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Down and Dirty Reviews: Nintendo 64 -- N - Z

I love my N64, and I still have a lot of games for it.  Please don't be too angry by some of these reviews though.  I don't like most First Person Shooters (FPS) but I like most normal Shooters (Spaceships and stuff). Also there won't be a lot of sports games in either. These are just my opinions, you may have different taste or something.

The scores are out of 100.

The graphics, sounds, and game play are out of 10.
SCORE NAME

43 NIGHTMARE CREATURES (Activision, 1998)
I know we all wanted more horror games on the Nintendo 64 here since the system got a bad rap for a machine for kiddies but you should still go no where near this weak translation of the average Playstation game thanks to the horrible control set up and visuals. "Best to forget about this nightmare!"
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 player only
Rated (M) for Mature
graphics: 5
sound: 4
gameplay: 5

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82 OGRE BATTLE 64 Person of Lordly Calibar (Atlas/Quest, October 2000)
Here is a great 256 Meg war simulation with an excellent storyline and medieval style graphics. The battles unfortunately are too simple and don't take much effort but you still have to make a lot of important decisions which greatly effect the game's out come. The graphics are excellent here with tons of great artwork and the music is also pretty damn good. This is a must for you Ogre Battle fans out there.
*Battery back up game
For 1 player only
graphics: 9
sound: 8
gameplay: 8

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64 PAPERBOY (Midway/Atari, 1999)

The famous Atari game makes a surprise pitstop on the N64 here and there are some good and bad points about it. The game is a easy to get into action title with fitting but fairly basic 3D looking graphics, simple controls, and solid background music. Paperboy64 is also noticeable easier too so it is a good but routine upgrade of the classic paper throwing arcade game.
*Gamepak needed to save
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 player only
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 5
sound: 6
gameplay: 7

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84 PAPER MARIO (Nintendo/Intelligent Systems, February 2001)
Finally, there is another Super Mario RPG! The last role playing game starring Mario was Squaresoft's final project on a Nintendo system before they jumped ship to Sony. It's very easy to get into Paper Mario plus it's even harder to stop playing thanks to a good mixture of action and turn based battles. The paper thin graphics look a little silly and so is the story but they still work well in this universe. Although the game play is nothing new you should still play it if you are looking for a compelling RPG for the N64 so it's great on paper.... see, get it.... OK that sucked.
*Battery back up game
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 player only
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 7
sound: 8
gameplay: 8

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79 PERFECT DARK (Nintendo/Rare, May 2000)

Perfect Dark is Rare's 256 Meg semi-sequel to their popular Goldeneye 007 title (minus the whole 007 license of course) but is it any good? The whole FPS genre is still not one of my favourites but PD does give you a lot of cool options like a huge single player game and a massive multi-player game with human or computer controlled opponents. You play as the sexy secret agent Joanna Dark and it is your mission to take down the multinational crime company called Data Dyne by any means necessary. Sadly, the N64 Expansion Pak is needed for 1 player mode and some multi-player options so unless you have one you'll only be open to just some of the game here. The game looks great for a N64 game with a large amount of detail and on screen action even if there is some slowdown here and there. If you loved Goldeneye then you'll also like Perfect Dark as well but the game's out there story and choppy frame-rates can be annoy certain players.
*Battery back up game
*Rumble Pak compatible
*Expansion Pak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (M) for Mature
graphics: 8
sound: 7
gameplay: 8

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60 PILOTWINGS 64 (Nintendo, September 30, 1996)

One of the Nintendo64's launch titles and the first game I got with my N64 and did it suck. Don't get me wrong, this strange flying simulator comes with realistic graphics with great 3D backdrops but there is no real intensity here in this game and some of the levels are just pointless flying around. Pilotwings 64 isn't a good title for action fans but it still plays well. Fly freaks since like it.
*Battery back up game
For 1 player only
graphics: 8
sound: 6
gameplay: 6

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75 POKEMON PUZZLE LEAGUE (Nintendo, 2000)

