GoldenEye WW2 Hangar is a fun N64 mod with a ton of new features

by Martin Watts, 7 July 2019

Attacking enemy guards with the devastating MG 42 machine gun in GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod for N64.

GoldenEye 007’s dedicated modding community never ceases to amaze me.

Over 20 years later, they’re still treating us to new mods, some of which are really pushing the boundaries.

GoldenEye WW2 Hangar is one such mod.

Getting ready to destroy some airplanes in GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod for N64.

Developed by Flargy – with a little help from some fellow modders – it features impressive enhancements over the original game.

And the great thing is that you can play it on an original N64 console using a flashcart.

What’s GoldenEye WW2 Hangar about?

GoldenEye WW2 Hangar is a single-level mod set in a Soviet hangar during World War II.

Axis forces have hijacked the base and kidnapped Dimitri. His knowledge of Axis technology has made him vital to winning the war effort.

Rescuing a hostage from German guards in GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod for N64.

Playing as James Bond 007, you must infiltrate the hangar and rescue Dimitri.

You also have to destroy some fighter planes, all the base’s alarms, and obtain stolen weapons.

Destroying an alarm using the PPSh-41 Soviet submachine gun.

On Secret Agent difficulty and higher, there’s a bonus objective to complete.

Even when played on Agent, this mission is surprisingly tricky. This is mainly because you have to race against the clock in the second half.

Unloading an MP 40 submachine gun into an enemy guard inGoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod (Nintendo 64).

You may also need to attempt it multiple times to work out how to do everything in time.

If you’re a veteran GoldenEye 007 player, you’ll no doubt enjoy the challenge.

Scoring a headshot against an unsuspecting guard in GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod.

Bells and whistles

GoldenEye WW2 Hangar has many new features that set it apart from the original game.

The guard models are custom, and every single weapon is brand new.

Not only that, but there’s loads of them. You come across World War II-era pistols, submachine guns and rifles. And there’s even a tank at one point.

Guards will also try to melee attack if you get too close. This wasn’t a feature in GoldenEye 007, but was added by Rare to Perfect Dark.

Using a tank to blow open the doors in the GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod

GoldenEye WW2 Hangar’s audio is especially impressive.

Using a clever workaround, Flargy has managed to get digital music playing in the background.

Shooting at a guard with the StG 44 rifle, a new weapon added in the GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod.

You can now also hear Bond’s footsteps. It adds a nice touch of realism to the game.

Otherwise, there are some custom sound effects for alarms. There’s a air raid siren that sounds especially ominous.

Engaging in a gunfight in GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod for Nintendo 64.

How can I play GoldenEye WW2 Hangar?

You can download the mod from N64 Vault.

It comes in the form of an xdelta patch. Therefore, use Delta Patcher (or a similar program) to apply it to a unmodified NTSC ROM of GoldenEye 007.

Enemy guard eats bullets in GoldenEye WW2 Hangar, a GoldenEye 007 N64 mod.

To play GoldenEye WW2 Hangar on an N64 console, you need to use a flashcart such as an EverDrive 64.

I’ve tested the game on real N64 hardware and didn’t come across any game-breaking bugs or major performance issues.

James Bond 007 casually escapes the incoming air raid in GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod for N64.

Will you be playing it?

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Popping off a guard at distance with the sniper rifle in the GoldenEye WW2 Hangar mod for N64.