Box Errors

No one is perfect, not even people who design N64 boxes. Today we're going to look at some of the mistakes printed on N64 game boxes that will make someone with OCD go crazy. This list is specifically after mass produced stuff where most or all copies have the mistake. In some photos I've put other game boxes next to the error box to help show what's different. Otherwise let us begin!

Cruis'n Exotica

We begin this list with Cruis'n Exotica. When this game was first released they forgot to put the N64 logo on the yellow side of the box. Of course they did realize their error and future prints of Cruis'n Exotica had the logo put back on. The box without the logo is much easier to find than the one with the logo.

Donald Duck Goin' Quackers

Donald Duck lacks the game title on the yellow side of the box. They did put it on the red side of the box though.

Harvest Moon 64

Harvest Moon 64 is guilty of putting the logo upside-down. With nearly all N64 games you tilt your head to the right, but Harvest Moon dared to have it to the left.

Jet Force Gemini

Jet Force Gemini is not an Expansion Pak game, but Nintendo accidentally printed boxes that said it was Expansion Pak compatible and Rumble Pak compatible. After realizing what they had done, they printed up some wide Rumble Pak stickers to stick on top of the Expansion Pak image. Future printings of Jet Force Gemini were corrected. If you do manage to find a Jet Force Gemini box that says Expansion Pak compatible then it just means someone took the sticker off.

Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time has a typo on the back. The word environments was misspelled. All Collector's Edition and Standard Copies have this typo but it was corrected for the Player's Choice release.

Nagano Winter Olympics '98

Another missing Nintendo 64 logo can be found on the green side of Nagano Winter Olympics '98.

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue

What game is that? That is another N64 game not to put anything on the yellow side of the box. That annoyance is Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. It was just this game and Donald Duck that forgot it.

Rayman 2 The Great Escape

The top of every N64 game box is blue, and the bottom is green. Ask anyone. Rayman 2 defied this and got the blue and green sides mixed up.

Rocket Robot on Wheels

Rocket is also guilty of mixing up the blue and green sides. These are the only 2 games in the N64 library to do this.

Starfox 64

Starfox 64 managed to put the entire yellow side of the box upside-down. This just applies to the Player's Choice version which came in a standard sized box.


Superman 64 has misspelled the word Adventures, but they did it on the green side, blue side, yellow side, and back of the box. They also misspelled it in the game itself. The people at Titus truly had no idea how to spell that word.

Top Gear Overdrive

The PAL box for Top Gear Overdrive has a small goof on the right side. It has a picture of the Expansion Pak and says underneath "Designed for N64 Expansion Pak". Right below that is a picture of the Rumble Pak, but they copied the text and forgot to change it so it incorrectly says "Designed for N64 Expansion Pak" again.

Waialae Country Club

When you open a Nintendo 64 game box you always open on the right side, aka the red side. You aren't pleasing any collectors when you open on the yellow side. Waialae Country Club decided to throw out this consistency by being the only N64 game that opens on the left. There are copies of the game that open on the right, but the left version is way more common and is probably what you have.

Written by Kevin Ames
December 26th 2016