Why an N64 Classic Could be Impossible to Pull Off

Let me preface this with, it isn’t impossible for an N64 classic to see the light of day.  I mean, in light of the incredible success coming from the NES and SNES Classic, it seems inevitable an N64 Classic is on the horizon.  Being a child of the 90’s, I was barely a thought when the NES was released and caught the tail end of the SNES life time.  However, some of my first gaming memories all revolve around sitting in front of a giant boxed TV screen with both of my sisters playing, in my eyes some of the greatest classic videogames ever crafted.  With that being said, here is my only real argument I have.

With so many incredible games listed from the N64’s library, how could Nintendo possibly create a mini system with a collection of games that pleases all of the nostalgia driven millennials looking to relive a part of their childhood’s.  When you really take a look at all of the games released for the N64, you can find amazing titles in every genre imaginable.  It is understandable that the NES and SNES classic sold like hotcakes, due to pure nostalgia purposes, but the age group of people (my mid 20’s) thrives on it.  If Nintendo were smart…which they certainly are, they would release several iterations of the N64 with varying compilations of games.  Or even better, (put your tinfoil caps on for this one), what if Nintendo allowed you to pick and choose your own customized list of say 10-15 N64 games.

My list would most likely include:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Majora’s Mask

Super Mario 64

Mario Kart 64

Banjo Kazooie / Tooie

Conker’s Bad Fur Day

Donkey Kong 64


Jet Force Gemini

Any and All Turok games

Toss in Pokemon Stadium 2 for good measure

Goldeneye 007

Bomberman 64………there’s too many to choose from

Let us know in the comments what your list would entail, and how you feel about a personalized N64 Classic set to your own choosing.

Dr. Bob

Friendly Neighborhood physicist who just so happens to enjoy drinking 12 beers and playing videogames all night. Always streaming at

One thought on “Why an N64 Classic Could be Impossible to Pull Off

  • Cool list. Before you started I thought to myself Link to the Past would be at the top of my personal list, but wasn’t sure if others would agree. When you got to number 5 and I still hadn’t seen Link, I was sure it had to be number one. When you said Blackthorne I was like WHAAAT!!???? lol Despite your telling us in the intro that it hadn’t made the list. Made me laugh out loud. Loved the vid. Thought the choices were great, the commentary was funny and the attention given to each game was just the right length. Awesome job!
    Some of my favs that didn’t make the list 🙁
    – Super Punch-Out
    – Super Double Dragon
    – Breath of Fire
    – NBA Jam
    – The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse


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