Now that skankcore64 is coming along and there are over a dozen titles completed with more credits rolling all the time, I thought it would be prudent to start a living document that can be updated with each finished game. Thanks to ThomW for the idea to create a Cortex post with a running list of the games that have been conquered so far. This will also give me a resource to point to when viewers are curious as to exactly which games have already been played and provide a gateway to view the beginning of each game.
I will update this list whenever another game falls to the ongoing project that you can watch live on Shacknews Twitch, every Wednesday and Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. PT / 5:30 p.m. ET.
skankcore64 Completed Games Master List
1. F-Zero X
Perhaps the best racing game ever made. Pure distilled speed. I had to start the project with this game, there was no other choice.
2. Star Fox 64
Another 10/10 game. The perfect melding of arcade and console game design. This game doesn't feel like a struggling transition to 3D, largely due to the original game being one of the forebearers of polygons in the living room.
3. Quest 64
Fuck this game.
4. Jeopardy 64
A perfectly capable version of Jeopardy at home, with the added bonus of easy three person multiplayer. Rest in peace, Alex Trebek.
The first sports sim I've ever put real time into and the first time I've completed a full season and playoffs in one. It got fairly mediocre reviews but I found the fun in this game.
6. Blast Corps
A very fun game until it's not fun anymore. The wildest damned idea that could only make perfect sense in a video game.
I can't even begin to explain this one. It's definitely a Treasure game, for better or for worse, depending on how you get along with their style.
8. Bomberman 64
What a gem of a game. Another franchise that transitioned to 3D almost seamlessly. Made more fun by the Gold Card Charity Challenge set by Sam Chandler.
Also fuck this game.
10. Duke Nukem 64
There are good PC FPS ports to the Nintendo 64 and then there's Duke Nukem 64. That's about the best praise I can give it.
11. Snowboard Kids
Another game that is extremely fun until it isn't. I can easily see how this would be amazing with friends. The soundtrack is phenomenal.
12. Xena: Warrior Princess: The Talisman of Fate
A very competent Soul Calibur-style fighter. I had fun with this one and I think it deserves a look from anyone that likes 3D weapons-based brawlers.
13. The Powerpuff Girls: Chemical X-Traction
A completely incompetent Power Stone-style fighter. Absolutely avoid at all costs except for the most diehard of Powerpuff Girls fans.
14. Fighters Destiny
Another surprisingly well-done fighting game on the Nintendo 64. A little similar to Virtua Fighter or Tekken but with enough new mechanics to make this one feel fresh.
15. Mission: Impossible
A super ambitious movie tie-in that gets overshadowed by the other big movie tie-in game for the N64. An overall fun time that is slightly hampered by old-school game design and poor control.
16. Quake 64
Quake 64 lined up nicely with the Shacknews 25th anniversary. This is a excellent port of the PC original with some nice enhancements like colored lighting, underwater vision distortion, fully customizable controls and a rock solid frame rate.
17. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
From one classic FPS to another, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter was somewhat fun as a follow-up to Quake. I grew pretty tired of the constant jump puzzles and first-person platforming but the moment-to-moment action was fairly fantastic.
18. Beetle Adventure Racing
The greatest car commercial/marketing stunt/pop-culture cash grab ever made. This game from the same development team that brought us Pilotwings 64 had no right being so good. The shortcuts, the insane jumps, the wild track design; they all culminated in an incredibly fun arcade racer.
19. Perfect Dark
From some of the team that brought us Goldeneye 007, Perfect Dark takes all the lessons learned in Rare's breakout first-person shooter and expands on them in every way. More levels, more weapons, more polygons, and less frames-per-second!
20. Killer Instinct Gold
The Rareware first playthroughs continue! Taking a break from all the pew-pew, the pre-rendered graphics of Killer Instinct took Rare's signature mid-90s style to a new level. And that soundtrack, Killer Cuts indeed.
21. Mace: The Dark Age
As requested by JohnnyChugs, this Midway-published title tries so hard to be a competent fighting game and it comes so close! I struggled with this one and made some questionable choices to finish it for good. I regret nothing.
22. Paper Mario
Intelligent Systems delivers an incredible spiritual successor to Super Mario RPG while establishing a beloved franchise. A masterpiece.
23. Pilotwings 64
The other Nintendo 64 launch title. If you couldn't get Super Mario 64 with your launch console then you had to walk away with this charming showcase of early 3D tech.
This is one weird game with Tetris in its name. It takes a while to click, but once it does, the drum'n'bass grooves compliment this puzzling drop'n'block shuffler.
25. Resident Evil 2
One of the first text-book examples of what could be considered a miracle port. The PlayStation exclusive nobody saw coming to a cartridge-based system and it delivers just as many scares.
26. NFL Quarterback Club 99
The next sports simulation title to fall to skankcore64. It's a serviceable football game with little to excite the senses.
Another incredibly ambitious title from Rare that takes an established genre to the next level. The 'collect-a-thon' which all other 3D platformers would be measured against, even to this day.
This concludes the running list of completed games on skankcore64. This document will be updated as each title is finished live on Shacknews Twitch.