On September 29th, 1996, the Nintendo 64 made its debut in North America. The console's release followed the Super Nintendo, widely considered one of the best video game systems ever made. As a result, the N64 had a lot to live up to, but the platform quickly delivered some of the greatest games ever made. Titles like Super Mario 64, GoldenEye, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Pokemon Snap endeared the console to fans around the globe. Given how long it has been since the platform released, it stands to reason that there are a lot of gamers that might not have had the chance to play many of these games. Fortunately, some of the best will be coming to Nintendo Switch in the near future.
In honor of the anniversary, many fans took to social media to share their favorite games and memories of the console. Clearly the N64 had a big impact on players over the years!
Keep reading to find out what fans are saying about the Nintendo 64!
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The system holds a lot of great memories.
Happy 25th anniversary to the Nintendo 64. So many dope memories. My favorite games are still Ocarina of Time, Star Fox 64 and Smash Bros— ThaBlackPolymath (@ThaPolymath) September 30, 2021
Console stock issues have always been a thing!
25 years..... I still remember calling the stores trying to get one everyday, then finally someone had stock and was able to hold it for me that day. Super Mario 64 changed gaming & it's still one of my favorites along with Star Fox 64#Nintendo64 #starfox64 #25thanniversary pic.twitter.com/aTvROkJlqH— Casmar (@casmar27) September 30, 2021
That yellow DK 64 cart still slaps.
Didn't notice till now but Happy 25th birthday Nintendo 64. I love you forever. pic.twitter.com/6aDC1fVCJA— NAKA51 (@fumomoment) September 30, 2021
It's never too late to appreciate a great game!
Happy 25th to the Nintendo 64! I didn’t grow up with it, but the legacy and games make me wish that I did.— NoctaRhys (@NoctaRhy45) September 30, 2021
What a great console!
Lot of people feeling like this today.
The Nintendo 64 is 25 years old? No, that can't be right... after all, it came out my senior year in high school, which... would... mean... ... ... pic.twitter.com/1Ps8VWLTex— Josh Nickerson (@joshnickerson83) September 29, 2021
Dire Dire Docks is one of the best gaming tracks ever.
I may be young but growing up with a Nintendo 64 as well as Super Mario 64 were the greatest childhood memories I could ever receive. Dire dire docks and staff roll from the game and the most nostalgic and emotional ones to remember— Anime Mark (@LogicMark1) September 29, 2021