Don't worry, this N64 wasn't working at all. Instead of having it sit around and take up space, Reddit user Tettzan777 decided to give it a new life as a Switch dock. He'll be sharing a video on the creation of this dock a bit later, so keep an eye on this post for an update.
With the recent release of Harvest Moon 64 on the Wii U Virtual Console in both North America and Europe, let's answer that one important question everyone has been talking about for 17 years: What's up with the spelling of "Natume" on the title screen in Harvest Moon 64?!
Back when Harvest Moon 64 was being worked on, technology was very different. The Internet, email, data transfer, etc. weren’t the everyday tools they are now, so communication with Japan took a bit longer and was a tad more primitive than it is today. Unfortunately, the correction request on the title screen had fallen through the cracks, and when this was discovered, the title had already been approved by Nintendo and was set to go to production.
The problem? Fixing it would have delayed the game by at least 45 days, pushing it out of December! Yikes! Sorry, no Harvest Moon 64 for Christmas and instead, a February release. So, it was decided that we would rather let our fans have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year planting crops and talking care of animals instead of being a Grinch for a simple “s”. The funny thing is, Natume is a legit way to spell Natsume in some versions of romaji. And now you know the story!
Seeing this really makes me wish I took the time to take care of my N64 boxes. I don't know why I thought throwing them away was a good idea. I guess I was just too excited to actually play the game and didn't care about what happened later.
Just when you think the bar can't be set any lower, something like this pops up. Man, just how much more can OoT speedrunners push this game?! I can't wait to see!
A Raspberry Pi with a CANbus shield plugs between the OBD2 port and a laptop running an N64 emulator. Software on the Pi maps control positions in the car to controller actions in the game.
Prepare to have a blast!
The evil Altair is using the Omni Cube to drain the energy from Planet Bomber. With the aid of a mysterious helper, you must defeat Altair, and restore peace to Planet Bomber. In the Adventure mode, guide Bomberman through twenty-four areas of perilous conflict. Battle Altair's sinister allies, destroy their bases, and put an end to the insane attack. The multi-player Battle mode offers endless explosive action!