After Nintendo created the amazingly popular Nintendo and Super Nintendo Classic I've wondered if a Nintendo 64 Classic would come this year? Some people have speculated that Nintendo might also bring a GameCube Classic to market and a YouTuber Nintendrew looked into how practical that was. Spoiler alert he actually builds one but it's not cheap, a reason why Nintendo might not be building one anytime soon. That said, computing prices drop fast enough a GameCube classic might come in the next handful of years and if it did, I'd buy one at launch.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/22/2018 at 05:47am

Wow that would be cool. What's interesting to me is that for us in North America, the GameCube is almost 17 years old! Yet I feel like I still see it as kind of "new." Whereas I feel like the N64 is older and much more doable as a mini. I would like to see a miniN64 and a miniNGC though. I really enjoyed my GameCube, I still have it.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/22/2018 at 04:47pm

Based on this video I'd say it's possible. Nintendo could more easily minify their own architecture, but they'd need really high demand for it to make it a good business decision. I'm still betting we see an N64 Classic, and that will be the last one for a while.

What I'd love is a GBA Classic loaded with GB, GBC, and GBA games. A DS Classic runs into hardware limitations probably.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/23/2018 at 05:11pm
Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/23/2018 at 05:59pm


Travis   Admin wrote on 05/23/2018 at 06:54pm

That isn’t real confirmation but it’s about as close as you can get without an announcement. Awesome!

I’m looking forward to this one because my N64 is a little broken. I kinda hope they do multiple colors like they did with the originals.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/24/2018 at 03:43am

I'm curious if they will do 4 player? They don't have to include 4 controllers but it would be neat if they did. My only game recommendation is they included Dr Mario 64, I think they'll get everything else right.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/24/2018 at 03:55am

I never played Dr Mario 64, I played the Gameboy version. That's something I'd like to see on that list and I think it seems like a good one for them to include, in other words, I think they would include it. I also think Mario 64 would have to be included, that's a classic N64 game. I doubt Smash Bros. will be on it, but that was one of my favorites. I also liked Goldeneye, but I don't expect to see that on there as it's not directly Nintendo.

This leads to a great discussion. Maybe we can come up with our own ideas about what may be included or what we'd like to see included.

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/24/2018 at 01:24pm

I bet they’d put Smash on it.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/24/2018 at 01:36pm

I think Smash would be a great addition.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/24/2018 at 01:39pm


Mario 64
Majoras Mask
Mario Kart
Dr Mario 64
Excite bike
Earthbound 64 (because they go back and finish it, which they won’t but one can dream)
Star Fox 64
Donkey Kong 64

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/24/2018 at 05:42pm

Shit yeah I forgot about the Zelda games and Mario Kart. Star Fox 64 would be great, I've seen it, but never played it. Great list Jon! Hopefully Smash would be in there. Are N64 games small enough to fit on something? Well, I do know that the Zelda games are small enough to fit on a Gamecube disc (because I have that disc).

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/24/2018 at 06:30pm

N64 games are very small by today’s storage standards. 32-64mb. So you could fit ten large N64 games on a standard cd rom. They’d have plenty of room to put 30 games on a 2gb sd card.

I would like to see GoldenEye and Perfect Dark on there but I highly doubt they’d get on there due to licensing since Microsoft owns Rare now, so the only Rare games would be properties owned by Nintendo like Donkey Kong 64

Travis   Admin wrote on 05/24/2018 at 06:31pm

Oh and you know that Wave Race game is going to be on it.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/24/2018 at 10:55pm

Cool, thanks Travis. I'd like to try Perfect Dark. I'm not sure, but I may have played or seen Wave Race.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 05/26/2018 at 03:37am

Oh! And I want Pokemon Stadium (1 & 2?) on there. Ogre Battle 64 would be a good addition, too, I've read or heard that it's a good game (similar to Final Fantasy Tactics).

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