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Posted on May 4th 2011 at 01:03:24 PM by (blcklblskt)
Posted under Nintendo 64, Controller, Joystick, How to

Is your Nintendo 64 controller joystick loose and worn out?  If so, you will be pleased to know that it is very easy to replace a loose joystick with either a replacement one, or a good one from a donor controller.  In total, this swap will take about 15 minutes if you're switching joysticks between two controllers, or half that if you have a replacement.

I have always used joysticks from used Grey or Atomic Purple controllers, simply because they are plentiful and cheap as most people tend to use the colored controllers more often than their "boring" brothers.  I have never used a replacement joystick, so I cannot comment on their quality.

After the swap, you will have an N64 controller with a nice tight joystick, and if you used a donor, one with a loose stick.  I will usually sell the loose controllers for what I paid for them, around $5, so that no one feels ripped off.  The buyer gets a cheap official controller, and the seller gets his money back. Smiley

Tools needed: Philips head screwdriver set

Time Required: 5-15 minutes

Difficulty: 2/10

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Posted on Feb 15th 2009 at 02:03:03 AM by (Nionel)
Posted under Pokemon, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Nintendo 64, RPG

Due to the global success of the Pokemon franchise, it was obvious that a sequel to the popular Red, Blue, and Yellow versions was imminent. From 1995 until 2001, the world played the first generation Pokemon games and waded through a number of spinoffs awaiting a true sequel to be released for the series. In 1997 the first details emerged from Nintendo in the form of screen shots for Pocket Monsters 2: Gold and Silver, and even though the games wouldn't see release in Japan until 1999, the world anxiously awaited the release of these sequels. The second generation of Pokemon is small, especially in comparison to the first generation, as the second generation is only made up of five games, Pokemon Gold, Silver, Crystal, Pokemon Stadium 2 (Pokemon Stadium Gold and Silver in Japan) and Pokemon Puzzle Challange, these games, with the exception of Pokemon Stadium, are all available for the Gameboy Color, with Stadium available for the Nintendo 64.

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Posted on Feb 10th 2009 at 04:33:38 AM by (Nionel)
Posted under Pokemon, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, Nintendo 64

Welcome to gaming in Retrospect, this is an article where I'll look back on a game or a series of games. In this article I'll be looking at the first generation of the Pokemon franchise with games for the Gameboy, Gameboy Color and Nintendo 64. The Pokemon franchise is the brain child of game developer Satoshi Tajiri, and since it's original Japanese release in 1995 has spawned more than 40 games, an anime series spanning nearly 500 episodes, and a manga series that has been serialized for the last twelve years. In this first article covering the series, I'll look at the games based on the first generation games from the main series games Pokemon Red, Green, Blue, and Yellow, the first two Stadium games, and the spinoff games Pokemon Pinball, Pokemon Trading Card Game, Pokemon Snap, and Hey You! Pikachu!.

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Posted on Oct 21st 2007 at 01:14:32 AM by (Tondog)
Posted under Classic Gaming, Videos, Nintendo 64

While browsing around on the internet, I found a crazy promo video for the failed Nintendo 64 add-on, the 64DD.


The video features previews of Talent Maker, Polygon Maker, and Picture Maker...All of them look like they could be part of the same "game". Talent Maker looks like an early version of the Mii creation tool found on the Wii.

I also found a neat video showing what the 64DD startup sequence is like...and what happens if you don't put a disk in there.


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