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#1 Posted by Mattca123 (40 posts) -

The N64 classic is going to come out. I know its only speculation so far, but i can almost guarantee you it eventually will. Anyways, regardless of 3rd party licensing issues etc. In a perfect world what would be your top 20 to put in the n64 classic.

Heres my list:

1. Starfox

2: Super Mario 64

3: MarioKart

5: Blitz

6: Cruisin USA

7: Turok

8: Perfect Dark

9: GoldenEye

10: DiddyKong Racing

11: Pokemon Tournament

12: Mario Party

13: Zelda: Ocarina of Time

14: Zelda: Majoras Mask

15: Doom

16: Quake

17: Duke Nukem

18: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron

19: WWE: No mercy

20: Killer Instinct 64

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#2 Edited by liquiddragon (3331 posts) -

You forgot F-Zero X and Super Smash!!

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#3 Posted by TheFlamingo352 (337 posts) -

Maybe replace Quake with Pokemon Snap?

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#4 Edited by Kidavenger (4417 posts) -
  1. Star Fox 64 great game
  2. Super Mario 64 classic
  3. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter first FPS I could stand playing
  4. GoldenEye 007 played a lot
  5. Diddy Kong Racing best kart racer on n64
  6. Pokémon Snap what a weird game
  7. Mario Party I'm in
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Amazing
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask also amazing
  10. Killer Instinct Gold Ok
  11. Wave Race 64 played a tonne
  12. Blast Corps another weird game I would like to take another crack at
  13. WCW/nWo Revenge best wrestling game
  14. Super Smash Bros. OK
  15. Buck Bumble that theme song
  16. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber never played but would like to
  17. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire probably worst game on this list but I played it so much

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#5 Posted by liquiddragon (3331 posts) -

@theflamingo352: Oh fuck ya, Pokemon Snap is so good. Can't believe I forgot about that one.

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#6 Posted by liquiddragon (3331 posts) -

Ppl probably scoff at this but I didn't have a PS1 so I played a lot of Tony Hawk 1 on the N64 and I have a lot of good memories of it.

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#7 Posted by Mattca123 (40 posts) -

@liquiddragon: dang bro i sure did forget those, honestly i put it together kinda fast. Interested in what others will put

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#8 Posted by MocBucket62 (2487 posts) -

So what games should it have, not games that we need to be realistic of. Well here's my list:

  • Super Mario 64 (duh)
  • Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (Another no brainer)
  • Majora's Mask
  • Paper Mario
  • Mario Golf
  • Mario Tennis
  • Star Fox 64
  • F Zero X
  • Diddy Kong Racing (just to make Ben happy)
  • Wave Race 64
  • Kirby The Crystal Shards (Kirby can turn into a fridge in that game)
  • Pokemon Snap
  • Super Smash Bros (Have to have that one)
  • Mario Kart 64 (its a game that I don't think holds up well, but should be here nontheless)
  • Goldeneye 64 (Won't actually be there due to licensing, but it was one of THE N64 games of its time)
  • Banjo-Kazooie (also should be there)
  • Blast Corps (Maybe secretly Rare's best N64 game)
  • NFL Blitz (A must play game back then)
  • Mystical Ninja starring Goemon (Ben's playthrough convinced me this game deserves a shot on here)
  • Star Wars Episode 1 Racer (Not the best version of this game, but seeing SW 1 Racer be released in some fashion would make me super giddy since this was one of my first games)
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#9 Posted by liquiddragon (3331 posts) -

@mocbucket62: Star Wars Episode 1 Racer came out on gog pretty recently.

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#12 Edited by Rejizzle (1104 posts) -

After Star Fox 2 was on SNES classic I just want an N64 compilation of all the scrapped tech demos. All those Metroid, Earthbound, and Fire Emblem games they half finished then threw away. Give me some DD games too. Finally release a Doshin game in North America, or localize that OG Animal Crossing game. None of this is reasonable, and I'm sure they threw away the source code long a go for these games, but that's what would get me to buy a N64 classic.

