I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with retro video games. That’s one of the reasons I was so excited about the NES Classic Edition; it’s also why I spent my Thanksgiving documenting how to put together a Raspberry Pi-based mini SNES instead of brining turkeys. But building an emulation console from…
There’s really nothing like playing a Nintendo 64 game with one of the classic controllers. The problem is that classic N64 controllers don’t hook up to phones, tablet, or laptops, which makes playing console emulators a real pain. Now, there’s finally some sweet relief for retro gaming fans.
Even the most die-hard Nintendo fanboys could be forgiven for not knowing about the 64DD.
The great thing about Nintendo 64 games is that dedicated players are still finding exploits years later. But the true die-hards are discovering glitches that are purely theoretical.
Years ago GameStop gave up on classic gaming. They liquidated their catalog of NES, Super Nintendo, N64, PlayStation and Dreamcast games and I was left scouring flea markets for my retro gaming fix. Now the chain says they’re bringing old games back, but they’re being kind of weird about it.
I dare say the Nintendo 64 is The Most Interesting Game System Nintendo Ever Made. It's interesting for a laundry list of historical reasons:
When designer Calvin Teoh decided to make a James Bond-themed costume for a Halloween party, he cooked up something a bit more interesting than a tuxedo and a British accent. He made himself a cardboard Nintendo 64 cartridge and showed up dressed as the GoldenEye game.
Last month, ZodTTD, the guy who basically pioneered game emulation on the iPhone, promised us an N64 emulator. Today, that's exactly what he's delivered, with a bonus: Wiimote support, via Bluetooth.