So we’re finally here, blogging for you, if you know the words you can join in too!
And if you can name that rap you get a banana medal…not really, but if you have fond memories of the Nintendo 64 and its games; or are curious about restoring and preserving games and consoles; then this blog might be of interest to you.
As I write this we have 41% of the total games released in Europe for the N64, along with nicely developing collections for the GameCube, Wii, Wii U, DS and 3DS. But before we go into those details let’s rewind just over a year, to the beginning of October 2015, and set the scene.
Having seen several game and console related reviews and videos, we came across a short documentary film, made in 2015, entitled ‘Nintendo Quest’. It is about a guy who set himself the challenge of collecting all 678 games released in
the US for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 30 days, with no Internet purchases. As we watched, it got us thinking…
‘why not try and collect all the games for one of the Nintendo consoles which have been released in the UK?’…
We chatted about this idea and agreed it would be an interesting and exciting project to undertake. First we needed to decide on our console of choice. This wasn’t difficult at all as the N64 was my first console, we had both spent many
hours playing on it in our younger years and it was (at the time) the last cartridge-based home console. And, in Jef’s words ‘Cartridges are cool’. Following a little more research we found that there was only 242 games released for N64 in Europe, compared with 450+ on the GameCube, or the Wii and Wii U, which were still having games made for them. So it was decided. We would try to collect all the Europe releases on the N64. We didn’t set ourselves a time limit and
we didn’t entirely rule out Internet purchases, although we agreed to mainly use actual shops as much as possible.
Soon after starting we expanded our collection to include titles for the GameCube, Wii, Wii U, DS, 3DS, Gameboy, Gameboy Color & Gameboy Advance. Here is what we eventually settled on for our Collection Criteria;
• N64: All European releases
• GameCube: All first party European releases + any other interesting titles
• Wii: All first party European releases + any other interesting titles
• Wii U: All first party European releases + any other interesting titles
• DS: All first party European releases + any other interesting titles
• 3DS: All first party European releases + any other interesting titles
• GB/GBC/GBA: Any interesting titles
And so began our very own Nintendo Quest.
I intend to write a second blog shortly, detailing our first month of collecting back in October 2015. But until then,