Fans of 007 will be happy to learn a new mod is currently in development for the iconic Nintendo 64 GoldenEye 007 title, but it won’t be anything like the classic release. In fact, the new James Bond title is set to revive a different plotline, introducing a fully-fledged campaign based on the classic movie, The Spy Who Loved Me. Best of all, there’s no outside interaction, with the new gaming mod made from the ground up by a dedicated group of fans.
Despite being a major cultural icon, Bond hasn’t gotten much love in the video games side of things in recent years, with only a handful of games ever made. Among them, GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64 was an absolute banger and is still deemed the best James Bond game. So, it comes as no surprise that the community has decided to develop a mod from foundations laid by that fateful release. First noticed by EuroGamer, this new mod for Nintendo 64 is based on Roger Moore’s 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me, and is part of a fan project available on N64 Vault. The project is still being worked upon, meaning it isn’t fully playable just yet, however, a demo of the mod is available, containing the first three levels and also a glimpse at an intended four-player multiplayer mode.
This new GoldenEye 007 mod features some well-known locations from the film like the Alps, the pyramids of Egypt, the Liparus supertanker in the Atlantic Ocean, and more. It even includes Roger Moore’s likeness, as well as characters like Anya Amasova (aka Agent XXX) and villain Karl Stromberg. You can play the mod either on an N64 console (if you still own one, lucky you!) or via an emulator. The thing worth mentioning here is that the mod supports 4K at 60 frames per second, which is quite impressive.
More recently, YouTuber Graslu00 uploaded a playthrough video revealing all the 11 levels of The Spy Who Loved Me 64. Interestingly, the stage select menu indicates the mod to have 20 levels, including, 007’s childhood bungalow of Skyfall, which might be among the multiplayer maps.
Sadly, there’s no official word as to when the entirety of this GoldenEye 007 mod will be made available to the general audience. The individuals working behind the mod have provided no window or timeline either, so fans definitely have some waiting to do at their hands. That said, it’s still remarkable to see a mod of this scale being developed. Although, this isn’t the only James Bond game fans should look forward to as the notable Hitman developer IO Interactive is currently hard at work on a new Bond game titled Project 007, “featuring a wholly original Bond story.”