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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143 46
Link is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

2
80 28
Mario is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
CosmicCastaway added Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers, Super Mario Land

3
95 49
Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
StarFox 64

4
73 35
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Mario Kart 64

5
74 38
Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Smash Bros.

6
63 31
Bowser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Bowser Super Mario 64

7
62 31
Luigi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Smash Bros.

8
70 39
Kirby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Kirby 64

9
71 40
Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Smash Bros.

10
58 30
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
AlexanderRay added Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

11
60 37
Banjo & Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Banjo & Kazooie Banjo-Kazooie

12
41 21
Diddy Kong is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
AlexanderRay added Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast

13
66 44
Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

14
48 28
Toad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Mario 64

15
51 32
Mewtwo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Pokemon Stadium

16
49 31
Ganondorf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

17
63 45
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
GoldenEye 007

18
39 23
Captain Falcon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Smash Bros.

19
38 23
Falco Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Star Fox 64

20
57 41
Conker the Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Conker's Bad Fur Day

21
44 37
Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Mario 64

22
4 2
Geno is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Thom100 added Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

23
26 30
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Earthworm Jim Earthworm Jim 3D

24
24 31
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Bomberman Bomberman 64

25
22 30
Turok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Turok Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

26
24 34
Joanna Dark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Perfect Dark

27
18 28
Peppy Hare is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Star Fox 64

28
15 25
Alec Trevelyan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Alec Trevelyan GoldenEye 007

29
19 32
Oddjob is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Oddjob GoldenEye 007

30
19 33
Dash Rendar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Dash Rendar Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

31
12 24
Black Orchid is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Killer Instinct Gold

32
13 27
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

33
8 27
Jago is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Jago Killer Instinct Gold

34
11 37
Slippy Toad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Star Fox: Assault

35
3 21
Juno is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Son Goku added Juno