Best Games of N64

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  1. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    Shooting- Hands down goldeneye, never got bored of it

    Racing- Mario Kart 64

    Adventure- Zelda Ocarina of Time... Some Honourable Mentions-Super Mario 64 Banjo Kazooie

    Sports- NHL 99, the best game, with hilarious glitches, the other team raises there hands in triumph when YOU win the stanley cup
     
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    Mario 64 was the best N64 game imo. I thought Wave Race was a lot of fun for the time too.
     
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    I really enjoyed it - in fact I dug out my N64 a couple of weeks ago just to play it, as it is not available on the GameCube.

    The gameplay mechanic of repeating the same 3 days over and over again (a bit like Groundhog Day) is very well implemented, and adds a nice twist to the game. It is a lot darker in feel than Ocarina, with a sense of impending destruction building as the time progresses. I would highly recommend trying to get hold of a second hand copy if you can.
     
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    Jet Force Gemini stands out the most. I loved Ocarina of Time but Jet Force just had this brilliant way of playing. In my mind it was Rares final good game. what they did to Starfox and everything after was just unforgivable.

    Goldeneye was brilliant too. unlocked everything apart from the Silver Gun (or whatever the Train level gave you).

    What I love about the N64 was that you could count the good games on 2 hands. but those games are just phenomenal.
     
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    It is available for the Cube. My girlfriend got it with some limited edition GC about 2 years ago. good disc! Has both NES Zeldas, Ocarina of Time, Majoras Mask and a demo of Wind waker. No Master Quest.
     
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    Didn't know that! I got the limited edition Wind Waker, which came with Ocarina of Time and Master Quest - I'll have to trawl eBay to see if I can find a copy.

    Edit: Found one, in the UK, for a fiver - bargain!
     
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    Thats a bargain. Its worth a lot here in the US.

    In fact, I still have a copy thats sealed that I threw in a plastic bag to protect the seal and everything. o_O
     
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    the zelda games were just amazing. majaros mask was not as much fun for me as was ocarina of time but i still enjoyed it. goldeneye will forever go down in the game history books, but my favorite game for n64 has got to be super smash bros. best. game. ever.
     
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    Wave Race was my favorite game (still play it using NFORCE emulator on my Mac!), followed Turok (the first half of the game, anyway). I never got to play Goldeneye.
     
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    My favs are exactly the same as those of the OP. I also really liked Super Smash Bros and Perfect Dark (though I didn't play this much as I only borrowed it from a friend for a little while)
     
  13. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    One of the greatest games ever made, Super Mario 64 which was not only fun to play but propelled the video game industry from 2D left-right movements to full 3D worlds with running, jumping, swimming, flying, and more. Hands down the greatest N64 game.

    Then, there were the Zelda games, and although I never played Ocorina of Time, Majora's Mask was really good.

    And shooters like GoldenEye and Perfect Dark (especially the latter, which recieved a 9.9/10 on GameSpot, which may be the highest rated game of all time.)

    MarioKart 64, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64, all classics.
     
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    Hard choice, but my most favourite game on the N64

    PILOTWINGS 64

    Love that game so so much and I'm so bitterly dissapointed the franchise never appeared on the Cube.

    Fingers crossed for Revolution :)
     
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    Mario 64
    Mario Kart 64
    Doom 64
    Goldeneye
    Firefox 64 was fun too.
     
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    I love Super Mario 64, Ocarina, GoldenEye, and Mario Kart 64.

    I just bought a used 64 with Dr. Mario 64 for my girlfriend. She loves that game, and I find it pretty addicting, too.
     
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    oooh! Doom 64! I traded in that for Ocarina :)

    I loved F-Zero too. I picked that up for £6.99 on my birthday. Good day :) remember when I first saw the F-Zero GX trailer... was mopping up the drool for weeks :eek: still one of the only racing games I like.
     
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    I thought Doom 64 was terrible. I was lucky that the old Electronic's Boutique (now EB Games) let me return it the same day. Maybe it's just me, but was it considered at all good by N64 fans in general?

    Mario 64 wowed me visually, but I lost interest fairly quickly. I did enjoy watching my friend play it though, so maybe I just wasn't that good with 3D using console controls back then.

    Anyone want to sell me a copy of Mario 64 DS cheap?
     
  20. thechris69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    gamespot gave ocarina of time a perfect 10 out of 10, the only other game to match that was soul calibur for DC
     
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    Zelda makes my heart skip a beat

    I grew up on Zelda.

    _Zuroxx
     
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    Agreed! There were about 10 of us in college who huddled around that game for months and raced again and again and again and again and again........................
     
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    Definitely MarioKart 64...I'd sit around for hours playing battle mode with my roommate...first one to 300 victories wins!
     
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    Super Mario 64
    Mario Kart 64
    Blast Corps
    Star Fox 64
    Zelda Ocarina of Time

    There were a lot of really bad games..
     

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