Both consoles are great, but my vote goes for Wii.
- Super Smash Bros. Brawl
- New Super Mario Bros. Wii
- Super Mario Galaxy 2
- Mario Kart Wii
- Xenoblade Chronicles
From a technology standpoint the Wii obviously wins and the games are more refined/better graphics. From a nostalgic standpoint, its not even close the N64 wins. Riding my bike over to Toys R US multiple days to either play or watch someone play Mario running around in 3d for the first time will never be passed, that wow factor feeling as games get incrementally better will never be there again. N64 made the analog stick standard in modern systems, introduced the rumble pack in Star Fox, had RareWare at the top of their game with countless great games. The 4 controllers we're incredible and playing Golden Eye for hundreds of hours with friends at that time is a memory the current shooters just do not grip me the same. Playing fun sports games like NBA Hangtime, and Wayne Gretzky hockey with 3 other friends was an an awesome time and beat the few times me an my friends played Wii bowling together (which was fun) No Nintendo systems has beaten the Ocarnia of Time/MM combo yet but the Switch is off to a good start with BOTW. Besides introducing our favorite franchises into 3D with Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart etc, the N64 also introduced some new favorite franchises in Smash Brothers, Mario Party, Animal Crossing. The systems also has one of my favorite forgotten franchises in Wave Race, wow the water graphics blew me away back in the day! One last thing although the Gamecube had the best Mario rpg in Thousand Year Door, Paper Mario on the N64 was right up there and the series hasn't been the same after the GC. I had a lot of fun with the Wii but honestly I enjoyed the Gamecube over the Wii.
The wow factor is there with VR and it also has the incremental improvements of games setting standards and bringing out of the box thinking. PSVR is the true next gen even if everyone wants things to stay the same, it is the home console compared to the arcade machine which will likely take a genrration to express itself fully in new gamers minds.
Everything in the above reply is my opinion, from my own perspective and not representative of reality outside of my own head!
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N64 because it birthed Diddy Kong Racing and to a lesser extent DK64. I love those Kongs.Last edited by tsogud - on 06 May 2019
Me being a human and not an alien, the Wii, of course. N64 is overrated garbage.
Bet with Intrinsic:
The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.
Not only is 64 the better console of the two but it should now be in the discussion for best console of all time.
Mario 64 was a revolutionary success that truly gave birth to the 3D console game market. The overall design was immensely original with an organic flow. From there, developers from all over began to deliver masterpieces, albeit most of those were inhouse.
I beg the differ when posters say 64 didn't age well. I don't think that could be further from the truth. In comparison, if any console (and again not just the 2 but of all time) failed to maintain its image its undoubtedly the Wii. How fast has everyone forgotten the sheer amount of testimonies claiming their Wiis being shelved as dust collectors merely months after their initial play times? I remember because I was one of them. Plus I had a softmod with 100s of games that just felt gimmicky.
So with all due respect to what the Wii did in terms of the casual player friendly console and embodiment of the underdog success story, the choice is just too easy.
Insert Coin. Press START. You Died. Continue?
Wii - has most of the n64 library with virtual console so it kind of wins by default :P
The Wii had an abysmal collection of RPGs. Despite that, it had more than the N64.
It has one of the best, Xenoblade Chronicles.
The Wii by far. So many great games compared to the N64.
The Wii does have an unfair advantage of having the Virtual Console at the time. I know the shop is closed now but most of the N64 hits were on the VC. I would say both systems are almost dead even for me when it comes to local multiplayer fun. It was nice that the N64 came with 4 controller ports instead of having to buy an adapter which it really shined with games like Goldeneye, Mario Kart, Mario Party, etc. It's a tough call but I'm going with the Wii.