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#13 Edited by bassguy (334 posts) -

Without regard for rights issues:

  1. Jet Force Gemini
  2. Killer Instinct Gold
  3. GoldenEye 007
  4. Diddy Kong Racing
  5. Banjo-Kazooie
  6. Banjo-Tooie
  7. Perfect Dark
  8. Donkey Kong 64
  9. Super Mario 64
  10. Mario Party 3
  11. Mario Tennis
  12. Mario Kart 64
  13. Mario Golf
  14. Paper Mario
  15. Dr. Mario 64
  16. Ocarina of Time
  17. Majora's Mask
  18. F-Zero X
  19. Pokémon Snap
  20. Pokémon Stadium
  21. Star Fox 64
  22. StarCraft 64
  23. Yoshi's Story
  24. WWF WrestleMania 2000
  25. Super Smash Bros.
  26. Animal Crossing
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#14 Edited by Shiftygism (938 posts) -

Too bad there's no chance in hell it will include any of the great AKI engine wrestling titles, that's what I'd mostly want given most of the big titles have been offered on the virtual console.

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#15 Posted by FacelessVixen (2578 posts) -

@meteora3255 & @liquiddragon: Yeah, that is a playable version. But, having to rebind your controller/gamepad bindings every time you boot up the game, and the cut scenes not displaying larger than (what I'm assuming to be) 800 x 600 resolution can be a little annoying. So, the N64 version is second best under the arcade version. Shame that my N64 is busted 'cause I still have the cartridge.

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#16 Posted by mykeacid (24 posts) -

Bomberman Hero

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#17 Edited by chaser324 (8650 posts) -

The N64 library isn't all that deep and a lot of games that people would really want are going to be difficult or impossible due to licensing issues (Rogue Squadron, WWF/WCW games, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie). I know OP wants an ideal list, but I think those issues are tough to ignore.

  1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  2. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  3. Super Mario 64
  4. Pilotwings 64
  5. Super Smash Bros
  6. Mario Kart 64
  7. Mario Golf
  8. Mario Tennis
  9. Star Fox 64
  10. Paper Mario
  11. Donkey Kong 64
  12. Pokemon Snap
  13. F-Zero X
  14. Excitebike 64
  15. Wave Race 64
  16. Sin and Punishment
  17. Mischief Makers
  18. Rayman 2: The Great Escape
  19. Ridge Racer 64
  20. Harvest Moon 64
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#18 Posted by liquiddragon (3331 posts) -

@facelessvixen: hmm, for the controller issue at least, sounds like it'd be easy enough to have a profile set for xpadder or something similar.

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#19 Posted by cubidog (96 posts) -
  1. Super Mario 64
  2. Paper Mario
  3. Mario Kart 64
  4. Mario Party 2 or 3
  5. Yoshi's Story
  6. Donkey Kong 64
  7. Diddy Kong Racing
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  9. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  10. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  11. Pokemon Snap
  12. Starfox 64
  13. Super Smash Bros
  14. F Zero X
  15. Goldeneye
  16. Perfect Dark
  17. Banjo Kazooie
  18. One of those AKI wrestling games
  19. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  20. Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
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#20 Posted by RetroMetal (870 posts) -

Hydro Thunder

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#21 Posted by rokuthirteen (36 posts) -

I don't know how much it should be on the list, but I'd get a real kick out of Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey. I used to play this for hours and hours with my brother and neighborhood friends.

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#22 Posted by ShaggE (9263 posts) -

War Gods

A second copy of War Gods

South Park: Chef's Luv Shack (actually a mislabeled War Gods)

aaaand... Doom 64.

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#23 Posted by berniesbc (250 posts) -

@rokuthirteen: Yeah. This was one of the first games released for the system and I played a TON of it. Something tells me it would not hold up!

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#24 Posted by Kevin_Cogneto (1886 posts) -
  • Mario 64
  • Ocarina of Time
  • Wave Race
  • F-Zero X
  • Smash Bros.

That's all you really need.

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#25 Posted by nutter (2112 posts) -

If I were building the system for me, I guess it would look like this, not that these are all classics.

Banger Tier:

Virtual Pro Wrestling 2

Virtual Pro Wrestling

WCW/NWO World Tour

WCW/NWO Revenge

Mario 64

Goldeneye

Perfect Dark

Mario Kart 64

Conker’s Bad Fur Day

Smash Bros.

Padding Tier:

Paper Mario

Turok

Turok 2

Banjo-Kazooie

Banko-Tootie

Blast Corps

Shadow of the Empire

NFL Blitz

WWF Wrestlemania 2000

WWF No Mercy

Not included: Zelda...I played a bit of one of them, but had zero attachment to it. I was a teenager and would have rather spent those years out getting up to teenager stuff.

