A Classic Edition Of N64 Is Approaching
Marc Gordon - May 28, 2018

Lester

By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

A few years ago, Nintendo released their NES Classic, bringing back many of our classic favorites from the original Nintendo console. It became sold out within the blink of an eye.  Then last year, SNES Classic thankfully decided to bring back the Super Nintendo, allowing us to play Donkey Kong Country and Yoshi’s Island all over again. It was amazing, and now we want more.

In July of 2017, rumors went around that Nintendo may very well be creating a N64 Classic Edition.  Since then, we’ve all impatiently waited for months upon months. Although we’ve got our SNES Classics, we’re all anxiously waiting about what could possibly be coming, especially since we all known that N64 was the all time best console ever.

So while nothing is confirmed for sure, the rumors have returned with new information.  Nintendo has filed for trademark applications on the N64, which means things are going in the right direction. However, it most likely won’t look like the traditional device, it will probably be like the SNES, where it comes pre-loaded with all of the best games.

Our fingers are crossed that it will come out sooner than later and that it will include Super Mario 64,  Mario Kart 64,  Mario Party, Super Smash Bros,  Banjo Kazooie, Zelda,  Star, Diddy Kong Racing and Donkey Kong 64 (at the very least).