Category: Definitive 50

Conker’s Bad Fur Day – Definitive 50 N64 Game #13

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Gamers got their first experience with Conker in Diddy Kong Racing, where he was yet another one of Rare’s cute and cuddly creations. Let’s just say the little guy went through a lot before re-emerging in Conker’s...

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber – Definitive 50 N64 Game #14

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Quest’s legendary Ogre Battle franchise started out on the SNES with Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen. It got a similarly long-named sequel on the N64 with Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber. Ogre Ba...

Sin and Punishment – Definitive 50 N64 Game #15

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Coming in 2000, so close to the end of the N64’s life, Sin and Punishment wasn’t even originally released in North America or Europe. This was even despite the game featuring English voice acting in its Japanes...

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron – Definitive 50 N64 Game #16

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The N64 is known for a number quality Star Wars based titles. This began with the early Shadows of the Empire, and continued with Episode I Racer and Battle for Naboo, but it's Rogue Squadron that stands as the fi...

Mario Party – Definitive 50 N64 Game #17

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Do you value your hands? How about your friends? No? Great, then you're ready for Mario Party! Mario Party is yet another series that grew out of the N64's 4 controller inputs. The system was made for live, in-...

Turok: Dinosaur Hunter – Definitive 50 N64 Game #18

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Acclaim, an early member of Nintendo's so-called Dream Team of N64 supporters, along with subsidiary developer Iguana helped make the N64 the FPS console of choice with the Turok franchise. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter ...

Diddy Kong Racing – Definitive 50 N64 Game #19

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In the same way that Rare built on Nintendo's Mario 64 success with a number of 3D platformers of their own, they also followed Mario Kart 64 with Mickey's Speedway USA and Diddy Kong Racing. Believe it or not,...

F-Zero X – Definitive 50 N64 Game #20

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Every Nintendo 64 features an Extension port underneath for a very specific purpose - the 64DD - a disc-drive add-on intended to answer competitor's larger CD-based media. It doesn't give the system the ability to...

Donkey Kong 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #21

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The N64 Expansion Pak accessory doubled the 64’s RAM - from 4MB to a whopping 8MB. The expansion pak is inserted into a port on the top the console. A passthrough Jumper Pak originally contained in the port is rem...

Blast Corps – Definitive 50 N64 Game #22

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I feel like blasting something! So here’s the story - some advanced nuclear missiles are being transported to a location to be safely disposed of. Except the missiles start leaking, which triggers the transport...

1080° Snowboarding – Definitive 50 N64 Game #23

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Extreme sports were all the rage in the N64 era. Although Nintendo's console didn't land its generation's best version of Tony Hawk, the system could boast the best jet ski game with Wave Race, and the best snowbo...

Pokémon Snap – Definitive 50 N64 Game #24

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If you were trying to dream up a Pokémon spin-off to make, first-person on-rails shooter probably wouldn't be your first idea, but it turns out the concept is pure genius. Pokémon Snap is the most fun Pokémon spin...

Mario Tennis – Definitive 50 N64 Game #25

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Okay, so the Mario Tennis franchise technically got started on the Virtual Boy with Mario's Tennis. But let's be real here: most people got their introduction to the series on the N64. Also, it's the N64 version t...

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #26

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater was a runaway success on the PlayStation, and became one of that system's defining games. The N64 received a late port that, thanks to cartridge space limitations, had the audio quality seve...

Jet Force Gemini – Definitive 50 N64 Game #27

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Following the massive success of the Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the Super Nintendo, English developer Rare blossomed into one of Nintendo's premiere N64 studios. The first of many Rare games we'll look at on t...

Mario Golf – Definitive 50 N64 Game #28

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Mario started to really show off his sporting prowess on the N64. The moustachioed face of Nintendo was used more and more to push multiplayer party games in various spin-offs, including the Mario Party games, Mar...

Pilotwings 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #29

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The N64 suffered from one of the thinnest launch line-ups in history. In North America, there were just two games available on September 29, 1996: Super Mario 64 and Paradigm Entertainment's Pilotwings 64. Pilo...

Beetle Adventure Racing – Definitive 50 N64 Game #30

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Volkswagen made the Beetle cool again when it reintroduced the car with a new design in 1997... so why not make a racing game featuring the cars exclusively? Beetle Adventure Racing is a ton of fun. Actually, i...

Pokémon Stadium – Definitive 50 N64 Game #31

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The N64 controller featured a unique port that allowed a number of accessories to be plugged right into it. Best known among these are the Rumble Pak and Memory Pak, but Pokémon Stadium also gave us the Transfer P...

Harvest Moon 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #32

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Harvest Moon was born on the SNES and came to the GameBoy shortly afterward. Its continued since then, appearing on everything from the PlayStation to the 3DS. But it's the N64 entry that stands as the fan favouri...

Excitebike 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #33

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Left Field Productions worked on a variety of sports titles for Nintendo systems in the late 90s and early 2000s, and Nintendo briefly bought a piece of the company in 1998, before selling it back in 2002. The ...

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