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20 Games For the Inevitable Nintendo 64 Classic Edition

Nothing but classics.

Star Fox is far and away the best title in the series, and one of the most beloved Nintendo games of all time to boot. The tight controls, epic space battles, and multiple routes created an experience that you could go back to time and again, especially since you can beat one path in roughly two hours. On top of that there’s a four player multiplayer mode that’d be a blast on a Nintendo 64 Classic system.

Super Mario 64 absolutely revolutionized platformers, as the title that truly brought the genre into the 3D realm. Going back to Mario 64 feels as tight and responsive as it did then, and there’s plenty of content to sink into. Even after all these years it remains one of the best platformers and Mario games around, and should be on the Nintendo 64 Classic.

It practically goes without saying that an Nintendo 64 Classic would have to include Ocarina of Time, one of the most beloved games ever made. This adventure was one of the very best titles on Nintendo 64, and helped define the course the Zelda series would take for years to come. It’s one epic journey that no one should miss out on.

Despite the overwhelming success of Ocarina of Time on Nintendo 64, Nintendo managed to follow it up with a Zelda game every bit as good, even if it took some years for it to gain that appreciation. The time and three day system in Majora’s Mask is still something wholly unique that we’ve never seen replicated as well, and the atmosphere of the game is still absolutely creepy.

Goldeneye 007 is considered by many to be the best James Bond game ever released, and for good reason. In addition to a lengthy campaign, the game featured stellar multiplayer. Almost everyone that owned an Nintendo 64 can remember sinking hours into the mode with their friends, throwing Oddjob’s hat and using the numerous other weapons to blow each other up. Nintendo 64 Classic.

NFL Blitz is basically the opposite of Madden, and arcade-style Football game that really lets you go all out. I mean like after the play is over you can body slam opposing players go all out. NFL Blitz was an incredibly fun game to play with others with its ridiculous speed and gameplay, and the ability to use things like big head mode to up the wackiness even more. It’s the perfect sports title for the Nintendo 64 Classic.

Pokemon Snap is one of the most novel spinoffs the series has ever seen, giving you a handful of levels where you guessed it, you take pictures of Pokemon. Each level is brilliantly packed with creatures and secrets to snap pictures of though, with Professor Oak rating you at the end. It’s a darn shame we still haven’t gotten a sequel to this on mobile phones or 3DS.

Hot on the heels of Mario Kart 64 is F-Zero X, a blazingly fast racer from the classic system. This racer is distinctly different from the more casual style of Mario Kart, with its metal soundtrack and demanding gameplay. Even by today’s standards F-Zero X feels fast, as you blaze along intergalactic highways and tunnels. Perfect for the Nintendo 64 Classic.

Rare was in its heyday on the Nintendo 64 Classic. , and few of their titles are looked back on as fondly as Banjo-Kazooie. This whimsical platformer featured a wealth of content and items to find, along with some fun level design and characters. It’s no wonder it’s looked up to as one of the greats all these years later.

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