Posts Tagged ‘N64

29
Mar
10

Nostalgia time with Pokémon Snap

Real world stuff has taken over my life a bit lately (boring!), but I did have time to play an intense session of Pokémon Snap recently with a friend. We dusted off the N64, blew on the game cartridge, and went to it.

Good times! Continue reading ‘Nostalgia time with Pokémon Snap’

11
Feb
10

Oh, Ocarina of Time! You’re still dreamy.

I’m visiting a friend, and earlier tonight I watched her youngest son fire up a demo of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Wii. Oh! The memories…

This game was my first video game love.

The Super Nintendo entered my life when my little brother received it as a Christmas gift. I was in third grade; he was in kindergarten. Together, we played Super Mario and all of the Nintendo Mario games that were updated for the SNES. We played all three Donkey Kong Country games, and unsuccessfully tried out one round of Yoshi’s Cookie. We played other games on the Super NES, but those stand out most in my mind.

Then came the N64. I was unimpressed by Goldeneye. Little bro had an immediate gift for it (as well as an annoying propensity to hide in a corner, wait until his opponent came to him, and snipe during multiplayer rounds), and for the life of me, I couldn’t figure out how the strangely stilted levels related to the events of the movie. In retrospect I’ve got to give Goldeneye props for kicking off the shooter as I now know and love it, but 12-year-old me wasn’t interested. I enjoyed Mario 64, but not enough to devote major time to it. In my entering-eighth-grade mind, video games were still largely a boys’ activity. I was just a tag-along. And then came The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Continue reading ‘Oh, Ocarina of Time! You’re still dreamy.’