N64 : Or How I Start Wanting Old Games and Loving the N64

As the thread states, I thinking about getting some N64 games from Gamestop soon. Yes, the N64, the old system with the bad camera angles and goofy cartiage storeage system. Anyway, as of now, I had only three games for it. Majora Mask, Paper Mario, and Ogre Battle 64. Which basiclly means the rpgs of the system.

But it doesn’t mean we are done with this system just yet. RPG are few, yes, but various great games from the past are out there as well. Just what ones should I pick up or repurchase? While the oblious choices James Bond (which would be ironic, seeing I never watched a James Bond movie in my life), Perfect Dark, Conker, and Mario 64 are going to appear, but no matter. Just mention what are good and tell me what to avoid (besides Superman 64).

One last thing, is there any good sites on the N64, telling about all the games it had in it life and what games are buried treasures? Just need to know so I can get the best out of the old girl.

P.S. I have a budget of 40 at best. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance is also getting bought at the same time as well.

Pilotwings 64, Lylat Wars, and Blast Zone (maybe) are about all I can think of right now. Try anything that was released at the beginning of it’s lifespan that was good.

BTW, Paper Mario cannot be bought new any more, except maybe on eBay. Hang onto it for a while, it’s getting rarer.

Hybrid Heaven.

when my brother rented Hybrid Heaven, i was disgusted by it. you apparently run around as T hawk from ssf2 shooting a fart gun.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon, Blast Corps (odd, old, but fun), Harvest Moon 64, and Lylat Wars is the star fox game (different name over there.)

Lylat Wars is simply called Star Fox 64 in the states. And as for Hybrid Heaven, people either absolutely LOVE it, or they absolutely HATE it. You can probably find it for 5 bucks, so it’s worth picking up.

Now, onto the suggestions:

First and foremost, you want Ocarina of Time (duh). Others might be Banjo Kazooie (and Banjo Tooie). Donkey Kong 64 (but only if you like platformers, it’s not as good as the Banjo games or Mario 64). Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness is fantastic, as far as I’m concerned (Don’t bother picking up Castlevania 64. LoD is basically the same thing, but there are more characters, levels, etc.). You might want to give Mischief Makers and Jet Force Gemini a shot too.

Diddy Kong Racing is also fun in multiplayer :slight_smile: and see if you can get Wave Race or 1080 for under $5. That aside, I reckon everyone’s covered all the major games, otherwise basically, anything from Nintendo or Rare is usually worth getting

Originally posted by Hiryuu
You might want to give Mischief Makers and Jet Force Gemini a shot too.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Man, JFG was awesome. I never finished it though, due to the fact that you had to find all tribals to get to the final stage :confused:

Nobody’s mentioned BattleTanx: Global Assault? Great game, action-type game (you’re a tank and you complete missions).

Mario Kart 64, if you’ve got a few friends who are willing to play it, will keep you occupied for a very long time. Mystical Ninja 2: Starring Goemon is also good. It’s a side scroller, but it’s still fun. Castlevania 64 is also good. Mario 64 never gets old, so try and get that one.

I went through a back to 64 phase awhile ago, starting playing all my games for it again. TUR0K RULEZ!

But seriously, Mario 64 is possibly the best 3d platformer ever made, and it doesn’t get much better all around than Ocarina of Time (except for maybe the translation).

Turok rage wars is a great multiplayer game. So’s mariokart. Pilotwings was quite a fun game… and you can’t forget ocarina. Lylat wars was fun but too short… oh, i wish i still had all my N64 games! damn!

As for the suggestions, I do see a number of great choices. I like Mischif Makers when I rented it a LONG time ago, so I probably pick it up. Don’t remember if I played Goemon before, but it looks like a good platformer, so I get that. I love Mario 64 and Donkey Kong 64 (owned both before), and only rented Banjo before (like it). Might get some of those classic Rare games (hold no grudge on them leaving since I bought a XBox) along with anything else that was great in the past. And Castlevania LoD will be bought too. And now, I don’t need OoT, I have the disc from Wind Waker. :smiley:

Definately Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, and Star Fox 64. And if you want a fighter, I’d suggest Killer Instinct Gold. I miss that game. sniffs Those are all the games I’ve played/owned that I can remember, and remember liking.

So far I probably get the two Goemon games and Mischief Makers from EB Games website for 30 dollars. I might hold off on FFTA to get more games. Old N64 is going to be alive and well for a long time after this week. :smiley:

Mario 64, Mario Kart 64, Star Fox 64, Jet Force Gemini, umm… not sure about the others. Those are good ones though.


Seriously, WHOA. Even on the 64, thats one of the best FPSs I’ve ever played. I was pissed when I heard the sequal was gonna be on XBox. Even today, few things give me the same joy as hunting someone down with a Slayer or picking them off one by one with the Farsight. :slight_smile:

Micheif Makers r0xx0rz. Get that if you can.

Like others have said, the two Banjo games and DK64 are GREAT platformers.

Speaking of platformers, I’ve never gotten a chance to play Conker’s Bad Fur Day, but I’ve heard good things.

Another platformer I loved was the little-known Glover.
Despite being a game where you play as a GLOVE, it’s pretty damn good.

Another one I havn’t played but heard good things about is Paper Mario. THAT one I wish I could have gotten a chance to play…

One last thing:The Turok games. I had never heard of Turok before the games came out, and I’ve only played the first two, but all the same, they’re damn good FPSs.

The Turok games kinda got progressively worse as the series went on. And be wary of Glover. Some people like it, but most find it mediocre at best.


hugs GC

Mischeif Makers

Pilotwings 64

Blast Corps


Harvest Moon 64

That’s ALL you need.

Mischief Makers for anime hilarity, Pilotwings for exploring the world on a lazy afternoon, Blast Corps for exploring the world, and blowing it up, JFG, 'cause hey! Third Person RARE shooter!! And Harvest Moon 64 'cause face it. You need a life, and this is as close as you’re going to get!

Mario Tennis is good for multiplayer.

I liked Pokemon Snap, but then again, I have issues.