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Old 11-23-2022, 01:13 PM   #251 (permalink)
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Default And Even More Musical Tracks From Nintendo 64 Games - November 64 - Nov 23rd 2022

And Even More Musical Tracks From Nintendo 64 Games

There are so many to love that it's hard to put them all in one word jumble so I'm making another post about music that I love from soundtracks in the Nintendo 64 era. Boy, are there a lot.

I mentioned some of the big ones in another post like Dam from Goldeneye 007, and Gerudo Valley from Zelda. Now let's talk about some others that also deserve the spotlight:

Majora's Mask was just a creepy game through and through and it still managed to have some great tracks in it. One of which being the Song of Double Time. Sort of amplifies the creepiness factor for me a little bit because even with it just being a double version of Song of Time, it just sounds creepier.

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Of course let's not forget the overworld theme from Majora's Mask, and despite Ocarina of Time having a great overworld theme as well, Majora's Mask's version just feels more complete:

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I also enjoyed Termina Field quite a bit more though both Termina and Hyrule Field are fantastic in their own rights so it's hard to put them head to head.

Surprise surprise, Super Mario 64 also had great music. I even talked about it specifically earlier this month so I just want to reiterate that point with this:

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It just gives an unbelievable vibe.

Also, who can possibly have a post about video game music and not mention the wonderful theme for Yoshi's Story. This game is just full of little cute things like this but this song is just the exact thing it needs to really set the theme.

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Kirby 64 also has some of my favorite video game tracks of all time including of course:

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It don't get much better than that, i'd say.
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Old 11-23-2022, 09:32 PM   #253 (permalink)
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I defo enjoyed that soundtrack when playing the game in the 90s.

That was around the time Propellerheads were releasing good songs like “History Repeating - feat. Shirley Bassey” and “On Her Majesty's Secret Service”.

Often wondered what happened to them. I can’t find them on social media. If only there was a music detective agency out there somewhere..
If only there were some website that solely focused on music and the workings of it. Oh well. Guess we'll never know. Goldeneye 007 is definitely up there as far as my favorites on the console altogether.

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Old 11-24-2022, 02:03 PM   #254 (permalink)
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Default Mario Kart 64 - November 64 - Nov 24th 2022

Mario Kart 64

As is per usual with pretty much any Mario Kart, there's not really a whole lot to say that would cause me to lean either way as far as what I think about this game. Or this series of games in general. They're great racing games with a lot of variety on characters and items, and Mario Kart 64 is certainly no exception when it comes to this. While not having nearly as many character to choose from, evidently as it's on an older system, it still manages to capture what is necessary to make a great racing game and a Mario racing game at that.

I do have many fond memories of playing Mario Kart 64 and at times getting frustrated with either the controls or the races themselves but it was still good fun at the end of the day. I don't really go out of my way most times to play racing games, but Mario Kart has always been the exception as it's always brought something different and unique to the formula that always makes it fun. In this particular game, you can choose to be characters like Mario and Luigi, Toad and Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, pretty much the whole gang. In later iterations of the series this list expanded tremendously, for good cause. But, you have a total of 8 to choose from in this one. Levels are what you'd also expect them to be, excellent. Especially for the time that this game came out, it was pretty remarkable what some levels managed to capture, especially with graphical limitations. One of my favorites has always been the Bowser castle tracks:

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Also the music, throughout the game, but also specifically Bowser castle, is of course excellent:



I would also like to point out that while we do have other racing games on the console like Wipeout 64 and Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Kart 64 still stands out on its own, much like the other two mentioned do, respectively. OF course, that could be due to the fact that it's Mario so of course it's going to, and meant, to stand out. But it's also a fun game to play so that also helps.

I also remember Mario Kart 64 having some great game modes, some of which are some of my favorites in the series altogether. Doesn't hurt that once again, I was able to play the multiplayer with people that also had fun with it, so it wasn't usually frustrating to play them, as the game made it fun.

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obvs not me, this is just to put an example to what i mean with game modes and multiplayer


All there really is to say is that I remember having good times playing Mario Kart 64, and while there have been much iterations made since then, it could still be fun for a nostalgic rush to go back and play Mario Kart 64, but there are certainly much better versions to play, and definitely makes it harder to argue that this one in particular is worth going back to. Other than of course the nostalgic rush that I mentioned.
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Default In Conclusion - November 64 - Nov 25th 2022

In Conclusion
until next time

With just a few days left of November, I think it's time to wrap up November 64 and brainstorm what I want to do for next month. I have a few ideas circulating but nothing that has cemented itself. It will obviously be focused on gaming, but in what fashion I just don't know yet. I don't think I want to do a console focused one again so soon but we'll see. I'll try to keep this next one more open ended sort of how I did with Video Game Month in October.

This one in particular was a lot of fun to do. I focused on the games that I knew enough about to write about it, and I feel like I wrote about the ones I really wanted to write about, and I'm quite happy with it as a result.

Yes there will be a theme month next month however I do not know what it will be focused on just yet, as well, I don't know how much will be thrown in as far as posts go. Hell, I wrote about more games this month than I anticipated so I suppose anything is possible.

After that, we'll get into the new year and I expect we'll talk about more stuff as the time comes.

See you all next month sometime.

>Here's the index for November 64 in case you want to see what was talked about this month<
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I still need to get back into Racer. The vibe is so chill. I think back in the day I got gold medals (or whatever the highest thing) on every race but one or two of the invitationals that are just impossible.
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Dude hell yeah, the vibe is always chill, especially when you just get so sucked into the level and everything. Controls have always been pretty good though the remake really makes it much better to handle, given that modern controllers are way way better for racing games. I did the same thing when I played it originally. Some of the later levels are nearly impossible to beat. I remember specifically one that is in the sky and you have to have such a ridiculous time in order to beat it.
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Yup yup we're thinking of the same ****ing one. Super easy to fall off the narrow walkways into empty space so even figuring out ways to shave off a few seconds here or there takes a back seat to just not dying even once.
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Yup yup we're thinking of the same ****ing one. Super easy to fall off the narrow walkways into empty space so even figuring out ways to shave off a few seconds here or there takes a back seat to just not dying even once.
Yep, so many memories of that level. Even in the remake I dont think I actually beat it. Even if you manage to get through the tight turns, you still end up in last place or close to it.
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Yeah just gonna pour lighter fluid on my ps4 and toss a match to save myself the trouble. Except **** you you won't win you dirty aliens.
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