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    5. Zelda Majoras Mask
    4. Mario Kart 64
    3. Zelda Ocarina of Time
    2. Banjo Kazooie
    1. Banjo Tooie

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    Worst
    3. Blues Brothers 64
    2. Carmageddon 64
    1. Superman

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    I like Mario Kart and Robotron 64, Ridge Racer is pretty good, Beetle Adventure Racing. I don't wanna say that any are the worst but its not a system I care for beyond those few games I mentioned.

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    I played Daikatana just because the story of how it was made was interesting to me. Horrible horrible game, I couldnt get to the sword in the vault, so I had to use a level select cheat to get to the end of the game. This port doesnt have the side kicks interacting with you in the actual gameplay, theyre just in the cut scenes, and the chick turns into the final boss. This could have been a better game, but no could make that version.

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    Zelda OoT
    Banjo Kazooie
    Mario Kart
    DOOM 64
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Shadowman is shamefully under rated
    Starfox
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    All games are the worst when played with the original controller. If you get a Hori mini pad there are some playable games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by understatement View Post
    All games are the worst when played with the original controller.
    I have no clue why people hate the controller, I thought it was perfect for what it was doing.

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    I enjoyed the hell out of Body Harvest, Jet Force Gemini and Mischief Makers. Also even though I'm not an Episode 1 fan Battle for Naboo is a very well made game with some of the best sound and visuals on the console. As for the worst, aside from the already mentioned stuff like Carmageddon and Daikatana, Polaris SnoCross is a pile as is Chef's Luv Shack

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOL BADGUY View Post
    I have no clue why people hate the controller, I thought it was perfect for what it was doing.
    I as well cannot understand the hate for the N64 controller. Its simple and gets the job done. Why the hate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZP3 View Post
    I as well cannot understand the hate for the N64 controller. Its simple and gets the job done. Why the hate?
    Probably because the joystick wears out if you actually use the controller more than once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    Probably because the joystick wears out if you actually use the controller more than once.
    Never had this problem with mine and Ive used it for years on and off. Played all the way through Starfox 10 times, most of Banjo Kazooie, and other games with it. But, maybe it was a first version failure that they fixed with others. I have the Green see through version. Ive noticed though people really abuse their controllers/arcade sticks unlike me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    Probably because the joystick wears out if you actually use the controller more than once.
    That and the cater-cornered angle that you have to hold the controller to use the stick always messes with me.
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    My favorite N64 games are...

    Super Mario 64
    Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask
    Blast Corps
    Space Station Silicon Valley
    Star Fox 64

    So they are the ones I conciser 'best'

    EDIT: Also I adore the design of the N64 controller. But not as much as the GameCube controller. Which is the greatest game controller ever produced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankSerpico View Post
    I enjoyed the hell out of Body Harvest, Jet Force Gemini and Mischief Makers. Also even though I'm not an Episode 1 fan Battle for Naboo is a very well made game with some of the best sound and visuals on the console. As for the worst, aside from the already mentioned stuff like Carmageddon and Daikatana, Polaris SnoCross is a pile as is Chef's Luv Shack
    South Park: Chef's Luv Shack isn't too bad a game for what it is. It is definitely possible to derive some form of entertainment from the minigames when playing against friends.

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    I'm not going to get involved in the best/worst debate as I hate trying to pick. However, I too don't get the animosity towards the N64 controller. I love it and none of my original controllers have worn out joysticks and they have plenty of play time on them. Sure, they wear out but they're cheap and easy enough to replace.
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    5. Robotron 64
    4. Doom 64
    3. GoldenEye
    2. Super Mario 64
    1. Ogre Battle 64

    Honorable Mentions:

    Bomberman 64
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Mario Kart Racing
    Perfect Dark
    Rayman 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOL BADGUY View Post
    I have no clue why people hate the controller, I thought it was perfect for what it was doing.
    It was uncomfortable as hell when playing games that used analog mode (which is practically the entire library) but for the few games that used digital mode (mainly WCW and WWF games like No Mercy) it was bliss.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gameguy View Post
    Probably because the joystick wears out if you actually use the controller more than once.
    My launch N64's original controller still works just fine. People abusing the hell out of the controllers wore them out (apparently certain Mario Party minigames caused a lot of this) but people who actually treated them right had little to worry about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlastProcessing402 View Post
    It was uncomfortable as hell when playing games that used analog mode (which is practically the entire library) but for the few games that used digital mode (mainly WCW and WWF games like No Mercy) it was bliss.



    My launch N64's original controller still works just fine. People abusing the hell out of the controllers wore them out (apparently certain Mario Party minigames caused a lot of this) but people who actually treated them right had little to worry about.
    I think a BIG thing we have to think about is how our thumbs and hands are shaped. I saw a reply to AVGN's Genesis vs SNES video where a guy showed his hands on a Genesis and SNES controller, he said the Genesis was better than the SNES controller unlike what James said, well when you look at their thumbs they have entirely different shaped hands. So if he had James' hands hed probably like the SNES controller and not the Genesis one.


    Oh god, Im talking about peoples thumbs, then I get back on FB and find out Roger Ebert is dead. :(
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    Two big thumbs up! RIP Mr. Ebert.

    Some games that are regarded as "worsts" actually are very good - a prime example of this is the obscure Aidyn Chronicles, which starts off so very, VERY badly, but actually gets interesting in a while. Unfortunately I encountered a bug, and tons of headaches from the subpar framerate, and gave up. Definitely need to be more N64s overclocked, and Nintendo should've had it done from the start. There is a certain emulator out that offers overclocking capability for any game, but Aidyn Chronicles doesn't render properly in it.

    I don't mind the N64 controller that much, but it doesn't sit in two hands as nicely as does a Dual Shock (recommended one-hand cradle grip = lolwut), and on top of that I have two remaining complaints: One, the stick in the middle does wear out (and I've never played any of the Party games, so it's just from normal use, more or less; it's definitely less durable than the Dual Shock, which isn't rock solid either, but much closer to the durability of a modern controller) with the plastic joystick wearing itself down into a chalk-like substance collecting around the middle ball; two, the thin top of the joystick is very uncomfortable to press sideways against, and it's easy to slip your grip otherwise. The PSX controller would have this problem as well but that, like the modern Xbox Joystick, gives you a well-shaped and well-textured middle nub to grib your thumb. Oh, and don't even get me started on trying to dash through levels in Mischief Makers using the buttons...argh. However, as mentioned the Hori joystick seems very nice, but also very small.

    If you can overlook massive amounts of pain (either to the fingers or your eyes), there's a few good ones I didn't notice in people's lists:

    Extreme G (either of them, but especially the second)
    Cruis'n and the Rush games (any but Cruis'n USA which is a kind of lackluster release) - just fun to goof around with but the Rush games add some element of replayability, like the collectible tokens in SF Rush
    Mischief Makers
    Sin & Punishment - this one actually seems to have gone DOWN in price
    Castlevania - very nice sense of heights in this one, the gameplay is pretty slap happy, but still fun.
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