Hottest N64 Game (Ro32)

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Hottest N64 Game

Poll ended at Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:35 pm

30. Mega Man 64
3
18%
15. Mischief Makers
6
35%
4. Perfect Dark
4
24%
25. Goemon's Great Adventure
4
24%
 
Total votes: 17
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:55 pm

21. Cruis'n USA 3
24. Body Harvest 4
5. Blast Corps 7
36. Star Wars: Podracing 4

Now THIS is coinflipping!

Next up:

16. Ogre Battle: Person of Lordly Caliber
17. Bomberman 64
22. Doom 64
56. Mega Man 64

Wow, Doom is gonna eliminated in round 1, because nobody here (or fucking anywhere) has ever played Doom 64, and the games it's up against are decent.

Shame.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:58 am

Okay, I'm not gonna let Doom 64 go without a fight, at least.

Put this on while you read the post.



Now, I'm going to write this post from the assumption that the reader has played (or is at least familiar with) Doom and Doom 2, which were classics of PC gaming.

So, Doom 2 is usually regarded as better than Doom. It has a larger menagerie of demons to fight, it's got the Super Shotgun, and a lot more levels. Mechanically, it's more interesting. But Doom 2 is worse in one way to the original, and that way is in atmospheric level design. Doom 2 has a lot of levels that are fun to -play-, but they don't really immerse you the same way Doom did.

With Doom 64, which was ONLY released for the N64 and sold a piddling 380,000 copies in the US only, they managed to do both. Memory constraints due to Nintendo's insistence on sticking with a cartridge prevented them from using the whole roster of demons again, but there are still more than original Doom. (iirc, the ones missing from 64 that are in Doom 2 are Arch-Viles, Revenants, and Chaingunners.) They even added a new type of monster, (aside from the final boss) the Nightmare Imp. (granted, it's just a recolor of an Imp that moves faster and shoots more.)

Doom 64 has even better atmosphere than the original. Listening to that music? It's used in later game Hell level, a gigantic temple lit with candles with a sacrificial altar at the top, stained with blood. Doom 64's hell stands in stark contrast to the flaming stereotypical hellscapes of 1 and 2. Instead, Doom 64's hell is a dark, cold, and somber place. In one level, you find a massive library. Sure, it's used as a maze gameplay wise, but it also implies that this is the Demon's home, that they're sentient creatures that do things apart from standing still waiting for Doomguy to activate them.

Doom 64 isn't perfect. You can't jump, you can't look, and some of the balance changes they made (especially to the Pain Elementals, which now have TWO mouths and shoot TWO fucking lost souls each spit as well as spitting more often) are questionable. They really nerfed the plasma rifle, and the new laser gun is hardly any better unless you find one of the three secret levels and then the secret item within them to power it up.

But Doom 64 is the only fucking game that ever made me try to tilt my actual neck to try to look around corners. It's that fucking terrifying to play. It's a real shame is was left to rot on a piss-poor system that couldn't handle it.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:06 am

Anyway, ignore me. I'm just a big Doom fangirl and it's not as good as Perfect Dark or Goldeneye, really. I just always felt sorry for the game because it deserved better for how good it was, and I'm a huge sucker for horror games.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby beatbandito » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:47 am

I forget if Megaman 64 was one of my joke submissions but now I'm voting for it unironically.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:29 am

16. Ogre Battle: Person of Lordly Caliber 3
17. Bomberman 64 4
22. Doom 64 3
56. Mega Man 64 4

Next up:

59. Extreme-G 2
34. Resident Evil 2
4. Perfect Dark
47. F-Zero X
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:40 am

Perfect Dark is the best N64 game.

Not because of the single player experience. Don't get me wrong, it has a good campaign, but Mario 64, Majora's Mask, and probably some others in this tournament have better.

Where PD shines, just like Goldeneye (but better) is in it's local multiplayer. Sure, there was screen cheating, but that was just how shit was back then. Either it was allowed and part of the game or everyone swore not to do it. Unlike Goldeneye, you could customize each and every weapon you wanted in the match, whether you'd have shields, and there was a lot more areans to choose from. The gameplay was cleaned up, too, and there were no more invincibility frames after getting hit. Tons and tons of guns, each with two modes. The Super Dragon assault rifle/grenade launcher. The Dragon proximity mode. Proximity Pinball grenades. The Farsight. The Mauler. The K7. The Laptop Gun turret mode. The Remote Control Rocket Launcher.

And then you had the Sims. Choose your difficulty, from MeatSim to DarkSim, and then type. Up to 8 Sims in a game. You could set up co-op challenges, you and your three friends against an 8 man team of PerfectSims. Or set a bunch of varied types (PeaceSims, VengeSims, TurtleSims, the list goes on) to spice up the game.

I spent countless hours shooting Sims and my friends in this infinitely replayable multiplayer masterpiece. The 7.5/10 campaign is just icing on the cake.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Niku » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:12 am

F-Zero X is the best N64 game.

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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:21 am

shit you're right i can't argue with that
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Caithness » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:48 pm

Gonna have to get a little more nuanced than that, because in Extreme-G 2 you can go faster than the speed of sound.

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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Niku » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:51 pm

u go faster than zero AND x
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Büge » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:03 pm

Well, you guys voted out Ogre Battle 64, which is tantamount to blasphemy.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Rico » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:44 am

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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:36 am

I mean both Doom and it got matched up against fucking Bomberman and Megaman, fan favorites. They both just got a really terrible first round match up.

For my money, Ogre Battle 64 was an even better game than Doom 64. I just didn't bother to defend it because most people are aware of its quality, unlike Doom.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:47 am

59. Extreme-G 2 3
34. Resident Evil 2 2
4. Perfect Dark 6
47. F-Zero X 5

Perfect Dark and F-Zero X zoom ahead of the competition.

Next up:

20. Harvest Moon 64
23. Super Smash Bros
6. Banjo-Kazooie
54. Quest 64
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:51 am



I remember this on TV when I was in High School.

The Original Smash Bros was, at the highest level of play, busted as fuck and unplayable.

Yep. Nobody fucking cared about that, though, and Smash Bros was like the thing me and friends did by default. Like, any activity, any other game, was by default competing with Smash Bros for our free time.

I remember how fucking excited I was when I discovered that the last unlockable character was Ness, and then explaining who he was and what game he was from you my pleb friends.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby beatbandito » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:55 am

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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:48 pm

20. Harvest Moon 64 5
23. Super Smash Bros 7
6. Banjo-Kazooie 4
54. Quest 64 2

Next up:

30. Jet Force Gemini
37. Pokemon Snap
40. Glover
46. Superman 64

The last match of the ro64.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:56 pm

hi i beat JFG

it was a fun game about collecting things and shooting ants and being a dog.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby beatbandito » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:35 pm

I'm glad HM64 won, it's one of the few (and only on this list) ps1-to-N64 ports that I think was better on N64. Mainly because you can keep showing your dog to Karen on the first night and marry her the next day.

Jet Force Gemini was the only time I beat a game by renting the same cartridge repeatedly. And of course by 'beat' I mean when they told me to go back and get the last thirty ewoks I missed I never rented it again.
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Re: Hottest N64 Game (Ro64)

Postby Friday » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:24 am

30. Jet Force Gemini 5
37. Pokemon Snap 7
40. Glover 2
46. Superman 64 4

There goes Superman 64 and Glover, proving that if you're simply terrible, nobody will care, but if you're truly, awfully terrible then you will live forever

just not in this poll

That concludes the round of 64.
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