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The Best Nintendo 64 Characters

Updated November 14, 2020 5.4k votes 575 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
    263
    67

    Link

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Banjo & Kazooie2
    149
    62

    Banjo & Kazooie

    Banjo-Kazooie
  • Donkey Kong3
    138
    58

    Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers
  • Princess Zelda4
    140
    65

    Princess Zelda

    Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
  • Lanky Kong5
    73
    17

    Lanky Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Mario6
    162
    91

    Mario

    Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers
  • Diddy Kong7
    111
    51

    Diddy Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  • Fox McCloud8
    147
    87

    Fox McCloud

    StarFox 64
  • Mewtwo9
    110
    56

    Mewtwo

    Pokemon Stadium
  • James Bond10
    121
    70

    James Bond

    GoldenEye 007
  • Luigi11
    118
    72

    Luigi

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Chunky Kong12
    51
    12
  • Tiny Kong13
    48
    11

    Tiny Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Yoshi14
    121
    84

    Yoshi

    Super Mario Kart 64
  • Kirby15
    112
    77

    Kirby

    Kirby 64
  • Bowser16
    102
    74

    Bowser

    Super Mario 64
  • Conker the Squirrel17
    102
    81

    Conker the Squirrel

    Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Oddjob18
    72
    57

    Oddjob

    GoldenEye 007
  • King K. Rool19
    28
    10

    King K. Rool

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • Pikachu20
    91
    88

    Pikachu

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Samus Aran21
    94
    94

    Samus Aran

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Earthworm Jim22
    70
    66

    Earthworm Jim

    Earthworm Jim 3D
  • Toad23
    79
    78

    Toad

    Super Mario 64
  • Captain Falcon24
    65
    68

    Captain Falcon

    Super Smash Bros.
  • Alec Trevelyan25
    49
    50

    Alec Trevelyan

    GoldenEye 007