Total Nerd The Best Nintendo 64 Characters  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Nintendo 64 video game characters. Must be on Nintendo 64 only.

While other game systems were moving to discs, Nintendo always found a way to zig when others sag, and the Nintendo 64 kept with cartridges and a unique controller design that, to this day, no one's really sure if it actually worked, or if it were so borked that developers found the most creative ways to keep the controller from being prohibitively frustrating. 

That said, this is an era of video gaming where some of the strongest characters that have ever come out of Nintendo all seemed to converge and explode in new and interesting ways. While at the time, people had no idea if the Nintendo 64 was a success, what mattered most was that players were having meaningful experiences with amazing characters. It's only after things like social media and Twitch streams and such that people realized, hey, turns out we all loved the Nintendo 64. 

Whether iconic characters from the Super Mario world, or Link in what's largely considered the best entry in the Legend of Zelda series with Ocarina of Time, or new and inventive flying mechanics with the world of Star Fox 64, there are so many characters to choose from, and far too many for us to decide which is best. That's why we're leaving it up to you! Check out all these different characters, and vote for your favorites! Don't forget to check out all of our other console character lists as well. 

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Link is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Link Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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76 26
Mario is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
CosmicCastaway added Mario Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers, Super Mario Land

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92 47
Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Fox McCloud StarFox 64

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Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Samus Aran Super Smash Bros.

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68 34
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Yoshi Super Mario Kart 64

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61 30
Bowser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Bowser Super Mario 64

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Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Pikachu Super Smash Bros.

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60 30
Luigi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Luigi Super Smash Bros.

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68 37
Kirby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Kirby Kirby 64

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56 29
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
AlexanderRay added Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

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46 27
Toad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Toad Super Mario 64

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56 36
Banjo & Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Banjo & Kazooie Banjo-Kazooie

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57 37
Conker the Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Conker the Squirrel Conker's Bad Fur Day

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63 43
Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Princess Zelda Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

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63 43
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
James Bond GoldenEye 007

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Mewtwo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Mewtwo Pokemon Stadium

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Diddy Kong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
AlexanderRay added Diddy Kong Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

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46 30
Ganondorf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Ganondorf The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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37 22
Falco Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Falco Lombardi Star Fox 64

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36 22
Captain Falcon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Captain Falcon Super Smash Bros.

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40 36
Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Princess Peach Super Mario 64

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Geno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Thom100 added Geno Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

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Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Earthworm Jim Earthworm Jim 3D

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24 29
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Bomberman Bomberman 64

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Turok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Turok Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

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Joanna Dark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Joanna Dark Perfect Dark

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Alec Trevelyan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Alec Trevelyan GoldenEye 007

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Peppy Hare is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Peppy Hare Star Fox 64

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Oddjob is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Oddjob GoldenEye 007

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19 31
Dash Rendar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Dash Rendar Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

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12 22
Black Orchid is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Black Orchid Killer Instinct Gold

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12 25
Bad Mr. Frosty The Fighting Sn... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Bad Mr. Frosty The Fighting Snowman ClayFighter 63 1/3

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Jago is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Jago Killer Instinct Gold

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Slippy Toad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Slippy Toad Star Fox: Assault

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Juno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Son Goku added Juno