Folks, the time has come: the most influential first-person shooter in gaming history* has transcended the limitations of a single screen. Yes, Golden Eye 007 for Nintendo 64 can now be played no cheats on the screen because a British museum arranged $10,000 worth of hardware to give each player their own screen. It’s all in honor of the game’s 25th anniversary.
Like my former colleague Andrew Liszewski in gizmodo he points out, this would radically change the experience of one of the best multiplayer games of all time, one that required you and three friends to huddle around a big, boxy TV when the game debuted 25 years ago.
On that, we agree. But this?
However, multiplayer on a console before everything was connected to the Internet wasn’t perfect. Four players had to share the same screen, which eliminated some FPS strategies like finding a secret camping spot and shooting opponents.
Yes, golden eyeThe screen trap removed camping and shooting, but that was a very good thing in a single-joystick shooter where you can barely turn and can’t freely aim while moving. Not to mention those situations where a sniper armed with an AR33 with a telescopic sight walks up to a sticky mine placed somewhere where you can’t possibly see it when you turn the corner, and you’re instantly blown into the realm to come.
Cheating on screen did so many golden eye tolerable tricks because even if you weren’t actively watching the other corners of the TV to see exactly what your opponents were doing, you’d know they were setting a trap when those corners stopped moving. I have played golden eyeThe unofficial multiplayer remake for PC, and it’s just not the same, with all the camping and sniping that the OG developers didn’t have to consider when they were making a game for Nintendo.
True, some of this is sour grapes! I’d jump at the chance to try it out if I could magically teleport myself to the Center for Computer History in Cambridge this weekend; is part of what sounds like a amazing exposure, which can what’s more present a fully playable version of the canceled goldeneye remastered for Xbox 360.
Hopefully the museum will also preserve what it was like Really to play golden eye on a Nintendo 64, too.
By the way, if you feel nostalgic about the traps on the screen, I also recommend you to try screen trick the pc game, where have cheat on screen because all players are invisible.
* you know, plus Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Half-Life and Counter-Strike.