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The Best Nintendo 64 Characters

Updated February 15, 2020 5.2k votes 550 voters 6.3k views41 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
    Link is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    Link

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • 2
    Banjo & Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    60

    Banjo & Kazooie

    Banjo-Kazooie
  • 3
    Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    54

    Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers
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    Princess Zelda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    60

    Princess Zelda

    Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
  • 5
    Mario is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    85

    Mario

    Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers
  • 6
    Diddy Kong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    45

    Diddy Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  • 7
    Mewtwo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    51

    Mewtwo

    Pokemon Stadium
  • 8
    Luigi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    66

    Luigi

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 9
    Fox McCloud is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    88

    Fox McCloud

    StarFox 64
  • 10
    James Bond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    65

    James Bond

    GoldenEye 007
  • 11
    Lanky Kong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    15

    Lanky Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 12
    Yoshi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    80

    Yoshi

    Super Mario Kart 64
  • 13
    Bowser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    69

    Bowser

    Super Mario 64
  • 14
    Tiny Kong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    8

    Tiny Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 15
    Kirby is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    77

    Kirby

    Kirby 64
  • 16
    Chunky Kong is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
    38
    10
  • 17
    Oddjob is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    48

    Oddjob

    GoldenEye 007
  • 18
    Conker the Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    83

    Conker the Squirrel

    Conker's Bad Fur Day
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    King K. Rool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    4

    King K. Rool

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 20
    Samus Aran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    88

    Samus Aran

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 21
    Toad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    74

    Toad

    Super Mario 64
  • 22
    Pikachu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    86

    Pikachu

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 23
    Alec Trevelyan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    43

    Alec Trevelyan

    GoldenEye 007
  • 24
    Captain Falcon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    66

    Captain Falcon

    Super Smash Bros.
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    Princess Peach is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo 64 Characters
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    78

    Princess Peach

    Super Mario 64
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