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Tales of the N64

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 20, 2013, 10:05 PM





Hello Ryceballs, its been a long time since I actually drew something or written something for Deviantart, mostly because of travelling to conventions and work, if you haven't guessed it by now I actually draw for a living. BUT IM BACK FOR A BIT NOW, with more stories to entertain you delicious people! This time Im gonna talk about the classic Nintendo 64, one of my favourite consoles of all time.



This is a picture of me when I was playing the N64 back in the day. So why do I wanna talk about the 64 out of all the consoles? Well mostly because I have been trashing Nintendo so much lately about their decisions in the gaming industry that I thought I should talk about something more positive about Nintendo when they were at their prime. ALSO because I have so many good memories with this console! Without further ado, THIS is how it all began.. it started with my dad coming home from work one day and showing me a newspaper article with a competition on it, it was sponsored by Toyota and it had an image, an outline of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and a very Sydney theme to it, the task was to color it. So I did, I used coloring pencils and a highlighter for the fireworks in the sky, back then I was still playing the Super Nintendo and didn't think much about the Nintendo 64, sure I was aware of the system but I wasn't a kid that had to get anything new straightaway that came out (Although this may have changed in recent years...) but I did it anyway with a small hope of winning but also the fact that I like drawing and coloring. So I finished it and put the submission in an envelope, I remember even drawing a N64 Controller lookalike spaceship on the envelope too. Then 2 weeks later I got a letter... I opened it slowly... and there it was, it says that I have won myself a Nintendo 64. I immediately put the letter away from my vision and took a deep breath, a single manly tear rolled down my face, then it happened.. NINTENDOOOOO SIXTYYYY FOOOOOOOUUUURRRR!!!! OMG!!! YESSSS!!! I was a bit like this kid www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFlcqW… NINTENDO SIXTTTTYYY FFFFOOOUUURRRR!!!!!!! Im sure I woke up all the neighbourhood dogs that day, the whole house was shaking. My dad drove me to the post office and we picked it up, the box was soooo big too, it just added to that extra WOW factor. It also came with an F1 racing game, I played it once and never touched it again lol. But I remember that day my dad then drove me to Big W to get a game I want, I looked around and there were lots of unfamiliar titles, I wanted everything but there was one game I really had to get.. Super Mario 64. AND THE EXPERIENCE WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD, mind you at the time I was still playing Super Mario on the SNES with 2D graphics. This was brand new territory to me, it just totally blew my mind. What is this camera button?? What I actually have to push up to walk forward? It was strange at first but I remember being adapted to it very easily, somehow the controls just felt very natural, Nintendo did an incredibly good job at this. And so this sparks my first experience with the 64. OH ALSO, a few weeks later I saw an ad on the TV advertising the N64, it had a spaceship shaped like the N64 controller flying through space... very similar to my drawing on the envelope, I still don't know to this day whether they stole my idea or just pure coincidence.

I used to go to church every Sunday, I had church friends and went to church choirs and everything (At one point I was even helping in teaching kids in choir.. IKR), and I remember going up to my friends and telling them I have won myself a N64, and their reactions were like 'Pffftttt so what?' and then they talked about how the Playstation was so much better with Final Fantasy and that the 64 is for kids.. eventhough at the time we WERE kids so I don't know what their problem is with this. I also remember one time the adults had a church meeting at my place, so my guy friends were over and a few girls were over as well. The guys who were supposed to be my friends didn't wanna touch my 64 AT ALL, they deliberately went into my other room to play the Super Nintendo saying even that has better games, well I was a gentleman and needed to entertain the girls so I put on Mario Party for them to play, I ended up staying and playing Mario Party with them, we were all laughing at the mini games and having lots of fun. The guys heard us from the other room and decided to peek in to see what we were playing, and I saw them kinda like walking outside and checking out what we were playing, AND LIKE A GENTLEMAN I was like 'Umm do you guys wanna play?' and they were like kinda undecisive but ended up staying. :I COMPARE THIS TO MY HIGH SCHOOL FRIENDS, I told them I won a N64 that day and they were like "OK I'll get the chips and the drinks ready, David get a few more controllers, Stanley tell your mum you can't go back home tonight, or possibly for the next few weeks, we are coming over to your place right now. YO VIDEOGAMES LETS GO." I think that says alot about my supposedly friends from church huh?

