Episode 25: N64 Collecting with Joe

Joe and Ed share the “cream of the crop” of some of the lesser-known N64 games, and dish out some N64 game collecting tips along the way.

The N64 hit retail shelves in 1996, and introduced Nintendo gamers to fully 3D environments, anti-aliasing, a fair amount of fog, and some incredible gameplay and music. Today, Ed sits down with Joe, his cohost of the Patreon sister-show Embassy Exclusive, and chats about his complete USA N64 collection. Joe’s taken an interest particularly of the music of N64 games, and his collection has enabled him to explore the soundtracks of some of the more obscure titles in the library. Listen in as Joe and Ed share what they feel are the “cream of the crop” of some of the lesser-known N64 games, and learn some N64 game collecting tips along the way!

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The Tracklist (All music is from the N64 unless otherwise noted):

1 – “Champs Elysees” from BattleTanx: Global Assault (1999) Composed by Barry Blum

2 – “Fossil Canyon” from Diddy Kong Racing (1997) Composed by David Wise and Graeme Norgate

3 – “Our Kidnapped Kids (Folkypoke Village – Deserted)” from Mystical Ninja Starring Goeman (1997) Composed by Shigeru Araki

4 – “4 Player Mode ~ Bomb Puyo Party!” from Puyo Puyo~n Party (1999) Composed by Junichi Yoshida, Koji Onari, and Kazuaki Nagai

5 – “Level 05 – The Sanctuary of Water And Ice – (P1) Beginning” from Rayman 2: The Great Escape (1999) Composed by Eric Chevalier

6 – “Main Menu” from Quake 2 (1999) Composed by Ken Richmond

7 – “Green Garden” from Bomberman 64 (1997) Composed by Akifumu Tada

8 – “Sky Hoop” from Rakuga Kids (1998) Composed by Tomoya Tomita, Masahiko Kimura and Kozo Nakamura

9 – “Hurry!” from Mischief Makers (1997) Composed by Norio Hanzawa

10 – “Meifa Lee’s Theme” from Getter Love!! – Cho Renai Party Game (1998) Composed by Shohei Bando

11 – “Bio-Hazard (Wetlands)” from Lode Runner 3-D (1999) Composed by Julian Soule

12 – “Low Rydin” from Rush 2 Extreme Racing USA (1998) composed by Barry Leitch

13 – “Select Your Machine” from Last Legion UX (1999) Composed by Yoshitaka Azuma

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