The Nintendo 64 (N64) is the third home gaming console made by Nintendo to be released internationally. It was so named because it could support 64 bits, a large jump from the SNES's 16 bits. The console was released in 1996, and played video games with Three Dimensional visual, the first Nintendo console to do this.
Of all the hundreds of games released for the N64, there were only two Zelda games produced: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.
Ocarina of Time
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was the fifth main series Zelda game released internationally, and the first for the N64. The game is considered revolutionary mainly due to the fact that it had full 3D animations for the first time in the series.
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask was the sixth main series Zelda game released internationally, and second for the N64 console. It falls as a direct sequel to Ocarina of Time after Zelda sends Link back to relive his lost childhood.