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What the Hell? - Goldeneye for Wii

On 05/14/2019 at 04:04 PM by Matt Snee

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There's no arguing that one of the N64's biggest games was Goldeneye. An adaptation of the first Pierce Brosnan Bond film (which had beautiful Bond girls, by the way), it took advantage of the N64's analog stick and controller layout for a FPS feel that before then had been restricted to computers. With a robust single player campaign, and an even more robust splitscreen four player deathmatch setup, the game was very popular. 

It hasn't aged the best though - shitty N64 graphics, bad framerates, no jumping, etc. But for a while during the N64's heyday, it was the bee's knees. For myself, I played the game endlessly, beating all the levels on the highest difficulty and opening up all the cool cheat codes like double lasers. I've probably killed more people in Goldeneye than any other game. 

And that was that. The N64 gave way to the Gamecube, and the game was mostly forgotten. 

Until some maniac decided to remake Goldeneye for the Wii. More of a reinvention that a straight remake, the game featured different levels, upgraded graphics, and replaced old Pierce with the new guy, whatever his name is. 

Is it a bad game? Not really. It's ok. But it is unnecessary. And let's see - who in the universe has ever played multiplayer deathmatch on a damn Wii?

It is what it is. I owned it, I admit it. I think I got three or four levels in. The worst part? You couldn't kill Natalya. 

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Super Step Contributing Writer

05/14/2019 at 10:30 PM

Daniel Craig?

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/15/2019 at 11:56 AM

yeah, that guy!


05/15/2019 at 10:03 AM

I played the 360 remaster a couple years back.  I had fun.

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/15/2019 at 11:56 AM

I remember playing the Perfect Dark game for 360. 


05/15/2019 at 08:20 PM

I had trouble getting through the original GoldenEye. I think it was that train where you had to use your watch laser to do somthing within a certain amount of time. WIth the N64 controlls, it drove me nuts. I never got into the multiplayer. I most of that on the Duke Nukem and Doom ports to N64. 

The remaster/invention I played and finished on the Wii. I kind of liked it but nothing special. I wanted to replay it on 360 for achievments but never got around to getting a copy. I think it was always more than I wanted to pay for it used.

I guess licenced games are always a problem coming back or being remade. It costs too much for devs to do it. It's a shame. I'd like to see a N64 Goldeneye remade with better controls. I liked the story and situations in the campaign. 


05/22/2019 at 04:56 PM

Goldeneye! Loved that game, heck I even liked the movie, I owned it on VHS. I don't think I ever actually played the single player, it was always multiplayer on the split screen. It's a shame they used Daniel Craig in the Wii version but I guess they were trying to push the current Bond at the time in an older game/movie. Nintendo should bring back the game on the Switch. 

Matt Snee Staff Writer

05/22/2019 at 05:41 PM

Actually I think that might be one of my favorite bond movies. 

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