Best Super Smash Bros. 64 Characters


The Top Ten

1 Kirby Kirby Kirby is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Kirby series of video games owned by Nintendo and HAL Laboratory. His first game was created in 1992, and the pink puffball has made his way into the hearts of fans of all ages.

Kirb is the best and whoever says he's not doesn't know talent

Every difficulty is to easy using Kirby on 1P Mode

Kirby is stupid unlike Donkey kong

HE is the best because I always use the strong hammer

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2 Pikachu Pikachu Pikachu are a species of Pokémon, fictional creatures that appear in an assortment of video games, animated television shows and movies, trading card games, and comic books licensed by The Pokémon Company, a Japanese corporation.

He's the best, even better than Kirby!

I fought Pikachu is the highest on the tier list in this game!

Incredibly fast aerials with decent knockback and combo-ability, specials great for damaging, shield-pressuring, and spacing, and the only safe recovery in the game make Pikachu the best character in Smash 64.

It also IS the best character, according to tier lists (which are far more accurate than noobs say so).

Pikachu's volt tackle and thunder is by far the best moves I've seen in this game, he's really fast and if he falls he can always use that move he does where he jumps with electric or something and when I use him I can beat master hand in 3 minutes so I always choose him.

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3 Fox

Fox is my go-to, and even I, a complete idiot, can beat level 9 CPUs with Fox.


Fox is the fastest, and his reflect attack makes him almost unbeatable if used properly. He can jump extremely high and his quick attacks make him the best character.

Fox should be in the top 2 strictly because he IS the fastest character in the game, and also, his power moves are quick and decisive. I've occasionally knocked people out the screen with about 80% health with those various moves

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4 Link Link Link refers to several different incarnations of the same protagonist of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda series.

Not the best character tier wise, but I think he was the best character to be put in a fighting game to start this grand franchise

The close-up-with-reach king. If used right, not only can he decimate opponents, he will do it without their consent, in the air, then a smash. Two distinct throwing moves gives him flexibility on the edge. Further, spin and up-A attacks gives him that instant safety net when surrounded by a many foes. Make sure you always use his extra speed though, otherwise, he might be a tad too slow.

Link is super powerful his hits do massive damage! He can KO kirby or just about anyone once they have 100%. Kirby if you hit him with your forward smash at 80% gets KO. He is great except for his jumping!

Link should be number one! His shield helps a lot when blocking and his sword is really strong! He can't jump high because his equipment is to heavy and he tries to jump his best, link the best! Link number 1

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5 Captain Falcon Captain Falcon Douglas Jay Falcon, known commonly as Captain Falcon, is a playable character in the racing video game series F-Zero.

He's not my favorite character (i'm a major Link fanboy) but he is definitely the all around best character in the game. He's the fastest character and if done right can continually combo without the opponent being able to counter because he is too quick. His hits are fairly strong, all his smash moves are solid and everyone of his special moves are completely B.A. He also has great striking range (falcon kick and those long dancers legs) and he has a pretty decent jump distance. I understand why people think Kirby is the best but he can and will die at 70%, Falcon will not.

Not only is he a great character, he's the most annoying character to fight against. Listening to that jerk yell "Falcon Punch" and "Falcon Kick" while he's beating your ass around adds insult to injury to your opponents. - laotahn

Falcon is great! I win all the time with him! I like Link, but I kill him in 30 sec. I won the game in the hardest level with one life with Falcon! Never see any thing like him! Easy to control every one else is history.

Falcon is the best in the game. Great juggling. A great downward smash attack, and a better aerial juggling move. His grab and throw is extremely fast. Beat up a tiny bit, throw off when around 40%, and smash down - rinse and repeat

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6 Ness Ness

Come on, kirby and pikachu are great for starting out, captain falcon, samus, fox, and dk are great once you get better, but once you master the game you find ness and luigi to be the best. Luigi's up b makes him better than Mario, you can rule the air with his down b, his grab is insane, and his down a smash is second to ness's. Ness has an insane grab launching characters extremely far, his down a smash is the best in the game in my opinion, his up b gets you the farthest in the game and can deal obscene amounts of damage if you launch yourself into someone, and I love the squeal sound from his bat and luigi's up B.

