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Nintendo 64

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Nintendo 64
Release dates
Japan June 23, 1996
North America September 29, 1996
Europe March 1, 1997
Australia March 1, 1997
Manufacturer Nintendo
Media ROM cartridge
Predecessor Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Successor Nintendo GameCube
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The Nintendo 64, released in 1996, is Nintendo's successor to the SNES. F-Zero X is the only game in the F-Zero series to be released on the system, although, Captain Falcon made an appearance as an unlockable character in the crossover fighting game, Super Smash Bros.


The Nintendo 64 was successful upon release and had many hit games, many of which were from Nintendo itself, such as F-Zero X, Super Mario 64, Super Smash Bros., Paper Mario, Star Fox 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The N64 was also the first console to feature full 3D graphics, the first system to have a 64-Bit processor, a 32-bit graphics chip and the first successful analog control stick. Production for the Nintendo 64 ended in 2002 and during its run it sold over 32.93 million units. There was a disk drive planned but it was cancelled and only released in japan. There was an F-Zero X expansion kit released for the disk drive which featured new cups, a track editor and a vehicle editor. The Nintendo 64 was critisized because of Nintendos choice to stick with cartridges. Because of this And a head start in the market the Playstation 1 outsold the Nintendo 64.

F-Zero games

Only one F-Zero game was released on the Nintendo 64, however a fighting game called Super Smash Bros. was also released on the console and contained Captain Falcon as an unlockable character.



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