When we think about classic video game for the N64 one of the few titles that instantly comes to mind is GoldenEye 007 which came out in 1997. One of the few things that made GoldenEye 007 a huge attraction on the N64 was the fact that it was a first person shooter. Back in the 90’s first person shooters were not near as popular as they they became during the 00’s. While the N64 had placed emphasis on first party games such as Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 64 and others GoldenEye 007 was one of the few titles outside of the Mario & Zelda series that was considered to be a huge attraction. The James Bond movies series was still very popular during the 90’s and the fact that GoldenEye 007 was a N64 exclusive contributed to the game’s success during the late 90’s. Some would argue that if GoldenEye 007 was released for the PS1 in ’97 the game would not have been as successful as it was on the N64.
In fact, as far as graphics were concerned the N64 was more superior than the PS1. Also, the PS1 had games such as Final Fantasy VII which came out in ’97 which would have overshadowed GoldenEye 007 during that year. While the GoldenEye 007 could have been an attraction on the PS1 it may not have been as successful as it was on the N64 which had better graphics overall, The first person shooter genre was not really popular during the 90’s and was something that did not become really popular until the 00’s decade. If anything GoldenEye 007 was ahead of its time and was a first person shooter game that was considered to be memorable since the N64 console hardly had any games like it during the time. In theory, GoldenEye 007 could have worked on the PS1 but it may not have became as successful it was on the N64. The fact, that GoldenEye 007 was an N64 exclusive was a huge part on why the game itself was success during the late 90’s.