10 Non-Nintendo Games For A Nintendo 64 Classic

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#2. WrestleMania 2000

Wrestling games are bad. I say this as a lifelong wrestling fan. They’ve been bad for a long time. They were bad in the 8 and 16-bit era. They’ve been wretched for at least the past 15 years. But there was a brief period where there was a series of amazing wrestling games. Those were the WCW and WWF (now WWE) game developed by AKI Corporation and released on the Nintendo 64. WrestleMania 2000, while not the final game in the series, is, in my opinion, the best one.

Given how modern wrestling games are, these seem like some form of wizardry had been performed. The customization was better (you could change the appearance of any existing wrestler however you liked, which made it easy to keep up with changes the wrestler made in the actual WWE), the match types were more robust, and most surprisingly, the artificial intelligence in the game was astoundingly good. The game may seem a little slow now, but everything else about it handily beats out any wrestling game released on the last three generations of consoles. There might be some licensing issues but a Nintendo 64 Classic would not be complete without at least one Aki Corporation-developed wrestling title, and if at all possible it should be WrestleMania 2000.