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The Best Nintendo 64 Characters

Updated November 14, 2020 5.7k votes 597 voters 6.8k views40 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    266
    73

    Link

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • 2
    158
    65

    Banjo & Kazooie

    Banjo-Kazooie
  • 3
    147
    60

    Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers
  • 4
    120
    54

    Diddy Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  • 5
    169
    94

    Mario

    Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers
  • 6
    142
    73

    Princess Zelda

    Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
  • 7
    79
    24

    Lanky Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 8
    117
    59

    Mewtwo

    Pokemon Stadium
  • 9
    128
    74

    James Bond

    GoldenEye 007
  • 10
    150
    93

    Fox McCloud

    StarFox 64
  • 11
    126
    75

    Luigi

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 12
    58
    16
  • 13
    55
    15

    Tiny Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 14
    126
    86

    Yoshi

    Super Mario Kart 64
  • 15
    116
    80

    Kirby

    Kirby 64
  • 16
    108
    77

    Bowser

    Super Mario 64
  • 17
    111
    83

    Conker the Squirrel

    Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • 18
    38
    11

    King K. Rool

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 19
    97
    90

    Pikachu

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 20
    74
    64

    Oddjob

    GoldenEye 007
  • 21
    100
    96

    Samus Aran

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 22
    85
    80

    Toad

    Super Mario 64
  • 23
    71
    68

    Captain Falcon

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 24
    75
    83

    Princess Peach

    Super Mario 64
  • 25
    51
    54

    Alec Trevelyan

    GoldenEye 007