I think it’s safe to say that the N64 is still our favourite retro console of all time, and now we’re getting a brand new Nintendo 64 Music Cartridge with original music dropping into our lives.
Seriously, this is the console that never stops giving!
German musician and retro gaming fan Remute is known for releasing albums exclusively on retro games consoles. Now, he’s added the N64 to his ever growing list. His newest release, R64 is set to drop this March.
Here’s everything we know about this exclusive release and a little bit about Remute. Get ready to step into the mind of a bonafide genius.
Checking out the R64 Nintendo 64 Music Cartridge
Here it is, folks, the R64 Nintendo 64 Music Cartridge. This brand new album featuring original music only works on your N64.
So far, Remute has released cartridge albums for the SEGA Genesis/Megadrive, the SNES PC Engine, and the Gameboy.
If this isn’t a reason to go back and repurchase all your favourite old consoles, then I don’t know what is!
So what’s this all about then? Is it a joke? Is it a collection of gaming tunes?
Well, it’s certainly not a joke, in fact it’s a pretty revolutionary idea and one that’s definitely attracting attention from music lovers and gamers alike!
Remute makes incredibly catchy electro music that take inspiration from bands such as Kraftwerk and Yello, the kind of stuff that you remember hearing back in forest raves in the 90s while drinking cans of Red Stripe.
Is This Really An N64 Cartridge?
Absolutely, there are no tricks or magic mirrors here as Remute is keen to point out.
On his official Bandcamp page, Remute states:
No tricks – this is not an embedded MP3-player, terribly compressed WAV-files on a microSD-card or other cheating: as with all previous Remute cartridge albums the sound on this cartridge gets generated and played back in realtime and it’s all happening within meager 8 Megabytes! With ‘R64’ the Nintendo 64 console is your very own synthesizer and happy to serve you every time you turn it on and press play! 93,75 MHz, baby!Remute
Long story short, this isn’t a file of MP3s hidden in a game cart. It plays like all of the best N64 games and even comes with a visual experience on screen to make you feel like you’re heading on the weirdest trip of your life…
… and I don’t mean one that you need a car for…
Where Does The R64 Work?
The R64 Nintendo 64 Music Cartridge isn’t just something that German gamers can get hold of. This innovative release works on all consoles no matter of their region.
That’s right; whether you’re NTSC, PAL, or J-NTSC, this album will work flawlessly on your device.
What do you think about this Nintendo 64 Music Cartridge release? Could it catch on, or is this doomed to fail like the dreaded minidisc?
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Seb Santabarbara has bought every Nintendo console that has ever been released in his 33 years on Planet Earth. His favourite game franchise is Zelda, and he’s patiently waiting for Banjo-Kazooie to come back to the fold. When he’s not playing games, he’s travelling the world in his self-converted camper van.