The Mighty 64

The Nintendo 64 is my favorite video-game console of all time, but one thing that was a bit odd about it was that almost every game on the system seemed to have 64 in the title. So how many games did in fact have the fabled 64-bits stamped on their name. I counted, the final figure is a stunning 86 games, a notable percentage considering the N64 only had some 300+ releases.

Notably a high amount of these games were either Japanese exclusives (noted by the letter J at the end of the name on the list below) and in some cases the 64 title only appears in a certain region specific version of a game. I was also shocked to note that there are no less than three games called “Bomberman 64”. I have also noted any other notable alternate titles for games. For some Japanese games I dropped the subtitle since it was getting too laborious to type the full names. The source for all of these is Wikipedia’s list of Nintendo 64 games. At the end of the list I also have something special…

List of Nintendo 64 games with the number-64 in the title:

  1. 64 Ozumo (J)
  2. 64 Ozumo 2 (J)
  3. 64 Trump Collection (J)
  4. Air Boarder 64
  5. Asteroids Hyper 64
  6. Bakusho Jinsei 64 (J)
  7. Bass Hunter 64
  8. Bomberman 64 (Japanese title: “Baku Bomberman”)
  9. Bomberman 64: The Second Attack (Japanese title: “Baku Bomberman2”)
  10. Bomberman 64 (J)
  11. Puzzle Bobble 64 (Japanese title, released as “Bust-a-Move 99” in North America and as “Bust-a-Move 3 DX” in Europe)
  12. Carmageddon 64
  13. Choro Q 64 (Japanese title for “Penny Racer”)
  14. Choro Q 64 2 (J)
  15. Densha de Go! 64 (J)
  16. DerbyStallion 64 (J)
  17. Destruction Derby 64
  18. Donkey Kong 64
  19. Doom 64
  20. Dr. Mario 64
  21. Duke Nukem 64
  22. Excitebike 64
  23. F1 Pole Position 64
  24. Famista 64 (J)
  25. FIFA Soccer 64
  26. Fighting Force 64
  27. Forsaken 64
  28. Gex 64
  29. Golden Nugget 64
  30. GT 64: Championship Edition
  31. Hamster  Monogatari 64 (J)
  32. Harvest Moon 64
  33. Heiwa Pachinko World 64 (J)
  34. International Superstar Soccer 64
  35. J-League Dynamite Soccer 64 (J)
  36. J. League Live 64 (J)
  37. Jango Simulation Mahjong-Do 64 (J)
  38. Jinsei  Game 64 (J)
  39. King Hill 64: Extreme Snowboarding (Japanese title for “Twisted Edge Extreme Snowboarding”)
  40. Kira tto Kaiketsu! 64 Tanteiden (J)
  41. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
  42. Madden Football 64
  43. Mahjong 64
  44. Mario Kart 64
  45. Mario Tennis 64 (Japanese title for “Mario Tennis”)
  46. Mega Man 64
  47. Mia Hamm 64 Soccer (North American name for “Michael Owen’s WLS2000”, known also as “RTL World League Soccer 2000” and “Telefoot Soccer2000”)
  48. Micro Machines 64 Turbo
  49. Monster Truck Madness 64
  50. Morita Shogi 64 (J)
  51. Namco Museum 64
  52. Nintama Rantaro 64 Game Gallery (J)
  53. Nuclear Strike 64
  54. Nushi Tsuri 64 (J)
  55. Nushi Tsuri 64: Shiokaze ni Notte (J)
  56. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
  57. Paperboy 64
  58. Parlor! Pro 64: Pachinko Jikki Simulation (J)
  59. PD Ultraman Battle Collection 64 (J)
  60. Pilotwings 64
  61. Power League 64 (J)
  62. Premier Manager 64
  63. Pro Mahjong Kiwame 64 (J)
  64. Pro Shinan Mahjong Tsuwamono 64 (J)
  65. Puyo Puyo Sun 64 (J)
  66. Quake 64
  67. Quest 64 (also known as “Eletale Monster” in Japan and as “Holy Magic Century” in Europe)
  68. Ridge Racer 64
  69. Road Rash 64
  70. Robot Ponkottsu 64 (J)
  71. Robotron 64
  72. Shadowgate 64: The Trials of  the Four Towers
  73. Star Fox 64 (also known as “Lylat Wars”)
  74. StarCraft 64
  75. Stunt Racer 64
  76. Super B-Daman:Battle Phoenix 64 (J)
  77. Super Mario 64
  78. Super Robot Wars 64
  79. Super Speed Race 64 (Japanese title of “Automobili Lamborghini”)
  80. Tamagotchi 64 (J)
  81. Tetris 64
  82. Transformers: Beast Wars Metals 64 (Japanese title for “Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals”)
  83. Virtual Chess 64
  84. Virtual Pool 64
  85. Wave Race 64
  86. Wipeout 64

Games also known for the 64-moniker but not actually called that

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Before Majora’s Mask was released and even for a little while afterwards, many fan-sites and such tended to refer to Ocarina of Time as “Zelda 64”. I even have one official publication from Nintendo, but this was from before the official title of the game was announced. Now-a-days, Ocarina of Time is commonly referred to as OoT or OOT.
  • Castlevania – Konami has a rather unhelpful habit of naming several of their Castlevania titles just that, “Castlevania” with no number or subtitle to tell it apart. The habit is even more unhelpful in Japan where several titles of the franchise, known alternately by the titles Akumajou Dracula (Evil Demon Castle Dracula) or Vampire Killer, are also carrying the franchise title with no distinguishing features. It’s therefore no surprise why many people tend to refer to the first of the two Castlevania games on the Nintendo 64 as “Castlevania 64”, to set it apart from the later Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness. What’s odd is that the Japanese name actually has a distinct subtitle which is Akumajou Dracula: Mokushiroku or liberally translated Castlevania: Apocalypse. Why didn’t they just call it that?
  • Superman – By far the most notorious title for the Nintendo 64. Titus Games’ infamously bad game adaption based on the Superman Animated Series is commonly referred to as “Superman 64”, even though the system number doesn’t actually appear on the box or title screen.
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