Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

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Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by Neilos626 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:30 pm

Dusted off the N64 today after many years and was suprised by just how terrible the graphics were on all of the games I played (56)!

All the games look so dull and washed out with muddy colours and uninspired design, not one vibrant or colourfull game.

Were there any good looking 2d games released? IIRC Yoshi's Story is 2d, but don't remember it looking great.
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by snowkatt » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:32 pm

course there are
mario 64 vibrant if simpel graphics
majora's mask moody graphics with quite soem draw distance
star wars the battle for naboo
f zero x functional but fast
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by bensonrad » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:42 pm

I find Disneys Magical Tetris a bright fun, lively soundtrack game on the N64, I know its not pushing the boundaries, but no 3D shapes in sight!!
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by llj » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:43 pm

This is of course a subjective opinion, but I think most games of this era, especially the 3d ones, look kinda crappy. Some of them still play great, but graphics are in my opinion a low point of the PS1/N64 era. No surprise that the best looking games from this era are still sprite based ones (or a combination of 2d and CGI).

Unfortunately, the N64 mostly had nothing BUT 3d games and as such many of them look like misshapen origami foldings.

I would say Mischief Makers looks reasonably polished though.

Ogre Battle 64 also features some OK sprites.

The problem is that the N64 had a habit of making even sprites look kinda muddy and blurry.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by jdanddiet » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:51 pm

No - it was a horrible console

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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by nakamura » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:59 pm

Not if you have a PAL console. Ugh no RGB really kills the N64!

With RBG..

World Driver Championship, Zelda, Banjo, Starfox and F-Zero (for the smoothness!) are all solid looking.
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by Neilos626 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:05 pm

trouble is both the ps1 and saturn had some stunning looking 2d platformers, shmups and fighters. Nothing like this on the n64, I have clayfighter 63 1/3, which is mostly 2d and it looks shocking.
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by nakamura » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Game like Goemon and Zelda have huge draw distances which is not common on the PS1 and Saturn. Textures were a big problem on the N64 though.

Mischief Makers is a lush 2D game as is Yoshis Story.

Clayfighter is just a terrible game, all copies should be erased from existance!
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by errolwd40 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:23 pm

Mario tennis is a lovely looking game, although no classic. :D

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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by SexyWayne » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:43 pm

Like Nakamura said, it's all down to the cable you use, RGB isn't a option on PAL N64s, S-Video is though and it makes a world of difference...

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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by Lord Innit » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:51 pm

SexyWayne wrote:Like Nakamura said, it's all down to the cable you use, RGB isn't a option on PAL N64s, S-Video is though and it makes a world of difference...
I use S-Video on my NTSC N64 and the colours are vibrant enough for me not to bother sorting out RGB for it.
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by nokgod » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:04 pm

SexyWayne wrote:Like Nakamura said, it's all down to the cable you use, RGB isn't a option on PAL N64s, S-Video is though and it makes a world of difference...

Agreed (especially with a PAL modded S-Video cable which fixes the brightness issues of a standard S-Video cable).

Regardless....i still don't like the N64 much (even though i have 4 of them :oops: )
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by snowkatt » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:06 pm

nokgod wrote:
SexyWayne wrote:Like Nakamura said, it's all down to the cable you use, RGB isn't a option on PAL N64s, S-Video is though and it makes a world of difference...

Agreed (especially with a PAL modded S-Video cable which fixes the brightness issues of a standard S-Video cable).

Regardless....i still don't like the N64 much (even though i have 4 of them :oops: )
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by nokgod » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:16 pm

I've got it ...and Majora's Mask :wink:

If you want an N64 i can spare one. :)
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Re: Is there such a thing as a good looking N64 game?

Post by HEAVYface » Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:21 pm

somehow double posted - nothing to see here
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