In 1997, Nintendo and a company called Intervison was working on a top secret project that will change gaming forever. This project will become online gaming. But when it was finished, It was not released for some unknown reasons. This project was called N64 Online. It was a service where players can connect to the Internet in their Nintendo 64 and will allow players to download games, chat with friends, and more. The service was connected by a computer in Intervisons headquarters and it will manage the service and will update if there is any issues or bugs. This service was gonna be exclusive to Japan but Intervison wanted the service to be worldwide. Nintendo and Intervison was working on this for 2 years until it was finally ready to be released. Once the service was released, people had to purchase a N64 Online Connector that will connect to your Nintendo 64. The project cost 7.2 million dollars for Nintendo and Intervison. For some reason, Nintendo had mention it in Space World 1999 but there is no footage for it. In 2001, Nintendo had officially announced that N64 Online has been canceled due to the Nintendo Gamecube releasing in November. Many fans back lashed Nintendo to release N64 Online but they refused. In 2011, a website called Gaming Hub started a search for the N64 Online service. Someone user on the site called Nitrocat said that maybe Intervison might have the files for N64 Online but it is very hard to obtain it. People are saying that N64 Online does not exist due to online gaming never being a thing back then, while some think its real. I can assist someone to try to find the files for N64 Online.
Well, Nintendo did legit have two short lived services for downloading games.
SEGA Channel 1994-1998: Sega Genesis games played on Cable TV. Satellaview 1995-2000: SNES games downloaded over a satellite to a Japan-exclusive addon peripheral. Randnet 1999-2001: N64DD DLC & expansions downloaded over the internet, also Japan-exclusive. The DD addon flopped hard, so it never got a global release.
I get no result looking up Intrervision with either Ninteno or N64. All I find is a 1982 peripheral called the Intervision 2001, & the game company Intellivision, who went defunct 2 years before the N64 came out.