Earlier this week, Nintendo filed a trademark for the iconic Nintendo 64 controller, and amidst speculation, a mini N64 might be in the works following the successful releases of the classic Mini NES and the already-sold-out classic mini SNES.
Originally debuted in 1996, the Nintendo 64 pioneered many classics, including Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and Mario Kart 64, however, other iconic video games from British developer Rare, like Banjo Kazooie, Goldeneye or Perfect Dark may not appear on a possible lineup of games included in a purported mini N64 due to rights issues.
While the trademark filing isn't clear or what the controller might be for, the trademark could also be related to potential new controller designs for the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, early 3D graphics of the N64 aren't that enticing compared to the retro appeal of 2D visuals as seen on the NES and SNES, which might be a hard selling point to non-nostalgic gamers.
With the possible mini M64 still in speculation, here's a full list of games that could be included for its production:
Super Mario 64 Mario Kart 64 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Star Fox 64 Paper Mario Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards F-Zero X Pokémon Snap Mario Tennis Mario Golf Mario Party Super Smash Bros Pokémon Stadium Pokémon Stadium 2 Mischief Makers Blast Corps Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 1080 Snowboarding Bomberman 64 WWF No Mercy
Also, this keychain-sized Game Boy is every gamer’s dream.