This game here is actually Tetris Attack (originally on the Super Nintendo) but now its on the Nintendo 64 since people kind of liked the older one. It's still very playable but also very unoriginal and kind of dated too since you're just moving coloured pieces around to match matches and combos here. This game is still fun and there are plenty of modes here but it's just another Pokemon cash in.
*Battery back up game
For 1 or 2 players
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 6
sound: 4 ............ annoying!
gameplay: 8

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72 POKEMON SNAP (Nintendo, May 1999)

This is actually not too bad considering you're just taking pictures of the Pokemon creatures and that's it. Pokemon Snap is a very short game with only 7 rail levels, but it's still quite fun as your pictures get graded by Professor Oak himself and he can be brutally honest sometimes. Unfortunately, although the game is really unique, less than half of the original 151 pokemon are actually in this game here.
*Battery back up game
For 1 player only
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 6
sound: 5
gameplay: 5

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50 POKEMON STADIUM (Nintendo, 2000)

No, it's not a true Role Playing Game like the original Gameboy version but it's still a good battle game once ya understand it. The game would have rated this game even higher though if the battles here were not so random and I don't understand what the hell most of these critters are so I'm left guessing what one to use in a certain fight. You really have to know what these odd mutant animals are for the game to be any real fun plus it lacks the action of the real Pokemon titles too.
*Transfer Pak compatible
*Battery back up game
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 8
sound: 7
gameplay: 9

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61 QUEST 64 (Thq/Intelligent Systems, 1998)

Here is the first ever fully 3D RPG on the N64 console and it has a cool grid battle system too so this one shows some promise. In the game you help a young magician named Brian search for his missing father but his mission soon becomes much bigger has he tries to recover the stones of Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth. I felt this game was a little underrated because it was still fairly challenging and the graphics were very colourful too. The only thing going against it is the weak storyline and confusing 3D game play thanks to the similar looking environments. If you're looking for a good RPG with some nice visuals then Quest 64 shouldn't disappoint but the game also has zero replay value once finished especially after seeing that crappy ending.
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 player only
graphics: 8
sound: 6
gameplay: 7

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80 RAYMAN 2 The Great Escape (UBI soft, 1999)
Rayman 2 is a very impressive looking 3D adventure game starring everyone's favourite limbless hero. In this big sequel you must escape from a bunch of vicious pirates before they conquer your entire land. The game is a little on the linear side but it's still a fun 256 meg action game with very colourful graphics.
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 player only
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 9
sound: 7
gameplay: 7

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71 RESIDENT EVIL 2 (Capcom, 1999)
Amazingly this famous survivor horror game made it's way to the N64 and it's looks good on this cartridge but it's a little late to be honest. 'Been there, done that' comes to mine although this is the only 512 meg game for the N64 out there plus it still retains a lot of the CG cinemas from it's CD cousins. In you don't know the story two people are trying to survive a huge undead outbreak across an entire city. This is a very impressive feet and the intense zombie killing action is still here but again it's nothing too new.
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 player only
Rated (M) for Mature
graphics: 8
sound: 8
gameplay: 7

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72 RIDGE RACER 64 (Nintendo/Namco, 2000)
Ridge Racer finally comes to the Nintendo64 and there are some good and bad features that go along with it. The graphics are now way too muddy and the music is not as good as the Playstation games unfortunately but it's still worth picking up for the new four player game. Hey, I'm just glad you don't come to a complete stop everytime you hit a wall now too.
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 7

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75 ROBOTRON 64 (Midway/Williams, 1997)

The Robotron classic returns, and so does its additive robot destroying game play. Things gets upgraded here in this overhead shooter dating back to the early 80's thanks to the new 3D graphics, bonus stages, new power ups, and techno sound track. Robotron is a limited run and gun game since you're always on a boring square grid but it's still a very intense shooter with over a hundred levels of unstop action.
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 6

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83
RUSH 2 Extreme Racing USA (Midway/Atari Games, 1998)
This sequel here is even better that the original thanks to the all new Stunt track mode and a better selection of cars. It's still the same wreckless style driving game here but now you race in such locations like New York, Las Vegas, Seattle, and many more famous US states. The computer does tend to cheat in the one player modes making the game too difficult but all the short cuts and different modes do kind of make up for it.
*Gamepak needed to save
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 8

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75 SAN FRANCISCO RUSH Extreme Racing (Midway/Atari Games, 1997)

