How Well Can The Anbernic RG351P Play N64 Games?

In my review of Anbernic’s RG351P, I mentioned that this device is perfect for playing Game Boy Advance and below. 

But retro gamers want to know whether or not the 351P can play Nintendo 64. 

As I mentioned in the review, this device can play N64. However, the performance is not perfect. 

Some games will play fine while others are completely unplayable. In order to give you an idea of which N64 games will work on the RG351P, we compiled a list of the 30 most popular N64 games and tested them. 

Check out the Youtube video below!

RG351P N64 Performance

In general, N64 is difficult to emulate. The RG351P being an emulation device, suffers from this fact. 

Not only that, the 351P is limited in its processing power when compared to a good PC build. 

Therefore, N64 performance is going to be limited. Pretty much every game is going to have some kind of issue even if it’s minor. But you will still have games that play great, such as Super Mario 64. 

Whether or not you play certain N64 games on Anbernic’s RG351P will depend on your tolerance level. Can you handle some laggyness and low frame rates? 

Below, is our Youtube video which showcases performance on a variety of N64 games. This will help you make the decision about whether or not N64 performance is tolerable on the RG351P.

We Tested The 30 Most Popular N64 Games

Here is our video on testing the most popular N64 games on the Anbernic RG351P. 

Each game is categorized based on the following 5 criteria:

  • Flawless: Pretty much an exact experience as you would have to play the game on the original N64 console. 
  • Almost Perfect: Some minor flaws and laggyness but overall a very pleasant experience. 
  • Playable: This is my baseline for what I’ll tolerate in a game. There is definitely laggyness and visual glitches but it doesn’t ruin the game. 
  • Need Patience: Personally, I wouldn’t play these titles but if you are a patient person you would probably still be able to play. 
  • Unplayable: The laggyness and visual glitches are so bad that it ruins the experience. 

List Of N64 Games The Anbernic RG351P Can Play

The video gives you footage examples of the gameplay but for quick reference, here are the results:


  • Diddy kong racing
  • Harvest Moon 64
  • Mario 64 

Almost Perfect

  • Banjo Kazoie
  • F-zero x
  • Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask
  • Mario Party 2 
  • Paper Mario 
  • Pokemon Puzzel league 
  • Starfox 64


  • 1080 snowboarding
  • Donkey Kong 64
  • Goldeneye
  • Kirby 64 
  • Perfect Dark
  • Wave Race 64 
  • WWF No Mercy

Need Patience

  • Excitebike 64
  • Jet Force Gemini
  • Mega Man 64
  • Pokemon Stadium
  • Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  • Yoshi Story


  • Bomberman 64
  • Conkers Bad Fur Day
  • Cruis’n USA
  • Doom 64
  • Mario Golf 
  • Mario Tennis
  • Pokemon Snap

Final Remarks

Aside from the gameplay we demonstrated above, there are a couple of other things I wanted to point out. 

  • The N64 has a very unique controller layout when compared to modern controllers. Therefore, the button mapping can be kind of tricky on the Anbernic RG351P. 
  • Shooters are particularly hard to play. This is due to the N64 controller having 1 analog stick while the 351P has 2. 
  • N64 utilzes the bumpers a lot more. If you have larger hands, using these bumpers constantly is uncomfortable. 

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