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#26 Posted by mozzle (305 posts) -

Rush 2: Extreme Racing

Its the best game on that console.

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#27 Posted by nutter (2112 posts) -

@shiftygism: I have my little sister’s N64 still, with all the AKI games, imports included. I also have Perfect Dark, Goldeneye, and Mario Kart.

Unless the N64 Mini has all those games, longer cables, and all the right controller options for the Rare shooters, I have no need for one.

Though if they had a solid version of Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 built-in (which they won’t), I’d buy one just to have it.

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#28 Edited by rokuthirteen (36 posts) -

@rokuthirteen: Yeah. This was one of the first games released for the system and I played a TON of it. Something tells me it would not hold up!

Oh, yeah. Almost definitely not. There's a bar where I live that has a Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey cabinet there, and it's definitely a relic. That, and all games between people that know how to do power shots end up 10+ on each side.

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#29 Posted by chrispaul92 (149 posts) -

Superman

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#30 Edited by Wilkin (30 posts) -

BEETLE ADVENTURE RACING

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#34 Posted by FlashFlood_29 (4415 posts) -

Pokemon Snap is 100% a must.

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#35 Posted by ATastySlurpee (665 posts) -

I may be in the minority here but the N64 wasn't a great system and that controller was awful. I do not want an N64 classic

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#36 Edited by liquiddragon (3331 posts) -

This thread inspired me to pull out my 64 and see if F-Zero X held up. The answer is a resounding yes. It's shocking how well it actually does. It plays just as well as I remember it playing, if not better. Smooth as fuck. A lot of N64 games can be a bit awkward with the single joystick playing them now but F-Zero being a racer, this isn't an issue. It runs incredibly and it still neat to see NPCs going at it, side wiping and spin attacking each other as you drive past them. The drivers in this game always felt like they had personalities which is pretty rare. Also, 30 cars being on the track, while it's not impressive seeing it now, it does create an excitement to every race.

I only went through the first cup but the draw distance is good enough, something that could've been a deal breaker. I'm gonna go through all the cups and see this if crops up cause it's one of those things I was expecting it to be a problem. One thing that is distracting is the heavy aliasing. It's bad and it's everywhere, which I guess is to be expected but it's a little much. It'd probably be far less noticeable on a CRT. The tracks themselves I like a lot. They brought back a lot of memories and I'm looking forward to revisiting the rest of the cups. Lastly, the music, so good.

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#37 Posted by breq (107 posts) -

I may be in the minority here but the N64 wasn't a great system and that controller was awful. I do not want an N64 classic

I agree with you, but people in their early to mid 20s seem hyper nostalgic for it currently, so it'll basically be Nintendo just printing money.

A baby N64 with 4 huge controller ports on the front is gonna look real gross regardless.

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#38 Posted by thrasher_88 (5 posts) -

Hybrid Heaven

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#39 Posted by ripelivejam (13164 posts) -

MOTHER

FUCKING

BATTLETANX

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#40 Posted by ATastySlurpee (665 posts) -

@breq said:
@atastyslurpee said:

I may be in the minority here but the N64 wasn't a great system and that controller was awful. I do not want an N64 classic

I agree with you, but people in their early to mid 20s seem hyper nostalgic for it currently, so it'll basically be Nintendo just printing money.

A baby N64 with 4 huge controller ports on the front is gonna look real gross regardless.

I'm right in that age group and had a N64, but I just do not have nostalgia for it at all. Good for other people though and I hope its awesome.

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#41 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2935 posts) -

So much potential for this, but as others have said there's also the rights issues,especially with Rare.

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#42 Posted by Cheetoman (525 posts) -

With all the licencing issues I could see it being maybe 15 games.

I am ready to be disappointed though.

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#43 Posted by warius87 (14 posts) -

Since it’ll probably be rated T (12+) like the SNES classic, there’s no hope for Goldeneye anyways (until someone whoop whoop hack a doodle doo), so all I’m asking for is Mario Party...1, 2 and 3.

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#44 Posted by FreakAche (3084 posts) -

Ppl probably scoff at this but I didn't have a PS1 so I played a lot of Tony Hawk 1 on the N64 and I have a lot of good memories of it.

I'd be more likely to scoff at people being snobby about the PS1 version, cause I played it on Dreamcast, which I think was the best console version? Although I could be wrong