My Top 10 N64 Games

Back with another top 10 list…this time another Nintendo console I wasn’t all that fond of. But just like the NES, this one is home to some of the best games ever made. I’ve only got 17 games left for the console, having given away many of them (like a fool). Of those, I’ve played 14 of them, and these are my 10 favorite…

#10 Mario Tennis

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Camelot Software Planning/ Nintendo, 2000

This one hasn’t aged well at all, but it still can be picked up to have some fun. I used to have a lot of fun with the family playing this game.

#9 Donkey Kong 64

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Rare Ltd./ Nintendo, 1999

I hated this game at first. I couldn’t understand why Dixie and Kiddy weren’t in it, and I thought the gameplay was terrible. After a while, it grew on me and I realized it’s a pretty solid game, though still nothing spectacular.

#8 Star Fox 64

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Nintendo, 1997

This is a fun game, but probably one of my least favorite in the series. I used to have a lot of fun in the awesome multiplayer mode though.

#7 Mario Kart 64

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Nintendo, 1997

I played the crap out of this game and loved every second of it. It was such a step up from the first game, that it was hard to stop playing. It is pretty crappy nowadays though, but still fun overall.

#6 Super Mario 64

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Nintendo, 1996

I couldn’t wait to play this game. It was the first full 3D game many of us played and it amazed the poop out of us…except I still found myself rather disappointed with it, since Super Mario World is so much better.

#5 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

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HAL Labs/ Nintendo, 2000

This game blew me away. It still is one of my favorite Kirby games of all time. The ability to combine powers made the gameplay so much more fun.

#4 The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

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Nintendo, 2000

This is one of my least favorite Zelda games, but it is still incredible, giving you a completely different experience than ever before. It had a lot of awesome ideas, and a lot of not so awesome ones. It actually took me three attempts to truly get into the game.

#3 Super Smash Bros

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HAL Labs/ Nintendo, 1999

This game was a dream come true. The hilarious commercial seemed unreal when it first came out, but then to actually have the game and play it, and realize it is the most fun you’ve ever had…just wow.

 

#2 Paper Mario

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Intelligent Systems/ Nintendo, 2001

Again, this had another funny commercial, and again, you were completely blown away by the amazing game that it is. When you stop to think about it, it is such a random, wacky idea, but it is one of the best RPG’s ever made.

#1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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Nintendo, 1998

Were you really expecting anything else? I could play this game every day. It is just perfect. This is the game that made me love 3D gaming. The temples, the time travel, the combat, the bosses, the whole darn adventure is just magical.

And there you have it. That’s almost all of the games I own for the system (that I have played anyway) in my least favorite to favorite. Though I didn’t like the system overall, these games, especially the top 5, are complete masterpieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My Top 10 3DS Games

I enjoy looking at top 10 lists, especially when they involve video games and such. It got me wondering what my top “whatever” are, so here I am, looking into my top 10 favorite Nintendo 3DS games. By my count, I have 68 3DS games, but of those 68, I have only played 45 of them, the rest are on my backlog. So of those 45 games, let’s see what my 10 favorite are.

#10

new super mario bros 2New Super Mario Bros 2

 Nintendo

2012

 

This game took an interesting take on the New Super Mario Bros series, the focus being on collecting tons upon tons of coins, even including a few new power ups and items to help you. On top of that, it is a really great platformer that far surpasses the first New Super Mario Bros game for DS.

#9

mario and luigi dream teamMario & Luigi: Dream Team

Alphadream Corporation/Nintendo

2013

The fourth game in the unique RPG series is just as hilarious, creative and bizarre as the others. Mario has to jump into Luigi’s dreams to rescue some pillow people, and in the real world, the bros have their own mission to complete. The battle system is as fun as ever, with some really cool and creative attacks, especially in the dream world. A great game for the 3DS library.

#8

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Mario Kart 7

Retro Studios/Nintendo

2011

 

The first numbered game in the Mario Kart series is also the first game to incorporate gliding and underwater driving, two nice additions. Tons of new and old tracks, carts, characters and other customization options make this the first handheld Mario Kart game that feels like a home console game.

