Multiplayer Modes That Ended up More Popular Than the Main Game
The Nintendo 64 was no slouch when it came to local multiplayer experiences —and GoldenEye 007 was the king. It couldn’t even be dethroned by juggernauts Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros., and Mario Party. Everyone was playing GoldenEye and for good reason: the game practically invented console first-person shooters. It’s a genre that is still incredibly popular today, and it owes a lot of what it has to GoldenEye.
When people think of GoldenEye on the Nintendo 64, they think of multiplayer. That doesn’t mean that the single-player wasn’t good. Rare implemented moments from the Pierce Brosnan flick worked really well. The game even had the cool feature of giving the player more objectives and longer levels on harder difficulties. But, it was simply overshadowed by the game’s multiplayer, which is extraordinary considering that it was added last minute.