DescriptionDOOM 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.
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Part of the Following Groups
|Still Capturing The Sense of Doom.||Guy Chapman (1742)|
|Doom fans rejoice!||Skularach (5)|
|Playmag||May, 1997||92 out of 100||92|
|Video Games||Aug, 1997||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Play 64||Oct, 1997||84 out of 100||84|
|64 Power / big.N / N Games||Mar, 1997||81 out of 100||81|
|Total! (Germany)||Jul, 1997||2 out of 6||80|
|IGN||Jan 28, 1997||7.4 out of 10||74|
|Mega Fun||May, 1997||74 out of 100||74|
|Edge||May, 1997||7 out of 10||70|
|Retroage||Mar 14, 2010||6 out of 10||60|
|The Video Game Critic||Jan 31, 2012||C-||42|
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DevelopmentThe 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 versionIn the Japanese version all blood was coloured green.
RecreationOn 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.
Related Web Sites
- ClassicDOOM.com (Walkthroughs and guides, game comparisons, passwords, links and more, for game-console and computer-based Doom games)
- Doom Depot - Doom 64 TC - About (Doom 64 total conversion for DOOM 2)
- Doom Wiki (A Wiki site for the Doom series.)