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Nintendo 64 (N64)

The Nintendo 64 was a very polarizing console for Nintendo. While it revolutionized 3D gaming, the console fell behind back in the 90's and still falls flat in many aspects today. The use of cartridges when CD-ROMS existed. The stiff analog stick that has caused injuries and frustration. The awkward shape of the controler that wasnt designed with humans in mind. The janky 3D visuals and gameplay that leave all the games on the console stale and aged. All of these issues make one of the worst consoles Nintendo has ever made. While ok at the time, theres truly no reason to look back on this era of gaming again.


Platforming games


Mario 64

While in many aspects the game falls completely flat compared to the NES and SNES Mario games, the fact that they spent so long perfecting mario's movement shows the dedication that went into the game. And it shows.


Shooter/Shoot'em up games


Starfox 64

The last time Star Fox is gonna show up. This continues the legacy of its SNES counterpart, and improves on many levels. (just play the 3ds remake instead)


Fighting games


Smash Bros. 64

Again, while theres really no reason to come back to this one, it was amazing for the time and was really the only memorable fighting game on the system.


Beat 'em up games


Fighting Force

The only Beat 'em up on the system that doesnt suck a fat one. Try it out if you're a massive nutter for the genre I suppose.


Survival games


none?

The console lacks in almost every genre. If you know one, let me know!


Rhythm/music games


none?

The console lacks in almost every genre. If you know one, let me know!


Horror games


Resident Evil 2

This hasnt aged well at all. That fact even shows in the RE2Make. But for the console this is the best you can do.


Metroidvania games


Perfect Dark

Another stretch but what am I gonna do. You have to run around and get more missions depending on your skill level which is kinda Metroidvania??


Visual novels


none?

The console lacks in almost every genre. If you know one, let me know!


Action WRPG


The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

It's either this or OOT, but I chose MM because of how it tried to shake up the now stagnating Zelda formula. It's more creatively fufilling, and adds a dark tone and the ability to jump.


Action JRPG


none?

I'm pretty sure there are like 5 N64 RPG games.


Turn-based WRPG


Paper Mario

The only one I could think of besides the next one. A solid entry but not as good as TTYD.


Turn-based JRPG


Ogre Battle 64

This is hands down one of if not the best N64 game. Mabye because it stuck to 2D, or mabye because it stuck to what it knew like Star Fox.


Puzzle games


Pokemon Puzzle Leauge

A very solid puzzle game, relaxing and fun blah blah blah. Its the same as the SNES game but with twice the pokemon.


Management games


>none?

The console lacks in almost every genre. If you know one, let me know!


Life simulation games


Animal Forest

I love strecthing the rules! Animal Crossing was originally an N64 game so that counts.


Sports games


none?

The console lacks in almost every genre. If you know one, let me know!


Racing games


F-Zero X

While I prefer GX or the SNES original, this is a fine step up.


Party games


Mario Party

Again, I think this is the only game in this genre. A solid time but far from the best Mario Party.


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