This game is crazy!" The game's shortcuts and jumps are awesome and they really gave the Rush series a edge over the other racing games out there where you just race. Since the game takes place in San Francisco there are a lot of cool hills to be found so you get plenty of interesting tracks. Unfortunately the controls here are very unforgiving and the game's fog is very thick too.
*Gamepak needed to save
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 6
sound: 6
gameplay: 8

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85
SAN FRANCISCO RUSH 2049 (Midway, 2000)

I know you don't hear me saying this too often but here is another great sequel by Midway. The series moves back to San Francisco but now it takes place in the year 2049 so the tracks are even more dangerous and the some of the cars have extras features like boosts and air glides. The graphics are really improved and most of the fog that in the last two Rush games is gone too. The Dreamcast version may be better than this but it's still a great game if you have the N64 as well.
*Gamepak needed to save
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 7
sound: 8
gameplay: 9

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56 SHADOWGATE 64 Trial of the four Towers (Kemco, 1999)
A classic returns but should you even care? It's definitely boring wondering around here, but the tough puzzles should keep you busy through these deadly dungeons and creepy castle walls though. If you loved the strategy of the PC or NES shadowgate games than this game is for you. All others will not be that impressed.
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 player only
graphics: 5
sound: 6
gameplay: 5

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50 SOUTH PARK (Acclaim, December 1998)
The outrageous Comedy Central show also became a video game but just not a very good one. This is a funny first person shooting game for the first few days but this Turok-like shoot em up is just way too hard, especially with those annoying bosses. It's a great rental but it pales in comparison to other Mature titles like Conker's Bad Fur Day.
*Rumble Pak compatible
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (M) for Mature
graphics: 6
sound: 7
gameplay: 6

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17 SOUTH PARK RALLY (Acclaim, 2000)
I was so looking forward to this racer since adding South Park and Mario Kart sounds like a match made in heaven but Acclaim screws up another potential hit by adding several boring requirements needed just to complete a track. South Park Rally also has some really awkward controls as well which don't go well with all the confusing game play here. All this kills South Park Rally and another Acclaim title bites the dust.
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (M) for Mature
graphics: 5
sound: 7
gameplay: 1

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74 SPACE INVADERS (Activision/Taito, December 1999)
Here is a decent update to a legendary 1978 shooter and it now comes with a unique powerup system, all new sharper graphics, bosses and even some cool background music too. The presentation could be better for an Nintendo 64 title but the game is still one of the better old school upgrades I played for the system.
For 1 or 2 players
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 6
sound: 6
gameplay: 7

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59 SPACE STATION SILICON VALLEY
This weird game is so overrated! Space Station is a strange and dull puzzle game featuring robitic animals trying to restore order to their zoo. This game also has zero replay value once you seen all the levels it has to offer and if you use this game with the Expansion Pak then your game could crash as well. Space Station is good but it's not for everyone and I guess that's why there was never a sequel to this average silicon*&^t.
For 1 player only
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 6

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92
STAR FOX 64 (Nintendo, August 30, 1997)

One of the best 3D shooters ever in my opinion! A bold statement but if any game deserve that honour it would be Nintendo's Star Fox 64. Although the graphics are really foggy and the music is very plain, the game easily makes up for it with 15 different levels and fun multi-player modes. It's the cool little bonuses too that sky rocket the replay value like timing your lock on shots to take out multiple enemies for bigger points or earning secret medals to unlock some more goodies for the VS games. You can't forget about the awesome multi-player games either that really shows off those 4 ports in front of your N64.
*Battery back up game
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 8

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StarSoldier's Game of the Month Collection!
82 STAR SOLDIER: Vanishing Earth (Electro Brain/Hudson, December 1998)

The classic 2D shooter once for the NES now gets an update on the N64. Although the graphics and sounds are not the best, I love the 2 and 5 minute modes in this game and the combo system was very unique as well. Star Soldier 64 is a very addictive shooter that keeps me coming back for more.
*Battery back up game
*Uncommon N64 game
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 player only
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 6
sound: 7
gameplay: 8

