ShackStream: skankcore64 Episode 66 - Are you afraid of Joanna Dark?

skankcore64 is back for another Sunday episode of my journey to complete the North American catalog for the N64 on Shacknews Twitch.


Another week has flown by as we enter the final weeks of spring and brace ourselves for Chris Jarrard’s hot boy summer. If you’re not quite ready to embrace the future, you can always reminisce about the olden days of 3D yore with skankcore64, my trek through every Nintendo 64 game released in North America. I’ll be live later today on Shacknews Twitch at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET.

Episode 66  - Are you afraid of Joanna Dark?

I haven’t quite graduated from the Carrington Institute here on skankcore64, rather, I kind of just started playing the game and did my training in the field on the last episode. Perhaps today we’ll take a stroll around the grounds and familiarize ourselves with the basics of Perfect Dark before we set out on a perfect disaster. The missions have all been a blast so far, with minimal confusion and backtracking.

It’s easy to see the evolution from Goldeneye 007 to this game as all the key elements of the hit Bond game are here. They’ve been refined and polished to a degree only found in titles that release right at the tail end of a console’s lifespan. Perfect Dark is a great example of a game that pushes its platform to the very limits of its capabilities, something that usually happens when a system matures to the point where its best developers can flex their technical wizardry. You can keep an eye on my progress with the embedded viewer above, or come down to Shacknews Twitch to chat with me as I play!

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Contributing Editor

From the test launch of the NES in New York to 4K gaming in his living room, Bryan Lefler has been immersed in video games his entire life. Battle tested in the arena shooters of the turn of the century yet kind to all animals that may cross him, Bryan enjoys a breadth of games but strives to be the best in any contest of digital skill. He is a former esports competitor and has been part of the Shacknews community for over 15 years. You can also catch him on skankcore64 streams on the Shacknews Twitch channel where he plays through the N64 library and follow him on Twitter @skankcore.

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