We at Dorkly asked you to elect the greatest N64 game of all time by casting your votes. The competition was tough. Palms were decimated by frantic joystick spinning, countless Capri-Suns were consumed, and Glover was left with only three fingers. Alas, the time has come to announce the games you picked as the console's best. Out of a pool of 118 titles, here are the top 25.
It had everything you'd want in a Mortal Kombat and then some. Mortal Kombat Trilogy boasted the biggest roster of any MK game up to that point, including every character from the previous games and a whole slew of new ones. This meant ninjas, demon ninjas, purple ninjas, and robot ninjas that used to be regular ninjas. MK Trilogy let you play as virtually anyone you could ever want to play as -- secret characters, bosses, classic characters -- and introduced a myriad of new moves and stages. If you didn't love Mortal Kombat Trilogy, then you didn't love Mortal Kombat.
Sure, you could play Super Bomberman with four players, but only with a multi-tap and two extra controllers. And, honestly, who had enough allowance to spend on such an extravagance? For most people, Bomberman 64 was their first foray into four player Bomberman, and it was glorious. Whereas most games in the series require power-ups to perform any kind of special move, Bomberman 64 allowed players to pick-up, kick, throw, and pump up bombs right out of the gate. Couple the awesome multi-player with a solid single-player platforming experience and you've got arguably the best Bomberman game of all time.
Following its success on the Playstation, Resident Evil 2 was ported to the N64 in 1999 with a few new features. Item placement could be randomized (allowing for multiple unique playthroughs), new documents delved deeper into the lore, and cosmetic options offered new costumes and a way to adjust the violence level. Bottom line, Resident Evil 2 is a great game regardless of which platform you played it on. Before Resident Evil 4, it was frequently cited as the series' best, and continues to be a favorite among diehard fans. Yes, Resident Evil 4 corrected the clunky controls of the previous games and developed an item system that allowed for less ammo conservation and more zombie-killing, but there was something unique about the unpolished control scheme of the original games. Resident Evil 4 might be considered a better game overall, but Resident Evil 2 is the best true Resident Evil game.
As a kid, I was a little disappointed when I picked up Shadows of the Empire and realized I'd be playing as Dash Rendar, a new character to me, instead of childhood hero Luke Skywalker. My doubts were quickly dashed, however, when it became abundantly clear that Rendar was a Han Solo level badass. Shadows of the Empire had everything: run-ins with IG-88, Stormtrooper shootouts, space combat, a battle with Boba Fett, and, most importantly, the privilege to participate in the Battle of Hoth and trip an AT-AT with a tow cable. The game made you feel like an active player in the Star Wars universe and it was certainly exciting to see what was happening behind the scenes during The Empire Strikes Back. This was 1996, so Star Wars fans were still naively excited about the expanded universe and exploring the world outside of the original movies. That was until Phantom Menace hit theaters in 1999.
Pokemon Snap will forever be remembered as a classic for the mere fact that it took a series based on epic monster duels and turned it into a cutesy photography game without totally ruining it. Not only was it not bad, Pokemon Snap was really, really good. You played as a photographer collecting research pictures for Professor Oak in a play-style similar to a rail-shooter. It was a brave move for the franchise, ditching the highly successful formula of previous games and creating something entirely unique. It offers something no other Pokemon game does. While it might not be the series' best, it's certainly the best photography game.