Stinkers – Nintendo 64


When the Nintendo 64 came around, I was in my late teens and video games were off of my radar.  I had actually not played it until this weekend at the arcade expo.  I know a lot of people hold this console dear, but as an objective observer with no prior experience, I thought it was crap.  I hated the controller.  The third “leg” is just weird and I didn’t know how to hold it.  There seem to be far more buttons than needed as well.  I played Super Smash Brothers and the graphics were not good.  I still think the pixelated look of the NES and SNES look ok.  But the polygon “3D” fad in games was not a good experiment.  It could have been the TV we were playing on, but I could hardly see what was going on.

I can only list a couple of games – Super Mario Sunshine and Goldeneye – that were famous from this system.  I had planned to get one at some point, but my hands-on experience this weekend has saved me a lot of money.  Nintendo has been a hit and miss company (for me, at least) since then.  I wasn’t a fan of the Wii, either.

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