Christmas 1996... Was this you?

People the world over were jubilant that Christmas - or, in my case, the Christmas after that one - because of the long-awaited Nintendo 64. Nintendo's offering for the fifth generation of video game consoles was widely anticipated, and didn't disappoint. As the system approaches its 13th birthday, it is becoming more and more apparent that the Nintendo 64 was one of the most influential game systems ever.

My project has a simple purpose: catalog this influence and tell the story of the Nintendo 64, which rapidly became many children's favorite toy that Christmas and in the years following.

-Tyler N. Parks