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StarCraft 64 to bezapelacyjnie najlepsza strategia na Nintendo 64 i jednocześnie jeden z najmocniejszych tytułów jakie na tą konsole wydano. Wart jest każdej wyłożonej na niego złotówki bo zapewnia bardzo wiele godzin rozrywki w absolutnie rewelacyjnej postaci. Doszukując się wad odnalazłem tylko brak obsługi Controller Paka, który pozwoliłby na zapisanie większej liczby stanów gry oraz brak możliwości wyboru wysokiej rozdzielczości w rozgrywce dla pojedynczego gracza. Cała reszta to zapierająca dech w piersiach armia plusów, której nie sposób wymienić w tak krótkiej recenzji.
Well, the big question is, did the conversion from PC to the N64 hurt StarCraft in any way? The answer is a big "of course, dummy". Although the game supports the 4MB Expansion Pak, the graphics just look muddy, making individual units hard to identify. Otherwise, the controls are actually not that bad, and you'll find yourself getting into them relatively quickly. Surprisingly, the sound is very good, with sharp voices and impressive music. If you have a PC or have played the original already, there is really no reason to bother with this one. For everyone else, StarCraft 64 is a fantastic title that suffers graphically on the console, but still retains everything else that made it so special.
While previous ports of PC real-time strategy games have lacked the ability to save during levels, Starcraft 64 allows you two save slots to play with. It's a major step forward for RTS titles for the console systems, and puts the game a step ahead of all that have come before it with its genre. Ultimately, the N64 version of Starcraft holds plenty of rewards with only few minor drawbacks. The huge number of levels available and the two-player split-screen mode - slowdown ridden as it is - make for an incredible amount of value. N64 owners looking for a game to help fill time before the next big release for the system arrives will find exactly what they're searching for here.
What? Like there’s a myriad of great N64 games coming out right now? You should check this game out because its different than the billion racers that have come out for the system. If you haven’t played an RTS, rent this game and give it a full hard chance. You may find yourself hooked! Of course, puzzle fans, tetris players, strategists and nude twister players alike will all love Starcraft 64! Check it out!
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While there isn't much for fans of the popular PC version of Starcraft to get excited about, those new to the series will enjoy engaging, addictive gameplay coupled with an incredibly protracted single player mode.
The good thing is the backbone of StarCraft is still intact so that all of the strategy and depth is still there to be enjoyed. Slick and polished, this game absolutely is not. However, if you forgive and forget its looks, you will find yourself drawn in and addicted in no time. A few rental nights will definitely tell you if this game is for you however.
After seeing StarCraft and how well the genre plays, I hope to be able to see more Real Time Strategy games on my consoles soon. Hopefully, in time, they will also support online play as well. That would fix the multiplayer, and by the time networking comes around, the Next-Gen consoles will be able to improve on the main game too.
Basically, this is a good port of a great PC title, albeit one that came out a few years ago. It does package all Brood Wars expansion pack missions into one game, but aside from that, StarCraft 64 really doesn't offer much that's new. If you're an RTS fan who never got a chance to check out StarCraft on your PC, then you should definitely give it a whirl. If you've already conquered the universe, there ain't no reason to do it on your N64.
For those expecting a beefed up version of the PC StarCraft series, specially served up for N64, I'm sorry to say, you'll be greatly disappointed. The game just doesn't measure up to PC standards; it doesn't even come close. However, if you are looking for a quality strategy-genre game for the N64 platform, for which your choices are few and far between, StarCraft 64 is probably one of the better ones you'll find. If you're willing to sacrifice superior graphics, for extended gameplay, StarCraft will surely supply you with a more than adequate amount of challenges to keep you satisfied for a long, long while. It's worth a try, if you're a strategy game fan, but if you want to be a space cowboy, I suggest you spend your hard-earned dollars on something a little more explosive.