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
Bomberman Hero Bomberman Hero 6/10 Hudson 1 Adventure 04 Mar 11 1,000 points
1080° Snowboarding 1080° Snowboarding 8/10 Nintendo 2 Sports 18 Jan 08 1,000 points
Cruis'n USA Cruis'n USA 3/10 Nintendo 2 Racing 28 Mar 08 1,000 points
F-Zero X F-Zero X 9/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 15 Jun 07 1,000 points
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 5/10 Nintendo 4 Action 07 Mar 08 1,000 points
Mario Golf Mario Golf 8/10 Nintendo 4 Sports 23 Jan 09 1,000 points
Mario Kart 64 Mario Kart 64 9/10 Nintendo 4 Racing 26 Jan 07 1,000 points
Mario Party 2 Mario Party 2 8/10 Nintendo 4 Party 24 Dec 10 1,000 points
Mario Tennis Mario Tennis 8/10 Nintendo 4 Sports 18 Jun 10 1,000 points
Paper Mario Paper Mario 10/10 Nintendo 1 RPG 13 Jul 07 1,000 points
Pokémon Puzzle League Pokémon Puzzle League 8/10 Nintendo 2 Puzzle 30 May 08 1,000 points
Pokémon Snap Pokémon Snap 7/10 Nintendo 1 Simulation 11 Dec 07 1,000 points
Sin and Punishment Sin and Punishment 9/10 Nintendo 1 Import 28 Sep 07 1,200 points
Star Fox 64 Star Fox 64
aka Lylat Wars
9/10 Nintendo 4 Action 20 Apr 07 1,000 points
Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 10/10 Nintendo 1 Platformer 08 Dec 06 1,000 points
Super Smash Bros. Super Smash Bros. 7/10 Nintendo 4 Fighting 12 Jun 09 1,000 points
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
Wave Race 64 Wave Race 64 8/10 Nintendo 2 Racing 17 Aug 07 1,000 points
Yoshi's Story Yoshi's Story 4/10 Nintendo 1 Action 26 Oct 07 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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