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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153 48
Link is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

2
86 31
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
103 51
Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
StarFox 64

4
77 35
Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Mario Kart 64

5
77 39
Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Smash Bros.

6
67 32
Luigi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Smash Bros.

7
64 32
Bowser is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Bowser Super Mario 64

8
73 40
Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Smash Bros.

9
72 41
Kirby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Kirby 64

10
59 32
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
70 44
Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

12
49 28
Toad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Mario 64

13
42 22
Diddy Kong is listed (or ranked) 13 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

14
62 40
Banjo & Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Banjo & Kazooie Banjo-Kazooie

15
52 32
Mewtwo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Pokemon Stadium

16
41 23
Captain Falcon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Smash Bros.

17
49 32
Ganondorf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

18
64 47
James Bond is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
GoldenEye 007

19
39 24
Falco Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Star Fox 64

20
58 44
Conker the Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Conker's Bad Fur Day

21
46 37
Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Super Mario 64

22
5 4
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 32
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Earthworm Jim Earthworm Jim 3D

24
25 32
Bomberman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Bomberman Bomberman 64

25
22 31
Turok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
Turok Turok: Dinosaur Hunter