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The Best Nintendo 64 Characters

Updated November 14, 2020 5.5k 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
    269
    69

    Link

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Banjo & Kazooie2
    153
    64

    Banjo & Kazooie

    Banjo-Kazooie
  • Donkey Kong3
    142
    60

    Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers
  • Princess Zelda4
    141
    67

    Princess Zelda

    Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
  • Lanky Kong5
    72
    16

    Lanky Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Mario6
    166
    93

    Mario

    Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers
  • Diddy Kong7
    113
    52

    Diddy Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  • Mewtwo8
    113
    56

    Mewtwo

    Pokemon Stadium
  • Fox McCloud9
    150
    91

    Fox McCloud

    StarFox 64
  • Luigi10
    123
    72

    Luigi

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Chunky Kong11
    52
    11
  • James Bond12
    121
    73

    James Bond

    GoldenEye 007
  • Tiny Kong13
    50
    10

    Tiny Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Yoshi14
    125
    85

    Yoshi

    Super Mario Kart 64
  • Kirby15
    115
    80

    Kirby

    Kirby 64
  • Bowser16
    105
    75

    Bowser

    Super Mario 64
  • Conker the Squirrel17
    104
    83

    Conker the Squirrel

    Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • King K. Rool18
    28
    8

    King K. Rool

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Oddjob19
    71
    58

    Oddjob

    GoldenEye 007
  • Pikachu20
    93
    91

    Pikachu

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Toad21
    81
    78

    Toad

    Super Mario 64
  • Samus Aran22
    95
    95

    Samus Aran

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Captain Falcon23
    67
    70

    Captain Falcon

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Princess Peach24
    75
    82

    Princess Peach

    Super Mario 64
  • Alec Trevelyan25
    50
    50

    Alec Trevelyan

    GoldenEye 007