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Nintendo Applies For New N64 Trademark - Is Another Classic Edition On The Way?

With the NES and SNES Classic Editions proving to be commercially successful, it's almost inevitable that Nintendo will produce another 'recooked' version of one of its vintage platforms. Given that Nintendo Co., Ltd. has just applied for an N64 trademark in Japan, one might assume that the 64-bit console - home to iconic games such as Super Mario 64, GoldenEye 007 and Banjo-Kazooie - is next.

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ZeekQuattro175d ago

Probably. Might even be revealed at E3 or at a later date this year.

Geobros175d ago

I would like to be optimistic that we will see a N64 mini but I doubt for this. We will see.

gangsta_red175d ago

IMO this is a terrible idea. A lot (if not all) N64 games have not held up well through the years. And this is one of the only systems besides the WIiU that didn't have too many good games to play.

gangsta_red175d ago

What ain't no country I've ever heard of. They speak English in What?

cpayne93175d ago

64 still has a bunch of classics that hold up, many belong to rare though unfortunately

deafdani174d ago

While it's true that the N64 didn't have as many games as NES and SNES, I think an N64 Classic is doable. It would probably come with only 15 games (NES had 30, SNES had 20, if I remember correctly).

1. Super Mario 64
2. Mario Kart 64
3. Zelda Ocarina
4. Zelda Majora's
5. Star Fox 64
6. Paper Mario
7. F-Zero X
8. Wave Race 64
9. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
10. Mario Tennis
11. One of the Mario Party games
12. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
13. Super Smash Bros
14. Pilot Wings 64
15. Excitebike 64

I left out all of the Rare games, which sadly means no GoldenEye, Diddy Kong Racing, Conker, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64, etc... Rare was one of the main reasons the N64 was awesome. Everything in the list is all Nintendo games except for Star Wars Rogue Squadron, because honestly I'm not all that familiar with the quality of third party games on the N64, everything I played was Ninty. Lol.

Lockdown555174d ago

The lack of Rare games would definitely be an unfortunate exclusion, however, Donkey Kong 64 and Diddy Kong racing would definitely be included. They were developed by Rare but they are Nintendo's IPs. Nintendo released Donkey Kong 64 on the Wii U virtual console about a year and a half ago so there's really no reason these wouldn't be included.

gangsta_red174d ago

There's a few games on your list that are cool but unfortunately a lot of those lack the classic punch that the SNES and NES mini had.

And the third party games for N64 were pretty awful. It just wasn't a memorable system that some gems here and there but all in all was over shadowed with more mediocrity.

Now unless they can include Superman 64 and Castlevania (64) then we have a winner!

deafdani174d ago

@Lockdown

I'll give you DK 64, but Diddy? Doubtful, because that game had Conker and Banjo on it.

Lockdown555174d ago (Edited 174d ago )

@deafdani

I guess I forgot about Conker and Banjo. In fact Diddy is pretty much the only Nintendo IP in it so maybe it was more of letting Rare put a Nintendo character into a Rare game and not Rare producing a Nintendo game with some of their characters in it. However, the Diddy Kong racing remake on the DS came out after Rare had been bought by Microsoft so I think there's still a possibility that Nintendo has the ability to do so.

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Lockdown555174d ago

Yeah, Super Mario 64, Ocarina of time, and Mario Kart 64 definitely don't still have tons of people who play them and proclaim them as some of the best games of all time. Lol, the N64 has about 10 games that are all time greats that have held up extremely well over the years.

Lockdown555174d ago

"What" is a question that countries that speak english use to express dumbfoundment at a stupid statement.

gangsta_red174d ago

Say 'what' again. Say 'what' again, I dare you, I double dare you *********, say what one more goddamn time!

gangsta_red174d ago

Ack! Do people not know where these quotes are from?

SSj4Yagami174d ago

Wrong, SM64 is still solid, Mario Kart 64 is in the better half of Mario Karts, and the best Mario Parties are on N64. Enjoy being a clueless millennial.

Lockdown555174d ago

@gangsta_red

You really think Nintendo's first forray into 3D with pretty much all of it's franchises except Metroid don't pack the punch that the NES and SNES mini did? Every Nintendo IP that came out on the N64 is regarded as one of the best if not the best rendition of that IP ever. Not sure why it lacks any punch.

gangsta_red174d ago

There were a few for the N64 that were great including Mario Kart 64, Starfox and the Zelda games(which i personally did not enjoy). Other than that there wasn't much else, especially with the many Rare games being unavailable.

But the offerings on N64 are very slim compared to the many and what could be on the NES and SNES.

This is pretty much the point where Nintendo would be scrapping the bottom of the barrel to capitalize on another mini.

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paintedgamer1984175d ago

Explains why there will be no virtual console on the switch.

battlegrog175d ago

Not really. They will be rebranding to just a online type system for a combo of old and new games. It makes sense and trust me,You think they will miss up selling these games on switch ? no chance in hell.They know they can make a killer off these games on switch as its nintendos biggest console seller at this point.Everything will come to it

Lockdown555174d ago (Edited 174d ago )

This is exactly what people don't understand. The "Virtual Console" name may go away but Nintendo is obviously trying to tie their virtual games to their online service to make it more enticing. It's not like Nintendo is straight up never going to release their classic games on the Switch.

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