|Release Date||CHN November 17, 2003|
|Media||Flash card, cartridge|
The iQue Player is a video game console that was manufactured by iQue, the joint venture between Nintendo and Dr. Wei Yen. The console itself is a controller that plugs into the television and a box accessory is available for multi-player. Games are distributed through a digital download service called the iQue Depot. The device is considered China's version of the Nintendo 64 console. but uses a system-on-a-chip technology to reduce the size.
The system was officially announced at the 2003 Tokyo Game Show and was released in mainland China that same year. A Japanese release was rumored for mid-October 2004, but was never materialized. Currently, Nintendo has no plans to release the system outside of China.
Games for this console are stored on a 64 MB flash card which is contained within a cartridge that plugs directly into controller/console. Games are purchased at a special "iQue depot" where games may be downloaded onto the cartridge and played later, in a similar manner to the Famicom Disk System.
All of the games are ported Nintendo 64 titles.
- Wave Race 64
- Star Fox 64
- Super Mario 64
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
- Mario kart 64
- F-Zero X
- Yoshi's Story
- Paper Mario
- Sin and Punishment
- Excitebike 64
- Super Smash Bros.
- Animal Forest
- Dr. Mario 64
- Custom Robo
The iQue depot is a network of kiosk that allows users to download games, update the games, and more. Players can also store their games on the iQue Depot network for free. They're mostly seen at gas stations in China. Users must be a member of the iQue Club to download games.
- Processor: R-4300 64Bit CPU, 93.75 MHz
- Memory: 4 Mb RAMBUS
- Graphics: 100,000 polygons/second, 2.09 million colors
- Sound: ADPCM 64