Ever Since Nintendo first announced its series of miniature consoles they’ve been a runaway success, selling out worldwide whenever stock would become available. I have said this in a previous post I wrote on this matter that this was inevitable that Nintendo would release a N64 Mini Classic due to its overwhelming successes with the NES and SNES Mini Classic.
The NES Classic Mini was so successful that Nintendo couldn’t keep up with the demand for stock.
Whilst the SNES Classic Mini has also proved to be an incredible success this year, stock has been slightly easier to come by, albeit still incredibly tricky from time to time. This is because this time round Nintendo realised the success for sales was there along with the demand for these consoles.
The natural progression has lead many to believe that the next console in line for a mini-reboot would be Nintendo’s insanely popular 90’s console, the N64.
Not only did the N64 helped bring the 16-bit era of videogames into a brave new 3D world, but it further cemented the popularity of early 1st party games like Mario and Zelda with some ground-breaking new titles such as Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
It’s worth remembering that in July Nintendo filed a patent relating to the controller of the Nintendo 64.
Which is interesting because they filed similar trademarks for both the NES and SNES controllers prior to their announcements for the mini consoles.
And now Nintendo could have given the best indication yet that an N64 Classic Mini is in the works for 2018.
A Reddit post on the SNES Classic Mini Reddit page has unearthed what some believe could be another sign that Nintendo are planning to release a N64 mini.
On the Nintendo.co.uk website there is a – somewhat random – list of 19 online game manuals for several N64 games.
The list itself features some pretty high profile titles such as Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Donkey Kong 64 all classics from the era which would be well worthy of a place on a Mini N64.
“If this is true I’m happy for a N64 classic,” one Reddit users commented.
While another wrote: “This list looks pretty solid for a N64 Classic. I’m probably more interesting to see what they do on the hardware side.”
However, others have noted that there’s also some glaring omissions such as Goldeneye 64, Super Smash Bros and Diddy Kong Racing.
It’s possible that Goldeneye 64 could be missing simply because of licensing issues, but the other titles are harder to explain.
Here is the full list of 19 games noted on the website.
Here is the list of 19 Nintendo 64 games the Nintendo.co.uk website has manuals for:
• 1080° Snowboarding
• Bomberman™ 64
• Donkey Kong 64
• Excitebike 64
• F-Zero X
• Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
• Mario Golf
• Mario Kart 64
• Mario Party 2
• Mario Tennis
• Paper Mario
• Pokémon Snap
• Sin and Punishment
• Star Fox 64
• Super Mario 64
• The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
• The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
• Wave Race 64
• Yoshi’s Story
Some N64 fans have also noted that the same games were available as part of the WiiU virtual console for the PAL region.
So these titles, whilst perfectly acceptable for an N64 Mini, could simply be sitting on the Nintendo website to help any players on WiiU buying the old virtual console titles.
However, there’s no doubt in our mind that Nintendo will eventually release an N64 mini and while the list above might not be the official list Nintendo settles on, it’s a pretty good start to build on.
I think we all new what was coming but we were waiting official confirmation from Nintendo before we got too far ahead of ourselves. It seems more and more apparent that the N64 Mini Classic is in the pipeline and hopefully in some sort of production line as well. Nintendo will be looking to further its successes of the NES and SNES classic editions. What games would you like to see potentially see on the N64 classic? I know there are many who would love to see Goldeneye 64 but due to some complicated licensing this may be a problem for Nintendo to get the go ahead with hugely popular title. It has been rumoured that Nintendo do now own the rights to this title but there is nothing I could find to put this in stone.
Let’s cross our fingers and toes and look forward with anticipation to see what Nintendo has in store for its fans.
Original Source. Dailystar.