First I started it out with Kirby and Pikachu cause they are easy to use and they have mighty speed.
After getting more experienced in the game my 2 best are Pikachu and Ness. Pikachu is always a great match with his dangerous shocking attack, my predator is Ness.
He is difficult to use, I know, but if you keep practising with this one you can change his slowness into speed with help of his quick recovering and aerial. If he hits his enemy with his 'self-projectile' attack the damage is huge!
Not to mention his mean, but very effective downwards kick he uses to kick their enemy's to oblivion. - denniskingma

I'm a beast with ness, he has a very powerful spike and he is probably second best to kirby in ability to get back on the edge. I play on an almost daily basis my character of choice is ness but my two friends like kirby and pikachu. We are fairly equal but I usually win with ness. I like to use all of the characters pretty equally. Ness is the best with his spiking ability, quick/powerful grab, strong aerial attacks, bad ass B up, and he is fun to play with.

First I started with kirby and pikachu cause getting along with them is easy, what I used because of their mighty speed.
After getting more experienced in the game my best are pikachu and ness. Pikachu stays dangerous with his thunder but for me ness is the predator. If you train with him you can make make him very fast and after getting knocked back he can quickly regain. Not to mention his deadly 'self-projectile attack... - denniskingma

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7 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Jigglypuff, known in Japan as Purin, is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise.

Jigglypuff looks weak but truly she is awesome and cool fighter like Kirby and Pikachu, if you know how tu use her. If you practise a lot with her, she is even more powerful then other strong characters, just use combos too! Her Rest rocks!

Yeah I admit Jigglypuff wasn't so good In brawl and smash 4 but 64 and melee she was a tank she deserves to be higher

She can beat any other character in seconds because of her kill combo. Jump in the air and Down A, when you land hit Down B and any foe (Except Donkey Kong but he is useless anyways) will go flying off the screen. If you are really good then there are so many combos that you can do that will make anyone who is versing you scream at Jigglypuff. That annoying taunt.

Of Course Jigglypuff Is Last In The Original, Jigglypuff Is The Last In EVERYTHING Related to The Original Smash - VideoGamefan5

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8 Mario Mario Mario is the main character in the Mario Bros. Franchise, who was created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario Game, including spinoff series, as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super more.

Best character from best game

Mario's the bomb man. I love him! I have all the games. He is completely, totally awesome. I can't believe he's not top of the list

Mario is the definition of Super Smash Bros and more importantly Ninetendo. He is the face of the franchise and has insane smash moves and not to mention he is an excellent if not the best jumper in the game. Should be no. 1

Are you kidding me! Mario is by far the best. He is the ultimate damage machine and he spam traps you like a beast. He is the best at combos as well if you are really experienced. If you combine his ability to spam and using his overpowered combos then you can keep your foe in one spot the whole game without worrying about him doing any damage back.

He is the ultimate troll and is great for beginners.

9 Yoshi Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. He is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi and Mario franchises.

Yoshi is actually a really powerful character, both gameplay-wise and canonically. The sad part is that, since the Yoshi series has only one representative in the Smash series, most normies see him as just another Mario character smh. He's a fast character with great air speed which is why he deserves to be at least top 5.

In my opinion, Yoshi's a very underrated character. Like Samus and Link, Yoshi has a slow grab and isn't all too fast, but if used correctly, he can be a very frustrating character for your opponent. Obviously, most people know Yoshi's ground pound is a strong attack, but his power hits and egg toss are pretty deadly as well. When below opponents, Yoshi's flutter kick can actually cause a devastating amount of damage. Speaking of flutter kick, Yoshi's flutter jump can move through just about any attack and goes a fairly long distance, making him a difficult character to knock off the arena. Speaking of knocking off, if you know how to use Yoshi's egg toss well, your opponent, when thrown off the arena, will have a difficult time getting back on because of it. And like any character, if you know how to use his combos correctly, your friends will absolutely hate you when you use Yoshi. Last but not least, Yoshi's egg shield is the strongest of all the characters. Not necessarily ...more

I've played him in this game, he's actually not a bad character. He's super underrated, probably the most underrated in the whole game, but his ground attack, if you practice enough is DEADLY. (Notice how I put the emphasis on deadly.) His grab moves, I am a loss for words, it's powerful. He's also a top tier character in this game. Man... Yoshi really doesn't suck in this game.

His ground pound, like Kirby's is very deadly and his flutter kick can do Insane amounts if damage. The egg through can be an amazing way to keep people off the stage and he has the strongest shield. He I done of the heavy weights and can get up to 200% and still be very difficult to kill.

