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10 Nintendo 64 Games That Badly Need A Sequel

The Nintendo 64 had a lot of really good games. Though some of the games like Super Smash Bros and Paper Mario spawned mutli-game franchises others weren't as lucky. So lets take a look at the N64 games that deserve another entry.

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1. Mischief Makers

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Although the N64 was mostly known for its 3D games, there were some standout 2D games as well. Mischief Makers was a quirky and unique 2D side scrolling platformer with bizarre worlds and memorable sound bites. This colorful game had some of the best level design on the N64 showed how awesome 2D games could still be even as gaming entered the third dimension.

2. Body Harvest

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One thing that you can say about Body Harvest is that it had the darkest and the grimmest story of any N64 game. But despite the creepy story about trying to prevent the end of the human race Body Harvest was a lot of fun and helped to lay the groundwork for the open world genre. From being able to pick where to go and being able to steal any vehicle needed to get the job done Body Harvest was a unique game for the time. It would be cool to see what changes and upgrades a sequel would bring to the table especially sine the developer ended up making a little game called GTA III.

3. Conker's Bad Fur Day

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Conker’s Bad Fur Day is a masterpiece and possibly the funniest game of all time. From the sharp writing to the memorable characters, the game did have the Great Mighty Poo, this game will have you laughing from beginning to end. But as with many games developed by Rare over the years Conker has laid dormant ever since Microsoft acquired Rare. It would be good to see Conker get just one more really bad hangover.

4. Chopper Attack

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Chopper Attack might not be one of the most well-known N64 game, but this arcade style helicopter game was a blast. From having eight unique helicopters to choose from to being able to choose your weapon loadout, Chopper Attack allowed you to figure the best way to beat each campaign mission and allowed you to experiment with different strategies. Plus who doesn’t want to pilot a helicopter on the moon?

5. Space Station Silicon Valley

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Who would have thought that the creators of Grand Theft Auto franchise would create a game where you can hijack the bodies of robotic animals? In this colorful puzzle platformer you play as Evo a robot that has been reduced to a microchip as you must find a way to stop the space station Silicon Valley from crashing into the earth. Besides having tight controls Space Station Silicon Valley gave each animal its own unique and abilities and play styles that allowed players to decide on the best way to complete each level.

6. Pokemon Snap

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Nintendo if you are going to use the Wii U gamepad as a targeting system in Star Fox Zero then I am pretty sure that you can figure out a way to use it as a camera. Also since Pokemon Snap came out during Generation I of Pokemon think of all new and cool Pokémon types that you can add and have players capture on film. I mean who wouldn’t want to take a photo of a Pikachu surfing and then be able to share it on Facebook?

7. Banjo-Tooie

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First off Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts does not count as a true sequel to Banjo-Tooie. But for crying out loud, the end of Banjo-Tooie Gruntilda says that she will be back for her revenge in Banjo-Threeie. If you had a N64, you probably played Banjo-Kazooie or Banjo-Tooie. The Banjo-Kazooie games were the pinnacle of the 3d platformers, and it is a shame that it can’t get a proper sequel in the current generation of gaming. Hopefully, Yooka-Laylee turns out to be a decent spiritual successor.

8. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire

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When it comes to Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire at the very least it still nice to know that Dash’s ship the Outrider is still considered to be canon. The cool thing about Shadows of the Empire is that gave more detail and background on the events between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. It also set the groundwork for every video game rendition of the Battle of Hoth. Plus it gave us another lovable rogue to play as while Han Solo was on ice. Though any sequel should probably avoid any swoop bike stages in the future.

9. Jet Force Gemini

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Another entry and another gem from Rare that hasn’t seen the light of day in over 15 years. Despite having a run of the mill story, Jet Force Gemini had some of the best run and gun gameplay of the 90s. Besides having fast-paced combat, this gem had a great focus on exploration that allowed players to look the deepest corners of each level to search for doors that are the key to progressing in the game.

10. Blast Corps

Microsoft why are you doing this? You purchased Rare in 2002 and in the last 14 years you have done nothing with its classic IPs. Blast Corps is yet again a great N64 game played from the third-person perspective. In this game, you have the mission of preventing an out of control train from crashing with a nuclear payload on board. And to do that task you must take control of different vehicles to destroy any obstacles in the way. Your arsenal includes the standard dump truck and bulldozer but also includes fun mechs that can destroy buildings by punching them or by using a move similar to the ground pound from Super Mario 64. Microsoft if you do decide on remaking Blast Corps, please make it so that the dump truck never sees the light of day again.

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