How I got my Brand New Nintendo 64

Getting My First Nintendo 64

Do you remember playing the Classic Nintendo 64? Playing video games like 007 Golden Eye, Mario Kart, Turok, or Zelda: Ocarina of Time? Well way back in the mid 1990's I was a total Nintendo fan boy. I think that is what you can call my insatiable obsession with the thing. I would spend every free moment of my life playing video games. Completely entranced in virtual reality.

The other day I was thinking about some of the best video games I had ever played. Just the thought immediately brought the N64 to mind. I almost remember every video game console I have ever bought. But one of the most vivid memories was buying the N64 console.

I remember the purchase as if it were yesterday...

I started with a Sony Playstation

Back in November 1995 I did the unthinkable. I got a Sony Playstation for my 15th birthday. What was so unthinkable about this, was the fact that since 1988 I was a die hard Nintendo fan boy. I knew back then that the next Nintendo console would be out soon (well it was actually quite a while later) But the lure of Tekken and other such graphically intense video games was just to much for me to take.

I was sold. I got my Playstation with Tekken, Ridge Racer and Wrestlemania the Arcade Game, and I was hooked. I was convinced that games would never get better than what I could now get on the PlayStation. Breakthrough graphics and sound quality made these games by far, the best thing you could buy with your money.

Change Of heart. Did I make a mistake?

Of course as 1996 went on and more and more information was being released and teased about the Nintendo 64 in March of 1997. Now at first I just blew it off, thinking I already had the best. What did I care? I was with Sony now, what could Nintendo do to win me back? Nothing, that was what. Well that was until I saw those screen shots of Star Wars Shadows of the Empire in a issue of GamesMaster. I started to question my blind leap into the arms of Sony. Maybe I had made a mistake?

As more and more information was released about the Nintendo 64 my eyes wandered more and more from my Sony Playstation. It was like Nintendo was this hot chick who I replaced with the even hotter Playstation. Well, Nintendo was back and they had some major work done, and they looked hotter than ever. I was very eager to jump back with Nintendo. I decided around the end of November that I was going to save all my Christmas money, and get a Nintendo 64 the following year. I couldn't wait!

The Glorious Day of Getting another Nintendo console

I was lucky that both sets of my grandparents gave me a good amount of cash for Christmas so along with what I saved I had enough money to get the console and three games. On the 2nd of March my dad took me to our local Electronics Boutique. I could not sleep the night before I was so excited. the whole drive to the store was agony. I knew going in what I wanted the console Mario 64, Star Wars and Turok. We get in the store, and I tell the guy behind the counter what I want.

He tells me no problem, and heads to the back of the store. He comes out with my goodies, but something is wrong... there is only two games there. Where the hell is Star Wars?????

The guy looks at me and tells me that they never got any copies of Star Wars in. I was a little disappointed as that was the game I wanted more than anything else. I was just going to take it until my dad asked him if he could go and ask someone else. He did, and lucky for me one of the doors behind the counted must have had at least 10 copies of Star Wars in there. I went home a very happy camper indeed.

Getting the Nintendo 64 is one of my most fond gaming memories, and I still have a very soft spot for the machine in my heart to this day.

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cfin 4 years ago from The World we live in

Yeah I bounced back to nintnendo with the Wii. That was short lived. did I enjoy it? Yes. Did it get old with a lack of games, apps, and adventurous feeling. Yes! We sold it and bought a PS3 cautiously. Its frickin awesome! Voted up and shared your article.

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Midasfx 4 years ago Author

Cool, thanks for sharing. Atleast once a month my friend and I will sit down with his PS3 and play an rpg till the wee hours of the morning. Right now we are playing Sacred 2 (I think). Besides a few games for the Wii, I really think the PS3 is superior and Playstion in general has been amazing since its inception. But I'm still a nintendo fan boy at heart. No love for the Xbox here!

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cfin 4 years ago from The World we live in

I just bought Rayman, Gran Turismo 5 and Civilization. An odd mix, I know. But fantastic games. I might check out Sacred 2.

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Midasfx 4 years ago Author

We just started the Sacred game for the second time.. I actually passed out last time after a few hours. It is a slow game with an open playing field with 1000's of quests. I do NOT recco the game unless you're a die-hard rpg fan.

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cfin 4 years ago from The World we live in

I tend to like the best of each genre, although because my wife is not into RPG I would avoid it. Well actually maybe if its two player, in the future I will check it out. If you like platformers, rayman origins is a great laugh. Car fanatic GT 5 is awesome (its just got something the others don't have that the true car fanatic will understand), or the empire builder, Civilization revolution.

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Midasfx 4 years ago Author

I am normally at mercy of what ever game my buddy plays. I have given away most of my possessions including my laptop, tv and a 30year old sega genesis. But I will mention those game to him next time. It would be nice to mix it up for once. Also, Sacred 2 two players.

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