When I was a teenager, I wasn’t very smart. I was one of the nicest people you could ever meet, a very loyal friend, and a really hard worker, but I made some very stupid decisions. One of the biggest was choosing to sell my N64 along with around 25-30 games on ebay for less than $75. Included in the sale:
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Duke Nukem 64
- Starfox 64
- Super Mario 64
- Smash Bros.
- Pokemon Stadium 1 & 2
- Pokemon Snap
- Hey You, Pikachu (along with the mic)
- Yoshi’s Story
- Banjo Kazooie
- Many Other Games
- 2 Controllers
- Expansion Pack
- Rumble Pack
- 2 Memory Cards (Controller Paks)
- And of Course, the System Itself
I’ve never forgiven myself for selling that stuff. The N64 was the first system I was addicted to. Games like Ocarina of Time, Starfox, and Duke Nukem were responsible for getting me hooked on gaming. It feels like I sold a huge part of my childhood. Many nights when I’m retro-gaming with one of our old consoles, the N64 pops into my head and I think of all the great games I could be playing. We have an N64 but only a few games, so there isn’t really much to do with it.
So I’ve decided to go on a quest. I’m going to reclaim the pieces of my childhood, one game at a time! The most important games are: Ocarina of Time, Starfox, and Duke Nukem. As I said, these games were the ones that got me hooked and the ones that I spent the most time on. They’re the ones that I want back most. Once I find copies of those for my collection, I’ll slowly work my way through the rest until the hole in my childhood is filled once again.
Its time for me to get serious. Gathering all these games will require some dedication. To quote Mr. Nukem himself, “Hmmm, don’t have time to play with myself.”