Nintendo 64 is a console that tends to divide players. Launched in 1996 (or 1997 in PAL regions) as the gaming industry shifted from sprites to polygons, the console represents – in a sense – the first time Nintendo has really dropped the ball. Tired of the platform owner’s license terms, many developers have switched to Sony’s PlayStation, drawn by fairer deals and cheaper disc media. In the meantime, Nintendo doubled down on its esoteric hardware offering with confusing and colorful controllers that were arguably out of step with the mature gaming audience.
On the other hand, for many gamers, the N64 evokes some of our warmest and strongest gaming memories. It was by wielding this console’s tri-fold pad that many of us took our first steps into a three-dimensional mushroom kingdom or Hyrule, and the unparalleled excitement of the 4-player split screen. Mario kart or Golden eye stays in our minds like few other multiplayer experiences.
Yeah love it or hate it (How can you?!), the old Ultra 64 hosted some unassailable classics in the game, and with your help we would like to rank the top 50 of them.
Last year we collected the rankings of the top 50 3DS Games, Game Boy games, Nintendo DS games and GameCube games – each based on user ratings of the Nintendo Life Games Database – and now we would like to check out the top 50 Nintendo 64 games according to your lovely people. You can rate any game you like using the specially designed tool below. Simply scroll through the alphabetical list and click on the star to display a rating from 1 to 10. Click to mark your favorites and you are done!
We’ve updated our database to include the vast majority of Nintendo 64 titles, but let us know in the comments if anything is missing that you want to note and we’ll see how to add it. Remember, you can avoid a whole bunch of scrolling and clicks by just typing the game you’re looking for in the search box – type the first few letters and rate it directly from the results that appear.
We will reveal the results to you soon, but for now, good note!
Thank you for rating your favorite N64 titles. We will publish the top 50 in the near future. In the meantime, feel free to start sharing your memories of this 64-bit monster below, and whatever you do, don’t forget Snowboard Children…