I played MOST of the classic like Goldeneye, Smash Bro, Zelda, Pokemon Snap, Mario Party, Diddy Kong Racing, Banjo Kazooie, and even some less popular titles that I really enjoyed like Star Wars Episode 1 Racer and Goemon's Great Adventure. These are the games that I just had so much good memories of. Amazing games to say the least. What are some of YOUR stories from your favourite console?

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killertuatara Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Goemon's Great Adventure.... Yes...
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ChompsJ Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately my parents didn't want to nurture me and my siblings' interest
for gaming so we only got three games before they stopped selling them.
1. Space station silicon valley, whom I adored, but cried a single tear every time I watched the intro.
2. Glover, in which I still have to finish... Always loved to start a new game though x3
And last, but not least: 3. Super Mario 64, which I to date haven't finished either, but always loved to play.
I can't count the hours I used just to walk around both inside and outside the castle.

Plus a couple of years back I had the joy of borrowing one of my cousin's games to the N64.
Pokemon stadium. Felt like my brain was going to explode from happiness. They way the pokemon moved when attacking,
or being attacked just made them a bit more real for me.

Also played through windwaker and ocarina of time (gamecube version) this summer.
Can't believe the things I've been missing in my childhood!
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TolkienOP Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I guess awesome dad is awesome, huh? xD
Sadly I don't belong to the N64-generation, I grew up with hand consoles and stuff, but I've played the N64 once with my neighbor (Diddy Kong Racing) and it was awesome! 
May I ask how old you were when you won that N64?
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I mightve been 11 or 12 i would guess???? Im terreible at workin out numbers
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StndNerdBoy11 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At some time I won a N64 too!
But I had the green one before >//<
but wining something was amazing, maybe not as amazing as yours hehe
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Rutana Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Writer
My favorite console is the Super Nintendo :)
It's also THE console of my childhood (...or maybe my childhood in whole... XD), and the one I played most (excluding handhelds, because the 3DS comes veeeery close), that I value most, and that I have the best memories on.
Back then, my favorite SNES game was Secret of Mana. And dear god, that game... it inspired me, it sparked my creativity. My first "cosplay" (without knowing the word or trend back then in 1995/96 without internet...) was the Sprite on Carneval (the festival where we dress up here in germany, because we don't celebrate Halloween - that only started within the last few years here and doesn't really get a ground with the kids, it's more the adults who throw a horror-themed party here and there...).
For a while, it even was my religion, as I found it more reasonable to believe in natural spirits then a flawed organisation. (...still think so btw, even though I grew up and don't dance to "Era"* Music in favor to the Mana Spirits anymore... XD)

I actually played this game with two friends, which was amazing, because it was the first 3-player SNES game in germany - or the first which got advertisement :D
My two friends, both boys, always fought about who was allowed to play the Hero (and it was always the same one who won), then the other started to fight with me about who was allowed to play the Sprite. And I always ended up with the Girl. Which non of us liked back then XD
It taught me how to be a good healer in games though :D
The Hero/Boy was called "Jason" - because he was the favorite Power Ranger of the friend who always played him XD
The Sprite was called "Kobi", as it's short for "Koboldin", which was the german name of the Sprite. And the Girl we called "Naso" - because we don't liked her and thought the name is just as stupid XD
When I play the game today, I still use these names for the characters. I'll never change them up :D

Today, my favorite SNES game is Final Fantasy VI. This RPG just blew my mind when I played it, which was yeeears later, because it never got a SNES release in europe ^^


