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Nintendo Is Still Considering An N64 Mini, And We Need This To Happen

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Nintendo Is Still Considering An N64 Mini, And We Need This To Happen

When gamers talk about the most iconic consoles the industry ever had, the Nintendo 64 always comes up as a high point in our history. Even those of us that never owned one of these machines appreciate the plethora of fantastic titles that appeared during its life, from Super Mario 64 to GoldenEye 007 and more. Fans continue to yearn after these games long after their 64s have been given away, thrown out, or have simply broken - so Nintendo needs to help us out and release an N64 Mini now.

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Game developers are awful at one thing collectively - saving their work for future generations. There isn't a great process for preserving games of old (as we investigated, here) - but one of the ways Nintendo has tackled it is by releasing modern versions of older consoles.

Here is the history of another Nintendo classic, the Game Boy:

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The company's modernised Game & Watch releases are a perfect example of it re-releasing a piece of old technology as a new project for nostalgic fans; and how could we forget the Nintendo Classic Mini NES and SNES. Featuring timeless entries in the Mario, Metroid, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda series, these two mini-consoles preserve some of the all-time classics of the 8- and 16-bit eras. And according to a VGC report, Nintendo are still considering recreating the N64 too.

At the Q&A at Nintendo's General Meeting of Shareholders, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa replied to a shareholder observing that the Nintendo Classic Mini series might help parents come back to the Nintendo brand again. He says:

"We always want our products to be played by people of all ages, from children to adults. In fact, after being in the video game business for many years, we believe that there is now a very wide range of generations who have adopted Nintendo consoles. We will continue to examine the possibility of offering classic content, such as with the NES and Super NES Classic Mini series, as well as our online services, as a way of communicating the appeal of our products to different generations."

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Hopefully, the company can see there is definitely a demand for the N64 to return to shelves from both those who played the original console and those who want to access a part of gaming's history. And while you're at it, Nintendo, how about a Game Boy Classic, for the commuters who want to get nostalgic?

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo

Topics: N64, zelda, News, Mario, Nintendo

Imogen Mellor
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