Ammonitida 8 years ago #1. One feature that makes this game stand apart from other fighting games of the era is its point system. Yes, you read that right, a bear tank. Seriously, don’t bother. It is very underrated and often over-looked though, in my opinion. This an awesome title for N64 players looking for a good fighting game to sink a lot of time into. other than the controls (PS version better obviously) the PS version often froze when you did a move. Depending on your definition of fighting game, you could include Konami’s Hybrid Heaven. Like many fighting games of the time, its style is marked … Find Mortal Kombat 4 on eBay After all, the two big publishers of fighters, Capcom and SNK don’t lend any of the their fighting properties to the N64. Play Naruto Games online in your browser. The game’s not the deepest, and it’s charming demeanor might not endear it to the crowd of gamers that play only M-rated games, but it’s hard not to enjoy it. Look at rankings on wiki – worst is 1/5 and best is 8/10. Beats me. Find Tom and Jerry: Fists of Furry on eBay, Find Tom and Jerry: Fists of Furry on Amazon, Find Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals on eBay, Find Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals on Amazon, Find Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction on eBay, Find Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction on Amazon. I could only think of Mortal Kombat 4 and trilogy which are both terrible at best. If nothing else, they could have gotten size correct. Also, the two Sub Zeros are combined and Goro and Kintaro were cut. Find Tom and Jerry: Fists of Furry on Amazon. I like the idea, but I guess it just has never clicked. There are 32 recognizable characters available to play as from the start, with even more characters available as unlockables. Here is a full list of Nintendo 64 games released in the world, excluding homebrew/hacks, unreleased games, N64DD games and games that the Nintendo 64 emulates (Transfer Pak, Wideboy, Tristar, etc). Unfortunately it’s somewhat rare due to its exclusivity and one of the most expensive fighters on the console. And those graphics really haven’t aged well. Get the best deals on Fighting Nintendo 64 NTSC-J (Japan) Video Games and expand your gaming library with the largest online selection at eBay.com. Still, it is the only way to play Killer Instinct 2 on a home console without emulation, and it did see some improvements over the arcade. It’s the kind of thing I’d play for laughs with a few friends. G.A.S.P.!! The other, and arguably better, mode is a super deformed version with RPG elements, including acquiring items to make the character more powerful in combat. Mace: The Dark Age is a fighting video game released by Atari Games for arcade machines in 1997 and ported by Midway to the Nintendo 64 in 1997. To add to the problems, character design and stage design lack anything to set the game above the pack. A nice practice mode was included, and the game keeps a large cast. Fast & Free shipping on many items! So that’s cool. I don’t know about it on the PS, but it did get the FMV sequences, more characters, and better animation. Also the arcade versions of KI and KI2 can also be played on the console by purchasing KI (2013) Definitive Edition for Xbox One. I believe that Mortal Kombat is inherently cool, but if one stops long enough to examine the first few games, it’s easy… Wow… when I saw the title, I immediately tried to think of as many N64 fighters as I could before looking. Basically, if you took a 2D Mortal Kombat, put it directly into 3D, removed all of the characters and plot and threw in a bizarre story about ten people finding magic stones. Melee isn't an N64 game. The PlayStation-only Cardinal Syn is the conclusion to the trilogy. It’s not exactly highly considered in any other country, either. There are also items that the player can acquire in this mode, supplying their character with better equipment and weaponry. Find Fighters Destiny on Amazon.com. There are eleven weird and wonderful characters to choose from, each with their own special combos and moves. Find Mace: The Dark Age on eBay ^_^. Find Clayfighter 63 1/3 on eBay There really isn’t much to the game, and it is seriously hindered by only allowing two player support, though it is entertaining for a short while. Yeah, true, the wrestling games on the Nintendo 64 were one of the high points of the console. Find Tom and Jerry: Fists of Furry on eBay These N64 games work in all modern browsers and can be played with no download required. You are here: Gaming Jump » The Best N64 Fighting Games. Frames of animation were cut so character movement isn’t fluid, and boss characters are only available through cheat codes. Based on what the game… On