The year was 1996 and videogames were about to make a change for the better. On June 23rd, Nintendo released the Nintendo 64 and along with it, Super Mario 64. The game truly stood out against the rest. Not only did it bring the world’s most famous plumber out of two dimension and into the third but it inspired almost all videogame characters to follow suit. It is incredible to believe that the Nintendo 64 and Super Mario 64 are now 20 years old.
I remember getting the Nintendo 64 for my birthday along with Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie. I was in awe to be able to experience a whole new way of gaming. to not just go from left to right or up and down but to go forwards and backwards and to witness a whole new world not just in front of you but around you as well and to actually feel a part of the world you are playing in was an overwhelming feeling.
The Nintendo 64 spawned a new generation of gamers and it cemented my love for videogames and Nintendo. From its innovative gameplay to its funky controller that could be hit and miss on its large library of games. I was always a fan of Nintendo ever since my first NES but it was the N64 that really put me on the path of Nintendo devotion, so much so that it is why this website is called Miketendo64. So I would like to Thank You Nintendo for the amazing experiences you have given me and for the many more to come and Happy 20th Birthday to my all time favourite videogames console, the Nintendo 64!
This post was written by Mike Scorpio