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Nintendo 64
Nintendo 64 Console

The Nintendo 64

Released
  • Japan- June 23, 1996
  • USA- September 29, 1996
  • Australia- March 1, 1997
  • Europe- March 1, 1997
Discontinued 2002
Bit 64

Predecessor

Super NES
Successor GameCube
The Nintendo 64 was the third home console released by Nintendo. It was released mid-1996, mainly to compete with the Sega Saturn and Playstation. The N64 was a very popular system of it's time, mainly because of the game, Super Mario 64. It was one of the first games to feature 3D graphics. It was also the first system to have a 64-bit proccessor and a 32-bit graphics chip. Also, the system contained the first ever successful analog stick, with 4 controller ports located at the front of the system. It was the
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The N64 Logo

last home console to still use cartridges, while other manufacturers were moving on to compact discs. The GameCube marked Nintendo's start to use discs.

The Nintendo 64 contained a large variety of games. Most hits were first party titles, such as Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros., Mario Kart 64, Mario Party 1, 2 and 3, Paper Mario, Star Fox 64, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and F-Zero X. N64 production was ceased in 2002. The Nintendo 64 sold 32.93 million units during its life time.


The Nintendo 64 ControllerEdit

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The regular N64 controller

The N64's controller was a very unique controller of it's time. There are three grips on the controller, opposed to the usual two. This may have been because Nintendo thought that the 3D graphics of some games may have not caught on or have been popular, so they moved the control stick to the middle.

ColorsEdit

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The Nintendo 64's controller came in many different different colors. A matching color controller may have been included in a console of the same color.






ButtonsEdit

  • A
  • B
  • C- Up, Down, Left, Right
  • START
  • Z
  • R
  • L
  • Analog Stick
  • D-pad



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