My Nintendo 64 Classic Wishlist

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With the upcoming release of the SNES Classic console, the gaming community has naturally entertained the possibility of a Nintendo 64 Classic console. While keeping my ear to the ground I’ve picked up on a negative attitude towards the resurgence of the console. The talk of the town has been that these titles might not have aged well, but my emulation history has given me a different impression.  I’m here to call balderdash on the presumption that the popular titles from the 64 aren’t built to stand the test of time.

This is my wish list for the pipe dreamt N64 Classic:

  • Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • Pilotwings 64
  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • Toy Story 2
  • GoldenEye 007
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Perfect Dark
  • Pokemon Stadium
  • Pokemon Snap
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  • Mario Party 2
  • Bomberman 64
  • Star Fox 64
  • Harvest Moon 64
  • Spider-Man
  • Ogre Battle 64
  • Space Station Silicon Valley
  • Snowboard Kids 2
  • Rush 2: Extreme Racing
  • Rampage World Tour

Say what you will about the wacky controller and the dated 3D graphics, but this system was the origin of some sweet childhood memories. Who knows whether Nintendo will keep the classic console train in motion, long enough to see the 64 bit system make its resurgence. By my count there is more than enough unforgettable potential in the list above. I still have my finger on the trigger for the SNES classic this fall, and I’d love to see the N64 Classic bring up the rear.

What would you remove from this list? What would add? If you could force a video game company to release a classic version of an old console, which would it be?

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