Every new generation of Nintendo consoles brings with it new additions to its staple franchises. New Mario, Zelda, Smash Bros, and even Kirby games are developed exclusively for the current console generation. Players who buy the Nintendo Switch can look forward to hours of playing some of the best modern games ever made. With the new expansion pack on Nintendo Switch Online, players can now play some of the most influential (not to mention fun) games ever made. Here is a list of N64 games you must play on the Switch.
Best N64 Games on Switch
Mario Kart 64
The game that set the blueprint for all to come after it, Mario Kart 64 is still a delightful experience in 2023. With just 8 characters and 16 tracks to choose from, the game obviously is lacking in content from a modern viewpoint. But the game makes up for this by providing items like the now classic Red Shell, Banana Peels, and even the notorious Blue Shell. The real joy in Mario Kart 64 is of course the multiplayer where you can spend countless hours of racing with up to 4 players at a time on some fan-favorite tracks like Toad’s Turnpike.
Star Fox 64
An action-packed thrill ride from start to finish, Star Fox 64 is a game to be remembered. Play as Fox McCloud as you battle to save the galaxy from the evil Andross alongside a cast of enjoyable characters like Peppy, Slippy, and Falco. The game’s pace is relentless as you take part in simple but effective aerial combat that never fails to be engaging. 20 years after its release, Star Fox 64 is still an enjoyable experience for gamers of all ages.
Super Mario 64
The game that invented the 3D platformer, Super Mario 64 is still considered one of the greatest games ever made. Mario’s movement and dexterity feel surprisingly natural to anyone who picks up the controller. From its intricately designed levels to all the tiny details that are sprinkled throughout the game, Super Mario 64 is still an absolute blast to play in 2023.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
A unique story by even Nintendo’s standards, Majora’s Mask puts Link in a three-day time loop from which he must find an escape. While this time loop mechanic is the main focus of the game, the memorable cast of characters is what sticks with the player. Like a maze full of secrets the game takes you on a winding path full of magic, mystery, and intrigue fit more for a noir film rather than a Zelda game.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Topping multiple lists of “The greatest game ever made”, Ocarina of Time has been the sole inspiration of nearly all action-adventure games made since its release in 1998. A gripping story and a fully realized world for it to play out are what make the game such a delight for fans new or old. Ocarina of Time is a must-play for any fans of Zelda or other Nintendo games.
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