You’re Old: The Nintendo 64 Turns 20 Today

Isn’t it crazy how time flies when you aren’t looking before the crisis sets in as you realise that you’re creeping ever closer to death without accomplishing anything with your life? The Nintendo 64 turns twenty years old today, also bringing with it another reason to accept nihilism.

One of the best consoles ever was released on June 23, 1996 in Japan and went on to have a superb line-up of games that arguably haven’t been matched since. Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Mario 64, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, Banjo-Kazooie, Superman 64; the list goes on.

It was the last console to use cartridges and came with a controller that has probably given many arthritis, but they aren’t mad about it. My personal favourite memory of the N64 is being really, really bad at Star Fox 64, which often brought tears out of my tiny, fat head. Memories.

The N64 is now just one year off the legal drinking age in the USA, but judging by how many gamers used to blow saliva into it, it’s probably had its fair share already.

Here are some weird adverts.