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January 1, 2019
For all the great memories I have of the N64 in its prime, there’s an aesthetic decision Nintendo made with the console that I still have beef with.
Summary: The Nintendo 64 is host to tons of amazing titles, but one thing that’s sure to irk N64 collectors is the lack of end labels on the cartridges. Unlike the NES and SNES carts, Nintendo 64 games don’t have an end label on their spine, meaning there is no good way to display loose carts on a shelf.
Thankfully, several crafty creators have fashioned end/top label collections that can be bought for the entire Nintendo 64 library. Knowing which one to choose can be a bit confusion, but I’ve found one set of N64 labels that I think blows the others out of the water by one merit alone…
These labels are half-width vs. full-width. Why does that matter? Hit play to find out!
Creator’s Note: In order to get a decent angle for the overhead cart close-ups and maintenance I had to shoot most of that footage upside-down. That means that the majority of those shots had to be flipped vertically and horizontally during post-production.
More Info: For more information on these labels, see the original listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/N64-End-Label-Set-Video-Game-Accessory-/123264573126?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l10137&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true (Note: it doesn’t seem that Redrommel is stocking these labels any longer).
“Come and Find Me” and “Chibi Ninja” by Eric Skiff – http://ericskiff.com/music/
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