Friday, February 11, 2011

More Video Games

Sorry for not making a post yesterday, everyone. My uncle went into the hospital so I sat with him for a while and by the time I got home I just felt like sleeping. So anyways, now I'm going to be back to my regular posting and back to my list of favorite games for each system. Today I'll be going over my favorite N64 games so you guys will remember a few of these from older posts.

First off is my favorite for the N64, and possibly for the entire generation, Banjo-Kazooie. This was back in the days that platformers were the most common genre for me to play. If you never played this game, then please stop reading right now and play this game and then the sequel. It follows the daring efforts of Banjo trying to rescue his sister Tooty from the evil witch Gruntilda. Of course, Kazooie is with you every step of the way doing most of the work from the confines of Banjo's backpack.


The game has multiple levels which are unlocked by collecting "jiggies" which are jigsaw puzzle pieces collected from various other levels. You must also connect notes to unlock doors along the way. In the sequel, the abilities you gain are much more complex and more polished than in the original. Choosing which I like more is a hard thing to do just because of the pure mass levels of nostalgia I get from thinking about these games. Both of them were great games which I recommend beyond any other. 

Second today is Super Smash Brothers. I can still remember having multiple bros all around the TV playing SMB, screaming and cheering. The move sets were pretty basic and the characters were nice. You didn't have too much of a selection but I always enjoyed playing Pikachu for some reason. I thought he looked extra adorable in the blue party hat. I wasn't really all that good at the game, or any in the series for that matter, but the item system seemed fairly solid. Not what you'd want if you wanted a fighting game, but it if you want a game to play with some bros, this is the one.


I was thinking of doing OoT, but I just figured I'd have to be more original than that. One N64 game I played a shitload was Diddy Kong racing. Again not what you'd really want for a serious racing game, but fun to play with bros. You had a large variety of fuzzy or in some cases feathery bastards to choose from. What made the game fun was how it had multiple vehicles. You could either drive a car, hovercraft, or plane. Each had ups and downs on certain courses. There are quite a few different levels and multiple different time challenges. In order to progress through the game you have to collect balloons by winning races or just finding them around the outside world.


Do you like Pokemon and taking pictures? Then you'd love Pokemon Snap. Just thinking about the oddly enjoyable hours spent playing this game makes me want to play it all over again. You take the role of some no name photographer taking pictures to help Professor Oak's research. In order to progress in the game you have to take better and better shots of Pokemon in different poses or groups. If the picture is of a high quality, you get higher points. You can also progress through a couple of levels only by doing certain things in the level, like (spoilers) making Mankey fall down onto the button or some shit in the river level. Fun game overall and has a lot of replay value.


One game which a lot of people more thank likely don't know about is Space Station Silicon Valley. You take the role of a robot, normally in the form of a dog, It just turns out that the space station which vanished in the year 2001 has reappeared in the year 3000 and is on a collision course for earth. So it's your job to stop it. You have to navigate great levels and get through various machine and animal hybrids.  Just play this game, it's great. You might not be into it at first, but once you get used to it, you'll love it.


Also I got a new puppy

25 comments:

  1. I used to play Banjo-Kazooie till my hands were numb. Really cool games.

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  2. Never got to play that one I'm afraid but it sounds like a blast.

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  3. I was adicted to Banjo Kazooie ... i almost got 100% completion untill i broke the cart DX....

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  4. I used to have a great time playing SMB, never got into Banjo-kazooie; plyes it a couple of times but never finished it.

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  5. Mariokart 64 and Goldeneye were the greatest games of their generation, my friend (but B-K and SSB were awesome too!).

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  6. sorry about your uncle. great post

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  7. Ugh sorry bro good post but I despise all of those games lol

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  8. I've played all those games but silicone Vally but it doesn't looked like i missed much :P

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  9. Super smash brothers was something to obsess about it was easily the best game i had at the time. great post man keep it up! -nick

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  10. Wow, N64 is retro. Thanks for reminding me of my childhood!

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  11. N64 aint fuckin retro, needs another 40years CHILD.


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  12. Diddy Kong Racing was awesome! I loved that indian elephant guy. :3 Should've had Donkey Kong 64 on the list. That was THE god tier adventure platforming game.

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  13. Banjo & Kazooie was awesome, i think i'll emulate it now :3

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  14. so many great memories in this post - cheers

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  15. all those games are amazing except the last one.

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  16. I have played Mario Kart 64 so much. Coop racing games are hard to find.

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  17. diddy kong racing...classic, I still love that game

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  18. These were why I bought an N64 and still have an emulator on my PC. Nice post!

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  19. LOZ ocarina of time is undeniably the best n64 game.

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  20. Can't handle all the nostalgia...

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  21. Of coarse smash bros. that's legendary.


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  22. smashbros was the best..man so many nostalgia going on here

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  23. I had a serious case of nostalgia. Thank you kind Sir!

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  24. I just had a rush of nostalgia...I'm gonna cry! D:

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