Japanese Nintendo 64 (N64) games

Nintendo 64

I’ve never really liked the Nintendo 64. I’ve always found for example 16-bit graphics to be much more appealing than the awkward 3D graphics of the N64. I also never liked the controller, the stick is so “wriggly” and loose and there’s way too may buttons on the controller! haha ^_^ And the three handles?! How are you supposed to hold it?? ;D

N64 controller

Then again, I never played a lot of games on the system. The only memories I have are from loosing continuously against my boyfriends little brother in Golden Eye 007 back when it was new, and that was extremely annoying >_< We also played a bit of Diddy Kong Racing back then which was fun though. I recently started giving it a little more attention, mainly since I found that there are also a few 2D games and puzzle games on the system ^_^  It started with the Pokémon Puzzle League game that my friend Gabriella showed me, it was so much fun! Then I also started looking up the japanese scene for the N64 and here are the games I have gotten so far:

Rakuga Kids

Rakuga Kids, a 2D fighting game with the quirkiest characters and cute animations ^_^ This one is quite entertaining even though it’s not as advanced as the regular fighting games like street fighter :) Here’s the back so you can see what it kind of looks like ^_^

Rakuga Kids back

Uchannanchan no Honoo no Challenger - Denryu Iraira Bou

Uchannanchan no Honoo no Challenger – Denryu Iraira Bou, the longest name of a game that I have ever encountered ;D It’s a type of puzzle-like game where you have to steer a ball through a maze, it’s also 2D, and gets quite challenging :D The cover is mainly what drew me to it in the first place though ;D Hysterical!

Magical Tetris

Magical Tetris featuring Mickey Mouse :D It’s basically like Tetris with a few extras thrown in ^_^

Let's Smash

I’ve also gotten a few Tennis games. They were quite fun in 2-player VS mode, and didn’t look too horrible on the N64 ;D Also my niece is really into Tennis so I thought it would be fun to play some with her :) I also had to get Mario Tennis 64 of course ^^

Mario Tennis 64

Hoshi no Kirby 64

Hoshi no Kirby is another classic series, I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’m hoping that the N64 graphics won’t ruin it ;D

Star Wars Rogue Squadron

I also got some Star Wars games, because STAR WARS! ;D (the top one is Rogue Squadron)

Star Wars Shadows of the Empire

Ganbare Goemon

Ganbare Goemon (known as Mystical Ninja over here) is a series that sometimes can be quite enjoyable, I haven’t really tried this one out yet though. Judging from the back it’s unfortunately awkward 3D worlds :/

64 Oozumo
64 Oozumo 2

Then I got some Sumo games, mainly because they were cheap and I liked the cover art :D

Diddy Kong Racing

Last but not least I picked up a copy of Diddy Kong Racing, I already have it for my PAL N64, I mainly wanted to see if there are any differences in the game ^^ I haven’t really had time to compare the two yet though.

N64 games

So all my new Japanese Nintendo 64 games got their own little corner in my game room, if I get any more I’m gonna have to get more shelves ;D

I also have 20-something games for my PAL N64, but I haven’t really worked on that collection in the last decade or so.. If anyone has any suggestions of GREAT GAMES for the N64 then please feel free to give me some suggestions ^_^ I have all the regulars like Super Mario 64, Golden Eye (even though I dislike it much), Pokémon Snap and the Castlevania games among others.. but if you know any hidden gems for this system then please let me know :D

7 thoughts on “Japanese Nintendo 64 (N64) games

  1. I think Shadows of the Empire is my favourite Star Wars game after Battlefront & Jedi Knight. Still remember how impressed I was back then. Overall I’m no fan of the system either but it definitely had its games/moments.

  2. Rakuga kids is a collection game. That first mystical ninja is one of the best games on the console. It is excellent. You also might want to check out mischief makers, and space station silicon Valley.

  3. I have pretty much the same opinion. I was never really impressed with the N64 or any of those early 3D rendered graphics. 16 Bit 2D graphics are much nicer!
    I had a few N64 systems that I bought at a few garage sales but I ended up selling everything because I just didn’t like the system or games.
    I can’t collect it all so I’m trying to find my focus on Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Neo Geo MVS, Neo Geo Pocket, NES, SNES and TurboGrafx-16… and maybe the Sega Game Gear.
    But even still, it’s very nice to see your collection continue to grow!!

  4. Spelen jag kom ihåg ifrån N6, som jag tyckte var roliga är, Banjo Kazooie, Donkey Kong 64 (kräver dock expansion pak), 1080 snowboarding, Mario Party (även då man alltid fick sår på tummarna :D )

  5. I remember really enjoying Blast Corps. Simple and original idea with great co-op. Man, I really need to get an N64 again…

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