N64, its game library of 1st party games blows the other two out of the water, plus Rare were at there peak. No contest.
They were beasting in the SNES era. DKC 1-3, Killer Instinct, Battletoads. I don't think most games in the 5th gen or even 6th gen hold up that well today. Goldeneye and other 3D platformers were a revelation back in the 90's but feel antiquated and just plain bad to control compared to modern games. Where most of the games on SNES aged perfectly.
TLDR people need to put their nostalgia goggles back in the attic :P
Well we are all entitled to our own opinions here, but here is mine.
DKC trilogy is a beloved timeless masterpiece and so was Killer Instinct for the SNES, but here is the thing. N64 had its own version of KI, to me, a much more superior version to the SNES version in KI GOLD. You talk about games that didn't age well on the N64 but than phrase KI on the SNES, a game that doesn't hold up well interms of gameplay especially compared to GOLD. Battletoads in Battlemanics is a solid game but a less popular version to the OG NES version. It only offered 6 levels and was far less memorable.
Rare were amazing for the SNES, but for the N64 they offered not only the quality of the SNES games, but did it on a lot more occasions. Here is a list.
Killer Instinct Gold
Jet Force Gemini
Diddy Kong Racing
Donkey Kong 64
You say take those nostalgia goggles off.. interesting. You are normally entitled to say that if you are referring to newer games than me however arent you the one talking about older games here?
BTW, i own all those games you mention.
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