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Nintendo 64 with a Mario 64 cartridge | by Digital Game Museum
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Nintendo 64 with a Mario 64 cartridge

The N64 controller was Nintendo’s first controller to feature an analog stick. Nintendo took a pioneering role in popularizing analog stick technology with the N64’s hit Super Mario 64. The N64 controller was designed in part for the needs of Super Mario 64, while the game itself was built to show off all the capabilities of the new controller, illustrating the synergy of game and controller development.


More detail is available on our online exhibit.

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Taken on September 1, 2012