The Japanese Nintendo 64 Website Is An Internet Time Machine

Remember what the internet was like in 2001? If you don't, check out the Japanese Nintendo 64 website. The site is still live, and it's a reminder of internet yesteryear.

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This is a time when images were small and backgrounds were tacky.

There are pages explaining the N64 controller and different hardware variations.

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In case you wondered how the Nintendo 64's "new controller" worked.

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Each game has its own page, too.

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Don't these "scenes" make you want to play Super Mario 64?

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Let's not forget the hardware add-ons.

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Holy shit, the internet used to suck.

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Comments

    Oh how fast the page loads now, and no adds.
    Streamlined for 56K

    The page might have still looked like that in 2001, but it was probably made around 97 / 98, when the vast majority of users were on dialup (hence the small minimalistic use of jpg images and mainly text in tables page layout.

    Most web pages looked much better by 2001. Flash was already quite popular then for fancy layouts and stupid hand drawn videos. Cable had been around a few years and ADSL 1 also became available around then, so websites could afford to make use of the extra bandwidth they provided.

    For a while, there wasn't even any such thing as a download limit here in Aus - it was completely unlimited. Until one day Telstra decided they wanted to be even more rich, so they introduced the "acceptable use policy" (AUP) of a measely 3gb per month.

    And broadband has been crippled in Australia ever since, thanks to that selfish decision.

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