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1999 - 5th generation system
The Nintendo 64DD is an add-on for the Nintendo 64 game console developed by Nintendo. It was released in Japan in 1999, but it was not released in other regions. It was designed to be an extension of the Nintendo 64, and it added features such as a 64 MB magnetic disk drive, a real-time clock, and a modem for online play. The Nintendo 64DD featured a 64-bit MIPS R4300i CPU and it came with 4MB of memory. The Nintendo 64DD featured a magnetic disk drive that could hold 64MB of data, which was much larger than the cartridges used by the Nintendo 64. The add-on also featured a real-time clock, which allowed games to keep track of the time and date, and a modem for online play. The Nintendo 64DD had a relatively small library of games available, many of which were Japan-exclusive titles. Some of the games that were released for the Nintendo 64DD include: Mario Artist: Talent Studio - A game where players can create their own 3D animations and comics. Doshin the Giant - A game where players play as a giant and interact with small people on an island. SimCity 64 - A port of the popular city-building simulation game. F-Zero X Expansion Kit - An expansion kit for the popular racing game F-Zero X, which added new tracks and cars. The Nintendo 64DD was not a commercial success, it was criticized for its high price, lack of software and poor documentation. Nintendo discontinued the Nintendo 64DD in 2000 and it is now considered a collector's item and is highly sought after by enthusiasts and retro gaming enthusiasts. Due to the limited release of the add-on, the games and software for the Nintendo 64DD are relatively scarce and hard to find.