its release, Dark Rift was generally slammed for poor gameplay, with its graphics being the high point. Fighting games have been at the core of the gaming world since the golden age of the arcade. Go buy it now. So there you have it folks. All of the fighters on the console, not including sports titles like wrestling or boxing titles. And while some of the characters are reasonably based on mythic immortals, such as Anubis or a Valkyrie and gladiator, or an Aztec priest or a Pagan witch, there are a few that will raise an eyebrow, such as the cyborg. Factor in that some model televisions are incapable of rendering the game in color(I wouldn’t have believed it if it hadn’t happened on one of mine), and this game doesn’t seem worth it. At the time of its release, it was incredible looking, featuring interesting character designs, nice stage detail, and water effects that were realistic for the time. I’ve decided to check out Mace and Bio FREAKS. about a year ago, so maybe they said it in the newer issues. Find Killer Instinct Gold on eBay Find Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction on Amazon. Technical wonders that creatively max out what each console's capability. The N64 had its fair share of racing games, including the perfectly acceptable Cruisin' games and entries in the Ridge Racer series, but none owned the concept of speed like F-Zero X. A sequel for this title released a year later, updating some of the mechanics in this title. Ultimately the goal is to knock all other characters off the stage, though this formula can be modified via multiple modes and gameplay options. This is especially hazardous when considering the levels are irregularly designed, leading players to become trapped or even not shown. Once full, special attacks will do more damage and change the course of the battle. Find Fighters Destiny on eBay The stages are also just as strange, letting players fight anywhere from the jungle to a spaceship. The “Greatest Hits” version of MK Trilogy (PS1) is the only version that will run on the PS2. The game was the first N64 game to use a full 60 fps and was the first inherent fighting game for the … This is a Power Stone clone, through and through, though it does its absolute best to stick to the sense of humor of its namesake. Duel Heroes has the express honor of having once been voted the worst video game in the world by the readers of Nintendo Gamer magazine in Australia. As you can see, the console does feature the genre, though quality isn’t always their strongest suit. So I really wouldn’t recommend that version over the N64. I really didn’t like combining a VF-style with SF-style special moves. The plot of this game basically boils down to a bunch of kids drawing doodles that battle it out with each other in a six-button layout. Control is well implemented, definitely a step up from the test case War Gods, though it still feels like a 2D Mortal Kombat in 3D. Find Xena: Warrior Princess on Amazon. Play N64 Games Online in the highest quality available. Some players may recognize this series from the NES days as this title is a continuation of the original 8-bit game. I’m not really sure what you were attempting to do with this article, you list a whole load of games and then systematically rip them all apart (even the ones which don’t actually deserve it like Fighters Destiny and Mortal Kombat 4) in the end the article just comes across with the message that overall N64 fighting games suck really bad. Unfortunately that’s where the good parts end. Personally, I was never much of a Mortal Kombat fan. Find Dual Heroes on Amazon. A countdown of the 10 best fighting games on the Nintendo 64. 1. As usual, we get a comprehensive list with some pretty obscure titles thrown in for good measure. The title is generally considered one of the best N64 fighters to make the American market. Required fields are marked *, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. It would be insane if we did not start off this list with one of the most influential and exciting fighting series to date. I’d avoid this game and watch the intro on YouTube. Find Custom Robo on eBay. Dark Rift was a fighting game that, at the time, was the first to a few different milestones. Players acquire new equipment to load out their fighters, enabling varying attack means and styles. 