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The Best N64 Racing Games

The Best N64 Racing Games

Presented by Adam Sarson See our other Genre Guides The Nintendo 64 is known for its high quality games library, and the racing genre certainly played a major role in that. With many different subgenres of racing available, gamers have a plethora of options to get their racing fix on the Nintendo 64. Let’s take a look at the best available racers. Wave Race 64 Release Date: November 5th, 1996 Developer: Nintendo EAD Publisher: Nintendo In the first three months [...]

The Best Nintendo 64 (N64) Games Under $10

The Best Nintendo 64 (N64) Games Under $10

We’re continuing to update and expand our guides of the best cheap games for classic consoles and the N64 guide was very much in need of an update.  The N64 remains a very popular console on the secondary market, especially with the college-age crowd.   Because of this, it is becoming harder to find good prices on many of Nintendo’s biggest franchises.  Below you will find a lot of great games that you can still find for low prices. Cheap Classics [...]

The Games That Defined the Nintendo 64 (N64)

The Games That Defined the Nintendo 64 (N64)

Presented by Ack This guide is part of the Defining Games Series  Nintendo’s third major console release has had some interesting times.  While some reviewers praised its 3D graphics, its quality platformers and solid first-, subsidiary, and second-party support, others blasted its use of cartridges, its lack of solid fighting games and RPGs, and its supposed dearth of adult-themed games.  All opinions aside however, the Nintendo 64 had quite a solid lineup of titles that are worth checking out.  The [...]

How To Mod The N64 To Play Imports (Region Mod)

Presented by Fastbilly1 Check out his previous retro gaming hacks like how to throw a Pac-Man Vs. Party Without a Gameboy Advance or a 5-TV Four Swords Zelda Party This guide is for the ability to play Japanese games on a USA console, or vice versa, it will not work for PAL titles either way. So if you are in the UK and have your N64, sorry but you are out of luck and will have to buy a passthrough [...]

The Nintendo 64 First Person Shooters Library

Presented by Ack & Fastbilly1 During the fifth generation of video game consoles, the Nintendo 64 was routinely criticized for its lack of third-party support, and the “kiddie” and relatively non-violent focus of its game library.  Yet, though it did not fare as well as the PlayStation and Nintendo has suffered from a recurring image problem ever since, the Nintendo 64 would lead to the rise of one of the biggest genres of the sixth and seventh console generations, known [...]

The N64 Fighting Game Library

Note from racketboy: A special thanks goes out to Ack from this roundup of the N64 fighting library.  You may remember his journey through the SNES fighting collection (both the good and the ugly) in addition to a number of other wonderful contributions.  I hope you enjoy this guide! When people think of the Nintendo 64, fighting games are never the first thing to come to mind.  In fact, they never really come up at all.  After all, the two [...]

Nintendo 64 101: A Beginner’s Guide

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to andymol21 for putting the majority of this guide together!  Little tidbits were also contributed by a number of other racketboy forum members on this thread. The RetroGaming 101 series is aimed at gamers who are just starting out in the classic gaming scene or are curious about an older console that they don’t know much about yet. Nintendo took their sweet time in bringing a console to match the Saturn, Playstation and the other [...]

The Best N64 Games That Still Matter Today

Note from racketboy: Special thanks goes to andymol21 for putting the majority of this guide together! It’s pretty easy to find a list of “The Top Nintendo 64 Games” or some similar ranking, but most of them were written back when the system was cutting edge and almost all of them only compare the games against other N64 games. This is all fine if the N64 is the only console you own and ever plan to own.  Because of this, I [...]

Enhance N64 Graphics With Emulation Plugins & Texture Packs

Many of the most old-school of gamers still pride themselves on playing all the classics on the original hardware and look down on emulation. Many other Nintendo fans may be loading up their Wiis with plenty of excellent N64 games on the Virtual Console. However, if you are looking for something to breath a bit of fresh air into your favorite N64 games, you may want to look into some neat little hacks you can do with an N64 emulator [...]

The Rarest and Most Valuable N64 Games

Do you have a bunch of old game sitting in your closet that you’d like to trade in for a stack of cash? Or are you on the hunt for the most desirable games for your collection? In stark contrast to the Cheapest Games series, This new series of Rare and Valuable games will round up the rarest and most valuable games for a given console or handheld so you’ll know what to look for whether you are buying or [...]

Goldeneye 007: Ten Years Later

Note from racketboy: I felt this piece from fastbilly1 did a wonderful job looking at one of the most pivotal console FPSs and how it is still relevant and practical today. I hope you enjoy it. Few games have caused as much awe and frustration as Rareware’s 1997 Goldeneye 007. Bringing four-player FPS multiplayer to a console was unheard of at the time to the vast majority of gamers. Sure there were the PC fans who had played through Wolfenstien [...]

The Cheapest Nintendo 64 Games Worth Your Time

When you add a console to your collection, the first thing you want to do is get a handful of games to keep you busy with your new toy. However, most of us can’t afford to spend fat pile of cash for a few games. This budget-friendly list should help you quickly find which games will start you off well without emptying your wallet. (Prices listed are an average eBay price for US games, including shipping) Cheap Classics Legend of [...]

The Best Undiscovered Nintendo 64 (N64) Games

Usually, when you get a new-to-you console, you can usually find or remember the major games to check out. But what happens when you need something different to play? This is where the “Hidden Gems” come in. Read More About My Criteria For Hidden Gems See All The Hidden Gems Articles Platformers Obvious Choices: Super Mario 64, Yoshi’s Story, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Donkey Kong 64, Rayman 2 Featured Game: Space Station Silicon Valley “Space Station Silicon Valley followed a Pikmin-esque anti-hero [...]

Review: Space Station Silicon Valley – N64

With so many unique and interesting games from the past out there, I obviously don’t have time to review them all myself. This time around we have contributer, SegaVega reviewing one of his favorite under-appreciated gems, Space Station Silicon Valley for the Nintendo 64. Introduction “There are assuredly a thousand titles of fair quality and general obscurity, but moving up the list of the most criminally overlooked games ever, one absolutely flooring title has been disregarded to an unequivocal [...]

Sin and Punishment N64 Translation Hack

Many of you are aware of the fact that I’m a huge Treasure fan. Well, I was very excited to stumble upon this little project while I was researching something on Google. A little website named Vanit Studios has been working on a solid English translation for Treasure’s cult classic N64 game, Sin and Punishment. I’ve personally been meaning to spend more time with this game, and this might give me more motivation. This won’t really be able to help [...]