* An example for "Era", since I don't know how known it is outside of europe: www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkZkek…
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i also love SNES, i wish they would bring in some SNES games for the 3DS virtual console, i dont no why they havent yet :(
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Rutana Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student Writer
yeah... really don't know why they don't bring them over ._.
The 3DS would be so perfect for SNES games! I mean, they even portet some of them over already (like Chrono Trigger, Breath of Fire and Lufia), why not opening the Virtual Console, too? ._.
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KorukiKonaru Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I'd pretty much just be repeating your story since the N64 is my all time fave too.
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JamJamKyogre Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
My best video game memories are with my Game Boy Advance... I had a red one, my older sister had a blue one. We played Pokemon.
Pokemon Crystal, Pokemon Red, Pokemon Blue, Pokemon Leaf Green, Pokemon Fire Red, Pokemon Ruby, Pokemon Sapphire, Pokemon Emerald and Pokemon Red Rescue Team.
(and then there was this one Barbie horse game... but it was really mostly Pokemon!)
The funny thing was that we brought them everywhere and played them everywhere- when we woke up, when we ate breakfast, when we ate lunch, when we ate dinner, when we were at the mall, when we were at restaurants, when we were going to sleep, when we should be going outside and living life in the 'real world'... I'm not sure how we got away with it, because when we got Okami and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the Wii, we left the 'real world' again too but our mom tried to keep us on Earth. (heehee now we live in Skyrim on the XBox 360 and my mom just knows that we are citizens of Skyrim and not Canada)
I think the best memory of our Game Boys was sitting in bed (we shared a room) under the covers (sooooo warm!) and playing Pokemon late at night after our mom tucked us in. We'd shove the Game Boys under our pillows when our mom came in, but she must have known anyway. I think parents really do have an extra eye on the back of their head and an extra ear, too.
Another great memory was when I caught a Kyogre in Pokemon Sapphire and named it Cerulean. I still have it- <3!
One day water was spilled and our Game Boys slowed died. We had to throw them away.
Much later, we dug up our old Game Boy games and took them to EB Games and traded them for Super Smash Bros Brawl. (good, but Pokemon was always better... D:)
Now we miss our games dearly (pssh who says you can't be friends with games??) and search for old ones for sale.
A few months ago... I saw a red Game Boy at a thrift store!
Its back was missing and we didn't get it.
We still look for Game Boys and games! And because we are Pokemon trainers (and citizens of Johto, Kanto and Hoenn) we find our games and get back our lost Game Boy Advances!
(sorry this was sooooooooooo long)
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Veleven Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
I don't think that really speaks about friends from church so much as it speaks of kids in general. They can be quite fickle no matter where they're from. :)
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Louddinosaur Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I was younger my favourite was Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask and it seriously gave me nightmares. I didn't get past the first temple until about a year ago but I still loved it. Though I still cannot get through the first screen with the mask without screaming and frantically pressing the start button
Another game we had was this Japanese game called Mystical Ninja feat. Goemon and it was my first weird anime experience when the spaceship (called the giant peach) controlled by an actor troupe fired their insta-stage beam at the local castle :) 
Good memories
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TheLadyMoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Traditional Artist
The N64 of my house was of my brothers but I played it too. My fav games was TLoZ: Ocarina of Time and Majoras mask, mario kart, smash bro and mario pary 2. Someimes I try to past (We never did it) Banjo Kazooie. In fact, we played so much that at one point, my mom hide the N64 and the controllers, and after a long of time searching them, we foun it in the top of her closet so we had to climb up to get them.

