Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Best Nintendo 64 Games-Nintendo Life

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Celebrate this Powerful 64-bit console For the 25th anniversary (following June’s wedding anniversary in North America), we’re republishing a list of the top 50 reader ranks for previous Nintendo 64 games. Like all Top 50 Library Lists, this ranking is based on user ratings from the Nintendo Life Gaming Database and is subject to change after publication.

Therefore, if you haven’t rated your favorite N64 game, you are free to use your influence to switch the order of the following games. You can also see a list of reader ranks for all N64 games coming to Nintendo Switch Online in October. fun!


The Nintendo 64 is a console that tends to split gamers. Launched in 1996 (or 1997 in the PAL region) when the gaming industry’s bread and butter switched from sprites to polygons, the console was, in some respects, the first time Nintendo actually dropped the ball. Tired of the platform owner’s license terms, many developers jumped at Sony’s PlayStation, fascinated by fairer transactions and cheaper disc-based media. Meanwhile, Nintendo has doubled the esoteric hardware with confusing, kiddy-colored controllers that were definitely out of step with the mature viewers of the game.

On the other hand, for many gamers, the N64 evokes some of our very warm and strongest game memories. Many of us took the first step into the 3D Mushroom Kingdom or High Rules while wielding the three-way pads on this console, a four-player split-screen Mario Kart or Golden Eye comparable. No excitement remains in our minds like most others multiplayer experience.

Thanks to the user ratings we received from our readers, we’re introducing the top 50 N64 games to date. There is no doubt that we have carefully selected 64-bit lovely below, but keep in mind. This list is not set to stone..Ranking continues to evolve automatically According to the user score sent to the Nintendo Life game database, don’t worry if you miss a “vote”. You can still vote by simply scrolling down and rating.

And when you feel like it, do the same for each Nintendo console, using the top 50 best game lists such as NES, SNES, Game Boy, GBC, GBA, Nintendo DS, 3DS, GameCube, Wii, Wii U and more. You can do it.

If you have a bubbling game under the top 50 you want to rate, feel free to use the search tools below to find it and score it on a scale of 10. Otherwise, connect the rumble / controller / transfer / expansion pack. Get ready for the best N64 game ever …

Note. A total of at least 50 user ratings are required for the game to be eligible.

Ridge Racer 64 (N64)Ridge Racer 64 (N64)

the publisher: Nintendo / Developer: Nintendo Software Technology

release date: February 14, 2000 (USA). / July 4, 2000 (UK / EU).

Looking at Ridge Racer on the N64 as a typical PlayStation franchise gave me the feeling of playing. wipe out At the Nintendo console — it was welcome, but I still felt strange..in the meantime Ridge Racer 64 Featuring tracks from previous games in the Namco Racer series, it was actually developed by Nintendo Software Entertainment and later ported to the DS — Wait for it — Ridge Racer DS.. However, we recommend that you use the 64-bit original.

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shard (N64)Kirby 64: The Crystal Shard (N64)

the publisher: Nintendo / Developer: HAL Laboratory

release date: June 26, 2000 (USA). / June 22, 2001 (UK / EU).

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shard, at Crystal Shard, HAL Laboratory maintains the core structure that many knew and loved about the Kirby series, while shining with a glossy coat of polygon paint for the new console generation. I was able to do.

Kirby’s 64-bit advance into 3D stands out as one of the more unique entries in the series, and feels a bit fresh compared to many entries. many It’s fun to play with 2D Kirby platformers to this day.

Snowboard Kids 2 (N64)Snowboard Kids 2 (N64)

the publisher: Atlus / Developer: Racdym

release date: March 2, 1999 (USA).

Snowboard Kids 2, a follow-up to Racdym’s cult classic, will be picked up as expected from the interruption of the previous Mario Kart-style downhill cartoon racer. With adorable characters, lots of colors, and the inspirational multiplayer fun of those who played it, this should really have attracted more mainstream attention.

