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
Pilotwings 64 Pilotwings 64 9/10 Nintendo - - 01 Mar 97 -
Blast Corps Blast Corps
aka Blastdozer
9/10 Nintendo 1 Action 01 Sep 97 -
Castlevania Castlevania
aka Castlevania 64
- Konami 1 Action 11 Mar 99 -
GoldenEye 007 GoldenEye 007 8/10 Nintendo 4 Action 25 Aug 97 -
Hybrid Heaven Hybrid Heaven 4/10 Konami 2 Action 24 Sep 99 -
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 5/10 Nintendo 4 Action 07 Mar 08 1,000 points
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
aka Ganbare Goemon: Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori
8/10 Konami 1 Action 01 May 98 -
Perfect Dark Perfect Dark 9/10 Rare 4 Action 30 Jun 00 -
Resident Evil 2 Resident Evil 2
aka Biohazard 2 (Japanese title)
9/10 Capcom 1 Action 09 Feb 00 -
Snowboard Kids Snowboard Kids
aka Snobow Kids (Japanese title)
7/10 Atlus 4 Action 23 Apr 98 -
Star Fox 64 Star Fox 64
aka Lylat Wars
9/10 Nintendo 4 Action 20 Apr 07 1,000 points
Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo Star Wars Episode I: Battle for Naboo 8/10 LucasArts 1 Action 30 Mar 01 -
Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 9/10 LucasArts 1 Action 10 Jan 99 -
Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire 6/10 Nintendo - Action 01 Mar 97 -
WinBack: Covert Operations WinBack: Covert Operations
aka Operation: WinBack (EU/AUS)
- Koei 4 Action 07 Jul 00 -
Yoshi's Story Yoshi's Story 4/10 Nintendo 1 Action 26 Oct 07 1,000 points
Banjo Tooie Banjo Tooie 9/10 Nintendo 4 Adventure 12 Apr 01 -
Banjo-Kazooie Banjo-Kazooie 10/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 16 Jul 98 -
Bomberman Hero Bomberman Hero 6/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 04 Mar 11 1,000 points
Conker's Bad Fur Day Conker's Bad Fur Day 9/10 Rare 4 Adventure 06 Apr 01 -
Donkey Kong 64 Donkey Kong 64 7/10 Nintendo - Adventure 06 Dec 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 -
Jet Force Gemini Jet Force Gemini
aka Star Twins (Japan)
7/10 Nintendo - Adventure 02 Nov 99 -
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 10/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 03 Apr 09 1,000 points
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 10/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 23 Feb 07 1,000 points
Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. 7/10 Nintendo 4 Fighting 12 Jun 09 1,000 points
Quake II Quake II 7/10 Activision - FPS 07 Feb 99 -
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 -
Sin and Punishment Sin and Punishment 9/10 Nintendo 1 Import 28 Sep 07 1,200 points
Mario Party 2 Mario Party 2 8/10 Nintendo 4 Party 24 Dec 10 1,000 points
Mischief Makers Mischief Makers 8/10 Nintendo 1 Platformer 15 Jan 98 -
Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 10/10 Nintendo 1 Platformer 08 Dec 06 1,000 points
Pokémon Puzzle League Pokémon Puzzle League 8/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 30 May 08 1,000 points
Cruis'n USA Cruis'n USA 3/10 Nintendo 2 Racing 28 Mar 08 1,000 points
Diddy Kong Racing Diddy Kong Racing 8/10 Nintendo 2 Racing 21 Nov 97 -
F-Zero X F-Zero X 9/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 15 Jun 07 1,000 points
Mario Kart 64 Mario Kart 64 9/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 26 Jan 07 1,000 points
Mickey's Speedway USA Mickey's Speedway USA
aka Mickey no Racing Challenge USA (JPN)
6/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 01 Dec 00 -
Star Wars Episode I: Racer Star Wars Episode I: Racer 8/10 LucasArts 2 Racing 17 May 99 -
Wave Race 64 Wave Race 64 8/10 Nintendo 2 Racing 17 Aug 07 1,000 points
Paper Mario Paper Mario 10/10 Nintendo 1 RPG 13 Jul 07 1,000 points
Turok: Rage Wars Turok: Rage Wars 7/10 Acclaim 4 Shooter 27 Oct 99 -
Pokémon Snap Pokémon Snap 7/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 11 Dec 07 1,000 points
1080° Snowboarding 1080° Snowboarding 8/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 18 Jan 08 1,000 points
Mario Golf Mario Golf 8/10 Nintendo 4 Sports 23 Jan 09 1,000 points
Mario Tennis Mario Tennis 8/10 Nintendo 4 Sports 18 Jun 10 1,000 points
Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber 10/10 Square Enix 1 Strategy 26 Mar 10 1,200 points

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