6 essential N64 games we really want for an N64 Classic Edition

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

One of the very best games of all time, and a game that defined Zelda pretty much until Breath of the Wild last year, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is basically guaranteed to be on any sort of N64 Classic. That’s well-deserved, though. The game, even in its original rendering, has some classic dungeons and scenes that should be rediscovered by fans.

Super Mario 64

Take everything above, replace Breath of the Wild with Super Mario Odyssey, “dungeons and scenes” with worlds, and you have why Super Mario 64 should be on an N64 Classic.

Really, you can’t have one without the other, and it would be in keeping with both the NES and SNES Classics, which both have the major Mario and Zelda titles for each console. If these two don’t make it onto an N64 Classic, then Nintendo will really have missed a trick.

Perfect Dark

Sure, there are those who would say that GoldenEye 007 should be on the list — and we don’t discount that it should. However, Perfect Dark has the edge of being a more unexpected choice, but one that still has plenty of respect in the gaming community. It’s also a bit more of a mature game, which may help it appeal to older collectors or older gamers who didn’t have any experiences with the N64.

Now that we think about it, we’d like to add a few more honorable mentions here. After all, we didn’t even get to bring up games like Pokémon StadiumDiddy Kong Racing or the first Animal Crossing, which didn’t make it to American shores. All of that is to say that yes, an N64 Classic would have plenty of games.

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Here’s hoping Nintendo actually makes the N64 Classic a reality!