The N64 teach me that you have to improve to get better and finish a level, to get brave with the final bosses and to search every tiny corner of the dungeons. :meow:
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Chari-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh, good ol' 64. <3
It was our first home console. It was amazing. I was maybe 6 when it came in the form of a christmas gift? My parent's had bought a bundle. So right from the start I had Banjo-Kazooie. One of my favourite games of all time, and I still have it too. Not long after we got Super Mario 64. We'd often just rent games. I loved when it was mario party, diddykong, mario kart or smah bros (though my mom seemed to frown upon that last one, but my dad would rent it anyway. Thank goodness) I could probably write my own journal of 64 related memories. haha. I actually still remember the day I got home from school and saw Pokemon Stadium for the first time. My dad had rented it, and when I walked into the room, there on the screen was a Seel, in that stadium with the big red curtains. Also, a few years later, my friend had come to sleep over and she had managed to bring her older brother's Conker game. We felt like we were so cool playing an M rated game.. xD

Ah.. there are so many games I miss playing too. ;-;
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Vertigo-Gal Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think the best memories from this console was with Mario Party 2 and 3. 

Not too long ago (like, maybe a few months), my cousins came over, and they're a much younger generation for this console. They are 10 and 12,  and the games they play today are on their extra large 3DS's and wii console...I think they might be getting a Wii-U soon.

Anywho, they did not play anything previous to the DS or Wii, and when they came over, we decided to give 'em a slice of our childhood with the N64 and those Mario Party games. They were a little skeptical at first (especially looking at the controller), and we kept reminding them that the controls are listed in the little rule box for each minigame. 

We helped them thru some things, and after a little while, they caught on. And with me and my competitive brother as competitors to them, it got fun real quick. We were soon all yelling and freaking out and calling each other out when one of us won, serendipitously or not. :XD:

Not only did I enjoy the time spent with them and gave them another couple games to have fun with, but I also revisited my childhood with some of those classic minigames, like the Fire Jump Rope or that game where you have to sneak past a chainchomp to press a button before it's snot bubble pops. :D Good times.

Also. Pokemon Stadium 2 was fabulous because me and my brothers adored those minigames. :D It's always more fun to play with others when you're a kid.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aww wat a tale! i always wondered what young kids of today would think of the old consoles. And yes that fire rope jumping game is so much fun! and the chainchomp game was fun too. They KINDA tried to redo the rope jumping game in Mario Party 8 for the Wii, but it was the MOST unfair game, you cannot survive for 2 seconds if the other person just keep circling the wiimote real quick, the motion control made it basically IMPOSSIBLE to play that game.

Oh Mario Party I love you anyway
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jordy-pordy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have a lot of stories, as I'm a young'un and got mine in 2nd or 3rd grade, circa 2003 or so. It was second hand and I believe the GameCube was in full swing. Hell, we didn't even have it hooked up at our house- I would go to my mom's work after school so we hooked it up there.

I had 5 games, one of which I wasn't allowed to play. I had Pokemon Snap, Stadium 1 and 2, a rated M game I believe was Perfect Dark (it was the game I wasn't allowed to play, so I don't remember it all too well) and a Volstwagen Beetle Racing game. Me and mom would spend hours playing the mini games in the Stadium games, and I'd sometimes make her battle (I always won lol) We also enjoyed the racing game, but it was defunct so it never saved any of stages/cars we unlocked. She would help me choose which pictures to show to Oak in Snap. I didn't have any of the classics (to this very day I have never played Super Mario 64) but I was the happiest little girl on the planet.

After a few years I moved the 64 to my dad's house because i was always bored as hell whenever i visited him during the weekends. Unfortunately, my father lost the system and the games a few years back when he was moving, but I still hold the memories dear to my heart.

/end tangent
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh yeah the minigames in the stadium game was awesome! i wish they would bring those back. i wouldnt mind a pokemon game just filled with minigames
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jordy-pordy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeeees! That was one of the things that disappointed me about Battle Revolution. :'c they really need to bring them back one day.
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legitred Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EI still have mine since it came out and work fine so many good time with it
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yay!
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Turtlechap Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Banjo Tooie forever and ever in my heart, (and the first one as well) :)
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love banjo kazooie and tooie!
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WhiteLillyDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Many of my best childhood memories are from the Nintendo 64. All from Super Mario 64, Mario Kart, Banjo Tooie to Donkey Kong 64 (and loads more!)

