End of cheats in GoldenEye split-screen multiplayer on Nintendo 64. Or this is the intention of a curious project carried out by the Center of Computing History on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the famous first-person shooter from Rareware, released exclusively for Nintendo’s 64-bit console in 1997. So much so that this British body invested some £8,000 in hardware to allow the famous 4-player multiplayer mode to now be played on four separate screens .
N64 GoldenEye on 4 separate screens
This way, GoldenEye can now be experienced in a totally different way to the original, at least in its multiplayer mode; and the fact is that for many, the 4-player games of the Rareware title are among the funniest and most iconic in the history of video games and in which players could spy on the windows of their rivals to anticipate their movements. A technique that all of us who enjoyed the game at the time realized between laughs and reproaches.
Thus, and thanks to the video shared by said British organization, we see how they managed to recreate GoldenEye’s multiplayer mode on four independent monitors, sharing the image between them. And all this with a Nintendo 64 and an original GoldenEye cartridge. Of course, this GoldenEye 25th anniversary event has already sold out all its tickets and only attendees will be able to try out such a curious invention.
An event that will also feature four of the original game’s developers (Martin Hollis, Dr. David Doak and Brett Jones) to share their experiences in said project, in addition to sharing original development material, documents, concept art and playable versions of GoldenEye in its Japanese version.
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