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Best Nintendo 64 Games Of All Time

By Edited Aug 20, 2016 1 3

Nintendo 64 revolutionized the video gaming industry with its introduction to the 64 bit world of gaming! Nintendo 64 was the first video game console to use a 64 bit graphic interface; furthermore, this allowed for graphics to be used in gameplay that could have only been dreamt of at the time. In addition to the upgraded graphics, the Nintendo 64 had introduced things to the gaming industry that had never been seen before; things like the tri-handled controller, ability for four controllers, expansion slot, and cartridges without loading times were considered beyond their time of release.


However, a video game console can only go so far without a list of great games. The Nintendo 64 had a long list of games that could be considered GOOD; however, there were only a particular few that had qualities that could be deemed as GREAT. After playing endless hours on nearly every game that was ever released for the Nintendo 64 I have gained a good grasp of which ones can make it to the list of the best Nintendo 64 games of all time. This article will provide you with that list, as well as the qualities that made each game uniquely great. These are the best Nintendo 64 games, and should be a necessary addition to any video gamer's collection. You should take a look on Amazon for the lowest prices on new and used Nintendo 64 games.


Super Smash Brothers

Who knew that battling classic Nintendo characters would be so fun? This was the intr

Super Smash Bros For Nintendo 64
oduction to one of the greatest gaming ideas ever introduced to the Nintendo 64 console. Every game before this always used heroic or demonic characters with large muscles or unnatural characteristics to fight; however, super smash brothers simply took the most popular Nintendo characters with their regular gaming powers, and allowed you to control them in battle. Super Smash Brothers makes the list of the best Nintendo 64 games of all time because of its great replayability; I still find myself playing this game, and it is almost 10 years after its initial release. It combines a fun and entertaining factor with some competitive fighting to create one of the best games ever to be released for the Nintendo 64.

 Super Mario 64

This game took the best ideas that were used in the previous Super Mario games that were released for NES and SNES, added a plethora of levels, integrated it with the 64 bit graphic capability, and created one of the best games to ever be released for the Nintendo 64. T

Super Mario 64 Cartridge For Nintendo 64
he Super Mario series has always been known to produce great games; however, Super Mario 64 puts the word great to the grave. It can definitely be considered as a contestant for the greatest Nintendo 64 game ever. This game makes it onto the list of the best Nintendo 64 games of all time because of its amazing and innovative gameplay. Currently, nearly 10 years after its release, games for systems such as the XBox 360 and Playstation 3 strive to hit the standards that Super Mario 64 has set

 Mario Kart 64

If you were to present the idea to somebody about using the Nintendo characters to race go-karts competitively prior to the release of the game, most people would probably laugh in th

Mario Kart 64 Cartridge For Nintendo 64
eir face. However, Mario Kart 64 takes the idea and exposes the greatness in it. This was one of the first sport games to be released for the Nintendo 64 that allowed 4 player simultaneous gameplay. Mario Kart 64 makes its way onto the list of the best Nintendo 64 games of all time because of its user friendly gameplay. Despite how advanced and complex the game is, its control can be summarized into 3 buttons and a joystick; it is this contrast, combined with the entertainment of the Nintendo characters, that allows it to be considered one of the best games for Nintendo 64. 

Goldeneye 007

Games that take movie ideas and place them into the concept of a video game are usually not that successful; goldeneye 007 for Nintendo 64 squashes this idea completely. This was one of the first games to be released for the Nintendo 64 console, and set the bar higher than it has ev

Goldeneye 007 Box For Nintendo 64
er been set before! Goldeneye 007 makes its way onto the list of the best Nintendo 64 games of all time because of its great multiplayer capabilities. Being able to compete with 3 other players in numerous game modes, using different characters, acquiring different guns, and playing on different maps that you have unlocked is an amazing thing; although many games that are currently released for the more advanced consoles have these capabilities, goldeneye 007 was definitely ahead of its time by offering them almost 10 years ago to date. The controls are a bit difficult to master at first; however, the great multiplayer capability places this game on the list of the best Nintendo 64 games of all time.


The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time Box Cartridge And Book

Nobody would have guessed that the concept of the first Zelda game for the NES would evolve to a game of this calibre. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time offers a base walkthrough that would take countless hours to complete; moreover, on top of that, the hours would be doubled by the time that you have acquired all of the extras such as equipment, clothing, and treasure chests. This game squeezed its way onto the list of the best Nintendo 64 games of all time by offering the player a storyline that wouldn't fail to amaze the queen! This game was in development long before its release, and it definitely paid off as it is definitely a contender for the best Nintendo 64 game ever. This game is a must for any video gamer's collection, and will surely keep them busy for quite a while.


Nintendo 64 can arguably be considered one of the best video game consoles to ever be released. With its release of hundreds of games, many of them were considered to be GOOD; however, only a handful of them were amazing enough to be deemed as GREAT. All of these games have unique qualities that allow them to be placed on the list of the best Nintendo 64 games of all time and surpass all of the others; furthermore, they are a must have for any video game lover's collection. If you don't have them already, give them a go...I guarantee you that you won't be disappointed!



Jul 7, 2010 4:32pm
LOL I had my own list imagined when I saw the title for this article. Amazingly, all of the ones I could think of are listed. Goldeneye 007 was amazing, and Mario Kart 64 is a classic. Super Smash Brothers was really fun too. Nice article!
Dec 31, 2011 2:16pm
Great article! I always loved GoldenEye, one of my favorites for sure!
Dec 7, 2014 7:11am
Nice article! Those two LOZ are probably my two most favorite games on the Nintendo 64.
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