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N64 56 48.28%
Wii 60 51.72%

N64 by far. I agree the N64 didn't age well, but I had way more fun with it. My age at the N64 (13+) playes a big part in it of course, compared to my age with the Wii (23+).

Zelda OoT still feels as the best game ever. None other Zelda game since then came even close.
Goldeneye's singleplayer and multiplayer were really fun. Back then you still played with friends in the same room ;)
Perfect Dark looked so beautifull the first time I played it and the extra missions were just a game by itself. Multiplayer was really good.
ISS 98 Probably the game I played most in my life.
F-Zero Could play that game again and again. The steps in difficult level were really good.
Wave Race, Almost as good as F-Zero
Starfox 64 Again a game which I could play again and again.
The Star wars roque squadron games. Loved those
I played paper mario years later, but that one was really fun as well. Although it was my first and only paper mario as Zelda OoT was my first Zelda.

Besides these games I still played at least 10 more which were at least an 8 for me.

Mario Galaxy 1. Best Mario Ever. Liked it a lot more than Mario64
Resident Evil 4 Extremely good, and the controls (after i got used to it) worked really well.

Didn't play Xenoblade. But I guess this is the list I have really good memories of for the Wii ;)

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N64 was around that time that gaming didn't really interest me that much, I think Wii wins because of that. Not to say the few games i played on N64 were bad, the Zeldas for instance are better in N64 than Wii.

Easily Wii simply because it has more notable games. The Wii has games I can still enjoy playing now, I don't feel that way about many N64 games.

N64's significance is mostly nostalgic. That was a time when major innovation was happening in 3D gaming, but innovation and great games aren't the always the same thing. Not much of the N64 era aged well.

I look at the 7th gen as period where developers really learned from past generations and started creating much more refined and balanced games. The Wii is part of that generation. Notable Wii games have and will continue to age better.

Honestly, I'd take Wii U over N64 as well for the same reasons. More notable and refined content. But neither Wii or Wii U or were around while developers were creating innovative content on N64.

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N64. No contest.

N64 near the top

Wii near the bottom

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mZuzek said:
Pemalite said:

It is StarFox 64. Just named differently in certain territory's for one reason or another.

Meh, I was hoping you'd carry on the joke. Pretty sure it's named differently in only one region and for one reason only, though.

I mean. I wouldn't be against the idea of a StarFox RTS in the same vein as Halo Wars. Seriously.

--::{PC Gaming Master Race}::--

Wii had a ton of classics too and it could play GameCube games and others as well, therefore it gets my vote.

You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

They both have horrible controllers so I honestly can't say system wise. Whose games were better or more impactful? I'd say N64.

Paper Mario
Mario 64
Banjo Kazooie/Banjo Tooie
Starfox 64
Donkey Kong 64
the list goes on of games I loved...

That's a toughy but Ill lean towards N64 for the following reasons:
- Super Mario 64
- Goldeneye
- Zelda Ocarina of time
- Resident Evil 2
- WWE No Mercy
- Also Mario Kart and Mario Party were more enjoyable than the Wii versions.

In relation of its time, N64 games had way more impact in the industry and Nintendo itself, thanks to 3D gaming and a lot of new ideas. Basically every Mario 3D, Zelda, Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, Mario Party, ... has been based for 20 years on thosee games that came on N64.

On the other hand, Wii had more games and more variety, but neither of its games, despite being absolutely more modern and polished were as memorable or surpassed the impact of any of the N64 ones. The fact that people got tired quickly of motion controls is another reason against Wii.

In my opinion N64, was the last time Nintendo tried to make revolutionary games that shooked the industry and made every other developers try to catch them or imitate what they were doing until Zelda BOTW came, impacting the industry again. Nintendo was only looking at the past until then instead of looking at the future.... so that's why my vote goes to N64, despite Wii games being more playable by today standars.

This poll shows too, that even for Nintendo fans and its loyal fanbase, if N64 wins or it's even tied with Wii, it proves that Wii was basically a fad. If half people now prefer a console that barely sold 30m against one that sold more then 3x more..., then it proves that the kind of people that bought that console were not there for N64 and were not for WiiU later either. People seems to remember more fondly what they played on N64 than on Wii, but i don't know, maybe it's just nostalgia....

Last edited by colafitte - on 05 May 2019