Such happy times ^^ 
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Nerdio222 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
N64 is my favorite consule, whenever I bring it out my friends have flashbacks from when they were kids playing it. I also collect N64 stuff. ^^
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KT-245 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
i got mine with pokemon stadium. i played pokemon all day long (my parents wouldn't let me play all day after that, but my birthday was special), and i was pretty much in eight year old heaven. 
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CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lylatwarssssss!!!!!!! :la:
The game that caused me to rape the poop out of the 64.
Next to many of Pokemon Spin off games such as Snap and Puzzle League.
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TheonknownKLAW Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
The N64 was a myth in my childhood. You'd hear tales of some contraption that had the capability of playing 3D Mario games, it's controller had three handles and it could have 4 simultaneous players. BAH! just myths I tell ya! then we actually laid eyes on the amalgamation and the unlucky sod who owned had a tough time trying to get us out of his house.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol a myth, well it DOES sound quite magical
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NoaQep Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
My favorite gaming system is the Gamecube. Despite it garnering the least amount of revenue out of all the main systems for Nintendo (besides Virtual Boy, but we don't talk about Virtual Boy, :stare: ) I believe it was the most successful, since it only had like one "add-on" (The Game Boy Player, which was optional) and the only real recorded problem with them was the disc reader burning out because of playing it so much. xD

I have a ton of memories with it, from skipping school to play Animal Crossing to where I forgot to answer the door for my aunt because I was too into playing Pokemon Channel to hiding from my mom as I played The Sims: Bustin' Out etc etc.
One of my biggest is when my Gamecube finally shorted out. I was in a homeless shelter at the time with a couple kids younger than me, and we all wanted to play Super Smash Bros. Melee. (My ultimately favorite game from the GC.) My GC at the time was already shorting out and sometimes unable to read even the newest of discs, but somehow, I got it to start reading Melee and we were able to enjoy kicking each others' butts off the screen. That was the first time I was able to play games with other people besides my mom, and it was really cool. For the whole day, we just sat there and played, but when we tried the next day, the game froze in the middle of it, and the GC would no longer read the discs. It lived a good life. u_u
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CHOBI-PHO Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi5!!! :la:

Gamecube is my favorite gaming platform as well! Despite the fact it probably did the worst.
I had the Game boy Player too which made it all the better! Playing my old Gameboy games on the
big TV was the best experience ever...And I had the...I forget what it was called. But
it enabled me to play games from other regions as well! Games never released in my country!

Gamecube...was the bomb...
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NoaQep Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
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I didn't get any of the additional deals for the GC, but I did have a bunch of games. xD They were so great... Even the very last, Zelda: Twilight Princess, was really good imo.
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Enigma1315 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I used to have a Nintendo 64. That was a fun time... I used to love to play Mario kart, this boxing game I can't remember the name of, and this Legend of Zelda game. I think it was Majora's mask. Though, my dad was the one who played Majora's mask since I was a kid at the time and it was hard for me to play it. It was fun to watch, though! There were other games, but I can't remember them. Eventually, we gave our Nintendo 64 away to this hospital my dad was working at so that the kids there could play on it.
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imaginationc Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I still play Nintendo 64 (although I only have 4 games it still works and I enjoy it a lot ^^)
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Luminovia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We still have ours and it works, and we have all the good games, like Super Mario 64, Diddy Kong Racing, Banjo Kazooie, Yoshi's Island, Super Smash Bros, Donkey Kong 64, and I think we have Mario Party 3.

Super Mario 64 was always my favorite game on the N64, though. I think my favorite games are Chrono Trigger and Secret of Mana~ Though N64 is still my favorite console.

