9 thoughts on “Canadian Gamers – Episode 18”

    1. Plays it Ahmed, RIGHT NOW!

      I’m really looking forward to having the guys on the podcast. Steven is so excited he’s taking charge in coming up with questions. It should be really interesting ;)

  1. Good cast as always, guys. I love Steven’s N64 picks! My friends and I still play Pokemon Stadium 2 to this day. We have our own unique house rules that we implement across the various Cups, using rental teams and wagering things on the battles. Good times. :)

  2. Hmm… Favorite N64 games. Didn’t own many, so this list will be easier.

    1) GoldenEye 007 – I easily spent the most time with this. Unlocked everything, and regularly whooped my childhood friend in License to Kill.

    2) Super Mario 64 – I’ll never forget taking what felt like a 5-minute free fall on the rainbow carpet world, only to land square on a star. That was classic :)

    3) Diddy Kong Racing – Finished everything, including mirror mode, and it was very hard for me.

    4) Mission Impossible – I’m sure no one else here played it, but I happened to love it.

    5) Ocarina of Time – The second fight with Ganon produced an emotion in me that I hadn’t really experienced before playing a game. The soundtrack definitely factored into that too. I was like, “Woah, this is serious stuff…”

    There you go :)

  3. Wow Pokemon Stadium 2? lol Never saw that coming, and Mario Tennis #4 baby! AND JARROD!!!! We WILL play online a lot once Mario Tennis Open comes out! Steven, I do agree about Pokemon Snap. It was a great game indeed :)

    I’m looking forward to the special guests for the next podcast guys!

    1. Jet Force Gemini was the only Rare game I didn’t play on the n64. I wish they could remake or port it to XBLA so I could experience this forgotten gem.

      My top 5:

      5) Conker’s Bad Fur Day: truly shocked me when I was a teen because it’s the first real M-rated game I’ve ever played. The humor was simply out of this world, and the narrative gamplay mixed with some excellent voice acting and graphics is truly a hallmark for this system and generation in general. Arguably my favorite Rare game for the system and an underrated classic.

      4) Super Smash Brothers and Mario Kart 64: cheating here but I just can’t choose between these games. Both were very, very addicting because of the multiplayer.

      3) Paper Mario: it’s the only good RPG on n64 aside from Ogre Battle 64. Had a lot of fun plowing through it despite the lackluster storyline. I was hyped for a long time because it took years until it finally got released late in the n64’s life. I remember when they used to call it Super Mario RPG 2, hence the hype factor.

      2) Super Mario 64: what can I say about it that hasn’t been said? With all due respect to the awesomeness of Banjo-Kazooie, Super Mario 64 had a huge impact on me. It’s the sole reason why I bought the system in the first place.

      1) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: again, the reason why I picked this over Majora’s Mask is because of the impact factor. None of us truly played a game like it before. I was engrossed for the whole time as it perfectly had everything I wanted in an epic game.

      Honorable Mentions:

      Blast Corps: Rare’s coolest original IP and very underrated. Blended strategy and actions and had a lot of mindless yet fun smashing.

      Diddy Kong Racing: took everything cool about Mario Kart 64 and perfected it. While not as addicting when it comes to multiplayer, it has argubly the greatest single-player karting campaign in history. A plot? Seriously? Choosing between karts, boats, and planes? That’s just awesome.

      Zelda: Majora’s Mask: for being the most unique Zelda installment ever!

      Goldeneye 64 and Perfect Dark: my first real experience with FPS and the reason why I play the genre today. Multiplayer was addicting.

      Quest 64: people will hate me for actually calling this a good game. I know it had a lot of problems, but as one of the very few RPGs for the n64, I really got into it. Very fun battle system, good graphics, real-time day/night. It was repetitive every now and then, but I’m glad I gave it a chance.

      Ogre Battle 64: my first foray into a series I never knew existed. Sadly, I didn’t give it enough time, but from what I played it was a really, really good game.

      Bomberman 64 and Bomberman Hero: both had very nice single player campaigns. The multiplayer of Bomberman 64 was addicting for awhile. Sadly, I traded my copy of Bomberman 64: The Second Attack because I was stupid. Didn’t get to play it much.

      WCW/NWO Revenge: best wrestling game EVER!

  4. Ogre Battle 64 how much I loved this game!!! Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Mario Kart 64 (Tennis too) as well. Good times indeed. I never cared or liked Super Mario 64 tho

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