(Unlikely) Nintendo 64 Mini Wishlist


I was in the first grade when I received my Nintendo 64 – along with Cruis’n World, Mortal Kombat Trilogy and Diddy Kong Racing – for Christmas and I was living the dream.

The Nintendo 64 was the first video game console my family had that was specifically bought for me. I’d borrowed and played my uncle’s NES and GameBoy but they always had to be given back to him after a while.

For this reason, I sometimes get hit with the nostalgia wave for the N64. I remember loving the controller’s unique shape and the fact that it was available in so many colors! I always played with the blue one while my younger siblings had to play with the standard gray controller.

Disregarding my occasional nostalgia blinders, the N64 did provide players with the firsts in multiple gaming franchises that have gone on to be hugely successful – Super Smash Bros, Mario Party, Paper Mario – and the singular title in franchises that should’ve been – Diddy Kong Racing.


With 2016’s release of the Classic NES Mini, I started thinking about what games I would want to see on an N64 Mini and it was surprisingly easy to come up with 30 games to be included.

Let me be clear here, I absolutely do not believe this will ever exist but it’s fun to think about.

This list is made up of a variety of games, from type of game to my personal feelings about them – some are games I love, some are games I’ve played,some are games I never played but wanted to and some are just considered Nintendo 64 classic that it felt wrong to exclude.

In no particular order, here are the 30 games (completely disregarding any rights issues) that I would want to see on an extremely hypothetical Nintendo 64 Mini:

  1. 250px-Papermario.jpg Paper Mario (2000)
  2. 250px-Supersmashbox.jpg Super Smash Bros (1999)
  3. 250px-DKRboxart.jpg Diddy Kong Racing (1997)
  4. 250px-Banjo_Kazooie_Cover.png Banjo-Kazooie (1998)
  5. Unknown-1.jpeg Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996)
  6. 250px-Marioparty1.jpg Mario Party (1998)
  7. 250px-Marioparty2.jpg Mario Party 2 (1999)
  8. 250px-Marioparty3.jpg Mario Party 3 (2000)
  9. 250px-The_Legend_of_Zelda_Ocarina_of_Time_box_art.png Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
  10. 250px-DonkeyKong64CoverArt.jpg Donkey Kong 64 (1999)
  11. 250px-Yoshi's_Story.jpg Yoshi’s Story (1997)
  12. 250px-StarFox64_N64_Game_Box.jpg Star Fox 64 (1997)
  13. 250px-Pokémon_Snap_Coverart.png Pokemon Snap (1999)
  14. 250px-Pokemonstadiumbox.jpg Pokemon Stadium (1999)
  15. 250px-Super_Mario_64_box_cover.jpg Super Mario 64 (1996)
  16. Unknown.jpeg Cruis’n World (1998)
  17. 250px-Mario_Golf_box.jpg Mario Golf (1999)
  18. 250px-Mario_Tennis_box.jpg Mario Tennis (2000)
  19. 250px-Conkersbfdbox.jpg Conker’s Bad Fur Day (2001)
  20. Unknown-2.jpeg F-Zero X (1998)
  21. Unknown.jpeg Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (1998)
  22. 250px-Road_Rash_64_cover.png Road Rash 64 (1999)
  23. 250px-GoldenEye007box.jpg GoldenEye 007 (1997)
  24. Unknown.jpeg Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater (2000)
  25. 250px-Banjo-Tooie_Coverart.png Banjo-Tooie (2000)
  26. 250px-Kirby64_box.jpg Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (2000)
  27. 250px-The_Legend_of_Zelda_-_Majora's_Mask_Box_Art.jpg Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000)
  28. 250px-Mario_Kart_64box.png Mario Kart 64 (1996)
  29. Unknown-1.jpeg Mega Man 64 (2000)
  30. 250px-Pilotwings_64_box.jpg Pilotwings 64 (1996)

What games would you want to see on a Nintendo 64 Mini? Has my list missed the mark or is it close to perfect? Let me know in the comments!


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