Gaming History 101

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Podcast: Nintendo’s Double Ds

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This week Fred and Jam talk about Nintendo’s random and rare add-on for the Nintendo 64 that only released in Japan, the 64 DD. A compression disk drive that allowed various forms of software and accessories that were quite forward thinking when announced in 1995 but ultimately was anitquated when it finally premiered in 1999. With some of the most versatile and interesting software of the late 90s, the 64 DD is not simply an add-on to display on a shelf (although that’s what most do with it).

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Written by Fred Rojas

April 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

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  1. Ura Zelda is still not “Master Quest” as seen on the Gamecube release or 3DS. Ura Zelda was specifically supposed to include new areas, characters and other story elements and use the RTC feature of the 64DD, none of which appear in the “remix” that is the Master Quest.


    April 22, 2015 at 1:11 pm

  2. (Elements such as the time were later used in Majora’s Mask – Gaiden and Ura have a weird parallel development which makes them very tricky to separate)


    April 22, 2015 at 1:12 pm

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