On this day fifteen years ago gamers across the sunny shores of Europe let their CDs simmer to a stop and once again embraced cartridge-based gaming with the release of one of Nintendo's most loved home consoles, the sublime Nintendo 64.
The curvy multiplayer beast was the company's first steps into a world dominated by polygons and 3D. With it, a host of classic franchises and inventing many new ways to play and engage with what's on screen. Despite being discontinued and replaced many moons ago, the N64 still remains a key era amongst gamers, a unique basket of pure, untainted 3D action that served as a foundation for many more modern gameplay and control conventions.
Introducing Nintendo 64 MonthTo celebrate, March 2012 is N64 Month here at your favourite Nintendo hideout. We'll be delivering a continual stream of features, articles and fond favourites!
You can get involved too! Be sure to share your memories of the N64, your favourite games and submit your fan-art.