Still, despite the dated graphics and clunky cameras and controls that characterize the beginnings of the 3D era, the N64's library has generally held up better over time than those of its competitors (though its controllers have not), and for a system you can collect for at next to no cost these days there are quite a few quality games to be found. So let's count down my favorites.
HM. Simcity 64 (64DD) (Imagineer, 2000)
10. Tetrisphere (H2O Entertainment, 1997)
9. Goldeneye 007 (Rare, 1997)
8. Pilotwings 64 (Nintendo/Paradigm Simulation, 1996)
Nester, and that's pretty damn cool. Now why is this not on the Virtual Console yet...
7. Blast Corps (Rare, 1997)
6. Star Fox 64 (Nintendo, 1997)
5. Mischief Makers (Treasure, 1997)
4. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo, 1996)
3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo, 1999)
In short Majora's Mask is a game with a lot of ideas, and while not all of them work, the ones that do make for a very interesting and compelling game experience unlike any other game in the franchise (or any other game, for that matter). It was also nice to see them put that 4 megabytes of extra RAM to use to deliver sharper graphics and a significantly more colorful and detailed game environment than the one OOT sported.
2. Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Earth (Treasure, 2000 in Japan)
1. Perfect Dark (Rare, 2000)