During its lifecycle, the N64 produced some undeniable classics. From 3D platformers (arguably the greatest ever made) to action adventures to the ultimate in four player shooters, the console boasts some incredible titles, most notably those produced in-house or by partner companies like Rare.
But what of the second tier games; those less fondly remembered by the great game playing public? Aside from the main roster, the N64 was home to a bevvy of interesting curios and downright forgotten classics that are due a critical and commercial reassessment.
Some of these have since been ported to other consoles (with varying degrees of success); others are available only through prohibitively expensive second hand sellers or hooky emulators. These games should be celebrated, though, as examples of what the beloved console had to offer beyond the obvious.
A number of these games may not hold up too well, what with the N64’s limited graphical power and at times baffling controller. With the Switch booming and the appetite for retro stuff ever high, these titles are still well worth playing for a 2020 audience.