Nintendo 64/N64 ROMs

Thumbnail Name Rating Views
007 - GoldenEye Thumbnail 007 - GoldenEye
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Shooter
Year: 1997
4.1 922679
007 - GoldenEye Thumbnail 007 - GoldenEye
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Action, Shooter
Year: 1997
4.2 312
007 - GoldenEye Thumbnail 007 - GoldenEye
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Action, Shooter
Year: 1997
3.8 34400
007 - The World Is Not Enough Thumbnail 007 - The World Is Not Enough
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Unknown
Year: 2000
4.0 65327
007 - The World Is Not Enough Thumbnail 007 - The World Is Not Enough
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Unknown
Year: 2000
3.8 317
1080 TenEighty Snowboarding Thumbnail 1080 TenEighty Snowboarding
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Sports
Year: 1998
3.7 53286
1080 TenEighty Snowboarding Thumbnail 1080 TenEighty Snowboarding
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Sports
Year: 1998
3.8 207
40 Winks Thumbnail 40 Winks
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Action, Platform
Year: Unknown
3.8 247
64 De Hakken Tamagotchi - Minna De Tamagotchi World Thumbnail 64 De Hakken Tamagotchi - Minna De Tamagotchi World
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Unknown
Year: 1997
3.7 3711
64 Hanafuda - Tenshi No Yakusoku Thumbnail 64 Hanafuda - Tenshi No Yakusoku
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Board Game, Card Game, Misc
Year: 1999
1.5 1546
64 Oozumou Thumbnail 64 Oozumou
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Sports
Year: 1997
2.5 5541
64 Oozumou 2 Thumbnail 64 Oozumou 2
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Sports
Year: 1999
5.0 4830
64 Trump Collection - Alice No Wakuwaku Trump World Thumbnail 64 Trump Collection - Alice No Wakuwaku Trump World
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Unknown
Year: 1998
1.8 8390
Action Replay Pro 64 Thumbnail Action Replay Pro 64 - v3.0
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Hack, Platform
Year: 1999
1.0 78
Action Replay Pro 64 Thumbnail Action Replay Pro 64 - v3.3
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Platform
Year: 1999
2.9 6853
AeroFighters Assault Thumbnail AeroFighters Assault
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Simulation
Year: 1998
4.2 149
AeroFighters Assault Thumbnail AeroFighters Assault
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Fighting, Simulation
Year: 1997
3.7 12335
AeroGauge Thumbnail AeroGauge
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Racing
Year: 1997
0.0 65
AeroGauge Thumbnail AeroGauge
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Action, Racing
Year: 1997
1.0 6426
AeroGauge Thumbnail AeroGauge
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Racing
Year: 1998
3.4 2179
AeroGauge Thumbnail AeroGauge
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Racing
Year: 1998
4.5 4999
AeroGauge (Demo) Thumbnail AeroGauge (Demo)
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Racing
Year: 1997
0.0 40
AI Shougi 3 Thumbnail AI Shougi 3
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Board Game, Card Game, Misc
Year: 1998
0.0 3984
Aidyn Chronicles - The First Mage Thumbnail Aidyn Chronicles - The First Mage
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2001
1.0 195
Aidyn Chronicles - The First Mage Thumbnail Aidyn Chronicles - The First Mage
Console: Nintendo 64
Genre: Role Playing
Year: 2001
4.0 172

Console History: Nintendo 64


For many gamers, the Nintendo 64 holds a special place in their heart. It was an odd, yet innovative console that competed with the Sega Saturn and Sony PlayStation upon its release in 1996. It was not only the first console with a 64-bit processor, it was also the first console to have an analog stick for controlling character movement — and who can forget that wacky three-pronged controller?

The N64 also used cartridges in an age where its competitors were turning to CDs. The decision was a controversial one, since the largest cartridges could only hold 64MB of data, whereas CDs could hold over 640MB. Cartridges also were much more expensive and time-consuming to manufacture than CDs, but Nintendo cherished them because of the fast loading times. While CDs often required long loading times in between sequences, the N64 could load content super fast. However, the decision scared away many third party developers, including Square Enix, who cancelled their plans for a Final Fantasy on the N64 and instead developed for the PlayStation.

The console would go on to sell 30 million consoles worldwide, which wasn’t world-dominating, but it was enough to keep them in the game. Its codename while in production was Project Reality, because its graphics were supposed to be so advanced that they could much more closely resemble reality (in retrospect, it’s laughable, but for a generation that had only seen 2D games, it makes sense). Before its launch, its rumored name was the Ultra 64, but thankfully Nintendo dropped that awkward name.

When it launched, it cost $200, which was significantly cheaper than its competitors; both the PlayStation and Saturn were selling for $300 at the time. This allowed Nintendo to squeeze its way into the market, despite launching a year after the PlayStation.

It’s most popular game, which was available at launch, was Super Mario 64. This game pioneered the way for 3D gaming in the coming years, and it was widely heralded as one of the most revolutionary and innovative games ever. For a world that had only seen 2D platformers, an open world game based on exploration where the user could move in any direction was mind-blowing. It was even remade into a Nintendo DS game later in 2004. Still, this game remains a classic for any Mario fan.

The N64 also saw the release of Goldeneye 007, which broke ground in the first person shooter genre. On top of that, both the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask would go on to become N64 classics, building upon the 3D principles from Super Mario 64 to create outstanding single player action adventure games.

Despite these fantastic games, the N64 generally had a poor selection of games. It launched with only two games, Super Mario 64 and Pilotwings 64, and over the course of its lifetime it only had slightly more than 380 games made for it. That pales in comparison to the over 1,000 games made for the PlayStation, and even the NES and SNES had both received over 700 games each. Still, the N64 managed to sneak its way into history thanks to the rule of quality over quantity.

Today, a physical N64 can be hard to come by, but emulation has sprung up to fill the gap left by this legendary system. PC emulators like Project 64, and Android emulators like Mupen64Plus allow this console to live on in our computers, smartphones, and tablets. Some of the most popular N64 games are playable on the Nintendo Virtual Console for the Wii as well.

As a console that brought us into the 3D world, the N64 remains one of the most well-known consoles in the world. Its unique design, incredible first party games, and support for up to four players really made it a game console to remember.

That is why so many people try to emulate this great console on modern devices. Imagine playing all your favorite old N64 games on your PC or mobile device. It’s like all of the nostalgia of the past with the convenience of modern technology.