Syd Bolton, writer for The Armchair Empire (among so many other things), put the finishing touches on his N64 game collection recently — 296 games, complete with original packaging! This comes on heels of his Playstation 2 game collection hitting 1,400 games.
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Syd Bolton has reached another milestone in his collection of videogames. Bolton, 40, from Brantford, Ontario, Canada now has every single Nintendo 64 game released in North America. Although that particular feat has been accomplished before, Bolton joins an elite few that has all of the games in their original packaging (boxes).
The collection will join Bolton’s growing list of completed videogame system collections (which currently includes the Nintendo Virtual Boy, Sega Dreamcast, Microsoft Xbox, and Milton Bradley Microvision). Bolton also has the largest known collection of “Dragon’s Lair®” games in the world, which runs a close second to Tetris® for the number of ports in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Bolton is currently negotiating a larger space for the Personal Computer Museum, Canada’s only interactive computer museum, that he founded in 2005. Once a deal as been finalized, the video games will be on display to the public as Canada’s first video game history museum.
The Nintendo 64 was released on September 30, 1996 and marked the end of an era for cartridge based console systems. The system sold over 30 million units worldwide and produced 296 unique games in North America. It was Nintendo’s first jump into 3D gaming and many of its titles changed how videogames are made.
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