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DOOM 64 (Nintendo 64)

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ESRB Rating
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Perspective
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79
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
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Description

DOOM 64 picks up where all the other DOOM games left off. After tearing through space, hell, and wherever else in the previous games, the Space Marine thought that the threat of the demons was finally past. Of course, one survived, and it is currently reanimating all of the fallen monsters in a last-ditch attempt to revitalize their evil mission. The player's task is to finally rid the universe of all the crazy hellions, from the dead guy with the pistol to the rocket-spewing Cyberdemon.

The game is very different from the original DOOM; it has larger sprites, pseudo 3D, new textures, scrolling skies, custom scripting which allows for morphing environments, spawning items and new character animations. The levels are completely new and the game features the Unmaker weapon and an alternative end boss.

Screenshots

DOOM 64 Nintendo 64 The same spot in outlined map view
DOOM 64 Nintendo 64 Funky lighting effects
DOOM 64 Nintendo 64 Doom 64 has some cool lighting effects that aren't in other versions of Doom.  Not the blue glow cast on the bull demon.
DOOM 64 Nintendo 64 A lost soul is no match for a chaingun.

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User Reviews

Still Capturing The Sense of Doom. Guy Chapman (1744) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Doom fans rejoice! Skularach (5) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Apr, 1997 5 out of 5 100
Nintendo Land 2003 99 out of 100 99
GameCola.net Sep, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Oct, 1997 91 out of 100 91
Just Games Retro Aug 06, 2013 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
X64 Dec, 1998 77 out of 100 77
Edge May, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Quebec Gamers Feb 14, 2003 6.8 out of 10 68
Retroage Mar 14, 2010 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Jan 31, 2012 C- 42

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Trivia

Development

The developer team, Midway, originally wanted to re-create all of the original enemies from the previous DOOM games, but due to deadlines and the memory constraints of the Nintendo 64 cartridge, they had to leave out Commando, Revenant, Arch-Vile and Spider Mastermind from the game.

Japanese version

In the Japanese version all blood was coloured green.

Recreation

On July 1, 2003, a team of enthusiasts released their DOOM 64 Total Conversion for PC, with four extra levels. If you still have the original Doom2.wad, you can download and play the TC here.

Doom64EX was released on June 24, 2009. Unlike the previous Absolution TC, it boasts 100% recreation of the N64 game on Windows PCs. Screens comparing the ports can be found here.

Information also contributed by BurningStickMan and Daedolon.

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Syed GJ (1536) added DOOM 64 (Nintendo 64) on Oct 20, 2001