Nintendo's future as a console competitor remains, if not uncertain, at least challenging as the next generation of home console prepares to launch.
Essentially PCs, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 are going to be dropping this holiday season with more muscle under the hood than the nearly year old Wii U. Nintendo has announced a recently redesigned 3DS, that has removed the 3D capabilities and is being released as the overtly kid-centric 2DS. Nintendo holds a very special place for gamers and they ruled the early 2000s with the Wii. We are hoping for a return to form, but there is the always looming threat that Nintendo could wind up relegated to the software only game a la Sega. Nintendo needs big ideas that remind the world of what made them so innovative in the first place. Big ideas like these titles.
The N64 was a godsend for Nintendo. While it may not have had the aesthetic appeal of the disc based PS1, the N64 relied on cartridges, and Rare Ltd as a developer, to create one of the most influential consoles of its generation. Here is our list of the The N64 and the Best Video Games of Nintendo's Last Cartridge Home Console.
Honorable mentions got out to Mario Party, Mario Golf, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, F-Zero X, and Yoshi's Story.
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