Posted on Friday, August 2 @ 15:13:00 PST by Alex_Osborn
15. WWF: No Mercy
THQ's followup to WrestleMania failed to disappoint, and will go down in history as one of the greatest pro wrestling games of all time. WWF: No Mercy is beloved by Nintendo 64 gamers with an affinity toward the genre thanks to the incredibly deep and engrossing story mode, which blew its predecessor out of the water. The multitude of modes and ability to create your own wrestler only made the experience all the more epic. If you love wrestling, this is an absolute staple for your collection.
14. Mario Tennis
I loved Mario Tennis, and coming from me, that's saying a lot. I don't consider myself a major fan of the Mario sports games by any means, but the moment I got my hands on Mario Tennis, the responsive controls and addictive gameplay had me hooked for hours on end. With a slew of iconic characters from the Mario universe to choose from, along with a wide array of courts, each with their own unique twists, there's plenty of value in this nifty little package.
13. Diddy Kong Racing
While Donkey Kong 64 proved to be a disappointment when compared to other 3D platformers like Banjo Kazooie and Super Mario 64, the Kong-centric racer was far from underwhelming. The game plays an awful lot like Mario Kart 64, but has a plenty of unique additions to distinguish itself. You can choose between different types of cars, hovercrafts, or airplanes—so yes, there's lots of variety. It's really no wonder why fans have been crying out for a sequel ever since it graced the gaming world in 1997.
12. Paper Mario
Remember Super Mario RPG for the SNES? Man, I loved that game and longed for a sequel. While we never received a proper Square-developed followup, Intelligent Systems provided the next best thing, Paper Mario. With a turn-based battle system akin to the Super Nintendo classic, wrapped within a gorgeous paper-style aesthetic, this RPG is easily the one of the most charming games you'll find on the Nintendo 64. The title has gone on to spur a number of sequels, all of which are absolutely solid experiences.
11. Gauntlet Legends
I don't know how many hours my brother, cousin, and I spent playing Gauntlet Legends. This up-to-four-player co-op hack and slash action game was all sorts of addicting. With a number of different character classes to choose from, plenty of secrets to search for, and epic unforgettable bosses, there's no reason why any N64 owner should have missed out on this killer title from Atari and Midway Games.
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