N64 Homebrew

This is a public showcase where I display mods of Nintendo 64 games that are available to download and play. It will also an ongoing project to get all of the development resources together to allow people to make great user-made ROMs for the Nintendo 64.

Homebrew development

Here I’ll list up a log of all the tools I can find relating to making your own games, along with some easy to follow tutorials on how to use them. I’ll also link to some useful information and development documentation.


An unofficial open-source software development kit for making games on the N64. Specialises in 2D games, but there is an unstable version that allows you to make 3D games using OpenGL. Difficulty: Hard.

Make games using the Libdragon library

Nintendo 64 devkit & SDK

Develop games the same way that people did in the 90’s, from scratch (or almost scratch). Difficulty: Very hard.

Make games using the official Nintendo 64 SDK

Hacking software

These are other kinds of software that you can use to make your own modifications to existing popular games. They usually involve just level editors with some addition in-game logic modifiers to let you create your own levels or campaigns in a pre-existing game engine. Difficulty: Easy

  • Banjo’s Backpack is a visual level editor designed for Banjo-Kazooie, enabling the creation of new game levels.
  • Hylian Toolbox is a unique tool for Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask that allows users to create custom scenarios.
  • Overkart 64 is a similar toolset that allows you to create your own tracks in Mario Kart 64.

Homebrew gallery

This is a showcase of Nintendo 64 games that people have made over the years using various tools. Some will be ROMs, others will be patches that you can then apply to roms.


A Hack is a homebrew game which is based on the code of another game, with some modifications to add new features, levels etc.

A lot of these games are distributed as patches – view our guide on patching N64 ROMS if you’re having trouble.


These are ROM hacks that aim to only change the language that the game is in to make it more accessible to people outside its original geography.

Original games

These are games that are either original or a reimagined version of an already-existing game.

64Brew game jam 2020

These are games that had a theme of ‘size’ and were released for the first 64Brew game jam competition in 2020.

64Brew game jam 2021

These are games that were released for the second 64Brew game jam competition in 2021 which had a theme of ‘control’.

64Brew game jam 2022

These are ‘spooky’ games that were released for the third 64Brew game jam competition in 2022.

64Brew game jam 2023

This summertime game jam took place in 2023 with a very ‘summery’ theme.

Ports & Emulators

These are ROMs that emulate other consoles, and can either play a variety of games from that platform or just one at a time. This also includes games that are meant to resemble a game from another console as much as possible.

Demos and Applications

These aren’t really games per se, but they are programs that can be run on a Nintendo 64. They tend to be scrolling text windows with a few images here or there, mostly to show off the technology.


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