Greatest Nintendo 64 Video games – Nintendo Life

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We requested Nintendo Life readers to fee their favorite N64 video games, and it is now time to disclose the outcomes!

The Nintendo 64 is a console which tends to divide players. Launching again in 1996 (or 1997 in PAL areas) because the gaming business’s bread-and-butter switched from sprites to polygons, the console represents — from a sure perspective — the primary time Nintendo actually dropped the ball. Uninterested in the platform holder’s licencing phrases, many builders jumped ship to Sony’s PlayStation, attracted by fairer offers and cheaper disc-based media. Within the meantime, Nintendo doubled down on an esoteric piece of {hardware} with complicated, kiddy-coloured controllers that have been arguably out of step with gaming’s maturing viewers.

However, for a lot of players the N64 evokes a few of our very warmest, strongest gaming recollections. It was whereas brandishing this console’s three-pronged pad that many people took our first steps right into a three-dimensional Mushroom Kingdom or Hyrule, and the unrivalled pleasure of 4-player split-screen Mario Kart or GoldenEye sticks in our thoughts like few different multiplayer experiences.

We have beforehand assembled rankings for the highest 50 3DS video games, Sport Boy video games, Nintendo DS video games and GameCube video games, and thanks once more to the Person Scores submitted by readers, we will now reveal the highest 50 N64 video games ever. There is no doubt that we have got a high quality number of 64-bit lovelies beneath, however keep in mind, this checklist just isn’t set in stone. The rating will proceed to evolve routinely based on person scores submitted to the Nintendo Life sport database, so don’t be concerned when you missed out on ‘voting’ — you possibly can nonetheless achieve this by merely scrolling down and score them now!

So, plug in your Rumble / Controller / Switch / Enlargement Paks and prepare for the most effective N64 video games of all time…

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

Writer: Nintendo / Developer: Uncommon

Launch Date: 11th Oct 1999 (USA) / 2nd Nov 1999 (UK/EU)

An underrated entry within the Rareware library, Jet Pressure Gemini coupled cute design with chunky, gungy third-person blasting in a world-hopping quest to defeat insectoid overlord Mizar. Juno, Vela and trusty good boy Lupus’ journey just isn’t with out flaws, however JFG is a stunning deep and satisfying one which’s price investigating when you’re a Uncommon fan on the lookout for gems that handed you by across the flip of the millennium.

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

Writer: Digital Arts / Developer: Paradigm Leisure

Launch Date: 24th Mar 1999 (USA) / 4th Sep 1999 (UK/EU)

Most individuals who performed Beetle Journey Racing! again within the day in all probability went in with low expectations, however coming from Paradigm Leisure — a studio that labored with Nintendo on Pilotwings 64 and likewise made the wonderful F-1 World Grand Prix video games on the system — it is a enjoyable, fantastically constructed little racer that is nicely price revisiting.

Donkey Kong 64 (N64)Donkey Kong 64 (N64)

Writer: Nintendo / Developer: Uncommon

Launch Date: 24th Nov 1999 (USA) / sixth Dec 1999 (UK/EU)

There are some who blame the collapse of the collectathon 3D platforming craze on Donkey Kong 64, and whereas it is arduous to argue that Uncommon maybe went a little bit too far with the large variety of inconsequential collectable doohickeys, it is a sport which turns all the things as much as eleven and there is one thing admirable about its unapologetic ‘extra is extra’ method. With 5 playable Kongs (you recognize them nicely), big worlds and an abundance of mini-games (together with emulated variations of the unique arcade Donkey Kong and Uncommon’s Jetpac), DK64 was one hell of a price proposition again in 1999 and we expect it in all probability deserves re-evaluation after 20 years of bashing. C’mon Cranky, take it to the fridge.

Worms Armageddon (N64)Worms Armageddon (N64)

Writer: Infogrames / Developer: Infogrames

Launch Date: 30th Mar 2000 (USA)

It took some time to reach on the system, however courtesy of Infogrames Worms Armageddon delivered a hefty payload of traditional turn-based destruction when it lastly landed on N64 in 2000. It is a wonderful multiplayer sport on just about each platform, and the N64 was an effective way to benefit from the collection’ exploding sheep, Holy hand grenades and normal invertebrate carnage.

The New Tetris (N64)The New Tetris (N64)

Writer: Nintendo / Developer: H2O Leisure

Launch Date: 31st Jul 1999 (USA) / 15th Oct 1999 (UK/EU)

The New Tetris is considerably just like the Outdated Tetris, though the addition of a brand new sq. block-based mechanic, an EDM soundtrack, a four-player mode provides it a really specific (and addictive) flavour. It got here from H20 Leisure, the identical group behind the equally fascinating Tetrisphere and is price investigating if you cannot get sufficient variations on the king of block-fallers.

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