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The Best Nintendo 64 Characters

Updated November 14, 2020 5.3k votes 564 voters 6.4k 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
    Link
    259
    69

    Link

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • 2
    Donkey Kong
    140
    55

    Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario Strikers
  • 3
    Banjo & Kazooie
    146
    62

    Banjo & Kazooie

    Banjo-Kazooie
  • 4
    Princess Zelda
    137
    63

    Princess Zelda

    Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
  • 5
    Mario
    161
    88

    Mario

    Super Mario World, Super Mario Strikers
  • 6
    Diddy Kong
    111
    49

    Diddy Kong

    Donkey Kong Country, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
  • 7
    Lanky Kong
    67
    15

    Lanky Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 8
    Mewtwo
    109
    54

    Mewtwo

    Pokemon Stadium
  • 9
    Fox McCloud
    148
    90

    Fox McCloud

    StarFox 64
  • 10
    Luigi
    121
    69

    Luigi

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 11
    James Bond
    118
    70

    James Bond

    GoldenEye 007
  • 12
    Chunky Kong
    50
    10
  • 13
    Tiny Kong
    47
    8

    Tiny Kong

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 14
    Yoshi
    121
    83

    Yoshi

    Super Mario Kart 64
  • 15
    Kirby
    110
    78

    Kirby

    Kirby 64
  • 16
    Bowser
    102
    72

    Bowser

    Super Mario 64
  • 17
    Conker the Squirrel
    100
    83

    Conker the Squirrel

    Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • 18
    Oddjob
    71
    53

    Oddjob

    GoldenEye 007
  • 19
    King K. Rool
    27
    5

    King K. Rool

    Donkey Kong Barrel Blast
  • 20
    Samus Aran
    95
    91

    Samus Aran

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 21
    Toad
    79
    75

    Toad

    Super Mario 64
  • 22
    Pikachu
    90
    88

    Pikachu

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 23
    Alec Trevelyan
    50
    46

    Alec Trevelyan

    GoldenEye 007
  • 24
    Captain Falcon
    67
    67

    Captain Falcon

    Super Smash Bros.
  • 25
    Princess Peach
    74
    79

    Princess Peach

    Super Mario 64