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68 STAR WARS: Episode 1 RACER (Nintendo/Lucas Arts, May 1999)
Racer here is a very fast Pod Racing game featuring many of the forgettable characters from the highly hyped and popular Star Wars: Episode 1 the Phatdom Menace movie. The game is intense but the AI can be way too hard in some levels so the game may be too difficult for the kids. It's also only the racing part of the movie and nothing else by the way, so it's feels like a rip-off for all that money I guess.
*Battery back up game
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 8
sound: 7
gameplay: 8

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72 STAR WARS: Rogue Squadron (Lucas Arts, December 2, 1998)
This 3D shooter has some killer graphics that look like they were ripped right off the hit movies but overall the game play is not as compelling as Star Fox 64. Some levels are nearly unplayable thanks to the unfair difficulty like shooting down a bunch of tiny and ultra fast tie fighters in a limited amount plus why is there no multi-player either? The game is still good but be ready for one tough game.
*Expansion Pak compatible
*Battery back up game
For 1 player only
graphics: 9
sound: 8
gameplay: 6

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74 STAR WARS: Shadows of the Empire (Lucas Arts, November 1996)
Here is one of the first games for the N64 and it sure got a lot of mixed reviews. Shadows of the Empire is a good action game that's a prequel or side story to Return of the Jedi where you play as a dude named Dash Rendar. The game is a bit annoying in some places thanks to some difficult jumps but it was still fun to play and the challenge factor was definitely there.
*Battery back up game
For 1 player only
graphics: 8
sound: 8
gameplay: 8

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24 SUBZERO MYSTOLOGIES (Midway, 1997)
I wanted to like this but it's just so bad! The idea is cool (damn pun) because you get to learn more about the original of the popular Mortal Kombat character Sub Zero in this unique origin story and instead of it being just another one on one style fighting game, Mystologies is a action/adventure platformer where you go on quests to find lost treasures and learn new ice techniques. So what ruins the game? The controls are absolutely horrible! Subzero Mystologies has the same controls has the fighting games themselves and that just doesn't work for this type of title (much like Acclaim's Batman Forever). There's even a button used to turn around and it's so counterproductive especially in a ton of scencenios where split second timing is needed to survive several instant death pits, leaps of faith, and sudden traps. The game isn't impossible but the levels are very boring and way too long especially when you have to deal with controls designed for another type of genre. This is a zero alright!
For 1 or 2 players
Rated (M) for Mature
graphics: 5
sound: 4
gameplay: 5

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01 SUPERMAN (Titus, 1999)
It's bad, it's really bad actually! In this stupid game you control the man of steel Superman himself on a quest to save your friends in this 3D adventure. The problem is the city is now filled a trick and highly annoying fog and you have fly through this crap with some of the worst controls imaginable. Poor Superman, he has been very unlucky in the game's department, eh?
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 1
sound: 3
gameplay: 2

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The StarSoldier Game of the Month!
95 SUPER MARIO 64 (Nintendo, September 30, 1996)

If there is one video game that changed the gaming world as we know it, it was Nintendo's first N64 game ever! Super Mario 64 introduced us to a whole new way to play video games with the games unique controls by Nintendo's new Analog stick, the game's stunning new 3D graphics which was a first for this popular series, and it's brand new non linear game play that took the world by storm. Super Mario 64 is a long and challenging 64 meg game in a fully interactive 3D universe with 15 different worlds to explore and master. Unlike Nintendo's launch GameCube game; Luigi's Mansion, Super Mario 64 will take a good solid month to get everything and not just a couple of days. It's still a great game even today and if you never played it yet then you owe it to yourself to try it.
*Battery back up game saves up to 4 files, no gamepak needed
For 1 player only
Rated (K-A) Kids to Adults
graphics: 8
sound: 7
gameplay: 9

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88
SUPER SMASH BROS. (Nintendo/Hal, April 26, 1999)
Here is a very cool idea for a fighter and it's even 4 player too! The game has a who's who of Nintendo gaming because you can pick from the popular Nintendo mascots: Mario, Pikachu, Donkey Kong, Samus, Kirby, Link, Yoshi, Fox McCloud and 4 hidden characters. To win in the game you try to knock one another out of the gaming arena which is another innovative idea. Super Smash Bros. isn't too compelling for single players since it's short but the game itself is still very flesh and different.
*Battery back up game
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 7
sound: 8
gameplay: 9

