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  • Nintendo Power (January 1996)


    Source: Nintendo Power – Issue Number 80 – January 1996

    While the Super Nintendo was still Nintendo’s number one system in 1996, the Nintendo 64 was introduced that year. The January 1996 issue of Nintendo Power includes:

    Full Coverage

    • Earthworm Jim 2
    • Revolution X
    • Doom Troopers
    • Scooby Doo
    • PGA Tournament ’96
    • Jack Bros.
    • Tetris Blast
    • Frank Thomas Baseball

    Take 2 Review

    • The Getaway

    Special Features

    • Nintendo 64 Debuts

    Epic Center

    • Breath of Fire 2
    • Epic Strategies
    • Epic News

    Every Issue

    • Player’s Pulse
    • Power Charts
    • Classified
    • Counselors’ Corner
    • Arena
    • Now Playing
    • Pak Watch
    • Player’s Poll Contest
    • Next Issue

    …and more!

  • Nintendo Power (September 1999)


    Source: Nintendo Power – Issue Number 124 – September 1999

    In 1999 Nintendo Power was primarily covering the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color. The Nintendo 64 was near its peak having been out a few years. The GameCube was still a couple years away so it was not yet making headlines.

    The September 1999 issue of Nintendo Power includes:


    • Gauntlet Legends
    • Hybrid Heaven
    • NFL Blitz 2000
    • Gex 3: Deep Cover Gecko
    • Re-Volt
    • Shadow Man
    • Madden NFL 2000 vs. NFL Quarterback Club
    • Tarzan
    • Revelations: The Demon Slayer
    • Looney Tunes
    • Deja Vu / Deja Vu II

    Special Features

    • Rare Sci-Fi Phenom – Jet Force Gemini
    • Sucker Punch Surprise – Sprocket
    • PC hit Lands on N64 – Starcraft 64
    • 5-in-1 Strategy Guide – Player’s Choice

    Every Issue

    • Player’s Pulse
    • Classified Information
    • Pokecenter
    • Arena
    • Player’s Poll Contest
    • Now Playing
    • Pak Watch
    • Next Issue
    • Game List

    …and more!

  • Doom 64 (Nintendo 64)

    The infernal magazine ad for Doom 64.


    Doom 64, released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64, was actually a sequel to Final Doom as opposed to just another remake of Doom as found on most systems at that time. Not that you could tell based on the name which had ’64’ tacked on like 90% of the other early Nintendo 64 games. It had the best graphics of any version of Doom up to that time and featured new levels, some minor graphical changes and enhancements, and even a new weapon (a laser).

    Doom 64 was an excellent version of Doom but it wasn’t really different enough to justify getting if you already had any of the other ports. Also, like most other console ports it had one absolutely critical flaw. It was single player only. The appeal of the Doom series to me was always in the multiplayer death match. Had it been a single player game on the PC I don’t know that I ever would have even played it. However, if you are a fan of one player Doom and don’t mind using a Nintendo 64 controller, then there is probably no better version.

    To play Doom 64 you’ll have to track down an original or use emulation. As far as I know this one never found its way to being a Virtual Console release (and probably won’t for licensing reasons) or had any other re-releases or direct sequels.