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:12 pm

NickSCFC wrote:One kid on the posh new estate that had just been built even had a PERSONAL COMPUTER... IN HIS HOUSE (kitchen), WITH A CD-ROM AND WINDOWS ON IT :shock:



jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Rubix » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:14 pm

Without the rare games im out! Give me diddy kong racing and banjo and i am totally sold

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by Lagamorph » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:14 pm

Atari ST supremacy

Then I got a Megadrive while my brother had to slum it with a SNES like the scrub he was.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Atari ST supremacy


I used to bang on about how there were top musicians using the ST to create banging tunes which was technically correct :lol: .

The ST was used but the quality of audio it could create wasn't exactly what most would hope for.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:19 pm

Seems like Nintendo weren't as popular as Sega during the late 80s and early 90s, GameSpot and IGN always go on about Nintendo absolutely dominating during that time which is certainly the American perspective being projected onto the world.

Most Americans don't seem to even be aware of the Master System, and the Genesis is simply referred to as the "Sega" by a lot of them.

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by Dig Dug » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:29 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:They were indeed extremely popular and there's a pretty famous image (at least I think it's famous I can't find it on the stupid internet after a 5 second exhaustive search) of Mrs Thatcher showing the Japanese PM our marvellous computer technology.
Erm, they obviously took no notice of such things and never considered computers important ever again :shifty: .



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by NickSCFC » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:33 pm

Pfft, Japan had this beast

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by kerr9000 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:33 pm

You want real real Master System love then look at Brazil they produced versions of the thing for years.

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PostRe: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!
by Quantum Name » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:40 pm

So, the Classic N64 Mini anyone?

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by lex-man » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:30 pm

I'm 36 and don't really remember the C64 or Speccy. My dad had a BBC B computer and the first console I had was the Mega drive. I knew one guy with an Amiga 500 another friend had a Dragon 32. A couple of people I knew had Neses. Then everybody started getting Windows based computers, especially Dell's. I seem to remember the SNES being huge at my school. I think I saw some of the older 8-bit machines but they always seemed a bit lame compared to the mega drive, Amiga and early pc's I had access to.

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by HSH28 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:35 pm

Lagamorph wrote:Atari ST supremacy

Then I got a Megadrive while my brother had to slum it with a SNES like the scrub he was.


It wasn't the European Computer of the Year in 1991 though was it...

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by Denster » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:18 am

Quantum Name wrote:So, the Classic N64 Mini anyone?

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by Poser » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:59 am

Denster wrote:
Quantum Name wrote:So, the Classic N64 Mini anyone?


Well, I think it's safe to say it's not coming out this year, unless Nintendo is going to create the mother of all Christmas scalper rushes in November/December.

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by Quantum Name » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:44 pm

Part of me wonders if Nintendo, in all their delusion, thinks that the retro itch of the world's gamers will be adequately scratched this year by NES games on Switch online. :lol:

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by chanticleer » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:06 am

A thought related to the current Smash link:

If Banjo-Kazooie are in Smash, perhaps Nintendo's held back producing the Mini N64 while agreements are set up between the two companies meaning that some of the golden era Rare games are included?

Really interesting that the games database on nintendo.co.uk now has listings for Banjo, Tooie, and Perfect Dark. Every other N64 game listed has been re-released on virtual console at some point. Hmm.


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