ON THIS DAY, 1997...
On the 23rd of August 1997, GoldenEye 007 was released in Japan. It is a first-person shooter video game developed by Rare and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 console. The game was released in 1997 and is based on the 1995 James Bond film 'GoldenEye'. It is considered one of the most influential and iconic games in the first-person shooter genre.
The game features both single-player and multiplayer modes. In the single-player mode, players assume the role of the British secret agent James Bond and navigate through various missions based on scenes from the movie. The game offers a mix of stealth, exploration, and action gameplay.
The multiplayer mode of GoldenEye 007 is particularly famous for its split-screen multiplayer battles, where players can compete against each other in various game modes and maps. It was one of the first console shooters to offer such a feature and is credited with popularizing multiplayer FPS gaming on consoles.
GoldenEye 007 received critical acclaim for its gameplay, graphics, and innovation in the FPS genre. It introduced features like varied mission objectives, AI behaviours, and a realistic weapon reloading system that were groundbreaking for the time.
The game's success also contributed to the establishment of the James Bond franchise in the gaming world.
Due to licensing and rights issues, GoldenEye 007 has not seen modern re-releases on newer consoles. However, there have been remakes and spiritual successors that have attempted to capture the essence of the original game, even though the original remains a classic in the gaming community's memory.