The Nintendo 64 was the top selling video game console in the world in 1996. The game system was the last produced by Nintendo that featured cartridges instead of discs. The popular system, produced some of the most widely recognized games in history. Despite the popularity of some games, others flew under the radar and most do not even know they exist.
Despite the popularity of South Park, the franchise just recently produced its first popular game. SouthPark: Stick of Truth is an RPG game for newer consoles and was heavily worked on for many years by creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Older South Park games were not so heavily focused on by the show runners. The pair allowed other companies to create and produce South Park games. One of the worst games produced was a trivia themed game titled South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack. The game was a shallow incarnation of the source material and did not please fans. Most fans of the show have never even heard of the game.
Indiana Jones has dominated movie screens since the first film in 1981. Dr. Jones’ adventures have taken him all around the world. We’ve seen the hero face off against villains of all types. In 1999 Indiana Jones and The Infernal Machine was adapted for the Nintendo 64 from Windows 95 and 98. The games graphics were well reviewed but most critics claimed the gameplay was “slow and clunky”. The game failed to reach the masses and was widely forgotten.
Tom and Jerry have been duking it out for generations. In the year 2000, the N64 was being out-shined by newer systems. Tom and Jerry: Fists of Furry was released for the increasingly outdated console. Sales were poor and the game failed to meet expectations of gamers. As opposed to the style that made Super Smash Bros. such a smash hit, Tom and Jerry were unable to differential themselves from other fighting games and this effort was soon forgotten by the masses.
Despite great efforts from game creators and producers, these games fell to the side of other massive hits. While the N64 remains on of the most popular systems of all time, these games have never been heard of by many people. The average game fan may not ever know of their existence. These games are not all terrible. I highly recommend trying out any of these games if you happen to come across a copy.