NINTENDO'S ground-breaking N64 consoles was released 20-years-ago today and here we take a look back at some of the consoles most groundbreaking titles.
Nintendo launched the N64 20-years ago today in Japan.
Sure, it might not have come to Europe until nine months later in March 1997, but that's still no reason no to celebrate this monumental console.
Not only did it build on the 16-bit era of videogames into a new 3D world, but it further cemented it's early 1st party games like Mario and Zelda with some groundbreaking new titles such as Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
Bonafide, 10/10 classics, even today.
Whatsmore, it created some incredible new games and companies. British developers Rare single-handedly created the first-person shooter genre with GoldenEye 007 but also gave us fantastic platform experiences like Banjo-Kazooie.
Ok, so the bulky cartridges cost an absolute arm and a leg, and no amount of blowing into the slots could bring them back to life once they clonked out, but we loved them still.
And clearly so did you, because the N64 went on to sell just short of 33 millions units worldwide.
And if none of those games or nostalgic can give you big fuzzy memories of what it was like to play the console, then maybe this little boy opening his Nintendo 64 at Christmas will help you crack a smile...