Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Nintendo’s next console?

Nintendo may be working on the next console of its retro revival series: the Nintendo N64 Classic Mini, or short N64 Classic.

Nintendo’s classic consoles are very popular. The company released the NES Classic console back in 2016 which started the craze. The SNES Classic Edition will be out in September 2017, and it appears that the company is not finished yet.

Both the NES Classic and the SNES Classic consoles sold extremely well. In fact, it was difficult to get one of the devices as they sold out quickly.

The release of a classic edition of the N64 console would be the logical next step. Nintendo filled a trade mark request for a N64 controller with the European Union Intellectual Property Office. While that does not necessarily mean that the company plans to release a N64 Classic Edition, as it could simply plan to release the controller for its new console Nintendo Switch, it has done so prior to the release of the SNES Classic as well.

Nintendo N64 Classic Mini

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Nintendo N64 games don’t age as well as SNES games. This is my personal opinion of course and you may have a different opinion on the matter. This comes down to the switch from classic 2D gaming to 3D gaming. Expect low textures and all that goes along with it.

It should be clear that the N64 Classic console will be more expensive than the SNES or NES Classic systems.

Nintendo could, and hopefully will, integrate four controller ports, and ship with system with at least two of them included.

It seems likely that Nintendo will include 20 or so games with the console. Judging from past releases, it will include some all-time favorites but also miss several.

The selection of games on the N64 is more limited when compared to the NES and especially the SNES. One reason for that is that third-party support started to dry up on the N64.

If Nintendo releases the N64 Classic, most games it ships with will have been produced by Nintendo as there have not been that many great third-party game releases on the Nintendo N64.

Which games should the N64 Classic come with?

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Bomberman 64
  • Conker’s Bad Fur Day
  • Donkey Kong Country 64
  • Goldeneye 007
  • Harvest moon 64
  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Party 2
  • Mortal Kombat Trilogy
  • Paper Mario
  • Perfect Dark
  • Super Mario 64
  • Starfox 64
  • Star Wars Rogue Squadron
  • Star Wars Shadows of the Empire
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Wave Race 64

Now You: Did I miss any of the classics that you would like to see included if Nintendo releases the N64 Classic? What would you like to see?


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Nintendo N64 Classic Mini: Nintendo’s next console?


Nintendo may be working on the next console of its retro revival series: the Nintendo N64 Classic Mini, or short N64 Classic.


Martin Brinkmann


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