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Nintendo 64
The console image for Nintendo 64.
Manufacturer Nintendo
Active 19962002
Total Games 387 (124 present)
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The Nintendo 64, commonly called the N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console. The N64 was released on June 23, 1996 in Japan, September 29, 1996 in North America, March 1, 1997 in Europe/Australia and September 1, 1997 in France. It was released with only two launch games in Japan and North America, Super Mario 64 and PilotWings 64.

Expansion Pak[edit]

The Expansion Pak consists of 4 MB (megabytes) of random access memory (RAM) increasing the Nintendo 64 console's RAM from 4 MB to 8 MB of contiguous main memory. Originally designed to accompany the 64DD disk drive expansion peripheral for its larger multimedia workstation applications, the Expansion Pak was launched separately in Q4 1998 and then bundled with the 64DD's delayed 1999 launch package. The Expansion Pak is installed in a port on top of the console and replaces the pre-installed Jumper Pak.

The Expansion Pak is required in order to run two cartridge games, Donkey Kong 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, and Perfect Dark has limited gameplay options when the Expansion Pak is not present. Supporting games usually offer higher video resolutions or higher textures and/or higher color depth.

Games that support the N64 Expansion Pak
Title Pak required? Notes
Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage No The Expansion Pak is required for the "High Quality" graphics setting.
All-Star Baseball 2000 No
All-Star Baseball 2001 No
Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. No
Army Men: Air Combat No
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes No
Army Men: Sarge's Heroes 2 No
Battlezone: Rise of the Black Dogs No
Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness No
Command & Conquer No The Expansion Pak is required for high-resolution map textures.
Daikatana No Allows for a "hi-res" graphics mode, which changes the game to a widescreen view but has little noticeable effect on graphics.
Donkey Kong 64 Yes Used to enhance graphics and provide more expansive environments. Also prevents a game-breaking bug that would cause the game to randomly crash. Since Rare could not fix the problem, the Expansion Pak is packaged with the game. If the Expansion Pak is not used, a notice will be shown on screen, preventing the game from being played.
Duke Nukem: Zero Hour No The Expansion Pak allows the player to choose between playing at high resolution or with a faster frame rate.
Excitebike 64 No The Expansion Pak enables the option to turn on "Hi-Res" mode.
F-1 World Grand Prix II No The Expansion Pak allows a full race replay.
FIFA 99 No Allows for an unadvertised "Super High" resolution mode of 640×480.
Gauntlet Legends No The Expansion Pak is required for 4 player multiplayer.
Hybrid Heaven No
Hydro Thunder No The Expansion Pak is required for 3 and 4 player multiplayer.
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine No
International Superstar Soccer 2000 No The Expansion Pak is required for high-resolution textures; however, performance suffered as a result.
International Track & Field 2000 No
Jeremy McGrath Supercross 2000 No
Ken Griffey, Jr.'s Slugfest No Allows for hi-res gameplay.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Yes Utilized to increase texture detail, remove fog that is prevalent in Ocarina of Time, and increase number of on-screen models as well as effects.
Madden NFL 2000 No
Madden NFL 2001 No
Madden NFL 2002 No
NBA Jam 2000 No Only the PAL version signifies its Expansion Pak compatibility on the box.
NFL Quarterback Club '99 No
NFL Quarterback Club 2000 No
Nuclear Strike 64 No
Perfect Dark Yes The Expansion Pak is required for the single player, co-operative and counter-operative campaigns, as well as most multiplayer features. It also allows hi-res mode.
Pokémon Stadium 2 No States "Expansion Pak Detected" on the Start screen if one is being used. Increases the resolution to 640×480 pixels.
Quake II No Uses the Expansion Pak for extra graphical detail.
Rayman 2: The Great Escape No Increased video resolution.
Re-Volt No Unlocks Medium Resolution mode (doubles resolution); cheat code "FLYBOY" enables higher quality.
Resident Evil 2 No Increased video resolution and texture detail.
Road Rash 64 No The Expansion Pak increases the framerate from 30 Hz to 60 Hz.
Roadsters No
San Francisco Rush 2049 No The Expansion Pak is required for Track 6, the Advanced Circuit, Changeable rims, and music during Arcade races.
Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers No
Shadow Man No Improves the texture quality.
Spider-Man No
South Park No Enables hi-res mode, increases frame rate in lo-res mode.
StarCraft 64 No The Expansion Pak is required for the Brood War missions.
Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo No Increases resolution to 640×480, greatly increasing picture sharpness.
Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer No Enables hi-res mode, which runs at 640×480 pixels with higher-resolution textures. Also increases the framerate in lo-res mode for smoother gameplay.
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron No Increases the resolution to 640×480 pixels.
The World Is Not Enough No Provides enhanced graphics and visual effects.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater No
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 No Increases framerate, especially noticeable during multiplayer games.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 No
Top Gear Hyper Bike No
Top Gear Overdrive No Enables hi-res option, increasing resolution to 640x240
Top Gear Rally 2 No
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil No The Expansion Pak is required for high-resolution map textures.
Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion No
Turok: Rage Wars No The Expansion Pak allows for hi-res textures, and slight screen resolution increase.
Vigilante 8 No
Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense No
World Driver Championship No Required for hi-res mode.
Xena: Warrior Princess: The Talisman of Fate No

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