Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64)

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a first-person shooter for the Nintendo 64. It’d make sense to start with the plot here, but unfortunately I do not have the manual nor am I familiar with the comics. So while I’m sure there’s some type of story to explain what’s going on, the game itself offers no explanation. Then again, it’s not a big deal because this is a more classically styled first-person shooter. All you have to really know is that you get guns, you shoot down enemies, and you get through the levels. It’s some pretty basic stuff set in a prehistoric themed world. Continue reading “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64)”

Star Fox 64

Star Fox 64 is an on-rails space shooter for the Nintendo 64. It’s more or less a remake of the game Star Fox from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The basic plot is that, years ago, an evil scientist called Andross tried to take over the part of the galaxy known as the Lylat System. The Star Fox team, headed by James McCloud and including Peppy Hare and Pigma Dengar, were sent to stop his evil plot. They were betrayed by Pigma and Peppy barely escaped. He returned and told the son of James, Fox, about what had happened. A few years later, the evil Andross once again threatens to take over the Lylat System. Fox takes up the mantle as leader of the Star Fox team, along with Peppy Hare, Slippy Toad, and Falco Lombardi, in the hopes to defeat the madman once and for all. Continue reading “Star Fox 64”

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the first 3D Zelda game released on the Nintendo 64. This review is assuming you are already familiar with Zelda games or have read my review on The Legend of Zelda for NES. The reason for this is because it does many of the common Zelda things you would come to expect. Let’s just be honest and admit that you probably already know a lot about the Zelda series and Ocarina of Time just from hearing everyone else talk about it so much. There’s not much I can add to the conversation of its praise. However, I’d like to still try and talk about some ways that the game is unique. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”