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Nintendo 64 Expansion Pak

Product Description

Cartridge is inserted into Nintendo 64 console; doubles original 4MB of memory, for a total of 8MB

Allows games to have larger worlds, longer animation sequences, and much more complex gameplay.

Increases screen resolution from 320 X 240 pixels up to 640 X 480 pixels

Required for games like Donkey Kong 64

Imported from USA

N64 Expansion Pack will extend the RAM of your console by 4MB of RAM.


The Expansion Pak allows the random access memory (RAM) of the Nintendo 64 console to increase from 4
megabytes (MB) to 8 MB of contiguous main memory. With the help of an included key, the Expansion Pak fits into the slot
that is below a removable panel on the top of the N64 console. Game developers can take advantage of the increased
memory in several ways, including making games that are more visually appealing. Some games will allow players to choose
a "high-resolution" option, increasing the screen resolution from 320 by 240 pixels to as much as 640 by 480
pixels--creating crisp, high-definition graphics. The Expansion Pak utilizes Nintendo 64's capability for 32-bit,
16.7-million-color display with 256 levels of transparency (alpha)--bringing your games to a new level of realism.
Instead of reusing texture data, games can buffer a larger number of textures for a more distinct look.

Other ways for developers to utilize the larger memory is by setting a higher frame rate, longer replays, and more
animations. Games also can have more sophisticated artificial intelligence, which allows computer-controlled characters
to be smarter, literally. Games can offer more characters and vehicles, and contain larger, more complex levels and
worlds. Some games like The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask require the Expansion Pak, while others such as Perfect Dark
require it for access to all of the game's levels and features. See our list of Nintendo 64 games that take advantage of
the Expansion Pak's extra power.

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