The fun machine!

So i got bored with the Dreamcast and unplugged it. Now i’m playing Nintendo 64 games. I tried playing Goldeneye but i just couldn’t get used to the (now) wacky control scheme. I tried using all the different controller configurations to no avail. I just suck at controlling the game. Which is weird because i had no problem playing Turok all those years ago. I blame dual analog joysticks. Playing FPS’s on Dreamcast and N64 is just nigh-on impossible now.

I also tried playing Perfect Dark. And guess what, i couldn’t play that game for shit either. And again, i blame the wacky control setup AND the jerky graphics. Seriously, the framerate in that game is HORRIBLE. Even with the Expansion Pak. Setting it to letterbox barely even helps. How in the world did we even tolerate all of that back then? The only games i’m able to play skillfully are racing and flying games. Diddy Kong Racing pwns. And so does StarFox 64. Beetle Adventure Racing pwns too. I never played Mario Kart 64 though. Did i miss out on anything? Mario Kart for the SNES ruled. I heard MK64 wasn’t as good. That’s why i never bought it. Never played Double Dash for the Gamecube either.

Oh and Conker’s Bad Fur Day! The N64’s swan song. Best game ever next to Mario 64. Didn’t that game cost like 89 bucks or something ridiculous like that? (and people are complaining about next gen [PS3, 360] games costing 59 bucks… psssh) I never did finish Conker. I got stuck about 8 hours into it. I think i restart the game since it’s been quite a while since i last played it. I can’t even remember where i left off or what i’m supposed to do anymore.

The fun machine indeed.

22 thoughts on “The fun machine!

  1. dreamcast sucks!!

    #1 | Comment by turtle — July 10, 2005 @ 1:31 am

  2. playstation 1 is the ultimate fun machine.

    #2 | Comment by supher — July 10, 2005 @ 2:20 am

  3. Conker was awesome. I never could finish the very last part of the Saving Private Ryan level, though. I tried forever and just couldn’t do it.

    #3 | Comment by Nerima — July 10, 2005 @ 2:30 am

  4. I have a fun machine in my pants.

    #4 | Comment by Dex — July 10, 2005 @ 3:12 am

  5. I wasn’t a big fan of Mario Kart 64. Didn’t like the races, and in the battle mode the levels are so big you often end up just driving around forever trying to find someone to hit.

    Double Dash is pretty kena though, you can hold two items at once and there is a lot more action going on throughout the races.

    #5 | Comment by CHEEBYE — July 10, 2005 @ 3:32 am

  6. I hear ya about Perfect Dark. I tried playing it a few weeks back and I just couldn’t get past those murky, jumpy grahpics. I’m sure if I stuck at it, I’d get used to it, but I’m not that patient.

    I could go for some Harvest Moon 64 again one of these days.

    #6 | Comment by RwS — July 10, 2005 @ 6:29 am

  7. “I tried playing Goldeneye but I just couldn’t get used to the (now) wacky control scheme.”

    Isn’t that he truth. I used to play Goldeneye a lot, and got real good. But tried to play about 6 months ago and sucked. I lost to a friend of mines younger brother. A 16 year old kid! I lost badly, it was embarrassing. I cried. (He was good b/c that’s the only system he has.)

    #7 | Comment by Pred — July 10, 2005 @ 6:35 am

  8. *agrees with #2*

    That’s the system I’m currently using. Forget about next generation systems. SNES and PS1 is all you need.

    #8 | Comment by kiko — July 10, 2005 @ 6:46 am

  9. Conkers fucked owned. Best multiplayer ever.

    #9 | Comment by heineken — July 10, 2005 @ 8:36 am

  10. I said fucked instead of fucking!

    #10 | Comment by heineken — July 10, 2005 @ 8:36 am

  11. I couldn’t beat all of Conker on my own so I just let my roommate (that same bastard with my dreamcast) pick up where I was stuck and watched him fly through the rest in a day.

    Great multiplayer. What was that huge handgun, the magnum? The death animation was great for that gun, but I preferred the kitana. The no radar bonus was sweet.

    #11 | Comment by Observant — July 10, 2005 @ 12:23 pm

  12. kitana is a character in mortal kombat.

    katana is a sword.

    katana was also the codename for the dreamcast.

    #12 | Comment by Justin — July 10, 2005 @ 12:36 pm

  13. 1080 Snowboarding was a great game for the N64. Yes indeed.

    #13 | Comment by Jenesis — July 10, 2005 @ 2:31 pm

  14. #11, yes that was the magnum. One shot one kill on that thing. I preferred the sniper rifle, katana and chainsaw myself. My favorite map was the two forts between teddies and squirrels.

    #14 | Comment by heineken — July 11, 2005 @ 12:54 am

  15. Oh N64! so much promise, so little games.
    I miss the illusion of a good investment.

    Well, theres allways the revolution. 😉

    #15 | Comment by Crackpot Live — July 11, 2005 @ 3:57 am

  16. $89 for Conker? It was way at the end of the cycle and didn’t sell well. When I got it a couple months after it was out, it was like $15-$20.

    Fun game… except I got stuck at one part because I just couldn’t bounce on that Sunflower bitch’s boobies very well to reach a cliff or something. So I skipped it and went to the shit level and got lost or something.

    I must be the lone dissenter in prefering the controls of Goldeneye to today’s dual-whatevs controling scheme. I find it takes to much work, but I did have a custom controller that was only two parts instead of N64s silly three.

    #16 | Comment by SheepDog — July 11, 2005 @ 7:17 am

  17. wasnt there a setting where you could actually use TWO controllers to control the game? one for each hand? dual wielding kinda like.

    #17 | Comment by Justin — July 11, 2005 @ 10:21 am

  18. You didn’t miss out on MarioKart 64, but Double Dash is suprisingly fun. I’d say it comes in a close second to the original. Thats big coming from me. As for the dual control thing…do you speak of anything recent cause that glove hand thing for the NES comes to mind when you say that.

    #18 | Comment by inplainview — July 11, 2005 @ 11:46 am

  19. nah, not the power glove. i think it was perfect dark that had that setting where you could use two controllers, one for each hand, so that you could have two analog sticks, one for looking/aiming and another for moving/strafing.

    but speaking of the power glove…

    #19 | Comment by Justin — July 11, 2005 @ 12:25 pm

  20. GoldenEye had the two controller thingy too. Weird, but kinda fun. Weird though.

    But fun.

    #20 | Comment by Jenesis — July 11, 2005 @ 5:10 pm

  21. yeah you need two controllers plugged in for the option to appear i think.

    #21 | Comment by Justin — July 11, 2005 @ 11:40 pm

  22. You want to emulate the N64 using 1964. Get the right plugin combination and you’ll find that Perfect Dark is as slick as a snake on grease.

    #22 | Comment by Skumball — July 15, 2005 @ 4:29 am

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