N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

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by Christmas Name Change » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:10 pm

OP might be missing the Zeldas, but as they've been ported to 3DS surely they won't be part of any theoretical N64 Mini bundle? Assuming that they're still officially supporting the console. It would be undercutting their own products. I could see them releasing this instead of bothering with Virtual Console for another generation.

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by KK » Fri Jul 21, 2017 6:14 pm

I don't think Microsoft would have much of an issue with Rare games appearing on the system, but it'll be whether Nintendo take the piss on how much they're willing to pay for it.

I'd love a wrestling game on there but the licensing would be a nightmare on a scale probably no other game comes close to. WCW/nWo Revenge would be easier, because on top of the licensing No Mercy would require the involvement again of the World Wildlife Fund. You boil it all down and the WWE, Nintendo, 2K...they just aren't going to do it unfortunately. You'd only contemplate it as a standalone release.

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PostRe: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!
by Ironhide » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:28 pm

Ste wrote:SNES Mini for me is the most attractive.

It's the pinnacle of 2d gaming
and so can be distinguished from current 3d stuff.


The Megadrive wants a word.

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by Call and Answer » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:44 pm

I'd like to see the first Paper Mario, but I doubt it would be featured.

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PostRe: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!
by smurphy » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:21 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Ste wrote:SNES Mini for me is the most attractive.

It's the pinnacle of 2d gaming
and so can be distinguished from current 3d stuff.


The Megadrive wants a word.


PC wants a word.

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by Photek » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:30 pm

Miguel007 wrote:Looks like the bods over at NeoGAF have spotted Nintendo has trademarked the N64 controller under goods and services;

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=1408657

Although this just might be a re-registry patent, apparently the same thing happened before the NES & SNES Classic Mini's which could add credence to them having this next year.

Assuming this was to have 15 games built in (each iteration of Classic Mini has had less games as the file size has increased) and I can't imagine any original RARE IP will be included, what would everyone like to see?

Here's mine:

#. 1080 Snowboarding
#. Excitebike 64.
#. F-Zero-X
#. Harvest Moon 64
#. Kirby 64
#. Mario Golf
#. Mario Kart 64
#. Mario Party
#. Mystical Ninja
#. Paper Mario
#. Pilotwings
#. Sin & Punishment
#. Starfox 64
#. Super Mario 64
#. Wave Race 64

Obviously I'd love to see Diddy Kong Racing, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Conker's Bad Fur Day, WWF No Mercy and more but can't imagine Nintendo getting embroiled in licensing issues when they can just use their own internal IP alone to sell the thing.

Better start F5'ing now, the Machine and 4 Controllers are going to be a biatch to get! :lol:

No Zelda? :dread:

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PostRe: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!
by Denster » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:41 am

Shadowman has to be on there.

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PostRe: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!
by Denster » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:41 am

I'm pretty confident they'll get Goldeneye.

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by Floex » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:47 am

If there is one game they're not getting it's Goldeneye.

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by KK » Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:51 am

Who even now owns the Bond videogame license, is it still Activision?

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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:36 am

Denster wrote:Shadowman has to be on there.


Oh great shout, I'd forgotten I had that. Wonderful game.

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by Denster » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:45 am

Floex wrote:If there is one game they're not getting it's Goldeneye.


Surely it's synonymous with the N64?
Is it because Microsoft wont allow it?

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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:46 am

I don't see anyone objecting too hard - having the rights to the game split three ways between Nintendo, Rare/MS and Activision isn't great though.

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by bear » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:20 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:I don't see anyone objecting too hard - having the rights to the game split three ways between Nintendo, Rare/MS and Activision isn't great though.

It was Nintendo who blocked Goldeneye HD on 360 back in the day wasn't it? Pell would know better but from what I remember MS had a deal in place with Activision, and were willing to let the N64 game get a VC release, but Nintendo Japan (supposedly Iwata himself) said no and the project was cancelled.




Maybe we'll end up with Goldeneye 4K on Xbox/Windows 10 as a result of an N64 mini....

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by Floex » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:03 pm

Denster wrote:
Floex wrote:If there is one game they're not getting it's Goldeneye.


Surely it's synonymous with the N64?
Is it because Microsoft wont allow it?


Oh, personally speaking, it's THE MP game that needs to be on a collection like this but it's just an utter clusterfuck it terms of rights between Microsoft, Nintendo & Activision. Let alone how much the Bond license costs and who owns it.

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by chanticleer » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:19 pm

bear wrote:It was Nintendo who blocked Goldeneye HD on 360 back in the day wasn't it?


Yep:

“Let me tell you what happened,” said a Microsoft representative who chose to remain unidentified. What he was about to describe was pretty much the same story we all know. Rare started working on GoldenEye XBLA before anybody knew if it was legally possible to release the game; they completed it; Activision, the current holders of the James Bond licence, greenlighted it; and then Nintendo, who share the rights of the original game with Microsoft, refused to give their approval for a joint launch on Wii and Xbox 360. “But the game is finished and it could be released if the situation changes in the future,” our source added. In other words, Microsoft is still willing to release GoldenEye even if it takes a decade for Nintendo to eat up their ego.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:33 pm

chanticleer wrote:
bear wrote:It was Nintendo who blocked Goldeneye HD on 360 back in the day wasn't it?


Yep:

“Let me tell you what happened,” said a Microsoft representative who chose to remain unidentified. What he was about to describe was pretty much the same story we all know. Rare started working on GoldenEye XBLA before anybody knew if it was legally possible to release the game; they completed it; Activision, the current holders of the James Bond licence, greenlighted it; and then Nintendo, who share the rights of the original game with Microsoft, refused to give their approval for a joint launch on Wii and Xbox 360. “But the game is finished and it could be released if the situation changes in the future,” our source added. In other words, Microsoft is still willing to release GoldenEye even if it takes a decade for Nintendo to eat up their ego.


You'd suspect that the N64 mini would be the perfect opportunity for this to happen.

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PostRe: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!
by Christmas Name Change » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:17 pm

Someone, somewhere on GRcade, posted something about the N64 games already available on Virtual Console and how they might form the line-up of a potential N64 Mini. I could have sworn it was in this thread, though. Anyone know the post I mean?

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PostRe: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!
by qupe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:51 am

People saying this list is the N64 mini games list

https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/Nint ... 90819.html

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PostRe: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!
by still » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:54 am

Denster wrote:Shadowman has to be on there.


Ooh, good shout. I loved that game. Won’t be on though. Sniff....


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