IQue Player

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iQue Player
Designer iQue
Manufacturer iQue
CPU 140.625 MHz R-4300
Graphics 62.5 MHz Reality Co-Processor
Memory 16 MB
Media 64 MB removable NAND flash memory
Released China: November 17, 2003
Added to Museum July 13, 2018
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The iQue Player, known in Chinese as iQue Shén Yóu Ji (iQue 神游机, iQue divine gaming machine), was a specialized system released only in China by iQue that had support for Nintendo 64 games as well as games developed on the iQue hardware itself. It shipped with timed demos and the full Chinese version of Dr. Mario 64 built-in

It was released in China on November 17, 2003. Upon release, games had to be purchased from a specialized iQue Player depot, known in Chinese as Shén Yóu Jiā Yóu Zhàn (神游加油站, divine gas station), wherein purchased games would be downloaded and unlocked in the system's memory. In 2009, with the release of a Windows program titled iQue@Home, known in China as Shén Yóu Zài Xiàn (神游在线, divine online), games could be downloaded through a Windows computer via a USB cable.

Development

China banned video game consoles in 2000, due to concerns over adverse effects in youth. As a result, in 2002, iQue was founded as a joint venture between Chinese-American scientist Wei Yen and Nintendo. The iQue Player was developed to circumvent the ban, as it did not have the physical media of traditional consoles, and games were stored in system memory.

Games for iQue Player

Title Developer Released Added to the Museum Notes
Animal Forest
(水上摩托, Shuǐ Shàng Mótuō)
Nintendo EAD 2006 July 13, 2018
Custom Robo
(组合机器人, Zǔhé Jīqìrén)
Noise 2006 July 13, 2018
Dr. Mario 64
(马力欧医生, Mǎlìōu Yīshēng)
Nintendo R&D1 2003 July 13, 2018 Full game included on iQue Player systems.
Excitebike 64
(越野摩托, Yuèyě Mótuō)
Left Field Productions 2005 July 13, 2018
F-Zero X
(F-Zero X 未来赛车, F-Zero X Wèilái Sàichē)
Nintendo R&D1 2004 July 13, 2018
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
(塞尔达传说 时光之笛, Sàiěrdá Chuánshuō: Shíguāng zhī Dí)
Nintendo EAD 2003 July 13, 2018
Mario Kart 64
(马力欧卡丁车, Mǎlìōu Kǎdīngchē)
Nintendo EAD 2003 July 13, 2018
Paper Mario
(纸片马力欧, Zhǐpiàn Mǎlìōu)
Intelligent Systems 2004 July 13, 2018
Sin and Punishment
(罪与罚-地球的继承者-, Zuì yǔ Fá: Dìqiú de Jìchéng Zhě)
Treasure, Nintendo R&D1 2004 July 13, 2018
Star Fox 64
(星际火狐, Xīngjì Huǒhú)
Nintendo EAD 2003 July 13, 2018
Super Mario 64
(神游马力欧, Shén Yóu Mǎlìōu)
Nintendo EAD 2003 July 13, 2018
Super Smash Bros.
(任天堂明星大乱斗, Rèntiāntáng Míngxīng Dà Luàn Dǒu)
HAL Laboratory 2005 July 13, 2018
Wave Race 64
(水上摩托, Shuǐ Shàng Mótuō)
Nintendo EAD 2003 July 13, 2018
Yoshi's Story
(耀西故事, Yàoxī Gùshì)
Nintendo EAD 2004 July 13, 2018