Nintendo's future as a console competitor remains, if not uncertain, at least challenging as the current generation of home console are our-pacing the Wii U in terms of both sales and raw power.
Essentially PCs, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 boast more muscle under the hood than the nearly two year old Wii U. Nintendo's recently redesigned 3DS, removed the 3D capabilities and has seen a spike in sale with the overtly kid-centric 2DS. Nintendo holds a very special place for gamers and they ruled the early 2000s with the Wii. We are hoping for a return to form, but there is the always looming threat that Nintendo could wind up relegated to the software only game a la Sega.
But, that's probably never going to happen. Nintendo just needs big ideas that remind the world of what made them so innovative in the first place. Big ideas like these titles.
The N64 was a godsend for Nintendo. While it may not have had the aesthetic appeal of Sony's new disc based PS1, the N64 could out-perform Sony's 32-bit system with its top-laoding cartridge system.
This was also a time when Rare Ltd was still developing titles. Remember that?
Here is our list of the The N64 and the Best Video Games of Nintendo's Last Cartridge Home Console.
Honorable mentions got out to Mario Party, Mario Golf, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, F-Zero X, and Yoshi's Story.