Could Unreal Tournament have worked on the N64 in ‘99?

As many people know the Unreal Tournament from ’99 is considered to be legendary within the world of gaming. In fact, the original Unreal Tournament from ’99 is considered to be one of the few titles from its era that put the first-person shooter genre on the map. The original Unreal Tournament was released for game systems such as: Dreamcast, PS2 and Microsoft Windows between ’99-’01; but the first person shooter was never ported for the N64. When it came down to popular first person shooter games for the N64 we got to see the release of titles such as: GoldenEye 007 and Perfect Dark which were huge attractions on that console. Some believe that if the Unreal Tournament appeared on the N64 between ’99-’00 that it could have been somewhat of an attraction for that particular game system. In fact, Unreal Tournament could have possibly sold more on the N64 than it would have on Dreamcast since it was more popular. However, Dreamcast had better visuals than that of the Nintendo 64 since it was a 128-bit console similar to that of PS2.

If the original Unreal Tournament game was ported for the N64 it would have been graphically inferior compared to that of Microsoft Windows, Dreamcast and PS2. Also, there were a variety of first party games on the N64 like Super Mario 64, Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, Mario Kart 64, Donkey Kong 64 and others that would have overshadowed the Unreal Tournament on that particular game system. The N64 was designed by Nintendo mainly to appeal to a more family friendly audience and the Unreal Tournament is more of a mature rated game with excessive violence. Unreal Tournament was a game that seemed more popular on Microsoft Windows anyways even though the PS2 in general was a big attraction.

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