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60 The NEW TETRIS (Nintendo/H2O, 1999)
Tetris is back yet again but is it any good? The New Tetris is a new 4 player game which sounds pretty interesting but there's not much else is too new here other than the multi-player mode. You know the deal here: drop falling pieces in order to creates and scores points just like the millions of other Tetris games out there but now it seems like you score less points then you did in earlier versions like the classic NES game. You can also win scenes from locations from around the world but this has to be one of the lamest bonuses I ever unlocked in a game since they are just there for show. Fortunately New Tetris also supports some awesome music from this H2O Canadian company and the graphics are nice too but I wish the whole scoring system here was better.
*Battery back up game
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 6
sound: 9
gameplay: 5

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87 TETRISPHERE (Nintendo/H2O, September 1997)
Ever wonder what Tetris would look like in 3D? Although its been done before, in Tetrisphere it been done right! Tetrisphere was then introduced has a new N64 title in 1996 but despite all of the game's unique features like it's awesome light sourcing graphics, cool techno music, and addictive game play, the game didn't really get a lot of hype or press because of the lack of popularity of puzzle games at the time. Even if you manage to complete all the levels in the game then you could always go for the high score again giving Tetrisphere a lot of replay value then most N64 games out there. Some people may be disapointed by the fact that this game plays nothing like the original Tetris and that you can't even play the original game at all but Tetrisphere is so great on its own that you don't even need the older game here. This game is truly the Tetris of the future.
*Battery back up game
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 9
sound: 8
gameplay: 8

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62 TUROK Dinosaur Hunter (Acclaim, March 1997)
This is a good but not great first person shooter from the dudes over at Acclaim. The game is loaded with dinosaurs and humans to kill plus it is also layered with landscape covering fog and a cool Native American hero. The game had its moments like it's impressive graphics and decent controls but I don't like all the platform jumping in 3D other games like Goldeneye 007 absolutely kill this.
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 player only
graphics: 8
sound: 7
gameplay: 7

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54 TUROK 2: Seeds of Evil (Acclaim, December, 1998)
Part 2 is filled with some great looking graphics but it's also filled with some very dull and long levels that most casual players will hate with a passion. This is just another Doom clone with a serious lack of save features in the levels. I can't stand to play this game anymore despite all the hype.
*Expansion Pak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (M) for Mature
graphics: 8
sound: 6
gameplay: 7
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57 TUROK 3 (Acclaim, 2000)

Acclaim tries again to improve this aging shooting series by killing off the main character and adding two new warriors to the mix but the action is nothing new as far as first person shooters go. The game can be finished in a few hours or days and the mult-player doesn't have as many modes as I expected. Still better than the second one though.
*Expansion Pak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (M) for Mature
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 7

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52 WAR GODS (Midway, April 1997)

Think of War Gods as a bad and super cheesy Mortal Kombat 3D game with 10 weird and generic characters to select from like poorly dressed kabuki warriors and your typical bikini wearing bimbos. Overall this is one stupid, dumb looking fighting game with nothing you haven't seen before in other fighters of this type so no matter how much you pray get ready for averageness.
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 6
sound: 6
gameplay: 5

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85 WAVE RACE 64 (Nintendo, October 1996)
Wave Race 64 here is a very impressive upgrade to the original Gameboy title that nobody seems to remember. This game won rave reviews for its great looking water and wave effects but they are just some of the high lights in this first generation N64 title. Wave Race is a tough but fair game that completes this great 64 meg package.
*Battery back up game
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 9
sound: 7
gameplay: 7

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56 WCW BACKSTAGE ASSUALT (EA Canada, December 15, 2000)
I actaully liked this new wrestling game believe it or not, although it still has a lot of the problems that plagued EA's last wrestling game, WCW Mayham, like poor graphics, awful animation, and a lack of moves, it's still a fun game of hardcore wrestling despite its many flaws. The good news is that it's cool to unlock all of the secrets in the game like hidden characters and more backstage areas so there is a reason to come back and play. If you can get WCW Backstage Assault for under 10 bucks then I say go for it. WWF No Mercy is the superior wrestling game on the N64 but WCW Backstage Assualt had its moments. Kind of addictive and very brutal but it is still filled with problems.
*Rumble Pak compatible
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 3
sound: 8
gameplay: 7

