Top Ten: Nintendo 64 Games…Not Made by Nintendo

The other best games on Nintendo 64!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 10/18/2014 12:00 5 Comments     ShareThis

1) Harvest Moon 64

Released: 1999

Plant crops, raise livestock, find a wife. If that sounds like life, think again: in Harvest Moon 64, that’s the recipe for sweet, addictive gameplay. Why completing what amount to chores in the real world translates to gaming gold in Harvest Moon is a mystery for the ages, but it works. Harvest Moon 64 was only the second game in the series, but it took everything about the SNES original and distilled it into something even better. It was next to impossible to put the controller down after starting up Harvest Moon 64, with players devoting hours to improving their farms and advancing the game’s underlying plot points. It remains the pinnacle of the series, one that Natsume has to find a way to bring back to its fans. Harvest Moon 64 is the best non-Nintendo-made game on N64.


Wish Gex was here? Think Buck Bumble should have snagged a shot? With only ten slots, surely a favorite of yours didn’t make the cut: tell us what should have been on our list in the comments!

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5 Responses to “Top Ten: Nintendo 64 Games…Not Made by Nintendo”

  • 739 points
    OG75 says...

    The only way this list could be better is if it was a “coming soon” list on the Wii U’s virtual console!

    It would also have Rayman 2, Rocket: Robot on Wheels, Turok 2, and Body Harvest on it. Oh, and James Bond: The World Is Not Enough.

    So happy to see Ridge Racer on there….

  • 690 points
    KisakiProject says...

    For me the best “non-tendo” N64 game were Gauntlet Legends, Battle Tanx, Forsaken, the Bomberman games and Turok games.

  • 42 points
    hp3 says...

    The Rush racing games from Midway were awesome, and Moral Kombat 4 which played better on N64 than the arcade version.

  • 678 points
    amishpyrate says...

    The WWF games were epic on N64. They are still in my opinion better than the ones they make today

  • 111 points
    roykoopa64 says...

    I was going to say Ridge Racer 64 but it counts as a Nintendo developed game since it was Nintendo Software Technology, right?

    Anyway, nice list! Rogue Squadron makes my list as well.

    My own list would include some Turok representation, probably the 2nd one, Seeds of Evil. My goodness, was that game impressive! Expansion Pak for the win: those detailed graphics and enemy dismemberment blew my mind, along with the presentation values. And the music, wow.

    Rayman 2: The Great Escape was pretty awesome as well.

    The other two games on my list would have to be:
    –Rocket: Robot on Wheels (wonderful 3D platformer by Sucker Punch)
    –Shadow Man (one of the best mature games I have played that was ‘mature’ in more ways than you can imagine. This game had a massive world to explore).

    (Looks like OG75 and KisakiProject agree with me on some of my picks.)

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