1994 | Capcom | PS, Arcade. Second, it brought us a new stage and extra costumes. I’ve just never considered them fighting games. Still, it does allow me to play as a chicken. Ok, so this title isn’t perfect, and purists of the KI fighting property will argue for hours about how this does not replace KI2 in the arcades since FMV sequences and some frames of animation were removed due to hardware limitations. While it’s true that the N64 isn’t exactly a fighting fan’s paradise, it’s still fun to explore the library and see what is out there. than a fighting game, but fans of the genre might be interested. Still, cartridge size did require that the classic versions of many characters had to be left out. Here’s a look at the various fighting games on the Nintendo 64, with my personal thoughts. If you’re a CF fan, they’re worth looking into. And of course, some statements of opinions can vary. This is perhaps the greatest problem with the title, as four player battles would have been epic. User Info: Ammonitida. Your email address will not be published. In the entire N64 library, fewer than 25 titles are really fighters, and the quality of many of them is generally poor. All Rights Reserved. This title’s not without its problems, but still a very cool idea. While this title is one of Konami’s lesser known games, it is definitely a must-play for hardcore and casual gamers alike. Sorry about the grammar issues as well. It features combat both on ground and in the air, unblockable super moves, and some great audio and sound work, though graphically it’s somewhat dull and combat is a bit slow. Hiryu no Ken Densetsu, apparently featured a refined version of the SD segment with more characters, items, and game modes, though good luck finding it for sale. It’s too bad the system was terrible and the controls were garbage. Get a nice roundup of new retro gaming content once or twice a month. Combat takes place not just on the ground in a circular arena, but also in the air, from up close to long range. Find Dark Rift on Amazon. First, it included Goro, as did all the ports of the game. Discover the games that gave each machine its personality. Now everybody’s the same height. it could be some other game though. Some consider the Nintendo 64 version superior to the PlayStation in this fully 3D futuristic game of cyborg mayhem. Flying Dragon… With the jump to 3D, developers needed to devise a way to transfer the beloved 2D fighting genre into a 3D world while still retaining the excitement previous titles had. This list brought back a few bad memories. The N64 was truly revolutionary in the gaming industry, with its flagship titles still getting remasters today. It was fun to quickly pick up and play, and if you were willing to give it some of your time and train, then the game did a phenomenal job of allowing you to continue to increase your skills with complex comboes and parry moves. Arenas are settings from the animated series, with even the load screens looking like the cartoon title screen. On June 20, 1996, again renamed Nintendo 64 was released in Japan along with the Super Mario 64 and the other two games. Unfortunately there are some issues with framerates and poor animations, and the controls don’t feel so great. Great list but do you think the n64 Evangelion game may warrant a mention. Dismemberment plays heavily into the control system, as buttons correspond to maneuvers with various limbs. I own MK Trilogy, KI Gold, and Mace. Make the most of your games and hardware with some creative ideas. was good enough to keep up with you when your friends no longer could. I’m just curious about the reference that’s all. In what I consider one of the more interesting takes on the genre, Fighter’s Destiny and its sequel, Fighter’s Destiny 2, are point-fighting games. This title is one of the best 2D fighters on the N64. Again, thanks for the informative article. It does experience some balance issues as well. Oh, and it doesn’t help that the graphics make me want to stab out my eyes with a fork. Find War Gods on Amazon. Still, a valid title, worth owning by any MK fans who have a Nintendo 64. Chameleon was replaced by a female counterpart, Khameleon, who gets a full storyline. Mortal Kombat Trilogy could not be recommended enough. Find Rakuga Kids on eBay. It is like a turn-based fighting game/RPG. This is the sequel to Criticom, and one of the first fighting games on the Nintendo 64. A new stage was added, as well as tweaks to older stages. Players will use special moves to build up power in order to throw their foes further off the stage. What are you guys running MK Trilogy on? Music is good too and sound effects is also good but not as good as music. One of the best Mortal Kombat games out there, Mortal Kombat Trilogy is an update to the classic Mortal Kombat 3 with updated stages and characters from the previous two entries. Each taking on the role of a super-soldier, … Many of the titles on the N64 have continued today as some of the best in the genre. Find Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction on eBay It’s also notable as the first game on the Nintendo 64 to hit 60 frames per second. The Nintendo Gamer reference is interesting