Nintendo 64 was so revolutionary in his time by introducing new technologies which is then followed by its rivals such as Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn. These technologies include vibration technology Rumble Pak (later known as the PlayStation DualShock) and introducing the analog stick allows players to explore 3-D space smoothly.
Technology analog sticks open a new chapter in the control of the chamber 2-D to 3-D space, and so successful that other competitors such as Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn follow Nintendo to include analog sticks in their homemade game consoles.
Nintendo 64 console game is also the first to include the function of Anti-Aliasing with bilinear filter in real-time.
In addition, the Nintendo 64 also got first position and was selected as the best gaming console in the recent G4 on the show 'Top 10 Games Consoles' (Translation: 10 Best Console Game).
Nintendo 64 is less widely known in Indonesia, one of the causes for the Nintendo 64 using the medium cartridge / tape to store data, which is more expensive and more difficult to be copied / pirated CD compared with the medium used by the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
Nintendo 64 software development ended in 2001 after the release of about 350 titles and 40 million units of Nintendo 64 sold.
With the Nintendo name is shining again after a successful spawn a Wii console in Video Game Industry, it will be very interesting to know what is the history behind Nintendo. Nintendo Company first built in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi and certainly not as a company in the field of Video Games, but as a toy maker Hanafuda card. The card game became famous until finally Yamauchi must hire an assistant to help him.
In 1956, Hiroshi Yamauchi Yamauchi Fusajiro grandson came to America to speak with United States Playing Card Company is Playing Card Industry leaders in the world. He was surprised by the size of the company's office, until finally he felt that the industry is too small and Nintendo have to expand into other businesses.
As the ideal embodiment of that goal, in 1963 changed the name of Yamauchi Nintendo Playing Card Company Limited to Nintendo Company Limited. The company began experimenting with trying to break into another industry in Japan. From the period 1963 to 1968 they had a lot of experimenting in other industries, including taxi companies, TV networks, companies with products Instant Food Instant Rice, and even Love Hotel.
In 1966, Nintendo's entry into the world of children's toy industry with their products being developed by the Ultra Hand Gunpei Yokoi. Yokoi which had previously been in maintenance now moved the new department of Nintendo Games as a product developer. From there, Nintendo continues to cultivate the field of toys by releasing products like Ultra Machine, Love Tester and serial Kosenjuu which is a Light Gun Games. But you could say the toy industry, Nintendo was still behind when compared with Bandai and Tomy who already have big names.
In 1973, Nintendo began to focus on family entertainment with Laser Clay Shooting System products that use the same technology as was used in Serial Kousenjuu, the product was placed on the bowling place is usually crowded visitors. However, due to the overly large financing operations such products must eventually be closed.
In 1974, Nintendo get the rights to distribute the Magnavox Odyssey in Japan. And in 1977 nintendo start making video game systems of their own called the Color TV Game is where the game built in to the system. In the same year the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto at Nintendo hired by, and at that time he worked under Yokoi.
In 1978, Nintendo Arcade Game break into the industry with Computer Othello their products, and as the years go Nintendo continues to release other titles. Nintendo originally only benefit a few but with the establishment of gaming with the title of Donkey Kong in 1981 drastically changed the fortunes of Nintendo. Success of the game which is then in port to multiple gaming consoles like the Atari 2600, Intellivision and ColecoVision provide substantial financial benefits for Nintendo.
In 1980, Nintendo Game & Watch makes a successful market. further in 1983, Nintendo launched the Family Computer, or Famicom in Japan. And finally the machine was brought to America in 1985, with Super Mario Bros.. And in 1989, Nintendo also released their new Game Boy product that was developed by Yokoi.
Developed into a Game Boy Pocket Game Boy and Game Boy Color which only has a slightly different specification to the original version. Then success continued with the Game Boy Game Boy Advance (GBA) which has a technology similar to the SNES, which also finally updated the Game Boy Advance SP, which is a flip version of the GBA. Before the completion GBA, Nintendo also introduced the GBA Micro is smaller than the original GBA.
Then after the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo made a surprise with the Nintendo DS which has specs similar to the Nintendo 64 but has not one but two LCD screens. One of the screen is a touch screen used in the game. Nintendo DS continue to thrive despite getting fierce competition from the PSP has better graphics capabilities, and more successful with meremake Nintendo DS became the DS Lite with a more streamlined and stylish appearance. And in 2008, Nintendo announced the Nintendo DSi, which is similar to the DS only has a larger screen, better sound quality, bulit in Web Browser and 2 cameras.
In terms of consoles, Nintendo Enterteinment System or NES followed by the Japanese Super Famicom or Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in America.
The next Nintendo introduced the Nintendo 64 that has the greatest dijamannya 3D capabilities, and also introduced the use of the Analog Stick is good on the console, Nintendo 64 also has 4 controller ports, but unfortunately at this time Nintendo have outdone by Sony's success with their PlayStation.
Next Nintendo GameCube launch, which console is the first Nintendo console that uses Pieces Disc media.
And Nintendo's last console today is the Nintendo Wii bring back glorious name in the console industry by using motion sensors and a joystick as a control that resembles a remote plus the online features as diverse as WiiWare, Virtual Console, and much more.
List of famous Nintendo 64 games
One of the first Nintendo 64 game Super Mario 64 is touted as a game that sets a new standard in 3-D platform game.
Until now Super Mario 64 was recorded as one of the best games ever released in the history of video games.
List of famous games on the Nintendo 64:
1080 ° Snowboarding (1998, 128Mb)
Banjo-Kazooie (1998, 128Mb)
Diddy Kong Racing (1997, 96MB)
Donkey Kong 64 (1999, 256Mb)
GoldenEye 007 (1997, 96MB, indiziert)
Mario Kart 64 (1996, 96MB)
Paper Mario (2001, 320MB)
Perfect Dark (2000, 256Mb)
Pokémon Stadium 1-2 (1999-2000, 256-512Mb)
Resident Evil 2 (2000, 512Mb, indizert)
Super Smash Bros.. (1999, 128Mb)
Super Mario 64 (1996, 64MB)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998, 256Mb)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000, 256Mb)
Wave Race 64 (1996, 64MB)
Project64 Emulator : Play Nintendo 64 On Your PC :
Project64 is a Nintendo 64 emulator for Windows proprietary. It uses a system of plug-ins that allow third-party software developers to create its own implementation of certain components. Project64 allows users to play Nintendo 64 games on the computer by reading the ROM image, well removed from the read-only memory or a Nintendo 64 cartridge is made directly on the computer as a homebrew.
The original release of the emulator is to run on Windows 98. It's designed so it will work in a self contained folder, save everything, including the disposal of ROM, game saves, and plug-ins at his side, so that everything is functional from a single directory. Latest stable release, Version 1.6 Project64 (released publicly on April 1, 2005) is available to download and packed with plug-ins that are created by the author. The authors have released certain parts of the source code for the current version, 1.4 is not supported which is available from the normal download page under the license the use of personal nonfree.
The old version no longer supported by the Project64 team but still available for download for those who are interested in the history of Project64 it. However, in order to have access to a page of binary, one must complete a survey. Latest public version can be easily downloaded with the past surveys and enter the URL to the download page directly.
Version 1.6, still remain generally supported on the official website and websites like EmuTalk. Taking surveys is required to download version 1.0 to 1.6 from the official site, although easily circumvented by looking at the source of the page.
Version 1.6.1 unofficial patch released by Jabo on his website. It consists of plugin updates only.
Version 1.7 has been in alpha stage since 2005 and no public release date has been announced.
Reviewer: Izzy Chabibie
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