Nintendo 64: Nintendo’s Best Mistake – Scott The Woz

Scott digs into the Nintendo 64 and his own grave.

Music Used:
“Shop” from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
“Bob-omb Battlefield” from Super Mario 64
“Inside a House” from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
“Raceways” from Mario Kart 64
“Bonus Room Blitz” from Donkey Kong Country
“Select Theme” from Killer Instinct Gold
“Choose Character” from Pilotwings 64
“Runway” from GoldenEye 007 (N64)
“Treasure Trove Cove” from Banjo-Kazooie
“The Young Photographer” from Pokemon Snap
“Ancient Lake” from Diddy Kong Racing
“Snow Mountain” from Super Mario 64
“Koopa’s Road” from Super Mario 64
“Title Theme” from Super Mario 64
“Title Theme” from Pilotwings 64
“Hyrule Field” from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
“Jungle Japes” from Donkey Kong 64
“Dam” from GoldenEye 007 (N64)
“Professor Oak’s Lab” from Pokemon Stadium
“Gary’s Theme” from Pokemon Puzzle League
“Battle” from Mario Kart 64
“Mute City” from F-Zero X
“The Adventure Begins” from Mario Party 3
“In the Pipe” from Mario Party 2
“Pop Star” from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
“How to Play” from Super Smash Bros. (N64)
“Chill” from Dr. Mario 64
“Goomba Village” from Paper Mario
“Staff Roll” from Super Mario 64
“Breakout” from 3D Dot Game Heroes


  1. Great landmark games for the N64 that are generally regarded as being one of the best games of all time:
    Mario 64
    Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
    Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask
    Golden Eye
    Mario Party
    Mario Kart 64
    Paper Mario
    Super Smash Brothers
    And shit tons more

    Great landmark games for the gamecube that are generally regarded as being one of the best games of all time:
    Remotely memorable gamecube games:
    Great landmark games for the Wii that are generally regarded as being one of the best games of all time:
    …Guitar hero / rock band?
    Name literally any Wii U or DS game you can remember:
    idk… some kind of fucking pokemon game maybe?

    I rest my case. I’d rather have a console with 2 dozen legendary games than 5000 mediocre ones. For all it faults, it is still the game console that holds the majority of top slots for the best games of all time.

  2. it’s the one i had as a kid so it’s the best one

  3. I remember almost all the oot melodies with that controller

  4. You don’t have any idea about the beginning of this new era that Nintendo is about to create a console with 64bits 3D graphic games you never imaging even in your wet dreams. Your not a 7 years old kid who recive for Christmas a 8 bit console like NES playing thru the years until the SNES cause your not even born yet you copy that you maybe be new born baby with diapers who knows & i don’t know, I don’t care anyway. And then wonder, what’s coming next, whats the Nintendo next system brings to the table , and there it is the holly of hollies the Nintendo most powerful console the Nintendo 64 with a cool controller and epic legendary games, Scott pilgrim you don’t have that nostalgia factor and experience I have I’m not smart but I’m not a hypocrite

  5. I grew up on Nintendo

  6. i love the N64 but is probably mostly nostalgia, i still collect for it, its not the best but its my fav haha

  7. not true that sony knew 2d games were still good–originally they refused to allow 2s games on their system until capcom threatened to not release re2 if they couldn’t also release megaman 4 (it was 2d so originally sony said no but re2 was too big a game so they relented)

  8. I was only about 9 during the 64 peak era and yet I have so many amazing memories of the console. This alone is a testament to the sheer greatness of the 64.
    But damn, the one thing I took from this is that Nintendo has been stuck in their close minded ways for a long time, and has made the same mistakes time and time again. Truly the one thing they always seem to pull off is making the highest quality first party games out there, and we seemingly can’t get enough.

  9. I’m a big “real hardware” guy when it comes to retro games, but N64 is possibly an exception. The games just straight up age better through emulation than on the actual hardware. That machine makes pixel barf out of its own software, with its 240p resolution, strong dithering patterns, ill-advised anti-aliasing methods and S-Video (at best) output method. Not to mention the sub-30 framrates and slowdown.

  10. The Nintendo 64 was the start of Nintendo spiral trend of losing third party support and the rest was history.

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