I actually remember that advertisement in many gaming magazines back in 1996. The Nintendo 64 was kind of like a dream system for me. Mario in 3-D, Star Wars games that actually looked like the movie and the whole First Person Shooter genre just appearing out of thin air on consoles was a lot to take in at the time.
The Nintendo 64 may not be the best Nintendo console with it's lack of games and cartridge format causing a lot of issues, but not many can doubt that the amount of fun had with this console is hard to match. I remember having deathmatch duels with my friends on Goldeneye for nearly 3 years straight without ever getting bored of the game. If that doesn't leave an impression on you, I don't know what will. The Nintendo 64 will always be remembered as the console that brought the word "Party Games" into the fold with consoles.
Congratulations to the Nintendo 64!