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Since: 2.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
What level of interest do you have, and how much would you pay for an adapter that allowed you to play N64 cartridges on the Nintendo GameCube?

* Very interested, and would pay up to $39

* Very interested, and would pay up to $49

* Very interested, and would pay up to $59

* Not interested at all, and don't own an N64

* Not interested at all, although own an N64


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Perhaps, (and I'm just speculating) the new NES emulators that they are trying to shut down made them realize that nostalgia sells. With NES games being reissued for that throwback GBA Advance, they probably don't want to make a NES adapter, but a N64 adapter might sell (especially with games like Goldeneye and Perfect Dark, sill perfect for bored college students with a free Saturday night and a 30 pack). N64 games are probably also still around in abundance compared to SNES and NES cartridges.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.81
I'm guessing they realized that they already had emulator code done (Ocarina of Time, Marjora's Mask) that could be used to do this, and all they needed to do was build a cartridge adaptor to fit in the expansion slot.

My biggest worry is that they won't make it with a pass-through, because I'm not going to pull out my GBA adaptor in order to do this.

Well, that and I just bought an N64 so I'm not likely to buy this anyway.

This means that I need to scramble to pick up N64 titles before they release this... Ugh.



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Since: 22.3.02
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Maybe they should just release gamecube disks crammed with a half dozen or so n64 titles. I'd think that would be cheaper than producing adaptors and reel in a lot more money for an almost nil production cost.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by bubblesthechimp
    Maybe they should just release gamecube disks crammed with a half dozen or so n64 titles. I'd think that would be cheaper than producing adaptors and reel in a lot more money for an almost nil production cost.


But then Nintendo would have to start handing out licensing fees for N64 games that they no longer own the rights to (Goldeneye, Conker, No Mercy, Ogre Battle, Superman 64 ... ); if they released an adapter instead, then the users would be free to play any N64 game they want/already own/can get their hands on.



(edited by Alessandro on 17.11.04 1619)

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.00
I doubt that many people are clamoring to play Superman 64.

Wouldn't anyone with N64 games already own an N64, though? And would they have to start producing the cartridges again in order to make the adaptor worth having?




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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.04
Not to mention to make more money that whatever they can get off of the adapter.



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Have you ever been to a used game store? There are usually plenty of N64 games to choose from.

I wonder how many people are going to kick themselves for taking $1 per game in trade if this comes out.

Probably not many I'm just a completist.



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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.30
    Originally posted by Mack Salmon
    Wouldn't anyone with N64 games already own an N64, though? And would they have to start producing the cartridges again in order to make the adaptor worth having?

I would guess the benefit of getting an adapter if you already own a N64 would be not having to have two full systems connected to the TV and taking up space.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Have you ever been to a used game store? There are usually plenty of N64 games to choose from.


The reason this poll originally caught my eye, was that my brother JUST won an eBay auction for a factory-sealed copy of "Paper Mario" for the N64 a couple of days ago, so we had to go dust off the system and plug it back into our TV set (to make sure the game actually worked) ... If such an add-on device had been available for our GameCube already, we wouldn't have had to go through the trouble







Alessandro Magno (that's "Alexander the Great" to all y'all bitches! Colin Farrell ain't got nuthin' on me!)




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