Somebody Simply Opened A Model-New Nintendo 64DD Dev Package

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It’s beautiful.

It’s stunning.
Picture: Shane Luis

A non-public online game collector lately reached out to Rerez host Shane Luis for his assist in documenting a brand new, in-box Nintendo 64DD growth package, which suggests we now have an thought of what it will need to have been like for builders within the ‘90s to get their fingers on this uncommon piece of {hardware}.

The 64DD was an add-on for the Nintendo 64 that was meant to increase the getting old, cartridge-based console’s storage with writeable disks to assist it compete with disc-based rivals just like the PlayStation. That mentioned, it remained unique to Japan and by no means actually took off with builders or shoppers, and as such is fairly uncommon at present. Solely 9 DD video games have been launched all through 1999 and 2000 earlier than Nintendo gave up on the venture.

We’ve included some selection images of the package within the gallery above (with Shane’s permission, after all), however you should definitely go to the authentic Twitter thread or his Archive.org add for an entire lot extra.

Because the world turns and time marches on, there are issues we’ll ultimately lose all skill to expertise. What number of unopened Nintendo 64 DD growth kits are nonetheless in existence? Not many, I’m guessing. Happily, there are of us like Shane on the market documenting gaming’s previous for all of us to take pleasure in second-hand.

That’s historical past proper there, you perceive?

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