Pre Order N64 Anthology

Pre Order N64 Anthology

Pre Order Click Here 20 YEARS! September 29th, 2016, marks the Nintendo 64’s twentieth anniversary. To celebrate the birth of this incredibly avant-gardist machine, Math Manent has written the most comprehensive and remarkable book about this legendary console. Over 350 pages long, this book inventories and chronicles the entire game library (388 games sold in Japan, the US, Europe, and Australia), sifts through the canceled games, accessories, collector’s editions, and, of course, every Nintendo 64 version and bundle. By interviewing the people involved at the time – Martin Hollis (Rare…

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask Developed by: Nintendo EAD Developed by Nintendo EAD Released Oct 26, 2000 Overview If Ocarina of Time is an epic, then Majora’s Mask can only be described as an epic epic. This time Link, the Hyrulian Hero, struggles against time to unravel the unsettling mystery of Majora’s Mask. This mind-bending follow-up to Ocarina of Time sparkles with an artistic flair and presents a premise that shatters the foundation upon which most games are built. Perpetually reliving the same three days and three nights, Link is…

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The Way We Played

The Way We Played

About the book Click here to support the Kickstarter From 1985 to 1993 home computing ruled the roost in the UK, with the likes of the ZX Spectrum and the Commodore Amiga offering the kind of experiences not available on other platforms. The Way We Played is a beautifully produced, hardback, full colour art book that celebrates this golden era of gaming, exploring a unique time when multi-platform development could lead to vastly different versions of the same game being produced to match the limitations of the hardware. No. 1…

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The legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Nintendo EAD Released Nov 23, 1998 Also For Wii, Wii U     A dark time is approaching in Hyrule. The storm clouds of evil are gathering over the land, and malevolent forces are poised to strike at the most sacred and powerful artifact of all, the mysterious Triforce. The only thing standing between chaos and destruction are two youths, an elfin boy from the magical Kokiri Forest, and the young princess of legend, Zelda. Do you have what it takes to…

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Blast Corps

Blast Corps

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Rare, Ltd. Released Mar 31, 1997 Platform Nintendo 64 A pair of defective nuclear missiles, en route to a safe detonation site, has begun to leak. Badly damaged, the carrier automatically locks onto the most direct route. Clear a path to help the carrier arrive safely. Tons of vehicles are at your disposal. Leave nothing standing or the adventure will end in an earth-shattering explosion! Find the hidden technicians to ensure a safe detonation. Strap on your seat belt, it’s going to…

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Nintendo 64 Anthology

Nintendo 64 Anthology

Jean-Marc Demoly Click here to support Kickstarter   Interview by Peter Ward     “Welcome to Retro Gamesmaster thank you for sparing time from your busy schedule. Let’s get this interview underway”  “What got you into writing books about retro gaming?” Actually, I fell into video games at the age of 12, in 1981. I started playing and programming with a programmable calculator in BASIC (Sharp PC-1211), then I owned an Oric-1, Amstrad CPC 464, Commodore 64, Atari ST and Amiga. My first console was a PC Engine (Turbo-Grafx) from…

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Snowboard Kids

Snowboard Kids

Published by Atlus Co., Ltd. Developed by Racdym Released Mar 15, 1998 Platform Nintendo 64 Released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64 Snowboard Kids was a superb downhill snowboarding game with gameplay comparable to Super Mario Kart. This game has much to enjoy, firstly the graphics are lovely with chunky cartoon sprites and very colourful backdrops presented in that awesome soft crayon style that the Nintendo 64 excels in. The soundtrack is also really good especially considering that this game is on cartridge and not disc. The gameplay is solid gold and…

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Ridge Racer 64

Ridge Racer 64

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Namco Limited, Nintendo Software Technology Corporation Released Feb 14, 2000 Platform Nintendo 64 Released in the year 2000 Ridge Racer 64 was the long awaited debut of the series on a Nintendo console, arriving some 5 years after the Playstation original. Despite the long absence this was definitely well worth the wait as this game has everything that an arcade racing game should have. Firstly the graphics are superb (much improved over the Playstation versions) with a fantastically expanded colour palette which makes the whole game look gorgeous, big…

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Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64

Published by Nintendo Co., Ltd. Developed by Nintendo EAD Released Jun 23, 1996 Platforms Nintendo 64, Wii, Wii U When I first saw footage of Super Mario 64 on an episode of Gamesmaster in 1996 I assumed it was either a cut scene from a game or perhaps a cartoon, needless to say I along with everyone else was astonished when it turned out that this was actual gameplay footage from the N64 launch game! Whilst many other game characters (looking at you Sonic) struggled when being converted into a 3d world Mario…

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Cruis’n USA

Cruis’n USA

Published by Nintendo of America Inc. Developed by Midway Games, Inc. Released Oct 31, 1996 Also For Arcade, Wii Cruis’n USA was released for the Nintendo 64 in 1997, a conversion of the arcade game that falls short compared to rival games on other consoles (namely Ridge Racer) but still has much to enjoy. Firstly the graphics are nicely done with chunky cars and very detailed colourful backgrounds spanning several landmarks on the North American Continent, there are 10 tracks in total including San Francisco, Chicago and Washington DC. The sound effects and music are…

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