Games That Should Be On The N64 Classic (If It Becomes a Thing)


With the Super Nintendo Classic release coming up rather quickly, it's hard to not think of the possibility of a Nintendo 64 Classic. It might not happen, but it's a good way for Nintendo to make some extra cash (not like they need it). The NES was a nightmare to get a hold of and with a sliver hope we can only think they have learned their lesson and will supply us with a healthy amount of SNES Classic units. If not, there is always the chance that if they ever release a Nintendo 64 Classic they'll learn from past mistakes! Sadly, some of the best games on the console wouldn't be possible due to Microsoft having ownership of Rare. So that means no Conker's Bad Fur Day, Banjo-Kazooie, Diddy Kong Racing, Perfect Dark, Jet Force Gemini, Blast Corps, Killer Instinct Gold, or 007 Goldeneye. Though there are still plenty of great games that this console had to offer.


Paper Mario

I've never played the original Paper Mario. I've only played through The Thousand Year Door. It still looks great after all those years and it'd be a treat to play through.

Pokemon Stadium 2

Another amazing multiplayer game! Filled with fun mini-games and Pokemon from generations 1 & 2, Pokemon Stadium 2 is a must for this hypothetical system.

Mario Tennis

I love Mario Power Tennis on the GameCube. Though I have never played the original, I think it'd be a must have title for this.

Super Smash Bros

It would be a crime to not include this. With the game costing upwards to $75 online it would be worth it for the system just for this. Might as well call it the "Smash Classic."

Donkey Kong 64

The king of all collectathons. For those of you who don't know. Rare was the king of these kinds of games. Collecting all different types of items to progress farther in the game and unlocking secret areas. Donkey Kong still holds the record for most collectibles at a staggering 3,821!

Harvest Moon 64

I've heard from plenty of people that this is the best Harvest Moon ever made. So why not include this?

Winback

This one is more of a personal preference. To be honest if it happens Winback won't be on this. For those of you who don't know, Winback was sort of the Nintendo 64's Metal Gear Solid. Winback is well known among developers for originating the cover system you see in most shooters today. Like in Metal Gear Solid 2, Gears of War, etc.

Super Mario 64
I don't really need to explain why.

Mario Golf

I'm not too crazy about golfing, but Mario Golf is great.

Kirby 64

Kirby has always had that cute charm to it. So why not include Kirby's only appearance (besides Smash Bros.) on the system by putting it on the system?

Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

I mean both of these titles are a given. Even though they've been remade these helped Nintendo 64 consoles fly off the shelves.

Bomberman 64

Either this one or Second Attack would be perfect for this little imaginary system. I still play this game often and it's a go to for multiplayer.

Yoshi's Story

Yoshi's Story is another cute game that is a ton of fun to play. Super easy but the overall experience is very enjoyable.

Sin & Punishment

A game that should've been brought to the States, Sin and Punishment is an incredible shooter game. The kicker for this is the fact that there was English voice acting and everything. It just wasn't released here.

Starfox 64

With the inclusion of Star Fox 2 on the SNES Classic this year ya might as well include this.

F-Zero X

Nintendo's Wipeout! I feel Captain Falcon should get more love. With the sudden burst of Metroid appreciation lately you never know.

Wave Race 64

For it's time and even in today's standards Wave Race 64's physics are really impressive. It's a fun racing game to boot! I loved playing this game with friends and family but for some people this would be a niche pick.

Mario Party 2

How can you not want at least one Mario Party game on this? What better game to have to ruin your friendships again that's not Monopoly. Plus the older ones are way better than the newer ones. Being in a car together is boring.


Yes there are plenty of games that got left out that could be part of this idea. There could even be more games put into it. Just think, if this keeps up we'll need five years and we can get a Nintendo Switch Classic. Or you know, you could just download an emulator and save some cash.

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