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Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:47 am
by kerr9000
I don't think how many units the N64 shifted back in the day is that important, look at the NES wasn't actually that big a deal here on release but the mini sold like hot cakes..... The N64 has nostalgic value now and with some loose cart only copies of some titles hitting crazy money on eBay and the likes a mini unit with a pile of games on it is very interesting to those curious in the system because of things they have read or seen online.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:50 am
by Moggy
Pedz wrote:
Moggy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Drumstick wrote:Really? As much as I loved Rare's output on the N64, Nintendo themselves put out some stonking games.


GoldenEye, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64 and Diddy Kong Racing are 4 of the best selling games on the system, these are games most former N64 owners are nostalgic about.

Similar to the PS Classic, they have to focus on the best selling games like Final Fantasy VII and Tekken 3.


Those might be the best selling games, but if you ask most people about Nintendo games from the late 90s, they will say Mario/Mario Kart, Pokemon and Zelda.

And I would imagine Nintendo own the rights to the Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong games.


I don't know about Duddy Kong, but you think they would with Donkey Kong 64, Rare did Country and that was on the SNES Mini.

DKR had Rare created characters including Conker.


Conker would be a problem so Nintendo probably can’t use DKR then (unless they have some agreement with MS).

I don’t think they would put Mario Kart and DKR on the same mini console even if they do have access to all of the characters though, so I doubt Nintendo see a lack of DKR as a problem.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:11 am
by Peter Crisp
I really don't understand why Microsoft would be against retro games made by companies they now own being on a rival companies systems.
It's pretty much free money for them and surely also free publicity on a rivals platform where people who play the games decide they like the studio and see they can only play new games by them on Microsoft systems.

I really see no downside other than stubbornness.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:53 am
by Dannie Lennox_
NickSCFC wrote:Without those Rare games I don't see this selling well at all.

That coupled with the fact that it only sold 32 million (2/3 being in the USA) as opposed to NES (60 million) and SNES (50 million), I just don't think there's enough nostalgia out there to make this a hit.


Think the 90s console war might be over now Nick, you don't need to talk down the performance of non-Sony hardware before it's even been announced! :lol:

"Only sold 32 million"
Barely worth manufacturing then I guess... :roll:

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:17 pm
by Dig Dug
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.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:24 pm
by Drumstick
Dig Dug wrote: The N64 is probably looked at with more admiration now than it was 20 years ago.

Unquestionably.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:25 pm
by NickSCFC
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.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:50 pm
by Dig Dug
The rewriting of European gaming history doesn't sit well with me. We have always been such a radically different market to the USA.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:52 pm
by Moggy
NickSCFC wrote:They've most likely never heard of a Spectrum and never will.


That's a good thing.

#C64supremacy

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:55 pm
by NickSCFC
Moggy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:They've most likely never heard of a Spectrum and never will.


That's a good thing.

#C64supremacy


I never actually played the Spectrum, in fact I've never seen one in person.

A couple of my friends had Commodore 64's collecting dust though, I did try to play one, but by the time the tape had loaded my mum came to pick me up :(

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:58 pm
by Moggy
NickSCFC wrote:
Moggy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:They've most likely never heard of a Spectrum and never will.


That's a good thing.

#C64supremacy


I never actually played the Spectrum, in fact I've never seen one in person.

A couple of my friends had Commodore 64's collecting dust though, I did try to play one, but by the time the tape had loaded my mum came to pick me up :(


Yeah, you have always struck me as Amstrad scum. :x

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:01 pm
by Cheeky Devlin
The erasure of UK and European gaming history in favour of this US and Japan centric viewpoint is annoying. There's loads of good documentary content on youtube though to help keep it alive. Nostalgia Nerd and Kim Justice especially do really good stuff with a UK slant to it. strawberry float Atari, Colecovision and Apple, we had Clive Sinclair and Alan Sugar. :datass:

EDIT: Though I never had any of them myself. I was too busy flying high as part of the BBC Micro Model B Master-Race.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:03 pm
by NickSCFC
Moggy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
Moggy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:They've most likely never heard of a Spectrum and never will.


That's a good thing.

#C64supremacy


I never actually played the Spectrum, in fact I've never seen one in person.

A couple of my friends had Commodore 64's collecting dust though, I did try to play one, but by the time the tape had loaded my mum came to pick me up :(


Yeah, you have always struck me as Amstrad scum. :x


Never seen one of them either.

I'm 34

My first console was the NES (wasn't a fan) and I think the oldest console I've played is Atari 2600.

As for the early home computers, I think the only one I've played was the Commodore Amiga, I remember there was an excellent text to voice application where my friend and myself would have endless hours of fun typing in various profanities.

Edit: Was this one I think...

Image

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:11 pm
by Moggy
NickSCFC wrote:My first console was the NES


I am stunned you don't class your first console as a VHS game (https://kotaku.com/5786220/only-in-the- ... a-vhs-tape ) on a SONY VHS player.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:21 pm
by NickSCFC
Moggy wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:My first console was the NES


I am stunned you don't class your first console as a VHS game (https://kotaku.com/5786220/only-in-the- ... a-vhs-tape ) on a SONY VHS player.


Now you mention it, my parents did have this...

Image

:shifty:

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:48 pm
by Peter Crisp
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.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:51 pm
by NickSCFC
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.


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.

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:55 pm
by Moggy
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:

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:56 pm
by Peter Crisp
NickSCFC 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.


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.


I don't care how old you are when I become Prime Minister your going into the camp :capnscotty: .

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: .

Re: N64 Classic Mini Incoming... Probably!

Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:57 pm
by NickSCFC
Moggy wrote:
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.

I've never played Jet Set Willy.

Come at me