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 US Date « Price
Bomberman Hero Bomberman Hero 6/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 07 Mar 11 1,000 points
Mario Party 2 Mario Party 2 8/10 Nintendo 4 Party 20 Dec 10 1,000 points
Mario Tennis Mario Tennis 8/10 Nintendo 4 Sports 28 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 29 Mar 10 1,000 points
Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. 7/10 Nintendo 4 Fighting 21 Dec 09 1,000 points
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 10/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 18 May 09 1,000 points
Mario Golf Mario Golf 8/10 Nintendo 4 Sports 06 Oct 08 1,000 points
Pokémon Puzzle League Pokémon Puzzle League 8/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 05 May 08 1,000 points
Cruis'n USA Cruis'n USA 3/10 Nintendo 2 Racing 31 Mar 08 1,000 points
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 5/10 Nintendo 4 Action 25 Feb 08 1,000 points
1080° Snowboarding 1080° Snowboarding 8/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 28 Jan 08 1,000 points
Pokémon Snap Pokémon Snap 7/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 10 Dec 07 1,000 points
Sin and Punishment Sin and Punishment 9/10 Nintendo 1 Import 01 Oct 07 1,200 points
Yoshi's Story Yoshi's Story 4/10 Nintendo 1 Action 17 Sep 07 1,000 points
Wave Race 64 Wave Race 64 8/10 Nintendo 2 Racing 06 Aug 07 1,000 points
Paper Mario Paper Mario 10/10 Nintendo 1 RPG 16 Jul 07 1,000 points
F-Zero X F-Zero X 9/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 25 Jun 07 1,000 points
Star Fox 64 Star Fox 64
aka Lylat Wars
9/10 Nintendo 4 Action 02 Apr 07 1,000 points
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 10/10 Nintendo 1 Adventure 26 Feb 07 1,000 points
Mario Kart 64 Mario Kart 64 9/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 29 Jan 07 1,000 points
Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 10/10 Nintendo 1 Action 19 Nov 06 1,000 points

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