News: Nintendo 64 is 20 years old today in Europe

Nintendo 64 Console

Nintendo 64 launched in the UK 20 years ago today, on March 1 1997. This was actually a Saturday, and I was there at the now closed Comet in Crawley.

The launch came months after the September 1996 and November 1996 launches in Japan and North America, respectively. The wait was a painful one, but we were rewarded with a launch line-up which included three – yes three – games: Super Mario 64, Pilotwings 64 and Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.

My brother and I bought all three games. It was quite the time to be alive thanks to the true generational leap in 3D gaming.

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Source: Video Gamer