UGH, CHURCH FRIENDS
I know that feel. You can't relate to any of them >:I Well, at least, I can't anyway.
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love chrono trigger!
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Luminovia Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't freaking get enough of it :iconiloveitplz:

If I were forced to play one game for the rest of my life... It would be Chrono Trigger. BUT, If I had to play one game series for the rest of my life, it would be Disgaea~
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Jack-Violet Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I remember getting my N64. When my parents decided i was finally allowed to own a console i literally spent all the money i owned to get it (a lot of coins xD).
I had a similar experience with the 3D graphics. It was mind blowing. Super Mario 64 was super awesome *u*
The difference from 2D gameboy to 3D N64 was huge.
Everyone who has been playing Mario Party 1 may remember the awkward experience when you got blisters on your hands from spinning the joystick for the shyguy game... ^^;
My favourite games were Super Mario 64, Smash Bros., Banjo Kazooie + Tooie and LoZ Majora's Mask (back then that moon was creeping me out). My best friend and i sometimes stayed up all night to play Mario Party or Snowboard Kids xD
I still have my N64... i think i'm gonna take it out and play again :D
There was only one thing i was hoping for and it never happened: a 3D Pokémon game, not just battles like in the pkmn stadiums *_*
But maybe this will finally happen in pkmn xandy?

It had so many mind blowing games. Unfortunately on the gamecube there were not as many good games :/  Well, i spent a lot of time playing Wind Waker and Smash Bros. Brawl... 
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yes. actually thats the game I played with the girls that made us all laugh, the shyguy game that gave us blisters lol. And its probably why most 64 controllers now has wobbly joystick
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SullySun Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol~ You named all my favorite games for that console. First Super Smash, so much fun with friends~
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LargeStupidity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hated the N64 as a kid.
How dared Nintendo release games only for this new console I didn't own - instead of making new stuff for my beloved SNES?

I've played on an N64 just once in my entire life. It was at a guy from my school's house. He had Pokémon Stadium and that Star Wars racing game. It was really cool even though I had no idea what I was doing. :lol: Back then, I didn't even really like Pokémon.

Years later, I also played with the Playstation 2 and the Gamecube with some of my friends. The Playstation2 was fun. But the Gamecube... We mainly played Mario Kart: Double Dash!! but also some other games. It was so awesome, I had to get a Gamecube myself. I NEEDED ONE.
And than my birthday came around and I got the cube. In a bundle with Mario Kart. :D

The cube got me hooked. On 3D video games. On Mario Kart. On Smash Bros. And on Zelda.
That little cube made me the Nintendo fan I am today. :)
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supersonicpolarflare Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i cant believe how much you've changed in appearance since being a child?!?! xD
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL. i used to be white!
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supersonicpolarflare Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was the games, they converted you into your final form!
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TheFancyChicken Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah the nintendo 64. Even though the gamecube was around my time, we still had the n64. And to say at the least, it was my childhood(so was the gamecube, since we bought the gamecube a while after. The Wii came out when we got the gamecube, but we didn't buy it till 2009). The 2 games I played the most were smash bros, and conkers bad fur day. 
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Sprits Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely friggin loved Banjo Kazooie and Mario 64 amd this journal brings back all the memories ;_;
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WebbyToes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
My family used to have "game nights" where we would just play all of the multiplayer games we had together and eat snacks and stuff. We would play loads of mini games in Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2, the podracer Starwars game, Pokemon Puzzle League (which my sis and I actually froze a few times cos it couldn't take our combos LOL), and then we would switch to the Super Nintendo and play some Mortal Kombat :) Whoever won the most in that night would be declared "Champion," and it's not like there were any prizes or anything but it was still fun to see who could win the most. Of course I was really young at the time so I barely ever won until I got older. And Subzero is still my homeboy whenever I play MK ^^ Man, all of this nostalgia...
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Ry-Spirit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love podracer... it was so goood, and underated
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WebbyToes Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
True dat! The only thing is that when I went back to play it recently, I had a hard time because the graphics hurt my eyes. Everything is kind of a similar color scheme and moves so quickly that my brain was like "ADFNBVOI STAHP"
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koolerkron Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
The console and games were amazing, but that controller. Worst fucking controller ever created
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