#7

PaperMarioStickerStar3DSBoxartFinalPaper Mario: Sticker Star

Intelligent Systems/Nintendo

2012

 

The first handheld Paper Mario game takes the series back to it’s roots, sort of, well actually not. It’s back to turn based action in any case. It now has a world map like Super Mario World, no doubt to cater to the quick, on the go play style of handheld games. To attack, you must collect stickers of all shapes and sizes, learning to balance the small, weak ones with the huge, powerful ones, for only so many can fit in your sticker book. You get more pages as the game progresses though. This makes for a lot of fun, and some of the stickers are very creative and entertaining. The only negative thing I can think of is this is one of those games that you never know where the heck you are going, and some of the puzzles are near impossible to figure out.

The 3D visuals for this style of graphics is remarkable as well. Paper Mario is a game that should never be played without 3D. Unfortunately this will likely be the only game to ever be graced with such wonders.

#6

yoshi_new_islandYoshi’s New Island

Arzest/Nintendo

2014

 

Am I living in the 90’s again? This game feels and plays exactly like Yoshi’s Island for SNES. And that…is a wonderful, wonderful thing. There is some new additions to the gameplay, differentiating it, but keeping the core mechanics the same. It is truly a great sequel to a masterpiece. The only thing bad about it is the name.

#5

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Banpresto/Namco Bandai Games

2013

 

All your favorite Sega, Capcom, and Namco-Bandai characters coming together to save the world (or worlds)? And with a side of countless scantily clad women and big bouncing boobs? How could you ever go wrong? Combine those exciting elements with¬† great grid based RPG gameplay and you can’t at all. This game is fantastic in nearly every way. It also provides around 50 hours of gameplay, so prepare to immerse yourself in something amazing!

#4

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The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Nintendo

2013

I was surprised how good this game was. It is a sequel to the beloved Link to the Past, and does everything that game did right and added it’s own unique twists as well, such as the ability to traverse the dungeons in any order and turning into some painting figure. The game is a complete masterpiece, just like its predecessor.

#3

ocarina_3d_finalThe Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D

Grezzo/Nintendo

2011

 

What do you get when you take one of the best games of all time and update it? Well, an updated version of one of the best games of all time, plus it’s now in the palm of your hand! With improved controls via the touchscreen and gyro sensors, along with updated visuals and other changes, Ocarina of Time has never looked or played so well.

#2

kingdom hearts 3dKingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

Square Enix

2012

 

This game plays just like all the other great Kingdom Hearts games, but this time you get to switch between Sora and Riku while they each progress through their own separate campaigns. The game features tons of new worlds, enemies and allies, and a new fighting mechanic known as flow motion. And story wise, this game is one of the best in the series, mainly because it finally answers all the questions that you might have had from all the other games and finalizes everything out and leaves only one unopened door. That door being the long awaited Kingdom Hearts 3. Everything else has been settled and the game ends with setting the scene for the third and most likely final game in this specific story arc.

#1

smash 3dsSuper Smash Bros for 3DS

Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo

2014

 

The fourth entry in the series proves to be the best, thanks to its huge and diverse roster of characters and stages. It is also a wonderful thing to have Smash in your pocket for whenever you wish to play it.

There are a ton of collectibles and trophies. The newest idea, and probably the worst, is the inclusion of somewhat different special moves for every original character, which is nice if that was something you were hoping to mess around with. The trouble is they are so tedious to collect. You will likely get the same ones 10 times over before getting one you don’t have. Aside from that, it’s the Smash Bros gameplay we all know and love. And to me, it’s all about the fighting, so the more characters and stages, the better the games. Who cares about all that single player fuzz? Though there is certainly a ton of it if that’s your thing.

This is the first Smash Bros game to include DLC as well. There are multiple characters and stages available, and countless Mii costumes, so the fun never stops.

There you have it, my favorite games in the 3Ds library, with Smash Bros being my favorite. Thanks for reading!

 

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