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The Best Nintendo 64 Characters

Updated November 14, 2020 5.4k votes 573 voters 6.6k 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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  • Link1
    260
    67

    Link

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Banjo & Kazooie2
    149
    61

    Banjo & Kazooie

    Banjo-Kazooie
  • Donkey Kong3
    138
    57

    Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers
  • Princess Zelda4
    137
    65

    Princess Zelda

    Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
  • Lanky Kong5
    71
    16

    Lanky Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Diddy Kong6
    110
    50

    Diddy Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  • Mario7
    160
    91

    Mario

    Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers
  • Mewtwo8
    110
    54

    Mewtwo

    Pokemon Stadium
  • Fox McCloud9
    146
    87

    Fox McCloud

    StarFox 64
  • James Bond10
    120
    70

    James Bond

    GoldenEye 007
  • Chunky Kong11
    51
    11
  • Tiny Kong12
    48
    9

    Tiny Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Luigi13
    117
    72

    Luigi

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Yoshi14
    119
    84

    Yoshi

    Super Mario Kart 64
  • Kirby15
    110
    77

    Kirby

    Kirby 64
  • Bowser16
    101
    74

    Bowser

    Super Mario 64
  • Conker the Squirrel17
    102
    79

    Conker the Squirrel

    Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Oddjob18
    72
    56

    Oddjob

    GoldenEye 007
  • King K. Rool19
    28
    8

    King K. Rool

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Samus Aran20
    94
    93

    Samus Aran

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Earthworm Jim21
    70
    65

    Earthworm Jim

    Earthworm Jim 3D
  • Pikachu22
    90
    88

    Pikachu

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Toad23
    78
    78

    Toad

    Super Mario 64
  • Alec Trevelyan24
    49
    49

    Alec Trevelyan

    GoldenEye 007
  • Captain Falcon25
    64
    68

    Captain Falcon

    Super Smash Bros.