Super Mario’s Super 64 bit Upgrade To The Nintendo 64 (N64)
The Nintendo 64 Gaming Console or N64 for short made a huge breakthrough into the gaming industry when first released internationally in 1997. The Nintendo 64 was a cartridge game system however the Nintendo 64 included a more advanced gaming controller as well as being the first Nintendo Console released with four gaming ports onboard as opposed to needing an accessory like its predecessors.
Super Mario 64 as well as many other of our Favorite Nintendo Game Heroes took on a whole new dimension putting the concept of side scrolling game action to the sidelines to bring us full 3D graphics in a home gaming console released by Nintendo als ofor the first time.
Nintendo really did set the bar with this system having at this time many competing systems such as the Playstation, and the Sega Saturn. The whole reason why this innovative Nintendo Console ws capable of existing was in a great manner thanks to Dominic Rogerson, Dimitri Michalakis, Greg Lamb (see Talk) and Silicon Graphics (SGI) and MIPS Technologies, who were responsible for the R4300i microprocessor and the 3D graphics hardware used in the N64.
The Nintendo 64 included a wide variety of accessories to enhance your gaming and even later intergrated an “Expansion Pak” allowing you to double your internal RAM memory for even better gaming with newer titles such as:
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Donkey Kong 64
Resident Evil 2
Just to name a few.
Unfortunatly Nintendo tried at this time to integrate an addon attachment to the Nintendo 64 allowing the gamer to play Nintendo 64 disk games, only released in Japan it was a large failure and as such intimidated Nintendo in releasing this product in the North American Markets.
There were a total of 387 Game Titles released under the Nintendo 64 Gaming COnsole, This made it hard to compete with at that time the Playstation system which had 1100+ titles to provide to their gamers.
Even though the quantity was not there, Nintendo did not shy from quality providing in depth games that were graphically stimulating and nostalgically enjoyable at the same time while embracing the modernized design of your favorite characters.