Nintendo 64

Top 10 Best Mario Games

Box art of Mario 64, Super Mario World, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario 3D World on Wii U, Super Mario Odyssey, and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins with Mario anniversary pins

I have to talk about my top 10 best Mario games before the official end of the 35th Anniversary celebration! (which Nintendo has decided is March 31st of this year, for some reason). My earliest gaming memories start on the NES with Super Mario Bros. 3, and Mario has been a delightful, whimsical, and always …

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Underrated N64 Games

Mystical Ninja N64 box, cart, and Fangamer poster

Despite not aging gracefully across the board, the N64 is a gem of a console packed full of underrated games. If you’ve perused The Chozo Project at all, you’ll quickly see I have a lot of Nintendo 64 nostalgia! Though my favorite Nintendo console continues to be the Super Nintendo, I own the most games …

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N64 Funtastic Controllers List

Grape purple, fire orange, watermelon red, jungle green, ice blue funtastic n64 controllers

I’ve always loved bright colors. I was known for my bold shirts and ties as a teacher, and I spearheaded a “wear bright colors” day in my grad school program during New England winter. They’re just so fun and joyful! Combine this with my nostalgia for the N64 era, and naturally I’m obsessed with the …

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N64 Operation Card Archive

Wave Race 64 Operation Card Side 1

Even if you’re a big Nintendo 64 collector, it’s possible you may not even remember these things. As far as I can determine through my extensive research (AKA some Google searches and message board perusal), there were only 9 games in the entire N64 library that included an “N64 operation card”. They were designed to …

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Ranking the Mario 64 Courses

Mario getting a star in Mario 64

Despite its age, Mario 64 remains a prime example of excellent 3D level design! Its stages are just the right size, allow for a lot of freedom of movement, and are full of plenty of secrets and shortcuts. Most importantly, the courses are just FUN and comforting. It’s what makes Mario 64 one of the …

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Top 10 Best Nintendo 64 Games

Mario Kart 64 box, cart, manual, operation card, and Nintendo Power player's guide

I have so much Nintendo 64 nostalgia. It’s not my favorite console, but it’s by far the one I own the most games for. Collecting N64 cartridges and boxes is definitely a source of comfort during tough times, and just popping in a game for a few minutes is a calming experience. I’ve already looked …

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