We Are "Born To Play"
A LOOK AT THE GAMECUBE'S LITTLE BRO
First Person Shooters
This is it. The video game genre that
politicians love to hate. However, all this does is give FPS games a
bad name, not a bad rating. here are some of the best FPS's on the N64
Square circa 1995, Nintendo didn't have many good RPGs, Square's specialty.
However, that doesn't mean that Nintendo didn't do bad with their tries
(how's that for an oxy-moron?).
Throw. Knockout. seem fun? well get used to it. Fighting
games can be fun if you play them correctly.
this game was one of the best multiplayer games on the n. How?
Unlike your average fighting game, you actually don't have energy bars.
just a damage percentage. and weapons. this game was so great,
i can't put it into words, but i'll try. the graphics aren't great, with a
strange mix of 2D and 3D, but... each character has at least one music
soundtrack that fits their game. the controls are sooo easy. just
about 4 or so buttons used to attack, and there are other features that are easy
to learn. its been about 2 years since the game was released, and get
this: its still great. look out for the sequel on the g3. its gonna
WWF No Mercy
used to love it. until it got so boring that i was only interested in
watching the female matches for their crazy antics to kick the crap outta each
other (i also keep a mental "bounce meter" :)). however, the
game is still full of glory. i still play it. graphics are a bit
choppy, otherwise great. There are still no voice-overs, which, like some
WWF fans, makes me unhappy, and the music track is a bit crappy in-game. but,
the area where the game really shines is the controls. just like every
wrestling game that THQ has done, you move around with the D-pad, taunt with the
joystick, C- down makes you run, etc... There is a larger roster too, plus
the ability to find hidden characters and create characters. in other
words, more moves, more wrestlers, and more fun. at least the game isn't
Tetris Attack, we've all had our share. however, most of the puzzle games
on the N64 are remakes of classics. for example, Pokemon Puzzle League
(remake of the SNES Tetris Attack), Bust a Move 2 (remake of Bust a move in the
arcades), and Namco Museum 64 (Pac- Man and co are all from 80's arcades) were
all remakes. However...
... we've got this lil bugger as a new puzzle
game. The point of the game is to get the little cursor on the right shape
(feel free to move around some shapes) to get at least a combo of 2. otherwise
you hear that noise that sounds like someone letting out a huge fart and one of
your hearts turns into a skull :(. 3 skulls= game over. this game
could take awhile to finish one sphere, but it's worth it. graphics are as
best of 3D as you could get with a puzzle game. Music is strange, but you
can always mute the TV of course. controls are easy to learn with a
tutorial system, and there were some good amount of cheats with this game.
hurt your brain with this one.
This is where
Nintendo succeeds they have released so many adventure games, i can't even
count. however, i'll try.
Super Mario 64
This game was
one of the first games made on the N. and in fact, i know some people that
still play this classic. The graphics are still a bit dated, though some
of the best on the system. Music got a bit repetitive, but that's ok
because the gameplay rocks. i liked surfing on the koopa shell simply
cause it's amusing. get ready to have some fun. while mario's
control may be confusing, it gets easier later. an old classic can still
be new if you keep it that way.
Banjo- Kazooie games
game, "Conker's Bad Fur Day" is sorta like these games. in the
mischief way. although, in BK, you don't have strippers taking it off every
which way you look, and you don't have blood and gore that simply
"disappears". The levels are huge, and there's a whole ton of replay ability
with these babies. The graphics are superb, and the music is
great, with the exception of everyone speaking with simple "Blurble blurble...
blurble blurble". Annoying as hell, i know. The controls are
the same for both games, although some more moves in BK2 (hint: BK2's controls
are great) fit in. Gameplay is replayable, and sorta like BK1 with a bunch
of secrets flying around. How can a bird fit in a backpack anyway?
Donkey Kong 64
Diddy are back with Candy, Cranky, Funky, and 3 new members of the Kong family
(sorry, Dixie and Kiddy Kong aren't here now). Their names are Tiny,
Lanky, and Chunky, and do they add some spunk to the scene. K Rool is back
to terrorize Kong Island, so what do our Kong heroes do? they go on a huge
search to find him and get him outta there. With the Expansion Pack as
mandatory, you can expect great graphics from this. And true as it is,
it's true. The music seems like its a mix of hip hop and DK music. Very
strange. Controls are easy to learn, and the gameplay is wonderful. Swing
from trees and be excited. DK... Donkey Kong...
Zelda Games (Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask)
Gold cartridges. That probably means that the games are special. And
they are. Graphics... best I've seen on the system. Music... most of
the tunes are from previous Zelda games, although, strangely it never gets
annoying and repetitive. Heh. Controls are pretty much the same for
both games, and the game shows you the controls and how to use them. Gameplay
is so good its hard to compare. The new Zelda game coming out on the
Gamecube is supposed to be cell- shaded. Let's hope that it's as good as
hate racing! I hate racing (bangs head on keyboard)! I hate racing
games! Oh well. It's a genre, and there's no denying that.
Diddy Kong Racing
Diddy and a bunch of strange individuals go on a
quest to defeat Wizpig (lol). This game has racing bosses and other
strange features, such as weapons and boosts and other things that make it just
Mario Kart 64
... This game. The old roster returns, with
Wario instead of Koopa. And 3D graphics. Which make the cut. Music
is okay, although strange. Control is average. Gameplay is okay.
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