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Back in the day, there was nothing better than popping in your favorite cartridge and spending hours on the Nintendo 64. No matter how long you actually played the console, there were likely some hidden features you had no clue the console could do. Learn about these various tricks and consider dusting off the old thing to try them out for yourself!
If you love the Nintendo 64 controllers or emulating classic games on the computer, then you can actually use the original controller designs. A USB adapter allows two controllers to be plugged into the same USB port and can be used for a variety of games. The Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color had little interaction until a Pokemon game gave players a way to play Game Boy on a full-sized TV. The original NES power glove was a big bust, but that didn’t stop developers from creating a rare glove design for the N64. The clunky accessory wasn’t used for any exclusive game, but did provide some fun. The N64 expansion pak was essential for some games, but it also added a lot enhancements to other titles. Online gaming was not used on the standard N64, but players who got their hands on the N64DD could actually go online with various games. The N64 only plays N64 cartridges, but a third-party accessory allowed players to play both older NES and Super Nintendo games they still have laying around. Special versions of the N64 controller were actually used as television remotes. If you didn’t like the controller, the N64 also released a special mouse and keyboard package for the 64DD. A lot of countries got exclusive N64 games and you could get your hands on them thanks to a special region-free add-on. Online access and email could be obtained through a special N64 add-on known as Sharkwire. Watch to see all of these hidden things your Nintendo 64 could do!
Script by: Alan Donahue
Voice Over by: Cody Flesher
Edited by: Kyle West
USB Controller Adapters | 0:34
Emulating Game Boy Games | 1:35
The N64 Power Glove | 2:33
N64 Expansion Pak Uses | 3:32
Online Gaming | 4:35
Backwards Compatibility | 5:42
Television Remote Controllers | 6:42
The N64 Mouse And Keyboard | 7:41
Playing Games From Any Country | 8:46
Gameshark Online | 9:46
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