Goemons Great Adventure is fantastic. I don't know of any underrated ones though. Though the other day I did stumble upon a Quest 64 review which criticized the game for not having gameplay as good as mario 64 or a story as good as ff7. Cause that's a fair complaint. Not that Quest 64 was good, but still.
I thought Goemon's Great Adventure was pretty good, but its final area was just too fucking hard for the young me and then for the slightly older me. I would, however, nominate Mystical Ninja: Starring Goemon for the position. It was like playing a Super Mario 64 mixed with a 3D Zelda Game, with charm derived partly from a good art style and partly from humor only poor localization could deliver. And, it had ludicrous robot boss battles like Goemon's Great Adventure would go on to have.
I wish you wouldn't do this, because I think you're right, but you're giving the game a bad name by making the exact same spam thread every time with a different account.
Edit: actually the other threads may have been about Mystical Ninja 1, but they're still eerily similar and all unfortunately contain little to no context.
No mention of Tetrisphere or Blast Corps? I guess no one really rates Blast Corps low…
As for Tetrisphere, I understand why they had to use the Tetris brand — after all I'm pretty sure my stepmom bought it for my dad because he was into Tetris for the GameBoy — but I don't think the name does it justice. There is so much variety and inventiveness packed into the seemingly bland concept of Tetris, but on a spherical field that the name really sells the game short. It's like… imagine if Super Mario Galaxy was called Super Mario Sphere.
And I would definitely say DK64 belongs in the top 5, maybe even medal contention for most underrated N64 platformer, but am I only saying that because you can play Jetpac and the original Donley Kong? I'm not sure myself. There's also a craptonne of variety in there too, and some of those boss fights were pretty cool.
Explain your choices people...
It would have to Space Station Silicon Valley. Holy god was this game fantastic. You played as a little spider who could 'posess' any animal he came across, and they each had special abilities. The animals would range from a dog who could scare sheep, to a an elephant who could spit water, to a ROCKET DOG WHO COULD SHOOT ROCKETS. Oh, and guess who made it ? Rockstar North.
I have to go with Tetrisphere. I bought it on a whim just to get something for my aging N64 and it says "Tetris" on the box so I thought "What the hell?". I had no clue how much fun it was going to be. I prefer playing this to playing regular ol' Tetris, but it can't beat out Tetris Battle Gaiden.
I wish this game would come out for the 3DS.
When it comes to the N64 my fondest memories is of playing Armorines with a friend. It was my first time playing a game co-op instead of vs or needing to make some arbitrary rules to take turns with a solo game and it blew my mid that we could play together at the same time! Also, look at that amazing box art! How could you not want to play that?
@crusader8463: Oh god. I remember that game. The only thing I really remember about it besides shooting giant insect like ailens is there was one part that was so dark that I couldn't see on my TV where you had to actually go. I played it on the playstation however.