TabbyDasher Written by cats, for cats.

25Apr/100

Where are all the N64 games on Nintendo’s Virtual Console?

I never owned an N64 system, so those are the games I've been most interested in exploring on the Wii's Virtual Console. However, it's now been almost 4 years since the Wii's launch and the N64 is still one of the Virtual Console's least represented systems. During the lifetime of the N64, 387 titles were released  – but less than twenty of them are represented on the North American Virtual Console.

The list below highlights a few dozen of the 369 N64 titles that are not yet available on the Virtual Console. Nintendo only has absolute control over their own first party titles, but they could be instrumental in encouraging third parties to make their properties available by helping them and – most importantly – by making them feel that it's worth their while ( i.e., by not gouging them for an overly large percentage of the sales.)

N64 Games Not Yet Available on Nintendo's Virtual Console, Group 1

N64 Titles not yet available on the N.A. Virtual Console, Group 2

Banjo-Kazooie
Banjo-tooie
Bomberman 64
Bomberman 64: The Second Attack
Bomberman Hero
Castlevania
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Diddy Kong Racing
Donald Duck: Goin' Quackers
Donkey Kong 64
Doom 64
Dr .Mario 64
Doraemon [3 platformers released only in Japan]
Duck Dodgers Starring Daffy Duck
Excitebike 64
Harvest Moon 64
Hey You, Pikachu!
Lode Runner 3D
Magical Tetris Challenge
Mario Party 1-3
Mario Tennis
Mega Man 64
Mickey's Speedway USA
Mischief Makers
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
Pachinko simulators [2 games released only in Japan]
Paperboy 64
Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2
Quest 64
Robotron 64
Shadowgate 64: Trials of the Four Towers
Space Station Silicon Valley
Star Soldier
Starcraft 64
Tetrisphere

You can find the full list of N64 games on Wikipedia.

Posted by Tom Terranova