N64 Gamer was a monthly magazine published by Next Publishing from March 1998 until June 2001. For much of its run, N64 Gamer focused entirely on the Nintendo 64 but later added Game Boy Color coverage. It was succeeded by Nintendo Gamer when the Nintendo 64’s lifecycle drew to a close. N64 Gamer gained a considerable degree of infamy when it claimed to have a ‘nude code’ for GoldenEye 007. The magazine’s crew superimposed a censored nude picture of model Elle MacPherson onto a screenshot of the game and encouraged readers to write to them to get the code. They allegedly received 2,000 requests. Former editor Narayan Pattison later admitted to being behind the joke in an IGN column. The magazine saw a considerable backlash from its readership for awarding Perfect Dark a score of 101%. Troy Gorman wrote the twelve-page review, but each crew member weighed in with their opinion. The crew stood by the score, claiming that they felt the game was better than GoldenEye, and they gave it a perfect score, so they had to go above perfect. The incident is frequently cited as an example of poor-quality professional video game review coverage.
- Rare first edition #1 with a January/February 1998 cover date.
- All pages and the centre poster are intact with no tears, rips or creases.
- Graded a 7.5 in very good condition.