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In the distant future, a small group of human exiles have been doomed to fight for survival on the edge of the galaxy. Through military strength, espionage, and deceit, a unified Terran government has maintained an uneasy peace. But as resources and fuel run short, the Confederate nations find themselves looking towards the rich worlds of their alien neighbors, the enigmatic Protoss. To further complicate matters, it seems that a previously unknown species-- the Zerg-- has entered Protoss space and is destroying everything in its path. The time for war has come.

The N64 port of StarCraft is a real-time strategy game featuring three distinct races - Terrans, Protoss and Zerg. Controls have been adjusted for the gamepad, with several Hot-Key menus available, and resource gathering has been automated to limit the required number of options. However, it lacks the cutscenes and map editor of the original game.

If the player has the Expansion Pack for the N64, the entire Brood War expansion is also available. One player can play with up to 7 bots on a random map, or 2 players can team up in co-operative mode (with the N64 Expansion Pack) or go head to head with up to 6 other bots for total mayhem.


StarCraft 64  Nintendo 64 You can now queue up builds
StarCraft 64  Nintendo 64 Protoss Zealots attack the Zerg
StarCraft 64  Nintendo 64 Main menu
StarCraft 64  Nintendo 64 Terrans sweep in on the Protoss

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StarCraft 64  Screenshot
StarCraft 64  Screenshot
StarCraft 64  Screenshot
StarCraft 64  Screenshot

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Critic Reviews

Retroage Dec 17, 2009 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games Jul, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Jun 12, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
64 Power / big.N / N Games Jun, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Nintendojo 2000 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gaming Target Jul 11, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
IGN Jun 09, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
HappyPuppy Jun 27, 2000 7.5 out of 10 75


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Worth it ? 4 GAMEBOY COLOR! (2002)
Jan 23, 2008


Release date

While it is safe to say that the US retail version was released in calendar week 24, the exact date can't be pinpointed. While the release was originally scheduled for June 12, most contemporary sources speak of June 13. However, Blizzard's website (archived version from June 2000) speaks of June 14. The two possible reasons for the date differences are confusion about ship vs. release date or that Blizzard was simply late with their news item.
Martin Smith (78737) added StarCraft 64 (Nintendo 64) on Mar 07, 2006
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