It’s been an incredible 20 years of gaming with Nintendo since the release of the iconic Nintendo 64. We’ve seen a small handful of amazing consoles since its debut: the GameCube, the DS, the Wii and Wii U – but for some, you just can’t beat a classic N64. Why? For its time, the Nintendo 64 was constantly pushing and testing the boundaries of gaming consoles, releasing new and innovative features, as well as games that to this day remain on gamer’s favorite lists across the world. Super Mario 64, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Pokemon Snap, Mario Kart 64 — the list goes on!
Such a beloved console deserves an epic celebration, and author Math Manent and company Geek-Lines are setting out to do just that. The pair have taken to start-up site Kickstarter to announce their new project, the Nintendo 64 Anthology: a comprehensive, definitive guide on all things N64.
“Over 350 pages long, this book inventories and chronicles the entire game library (388 games sold in Japan, the US, Europe, and Australia), sifts through the canceled games, accessories, collector’s editions, and, of course, every Nintendo 64 version and bundle. By interviewing the people involved at the time […] – Mathieu Manent has worked to make this book an encyclopedia honoring the Nintendo 64 we’ve all come to love.”
The goal of the Kickstarter is to get the anthology up and running, published and ready for public purchase. Their goal is 50,000 euros (roughly $56,850), of which they are slowly but surely progressing toward. If successful, the beautiful book is planned for release in September 2016, for Nintendo 64 admirers everywhere. There is even a special edition that comes with a custom signed, Legend of Zelda Nintendo 64 (only five available worldwide!).
If this is something you want in your classic collection, head over to their Kickstarter and show some support!