EU fans didn’t have many choices — Australia was the only PAL region where the sequel was released. Therefore, SBK 2 is one of the most expensive PALN64 games on the retro market these days.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (N64)Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (N64)

the publisher: Activision / Developer: Real edge

release date: August 20, 2002 (USA).

In August 2002, this was the last game released for the Nintendo 64 in North America. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 I also received a port of GameCube. Older console versions didn’t work great when compared directly, but they’re still great games. The Edge of Reality, which cast a big shadow over the flashy disc-based brothers, launched the console at a high price in this final entry on the N64’s Birdman trilogy.

Blast Dozer (N64)Blast Dozer (N64)

the publisher: Nintendo / Developer: rare

release date: February 28, 1997 (USA). / September 1, 1997 (UK / EU).

Blast dozer Includes slow trucks carrying failed nuclear missiles clearing the path to a safe explosion zone (a zone blocked by destructive buildings and other structures). Like many 64-bit titles, its early polygonal visuals definitely look a bit stubborn these days, but don’t let that look disappoint you. This incredibly ridiculous concept makes it one of the most fun games on the N64.

Jet Force Gemini (N64)Jet Force Gemini (N64)

the publisher: Nintendo / Developer: rare

release date: October 11, 1999 (USA). / November 2, 1999 (UK / EU).

An underrated entry in the Rareware Library, Jet Force Gemini A quest to fly around the world to defeat the insect-like overlord Mizar, combining a cute design with a thick, gandy third person blast. The adventures of Junho, Vera, and the good boy Lupus you can trust aren’t flawless, but JFG is surprisingly deep and satisfying, and if you’re a rare fan looking for a jewel that’s passed by at the turn of the millennium, investigate. Worth to do.

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (N64)Turok 2: Seeds of Evil (N64)

the publisher: praise / Developer: iguana

release date: December 10, 1998 (USA). / December 11, 1998 (UK / EU).

Turok 2: Seeds of Evil It was a technical showcase of the system that took the baton from the very popular first game and raised the ante in every way. Highlights include a 640×480 resolution visual with Expansion Pak and the iconic Cerebral Bore, which fires a bullet that digs into the brain when locked to an enemy melon. The Acclaim game is now available on Switch in a remastered format, courtesy of Night Dive Studios, but its version is not included in the Kick-Ass Black Cartridge.

Star Wars Episode I: Racer (N64)Star Wars Episode I: Racer (N64)

the publisher: Lucasarts / Developer: Lucasarts

release date: May 18, 1999 (USA). / May 17, 1999 (UK / EU).

It wasn’t comparable to the F-ZER OX in terms of pure performance, but it was a very impressive racer with a progression system with available pod extensions. Based on Phantom Menace’s best bits (except Darth Maul’s bits and all soundtracks), there’s a special two-pad mode similar to Golden Eye, with twin stick precision that more closely reflects on-screen controls. Now possible pods. Watto’s Cantina-themed bunter and post-race production are also great. Now available on Switch.

Beetle Adventure Racing!  (N64)Beetle Adventure Racing!  (N64)

the publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Paradigm entertainment

release date: March 24, 1999 (USA). / September 4, 1999 (UK / EU).

Most people who played Beetle Adventure Racing! Probably low expectations at the time, but came from Paradigm Entertainment, a studio that worked with Nintendo. Pilotwings 64 And made it excellent again F-1 World Grand Prix Games on the system — a fun, beautifully constructed little racer and worth a visit.

WWF WrestleMania 2000 (N64)WWF WrestleMania 2000 (N64)

the publisher: THQ / Developer: Who

release date: October 31, 1999 (USA). / October 12, 1999 (UK / EU).

The loss of WCW, the first game released after THQ took over the licensee’s obligations from Acclaim, was in WWF’s interests. WWF WrestleMania 2000 Expand AKI WCW / nWo Revenge Since last year, we have brought in the United World Wrestling Star’s signature stables and set the stage for a splendid No Mercy.