2. Nintendo 64
Yes, we dare go where others won’t. Cartridge or no cartridge, the N64 was a piece of junk. The console had five genuinely good games at most (I think I used to say two or three, but I’ll make some allowances). The 3D era had arrived, and it was an exciting time, but a lot of the N64 titles were glitchy, stripped-down or gimped versions of good games (Carmageddon and Earth Worm Jim for instance). Go back and play a few, and you’ll see what I mean.
Yes, GoldenEye 007 was great – I have many fond memories of pizza parties – and small doses of Mario Kart 64 in between intense sessions of GoldenEye was tolerable, but aside from that, there isn’t a whole lot to talk about here.