The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

The 90s were a wonderful time for the world of video games. You had PC games starting to become a real thing, we had the Sega, and the first Playstation, but most importantly, Nintendo introduced the N64.

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The N64 was without a doubt (in my opinion at least) the greatest gaming system. Just because it was the greatest, didn’t mean it wasn’t without it’s issues. Here are the biggest struggles of playing N64.

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The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

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1. You had to fight for the fancy colored controllers

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If you wanted that purple controller you needed to call “dibs” right away. No one wants to use the boring grey controllers.

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Sometimes the games wouldn’t load because of dust.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

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Even though you weren’t supposed to… we all did it.

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If someone picked your favorite character in Mario Kart they were essentially telling you they hated you.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

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If I can’t be Yoshi, why would I even play?

When you were victim of a banana tragedy.

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Who designed these weapons, this is just cruel.

When some jerk used the lightning when you were about to go over a jump

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

That is the video game equivalent of slapping someone in the face.

Trying to catch that stupid bunny in the basement of Peach’s castle

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Why was it so fast?

When Kirby would use his special power on you just before you did a cool move.

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But he did look pretty adorable in his Donkey Kong outfit.

Sometimes you would accidentally send yourself off the edge.

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So frustrating.

Waiting for the train to pass

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

Especially when you were in the lead!

When you can no longer tolerate that baby penguins screams

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

It means you won’t get the star, but is it really worth it?

Mario sometimes had enough of you.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

To be fair, he is doing a lot of cardio. I would be tired too!

Did anyone else find those little bears in Banjo and Kazooie super annoying?

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

I see you there, please shut up.

Also the view, I need to see where I am going Banjo keep up!

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

I know you can change it yourself, but it always reverted back to the least helpful version.

The controllers were not wireless which mean sitting on the floor was likely.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

The couch was never close enough to the TV.

You really started to question Princess Peach’s decor choices…

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

Seriously? Three of them? Peach, get a decorator, you’re royalty.

You never sweat as much as you did when you were in one of these skateboard races.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

This is also when everyone thinks pressing the buttons harder makes them work better.

Hot Rope Jump taught you what stress was.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

Fire is not a toy Mario.

Palm Blisters.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

Thanks Paddle Battle.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

The Donkey Kong song is STILL stuck in your head.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

I can’t be the only one who remembers this?

Anytime Slippy had anything to say.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

Just handle it yourself Slippy!

When you couldn’t get a gun but you needed to take out the bad guys in Goldeneye

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

Luckily for you, in the video game world guns and slapping have similar efficiency.

You knew it wouldn’t work, but you also hoped you could make it to the top of those stairs before you had the stars.

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You also thought you could make this jump.

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You just need to perfect that long jump.

If someone gets a blue shell, everyone gets scared.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

There is no worse feeling than getting hit when you’re in first place.

You thought you were getting a really cool Pokemon game, but you could only take pictures.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

It was not what I expected but it was fine.

That stupid hand was a real pain.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

Like seriously, how about you don’t.

This guy was not useful.

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I know I am going in reverse, do me a solid and get out of the way!

But the worst part was when all your friends had one and you didn’t, so they were always better at the games then you.

The Struggle Was Real. 28 Issues All 90s Kids Dealt With While Playing Nintendo 64

Jokes on them though, now I can buy all the 90s games I want!

What were your biggest struggles with the N64? Share if you agree that it was all totally worth it!

Emma C
Freelance Writer