Can you spot the mistake in this iconic Nintendo logo?

N64 logo
(Image credit: Nintendo)

The N64 logo is a great piece of graphic design, and it continues to inspire. In a single logo Nintendo sold the idea of how its '90s games console was transitioning from 2D to 3D gaming. But, many developers failed to take notice of a significant detail. Can you spot the mistake in the N64 logo above?

Before revealing all, let's take a moment to reflect on just how superb the N64 logo design is and why it remains so loved. The design features a large three-dimensional letter N for Nintendo, four of them are placed together so they form a cube. The '64' in Nintendo wordmark signals to gamers this new console is a 64-bit machine. If you're interested in logo design, read our features on how to design a logo and the best logos ever. We also have a guide to the best graphic design software.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.