Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

Nintendo 64

After the amazing NES and SNES, people expected the N64 to run away with the industry and put Sony and Sega in the shade. It didn't happen. Nintendo decided to stick with carts while its rivals picked cheaper discs, and this not only put customers off but also made software houses think twice about supporting the system. Losing former ally Squaresoft was possibly the biggest blow to Nintendo's pride, and the company went on to produce the best selling Final Fantasy VII on the Playstation.

Having said all that, the N64 was home to gaming experiences that simply were not possible on rival machines. Games like Goldeneye, Zelda, Starfox 64 and of course Mario 64 were (and still are) solid-gold classics. With Virtual Console support, now is probably a good time to reassess this often misunderstood console.

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Nintendo 64 Games

Title Rating Publisher » Players Genre EU Date Price
BattleTanx: Global Assault BattleTanx: Global Assault - 3DO 4 Action 30 Jun 00 -
Turok 2: Seeds of Evil Turok 2: Seeds of Evil 8/10 Acclaim 4 FPS 11 Dec 98 -
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter Turok: Dinosaur Hunter 5/10 Acclaim 1 FPS 01 Mar 97 -
Turok: Rage Wars Turok: Rage Wars 7/10 Acclaim 4 Shooter 27 Oct 99 -
Quake II Quake II 7/10 Activision - FPS 07 Feb 99 -
Snowboard Kids Snowboard Kids
aka Snobow Kids (Japanese title)
7/10 Atlus 4 Action 23 Apr 98 -
Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 2
aka Biohazard 2 (Japanese title)
9/10 Capcom 1 Action 09 Feb 00 -
Body Harvest Body Harvest - Gremlin Interactive 1 Action 30 Sep 98 -
WinBack: Covert Operations WinBack: Covert Operations
aka Operation: WinBack (EU/AUS)
- Koei 4 Action 07 Jul 00 -
Castlevania Castlevania
aka Castlevania 64
- Konami 1 Action 11 Mar 99 -
Goemon's Great Adventure Goemon's Great Adventure
aka Mystical Ninja 2 Starring Goemon (European title); Ganbare Goemon: Derodero Douchuu Obake Tenkomori (Japanese title)
8/10 Konami 2 Adventure 22 Sep 99 -
Hybrid Heaven Hybrid Heaven 4/10 Konami 1 Action 24 Sep 99 -
ISS 64 ISS 64
aka International Superstar Soccer 64
- Konami 4 Sports 01 Jun 97 -
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
aka Ganbare Goemon: Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori
8/10 Konami 1 Action 01 May 98 -
Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo 8/10 LucasArts 1 Action 30 Mar 01 -
Star Wars Episode I: Racer Star Wars Episode I: Racer 8/10 LucasArts 2 Racing 17 May 99 -
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 9/10 LucasArts 1 Action 10 Jan 99 -
Doom 64 Doom 64 - Midway 1 Action 02 Dec 97 -
Banjo Tooie Banjo Tooie 9/10 Nintendo 4 Adventure 12 Apr 01 -
Banjo-Kazooie Banjo-Kazooie 10/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 16 Jul 98 -
Blast Corps Blast Corps
aka Blastdozer
9/10 Nintendo 1 Action 01 Sep 97 -
Bomberman 64 Bomberman 64 - Nintendo 4 Action 27 Nov 97 -
Diddy Kong Racing Diddy Kong Racing 8/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 21 Nov 97 -
Donkey Kong 64 Donkey Kong 64 7/10 Nintendo - Adventure 06 Dec 99 -
GoldenEye 007 GoldenEye 007 8/10 Nintendo 4 Action 25 Aug 97 -
Jet Force Gemini Jet Force Gemini
aka Star Twins (Japan)
7/10 Nintendo - Adventure 02 Nov 99 -
Mario Party Mario Party - Nintendo 4 Party 09 Mar 99 -
Mickey's Speedway USA Mickey's Speedway USA
aka Mickey no Racing Challenge USA (JPN)
6/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 01 Dec 00 -
Mischief Makers Mischief Makers 8/10 Nintendo 1 Platformer 15 Jan 98 -
Pilotwings 64 Pilotwings 64 9/10 Nintendo - - 01 Mar 97 -
Star Fox 64 Star Fox 64
aka Lylat Wars
9/10 Nintendo 4 Action 20 Oct 97 -
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 6/10 Nintendo - Action 01 Mar 97 -
Conker's Bad Fur Day Conker's Bad Fur Day 9/10 Rare 4 Adventure 06 Apr 01 -
Perfect Dark Perfect Dark 9/10 Rare 4 Action 30 Jun 00 -
Buck Bumble Buck Bumble - Ubisoft 2 Action 18 Dec 98 -

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