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59 WCW MAYHEM (EA, August 1999)

It may look good on the screen shots in magazines and on the back cover box art but horrible presentation ruin EA's first chance at the once huge WCW franchise. A lot of the characters need to be unlocked first which really hurts the game plus the animation is also weak especially when compared with the earlier WWF Wrestlemania 2000. If it wasn't for the impressive commentary at times and some interesting backstage fights then this would have been a total dud.
*Rumble Pak compatible
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 6
sound: 8
gameplay: 6

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12
WCW NITRO (THQ, 1999)

I remember the first time I time I played this when it was called WCW Thunder (Sony Playstation). This plays just like that game but the graphics have taken' a serious hit (the full motion videos are gone and the textures look very blurry), the default roster is very limited with only 16 default wrestlers, and the game has absolutely horrible hit detection. WCW Nitro is unbearable to play.
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 2
sound: 2
gameplay: 2

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72 WCW/NWO WORLD TOUR (Thq/Asmik, 1997)

Here is a impressive start to the popular N64 wrestling genre and it sold like hot cakes. In this cool game you get to play such big names like Sting, Hollywood Hulk Hogan, the Giant, Ric Flair and many more as they battle it out in the ring. World Tour is a very easy to get into thanks to great controls so it's great for multi-player action but the one player mode is a little dry thanks to the lack of options compared to the later releases. If it's cheap this is worth a tour (yeah yeah, bad pun).
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 8

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80 WCW/NWO REVENGE (Thq/Asmik, October 1998)
This is much better than EA's over hyped WCW Mayhem, even though this was released a year before it. WCW/NWO plays similar to THQ's WWF WrestleMania 2000 but there is no create a player option or career mode so the game lacks replay value for single players but there are over 50 wrestlers here with great controls and tons of moves. Glacier never looked so good, no really he sucked!
*Battery back up game
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 7
sound: 5
gameplay: 8

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71 WINBACK (Koei, 1999)
This action game asks the question: can you destroy the terrorist plans in just three hours? Winback here is a cool action shooter that can be a little on the hard side thanks to the wierd camera angles and the presentation isn't the greatest either but it may be the only way you can play a Metal Gear-style game for the N64 here. It won't winback any awards but all the tension is here to please action freaks.
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 8

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73 WIPEOUT 64 (Midway/Psychosis, December 1998)
The popular Playstation game also arrives on N64 as well. The new analog control and new 4 player mode help this aging racing series out a bit but it's still a little too linear with its limited gameplay modes and nasty pop up graphics. If you like racers or the series then I wouldn't leave it in the discount bin though especially if you love tough games.
*Rumble Pak compatible
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 8
sound: 9
gameplay: 6

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76 WORLD DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP (Midway/Boss, 1999)
This GT-like racer comes with some great and realistic graphics and cool looking tracks, but it also has some very rough controls at times which can really get on some gamers nerves. The game does build on you when you win a few races though so you could do worse like that lame GT Championship Edition title.
*Rumble Pak compatible
*Gamepak needed to save
*Expansion Pak compatible
For 1 or 2 players
graphics: 8
sound: 7
gameplay: 8

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58 WWF WARZONE (Acclaim, 1997)

Since those WCW games were selling well I guess the WWF wanted in on the action too. Warzone is a good Mortal Kombat-like wrestling game that introduced us with a awesome new create a wrestler feature that now has become standard in future wrestling games. This game also had Bret 'the Hitman' Hart in the roster eventhough he joined WCW later that year. The controls take some of getting use to but the game has a lot modes so there's plenty of things to do here.
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 7
sound: 7
gameplay: 7

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44 WWF ATTITUDE (Acclaim, August 1999)
I remember all the hype surrounding this game back in the late 1990's. Sadly this bad and cheesy looking sequel to WWF Warzone that's for hardcore WWF fans only. The wrestlers all move like they're washing a table or something and their moves could take weeks to learn unlike the easy to master THQ wrestling games. Not a classic by any means and it sure gave me a bad attitude after playing it.
*Gamepak needed to save
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 6
sound: 6
gameplay: 5

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StarSoldier's Game of the Month Collection!

