Is it safe to say the "Glory Days" of Nintendo was the Nintendo 64 era?

#41SeeDSquallBMPosted 2/11/2013 3:03:57 PM
SNES had WAY more classics then n64
#42backguard222Posted 2/11/2013 3:11:12 PM
From: SeeDSquallBM | #041
SNES had WAY more classics then n64


But not than the NES.
#43AnclationPosted 2/11/2013 3:13:27 PM
The N64 is my favorite console of all time, but I personally think (nostalgia aside) that a lot of Nintendo series have improved since then:

- The Mario Galaxy games absolutely outclass Mario 64.
- The Thousand Year Door is even better than the first Paper Mario.
- Smash Bros. 64 is the weakest Smash Bros. game.
- Mario Kart 64 is one of the weaker Mario Kart games.
- F-Zero X was great, but GX was even better.
- Donkey Kong 64, while a good game, is still beaten both by earlier and later Donkey Kong Country games.

That said, Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask are absolutely godly, Rare's output during the N64 era was phenomenal and the console had quite a few underappreciated gems (like the 3D Castlevania games), not to mention killer multiplayer games. Ah, good times..
#44KCJ5062Posted 2/11/2013 3:20:29 PM
SNES. We had

Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Donkey Kong Country Trilogy
Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
Super Metroid
Kirby Superstar
#45backguard222Posted 2/11/2013 3:21:52 PM
From: KCJ5062 | #044
SNES. We had

Super Mario World
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario RPG
Donkey Kong Country Trilogy
Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
Super Metroid
Kirby Superstar


Directs poster to my much longer list for the NES on page 4 of this thread.
#46El_ZaggyPosted 2/11/2013 3:23:35 PM
no its was the nes and snes. 64 is when nintendo became meh.
#47backguard222Posted 2/11/2013 3:24:38 PM
From: El_Zaggy | #046
no its was the nes and snes. 64 is when nintendo became meh.


Had they gone the disc route it probably would have been a completely different story. Bad call big N.
#48laurenciumPosted 2/11/2013 3:29:02 PM
SNES by far, followed by NES, which gave birth to the modern console gaming industry. The N64 era is probably the Dark Days for Nintendo, because it was essentially Nintendo vs every other developer in the world.

Take your List of 5 Juggernauts, for example, and compare it to a random Top 5 list of its contemporary the PS1:

PS1 juggernauts:
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Tactics
Metal Gear Solid
Resident Evil
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Each of these games either gave rise to a new genre or popularized its genre like no other. Can anyone honestly say the N64 list is overall superior to the PS1 list?

Even more importantly, even if you want to dispute the merits of a certain game in the PS1 list, one can easily substitute another PS game that's just as great.

(For the FFVII contrarian? Sub in FFVIII or FFIX. Tactics game not your thing? Give the slot to RPG's and pick one of..... Vagrant Story, Suikoden series, Xenogears, Breath of Fire series, Chrono Cross, Grandia, Lunar series, .......... RE1 not your favorite? Sub in Resident Evil 2, 3, Silent Hill series, Parasite Eve series, etc... How about giving a slot to the exceedingly successful fighting games of that era, like Street Fighter Alpha 3 or Darkstalkers 3?)

This is something that can't be done with the N64 library at all, again because of Nintendo vs the world thing. The SNES library on the other hand, can conjure up lists that can go toe-to-toe with any all-time greats list.
#49backguard222Posted 2/11/2013 3:40:54 PM
From: laurencium | #048
SNES by far, followed by NES, which gave birth to the modern console gaming industry. The N64 era is probably the Dark Days for Nintendo, because it was essentially Nintendo vs every other developer in the world.

Take your List of 5 Juggernauts, for example, and compare it to a random Top 5 list of its contemporary the PS1:

PS1 juggernauts:
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Tactics
Metal Gear Solid
Resident Evil
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Each of these games either gave rise to a new genre or popularized its genre like no other. Can anyone honestly say the N64 list is overall superior to the PS1 list?
.


Can anyone honestly provide a SNES list that is superior to a NES list?
#50Cookie_AromaPosted 2/11/2013 3:45:04 PM
The N64 era is the "Glory Days" of Rare, not Nintendo.

Golden Eye
Perfect Dark
Jet Force Gemini
Diddy Kong Racing
Donkey Kong 64
Banjo Kazooie
Banjo Tooie

I miss Rare v.v