This expensive adapter makes the Nintendo 64 look good on modern TVs
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In hindsight, the Nintendo 64 was a pretty weird system. The controller was weird, the decision to go with expensive cartridges was weird, and the internal hardware was in a weird place where early texture filtering was possible even though storing and displaying detailed textures was not. It hasn’t aged well, exactly, but it’s aged interestingly — you can recognize an N64 game a mile away.
Out of all of Nintendo’s home consoles, then, the N64 is arguably the one where it makes most sense to play on original hardware, particularly as many of its best games aren’t available on modern platforms (GoldenEye 007) or just don’t feel the same without the original controller (Super Mario 64). And while you could hook up four knockoff joypads to…