2022-08-08
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Rumors of a re-release of the Golden Eye 007 are coming soon (oh, “immediately” my Aston!), So we’re once again thinking about Rare’s ingenious N64 shooter. When referring to “James Bond” and “games” in the same sentence, recalling that gamers of a certain age crawl through vents and take out security cameras with PP7 to gentlemen in the facility, ( You will see your (golden) eyes in the distance. Severnaya bunker. Good times.

However, there are a wide variety of games named after the world’s most secret agents, with winners such as Everything or Nothing and the underrated World is Not Enough, and more games on the Nintendo console. doing. 007 may have been quiet for a while — actually since 007 Legends in 2012 — but we count 20 The James Bond game has been released for years on the Nintendo platform.

So number 001 may be a natural conclusion, but how do we other Bond’s past rank game. As with any other reader poll, we asked Nintendo Life readers to rate all James Bond titles played from the list below.

Did you miss the “voting” phase? No, I didn’t. The following order is updated in real time according to the corresponding user rating for each game in the Nintendo Life game database. Even if you read this, there is a good chance that it will affect the rankings below! If you haven’t rated your favorites yet, click the “star” for the game you want to rate below and assign a score now.

So let’s put that Walther in a holster for a while, get a martini, and check out the best (and worst) James Bond games on the Nintendo system …

James Bond 007: Nightfire (GBA)James Bond 007: Nightfire (GBA)

the publisher: EA games / / Developer: JV game

Release date: March 18, 2003 (united states of america). / / March 28, 2004 (UK / EU).

We can’t lie, we forgot that this game existed. The home console version of Nightfire was in the spotlight at the time. This GBA version of the JV game was flying entirely under our radar — as far as I missed it in the first post asking for your rating.

As a first-person shooter for a system that really struggled to handle first-person shooters It looks like a technical victory For developers, if nothing else. If you play this, feel free to let us know in the comments what you missed.

James Bond Junior (SNES)James Bond Junior (SNES)

the publisher: THQ / / Developer: gray matter

Release date: October 1992 (united states of america). / / 1992 (UK / EU).

Based on the cartoon series of the same name, James Bond Jr. is a side-scrolling adventure title that suffered heavily from poor animation and lack of clear challenges. It kept things relatively fresh in segments that featured gameplay that wasn’t much different from R-Type, but unfortunately this wasn’t enough to enhance its rather limited appeal. Only for true hardcore fans.

James Bond Junior (Famicom)James Bond Junior (Famicom)

the publisher: THQ / / Developer: Eurocom software

Release date: September 1991 (united states of america). / / 1992 (UK / EU).

The NES version of James Bond Jr. is probably a more substantive experience than its SNES brothers, and needs to achieve a reasonably large environment and more complex goals.Gameplay Vaguely Reminiscent of Rockman, James Bond Jr. isn’t exactly the same talent.

Although it does introduce some pretty killer music.

Golden Eye: Rogue Agent (DS)Golden Eye: Rogue Agent (DS)

the publisher: EA games / / Developer: EA Tibron

Release date: June 13, 2005 (united states of america). / / July 1, 2005 (UK / EU).

What does it mean that the name “Golden Eye” was milked and died? What a ridiculous thing.

Nevertheless, eight years after the N64 Classic, I got another “Golden Eye” game. The DS version of this DS version is definitely not a popular name. For real Couldn’t hit the spot for longtime fans of the franchise. With poor enemy AI and multiplayer mode lacking in all areas, GoldenEye: RogueAgent was certainly the low point of the series.

007: Quantum of Comfort (DS)007: Quantum of Comfort (DS)

the publisher: Activision / / Developer: Baikarias Visions

Release date: November 4, 2008 (united states of america). / / October 31, 2008 (UK / EU).

Featuring a slightly weird top-down perspective, the Quantum of Solace for the DS felt like a pirated version of Metal Gear Solid — really weird. Visually the game is pretty poor, but the worst offense is gameplay, focusing on slow, slow-moving combat that feels as sophisticated as a rusty fork.

Not 007.

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (GBA)James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (GBA)

the publisher: Electronic Arts / / Developer: Gripto Night Game

Release date: November 17, 2003 (united states of america).

Using an isometric perspective, GBA’s Everything or Nothing couldn’t hold the candle to the corresponding one on the home console, but it remained. Some kind Nevertheless fun. The environment to explore has a decent range, the fighting isn’t terrible (though that’s not great), and who can forget the hilarious sprite images of Judi Dench and Willem Dafoe.

Occasionally detours, but rarely deserves the world’s largest secret agent.

James Bond 007: Bloodstone (DS)James Bond 007: Bloodstone (DS)

the publisher: Activision / / Developer: n-Space

Release date: November 2, 2010 (united states of america). / / November 5, 2010 (UK / EU).

Despite the fairly rudimentary visuals, the third-person shooter gameplay seen on the DS BloodStone wasn’t. that bad! Heck, we made it 8/10 in a review, calling it “surprisingly fun and well organized” and praised the weapon along with different environments.

00 heaven? No, but double O is fine.

The world is not enough (GBC)The world is not enough (GBC)

the publisher: Electronic Arts / / Developer: 2N production

Release date: September 11, 2001 (united states of america). / / September 28, 2001 (UK / EU).

Thanks to the limited features of Game Boy Color, the world isn’t enough, but it’s one of the most archaic looks of all the major Bond games. That said, top-down gameplay is a positive reminiscent of the original Metal Gear title, and offers a lot of exploration and experimentation. We’ll definitely get the N64 version first, but Bond has fallen into a much worse scrape than this 8-bit adventure.

James Bond: 007 Legends (Wii U)James Bond: 007 Legends (Wii U)

the publisher: Activision / / Developer: Eurocom

Release date: December 11, 2012 (united states of america). / / December 21, 2012 (UK / EU).

007 Legends was billed as a small celebration of the franchise. The campaign spanned several iconic Bond eras and inserted Daniel Craig into a non-Daniel Craig Bond movie scenario. Despite the congratulatory intent, developer Eurocom was unable to create a valuable experience for 007 fans, as both visuals and gameplay were substandard. It obviously tries to take advantage of the success of franchises like Call of Duty, but as a result it struggles to open up its own identity.

The Wii U had more than a share of gems, but this isn’t one of them.

Golden Eye: Rogue Agent (GCN)Golden Eye: Rogue Agent (GCN)

the publisher: EA games / / Developer: EA Tibron

Release date: November 22, 2004 (united states of america). / / December 3, 2004 (UK / EU).

GoldenEye: GameCube’s Rogue Agent is by no means a bad game — in a way it felt like a true evolution of the N64 Classic.There are some exciting additions like dual wield, blending characters with elements of Goldfinger, Man with a Golden Gun, Golden Eye (EA seems to have had gold in his head during the first brainstorming session). But the overall battle is probably a bit that too Exaggerated for bond games.

The fact that EA used “Golden Eye” in the title, which is blatantly misleading, also left a bad taste in the mouth.