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10 Samus Samus Samus Aran is the protagonist of the Metroid science fiction action-adventure game series by Nintendo.

Samus is the best. Can go through the air like time goes slow, while throwing to you a giant laser ball

Unbeatable in the hands of anyone. - QTANTOBA

The best by far in sudden death. - PianoQueen

Samus is the best by far best grapple in the game and up B is deadly has good double jump too

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The Newcomers

? Peach Peach Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario more.
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The Contenders

11 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.

DK is the best of them all along with his trusty companion Didykong. Didy kong fights with his peanut gun, whapping tail and his fast reflexes. Donkey kong has incredible strength and these moves sure do resemble it! They are the ultimate punch which is the one where he circles his fist at amazing speed then there's his headbutt and his ultimate move is the strongest one and I still can't belive he's not up top claiming 1st place! I play as him every time and I always win and the only player that really earned a place in the top 10 is link. The two D. Ks together are truly unstoppable but either way alone or together they'll always lead to success. (and also Mario is getting all the center attention but is a horrible fighter and can't do anything without luigi)

Donkey Kong's throw is unstoppable. You cannot counter it. I have even been effective in defeating a player with a hammer.

Super strong, hard to knock off and not too slow with a decent jump. My character of choice and a well rounded character

D. K is good if you know how to use him

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12 Luigi Luigi Luigi is a fictional character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger but taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Mario more.

I just plain love watching people use him

He is a character of pure joy

The only character that comes even close to topping him is Jigglypuff

He can destroy people if you know how to use him. I am speaking from a 64 point of view (since the title of this is Best Super Smash Brothers 64 Characters) but this seems to actually be about smash bros in general. I haven't played any of the newer games so I can't say how good he is in those.

My up b never fails. Therefore I think luigi is better, but I've watched videos of people playing this character and they focus more on speed agility which stats are mostly dependent on, I think its all about your playing style.

I don't care if Luigi was a Mario clone, playing as Luigi was so much fun. His specials attacks are so cool, especially his fire jump punch. Luigi rules the world.

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14 Metal Mario Metal Mario

Yep! That's in the game!

Metal Mario is one of the hardest people to beat in my opinion.metal Mario doesn't really gain any damage endless you are working on him for a very long time. Do who have any tips for me?

lit fam

15 Bob Ross Bob Ross

He's so strong holly crap - myusernameisthis

Truly the best Smash character.

the best

What the heck

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16 Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder Eddie Vedder is an American musician, singer and songwriter best known as a member of the rock band Pearl Jam, with whom he performs lead vocals and is one of three guitarists.

What the, he is not in Smash 64 DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME TRYING TO UNLOCK HIM

17 Chester Bennington Chester Bennington Chester Charles Bennington (March 20th, 1976 - July 20th, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known for being the lead singer of Linkin Park. He also participated in side projects like Julien K and Dead By Sunrise. He committed suicide in 2017 after a period of depression. more.

Wtheck is this

Why is this guy here

18 Sr Pelo


I mean, he did a Smash collaboration, so uh, ok?

19 Wario Wario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.

He wasn't a playable character until Super Smash Bros Brawl, he never appeared in original Super Smash Bros

Um wario wasn't even in smash 64 - Jon8201

The Yellow And Purple Mario Color Swap - VideoGamefan5

20 Palutena Palutena

She is so fun to play with she can teleport, blast and block I don't really know what else but she is the best.

She isn't even in the 64 version... - Jon8201

21 Isabelle Isabelle

She not intell ultimate

22 Guzma Guzma Guzma is a fictional character introduced in Pokémon Sun and Moon. He is the leader of Team Skull. He specializes in Bug-type Pokémon.

He is not in smash 64

He is unstoppable when using his down b.
Overall a fast character with good combo potential.
S tier in 64.

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24 Sonic Sonic Sonic the Hedgehog, trademarked Sonic The Hedgehog, is the title character and protagonist of the Sonic the Hedgehog series released by SEGA, as well as numerous spin-off comics, five animated shows, and an animated OVA.
25 Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood Luna Lovegood was a witch, the only child and daughter of Xenophilius and Pandora Lovegood. Her mother accidentally died while experimenting with spells when Luna was nine and Luna was raised by her father, editor of the magazine The Quibbler, in a rook-like house near the village of Ottery St Catchpole more.
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