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WWF NO MERCY (THQ/Asmik/Aki, November 15, 2000)
WWF No Mercy was not only THQ's last official wrestling for the then dying N64 but this game is considered by many to be the best wrestling game every made! So why was this game was so great to begin with it? No Mercy features a even better list non linear story lines, sharper graphics, backstage areas, and even more options than last year's mega hit WWF Wrestlemania 2000, which already had a decent cult following to begin with. Despite some very minor problems WWF No Mercy is a very addictive game and a awesome edition to Aki's long running series. Win money, unlock secrets, relive or even rewrite famous story lines all on one little black cartridge! With all these key things going for it, WWF No Mercy is without a doubt my favorite wrestling game of all time and I've sure played a lot of them over the years and that includes all these newer WWE wrestling games like Raw, WrestleMania X8, and the Smackdown series. "This is a absolute must for wrestling fans!"
*Battery back game
*Rumble Pak compatible
*Gamepak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
Rated (T) for Teen
graphics: 8
sound: 8
gameplay: 10

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83 WWF WRESTLEMANIA 2000 (THQ/Asmik/Aki, October 1999)
This famous grappler plays a lot like THQ's previous game WCW/NWO Revenge (minus the older license of course) but things are slightly better this time thanks to the all new Road to WrestleMania Career mode, new WWF (or WWE) wrestlers, improved intros, and the new Create a player option round up that round up the features found in this huge 256 meg game. WWF Wrestlemania 2000 may be only a minor upgrade to the earlier WCW/NWO Revenge but even the slightest improvement to a great game is sure welcomed here. The action is quick (even for four players unlike in the later WWF No Mercy), the create a player is addictive, and the Road to Wrestlemania is very challenging. Unlike other Wrestlemania video games, this deserves to be called the big one, this deserves to be called Wrestlemania!
*Battery back up game
*Rumble Pak compatible
*Gamepak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 7
sound: 6
gameplay: 9

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50 XENA: The TALISMAN Of Fate (Titus, 1999)

This game here is a very standard fighter based on the old hit TV series from the 90's. Who know that spin off of Hercules? Anyway Xena 64 doesn't have anything we haven't seen before in these one on one brawlers sans the odd walling climbing. You know the deal, beat up the opponents until their energy is wiped out and then move on to the next dude or dudette. Despite some averageness it still has some OK graphics and it even has a four player mode so its not all bad.
*Gamepak compatible
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 6
sound: 6
gameplay: 5

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48 XG2 (Acclaim, 1998)
What could have been an excellent futurist bike racing series is absolutely ruined by this sucky sequel and it's very choppy frame rate. If you didn't know this was the update to Extreme G and you have out run your competition in high speed motorbike that even come packed with weapons. Sadly, it is very disappointing becuase even though this game looked really great at first, the whole game really starts to hurt the eyes. This series could have been something special.
For 1 to 4 players
graphics: 5
sound: 8
gameplay: 7

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Total Recall Dud of the Month!
28 YOSHI'S STORY (Nintendo, March 1998)
I remember this game being hyped nearly to death. Nintendo tries to create a good old fashion 2D action game since players around the world still love those traditional style platformers (like amazing games Super Mario World or the original Yoshi's Island), but like the movie Pearl Harbour it just misses the mark. Sadly the game's biggest problem is that it can be finished in less then a hour and where is the challenge in that? Can you find everything in that hour but in all honesty you probadly won't care either way though. Yoshi's Story may have some nice clean computer generation (although the 16-bit Donkey Kong Country games still looked better in my opinion) the game play is certainly not has deep as the highly acclaimed Yoshi's Island for the Super Nintendo either thanks to the shorter length. It's still a somewhat playable title with some decent controls and that very cute look may appeal to some younger gamers but it's no must have especially if you like more long term game play for your hard earn cash. Just close the book on this lame old story!
*Battery back up game
*Rumble Pak compatible
For 1 player only
Rated (E) for Everyone
graphics: 5
sound: 2
gameplay: 4

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