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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 ...

Tetrisphere – Definitive 50 N64 Game #35

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Developer H2O Entertainment was readying the title Phear for the Atari Jaguar in 1995 when Nintendo picked up the game's publishing rights. The companies worked together to move the game to the N64, where it was e...

Wipeout 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Game #36

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Despite being bought by Sony in 1993, the Liverpool developer Psygnosis continued to make games for other platforms until it was fully integrated with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe in 1999. This gave the s...

Quake II – Definitive 50 N64 Game #37

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The N64 was the premiere FPS console of its time. In addition to original titles like Turok and GoldenEye, the system received numerous ports and reimaginings of PC classics, including Hexen, Duke Nukem, Quake, an...

Rocket: Robot on Wheels – Definitive 50 N64 Game #38

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Before the N64, Nintendo already had a long history of producing specially coloured game cartridges, dating back to the NES Zelda games. A few GameBoy and SNES games were also custom coloured, but it was with the ...

The World Is Not Enough – Definitive 50 N64 Game #39

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Following the massive success of GoldenEye, it only seemed obvious that Rare would continue with the James Bond license, but the developer opted to work on its own, original FPS property instead. The license wa...

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards – Definitive 50 N64 Game #40

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In the early days of polygonal graphics - the race for ever greater graphical detail often took precedence over what simply looked good. As such, many games of the N64's generation have aged rather poorly. Kirb...

Star Wars Episode I: Racer – Definitive 50 N64 Game #41

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In the lead up to 1999's Star Wars Episode I, one thing was clear: this was destined to be the greatest movie of all time. How could it not be? This was the return to Star Wars we had all been waiting for. Collect...

#42 Goemon’s Great Adventure – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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By the time of the N64, the Goemon series had received numerous entries in Japan dating back to the Famicom, but western gamers had seen little of it besides the SNES's The Legend of the Mystical Ninja. The ser...

#43 Pokemon Puzzle League – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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While the N64 struggled - another one of Nintendo's systems skyrocketed. Despite being a positively ancient piece of hardware even at the time, the GameBoy had a renaissance in the late 90s thanks to - that's righ...

#44 Body Harvest – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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The N64 was conceived not only as a new generation of Nintendo hardware, but one that would usher in a new regime of developers. A console that would be supported not by Nintendo's traditional Japanese 3rd parties...

#45 WinBack – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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Tactical Espionage Action. There's no question that the PlayStations's Metal Gear Solid was a revolution in video game design. But the N64 offered up a third person stealth/shooter of its own, and although it's of...

#46 Mischief Makers – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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Shake shake! The constraints of genre labels can be misleading. Mischief Makers is called a 2D platformer - and, yes - it does have you running and jumping through a series of 2D stages - but don’t let the label f...

#47 Dr. Mario 64 – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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By 2001, Nintendo's focus had shifted from N64 to GameCube, with the new system launching November of that year. Many late life titles originally planned for the 64, like Dinosaur Planet (aka Star Fox Adventures) ...

#48 Extreme-G – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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The N64-era radiated with the glow of super-fast futuristic racers. While this genre is best known for its twin titans, F-Zero and Wipeout, a number of other worthwhile competitors appeared in the 90s. Extreme-...

#49 BattleTanx – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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3DO began life as a console hardware developer, bringing us the short-lived and poorly received 3DO in 1993, before shifting to third party game development. The company gave the world numerous entries in the Hero...

#50 Yoshi’s Story – Definitive 50 N64 Games

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The Super Nintendo and GameCube, which we covered in past seasons of the Definitive 50, were of evolutionary generations. Their games took what had worked from the generations which preceded them, and refined the ...