Nintendo 64
The official Nintendo 64 logo.
Developer 250px-Nintendo svg
Console type Home console
Backwards compatibility Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Forwards compatibility Nintendo GameCube

The Nintendo 64 is a video game console created by Nintendo. It was released in 1996 to compete with the Sega Saturn and PlayStation.

The Nintendo 64 was popular for many reasons, one of the big ones being the release of Super Mario 64. Super Mario 64 was one of the first games of its kind to feature full 3D graphics and depth of field effects. The Nintendo 64 was able to pull this off because it was the first system to feature a 64-bit processor and 32-bit graphics chip (aside from the failed Atari Jaguar, which was really 32-bit). The Nintendo 64 also featured the first successful analog control stick implementation and four built-in controller ports. The Nintendo 64 is also noted as the last home console system to use cartridges, before Nintendo started using discs like its competitors.

The Nintendo 64 hosts a wide variety of games, but most of its hits are first-party titles such as Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 64, Mario Party, Paper Mario, Star Fox 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and F-Zero X. Rare, Ltd., however, developed quite a few hits for the N64, such as GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong 64. Production ended in 2002. The Nintendo 64 sold 32.93 million units during its lifetime.

In 1999, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64DD. The "DD" in Nintendo 64DD stood for "disk drive", and originally "dynamic drive". An add-on device for the Nintendo 64, it was a machine that allowed games to be played in a disk format, similar to zip disks. These were intended as a cheaper version of the Sega Saturn's game disks and the PlayStation's, but the Nintendo 64DD ended up being a commercial failure due to the way it was sold and was never released outside Japan. In total, four Mario games have been released on the 64DD, all in the Mario Artist series.

In 2003, the iQue Player was released in the Chinese market only, serving as the Chinese equivalent of the Nintendo 64, albeit with a differently designed controller. Its D-Pad and analog stick are placed as on the Nintendo GameCube controller[1]. The entire system only consists of the controller, which has the chip on-board. It has a limited selection of Mario titles, all of which were released for the Nintendo 64 outside China. These include Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Paper Mario, Yoshi's Story, Dr. Mario 64 and Super Smash Bros.

List of GamesEdit

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  1. iQue Player, Wikipedia

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