Okay, Cool's Riley Little writes, "despite being a standout on the system, fans shouldn’t hold their breath that it’ll appear on the N64 Classic."
not only Goldeneye, but any Rare game in particular, Turok, Shadow Man (both comic book characters), The World is Not Enough (same Goldeneye issue), Wave Race (Kawasaki deal) and 1080 (Tommy deal) would be licensing nightmares
Unfortunately this could lead up to the N64 mini being the boring addition IMO. Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Paper Mario, Starfox, both Zelda's, Yoshi Story, F Zero, and Smash Bros. are all I can think up so far. DK64 and DKR are the rare games that have some hope as DKC happened on the SNES mini. Maybe the Pokemon Stadium games also, but without support for the GB cartridge adapter to play with your Pokemon on, that loses half of those games' functionality. Most save batteries in the GB games are dead anyways. Though I'd like Quest 64 and Harvest Moon 64 in the mix. I am not getting any hopes up. Many of the gems for the N64 are out of the question. The silver lining would be is to modify the console and add additional games. More than half of the N64 games I liked consist of third party titles, including Turok as you already mentioned.
Oh I forgot Pokemon Snap.
some other complications would be Midway sports games and arcade titles (who owns Midway's properties nowadays??), Nintendo's own NBA Courtside (how the hell would they license that), the wide array of Star Wars titles, and so on It's not worth the hassle. We'd end up having Castlevania 64 in the collection as a matter of principle.
Even if some of the major third party titles aren't included, the N64 Classic will still be stacked to the brim with first party titles: Super Mario 64, Legend of Zelda OoT/MM, F-Zero (possibly with N64 DD expansion), Paper Mario, Kirby 64: Crystal Shards, Super Smash Bros., Yoshi's Story, Pokemon Snap, Pokemon Stadium 2, Star Fox 64, Mario Party 1/2/3, Wave Race 64. Mario Kart 64, Donkey Kong 64, Mario Tennis/Golf, etc. Also 1080 was already released on the VC and got a sequel so I don't see why that would be a problem. There's also potential to have Sin and Punishment fully in English for the first officially as well as the original Animal Crossing (Animal Forest). Maybe even have the finished builds (if they exist) of Mother 3 and Fire Emblem which were intended for the N64 DD but got cancelled for obvious reasons.
Goldeneye 64 wouldn’t even be released on Virtual Console or Xbox Live Arcade That should be common sense
Oh well, emulator time.
I kinda think MS will let them use the Rare games. They have a good relationship with Nintendo. Well we will see.
It really doesn’t matter though because once it’s released you can make it play any n64 game. It’s basically perfect emulator that runs the rips you can load more into it. My she’s classic has like 100 titles on it.
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