since I owned all of those magazines and I don’t remember them mentioning Dual Heroes at all. But I can easily understand why people would say they are. I’ve never been very good at proofreading my own material. Find Dark Rift on eBay It was a pretty tedious game otherwise, but the fighting mechanic was strangley satisfying. Players are constantly trying to show off their skills in one on one combat with awesome characters, cool arenas, and impossible combos. The combo system is a parody of Killer Instinct, each combo poking fun at the game. Find Clayfighter 63 1/3 on Amazon.com. Some of the most iconic games and franchises were released on the N64 including Banjo-Kazooie, Super Smash Bros., and Animal Crossing in Japan. The game also features voice work from the Beast Wars television show, though it isn’t in the best quality and the music is pretty awful. But if you’re sitting there on a rainy day, hankering for both a fighter and a 64 game, you do have a few options. Most of the other games on this list can be pretty much disregarded, Bio Freaks, Mace, Rakuga Kids, and Flying Dragon are kind of decent games I guess, but everything else is atrocious. I’m glad you mentioned that, And Mace is a very good (but not great) 3D fighting game. All of the “gamers” have different speeds and preferred tactics, which could have seriously helped the game if the system weren’t garbage already. Find Super Smash Bros. on Amazon.com. There are better games out there, though fans of the series may enjoy it. Find Bio FREAKS on eBay Update for Killer Instinct Gold section: It can now be played on the Xbox One via Rare Replay. Unfortunately both it and it’s sequel, Custom Robo v2, were Japan only. An underrated gem, WWE All Stars is quite simply the best arcadey wrestling game … Start playing by choosing a Naruto Emulator game from the list below. Arenas are big, multi-room affairs, giving plenty of space for the twelve fighters to duke it out. The “Ultimate Kombat Kode” was included. This is one to generally avoid. The game also suffers from shoddy hit detection, tracking shots that don’t always connect, and the dreaded unblockable attack. Waspinator is the same size as Rattrap, who is the same size as Tarantulas. The Nintendo 64 showcased just that, with great leaps into the world of 3D fighting games with landmark titles like Killer Instinct Gold, Super Smash Bros., and Clayfighter. Gamers could now explore the Mushroom Kingdom, Hyrule, and many more in full 3D, each showing off new, fleshed out environments that immersed players in the new dimension. In this sense it is more like the sport-martial arts systems that have had heavy influence in the genre over the years. Well, the goal with most of these types of guides is just to show what the system offers. Franchises like Street Fighter … Also, the music quality is considered better overall. With challenging combos and finishing moves to pull off, fighting games are some of the best multiplayer games you can get your hands on. Your email address will not be published. Although, like some of the other articles, I stumbled upon a number of significant grammar and spelling oversights. And audio was only used from Mortal Kombat 3 and is in horrendous quality in comparison to other ports, though all the ending themes are intact. And third, since it could use FMV for the intro, bios, and endings, it used the in-game engine to do it. This game was categorized as Beat-'Em-Up on our website. Super Robot Spirits also holds the distinction of being one of the worst selling N64 games in Japan, with fewer than 10,000 units sold. Maybe it’s a personal decision, though I’ll definitely go back and spend more time playing with it. It would be the last release in the ClayFighter series. The characters in this game look like something a child would draw with crayons, but stylized well enough to make the game look clean and quirky. Fights generally end with you mashing only one button, either punch or kick over and over again as the shoddy AI stands there and takes it. Play Emulator has the largest collection of the highest quality Naruto Games for various consoles such as GBA, SNES, NES, N64, SEGA, and more. Then again, they died and came back to life (again!) Fighter’s Destiny is the N64’s Virtua Fighter, but with enough elements to make this game stand on its own. The list of Nintendo 64 games includes 393 licensed releases spanning … The arenas are beautiful as well, each one containing multiple rooms in which players can bust through and continue the fight in another part of the stage. Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M. Oh, and on a side note, raise the game speed to the highest setting, and KI Gold becomes even more intense. 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