Nintendo 64

Ranking the Mario Kart games

Mario Kart Double Dash!! case, manual, disc, Nintendo Power insert, and Wavebird controller

Is there a more approachable and whimsical series than Mario Kart? I’ve long found it’s an easy one to get non-gamers to jump into and try. With our recent move into the house we just bought my entire family has been playing a few MK games since they’re really the equivalent of gaming “comfort food”. …

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Ask Iwata Book Review

Ask Iwata Book with Wii remote, Nintendo DS, Super Smash Bros. N64, Pokemon Snap, Smash Melee, Earthbound, and Kirby's Adventure

If you’re a gamer who wants to read more books, stick with me for this Ask Iwata book review! One of my wife and I’s recent goals is to read more books, as we got out of the habit a bit with the craziness of the past few years (our kids are still toddlers and …

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Games you play in the summer

Collage of games I play during the summer-Splatoon, Sonic 3, Advance Wars Dual Strike, Octopath Traveler, Super Metroid, Mario Golf, EVO Search for Eden, with summer items around (lemons, oranges, sunscreen, flowers)

We just passed the summer equinox, which means it’s time to talk about games you play in the summer! Between being a teacher for 13 years and having summers off as a kid, I’ve done A LOT of summer gaming in my life. My birthday is also the first week of August, so growing up …

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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

Stack of underrated N64 carts: Diddy Kong Racing, Mischief Makers, Dr. Mario 64, Pokemon Snap, Beetle Adventure Racing, Bomberman 64, Harvest Moon 64, and Pilotwings 64

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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