Super Mario 64 review - Nintendo 64
Mario's first foray into the world of 3D is regarded by many as the greatest videogame of all time, and with good reason. It ranks as the first really convincing use of a 3D world in a platform title, it introduced the concept of analogue control to a generation of games players and set the template for hundreds of imitators. Just finishing the game won't take you too long but as with most Mario games that's not really the point - it will take you weeks (and quite possibly months) to discover all the secrets contained within this game. We're not 100% convinced it's the 'best game ever' but it is undoubtedly one of the best games available on the N64.
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Jaz's Sheep - 29 Jun 2010, 10:37 GMT
Didn't like it I'm afraid. hard to say why really, maybe I was starting to outgrow games at the time, maybe it felt a bit slow and bothersome to me compared to previous Mario games, maybe it was just total dross. Whatever the reason it weren't my cup of cha.
Billy Bullshot - 08 Sep 2010, 21:40 GMT
The first time I played this was at my half-brother's place when I was about 10 and obviously I thought it was absolutely fantastic, but I acquired an N64 when I was 15 and got this game when I was 16, and since then I have truly not been able to see the attraction of it. Maybe my imagination is not what it was, or maybe my tastes have just changed. I don't know, but whatever because to me this game just does not do anything for me anymore.
frase speccy - 13 Aug 2011, 20:29 GMT
an utterly fantastic game, il never forget the first time seeing it running on tv and the wait until i could actually own and play the game myself, it was fantastic in every aspect! how many games nowadays give you that feeling from seeing it in action to owning it? not many i bet! not the best game ever but up their with the greats!
Mario games - 23 Feb 2013, 09:34 GMT
I remember seeing tv ad spots for Mario 64, way back a go when I was in primary school. Unfortunately at that time the game wasn't available in my country, but I could almost dreamed how great it was to play it in the new 3D environment. Good thing that technology evolved over time so I was able to get a touch of it.
Tens - 17 Apr 2013, 15:26 GMT
This is a very good game, Can be a bit frustrating at times when trying to walk along narrow walkways, Slow but sure is the key.
without doubt the game has a lot to offer, Loads of levels, Secret areas to find,Decent music and effects.
For fans of Mario and/Or platformers, You should give this a go.
9/10 I give this.
mario kart games - 03 May 2013, 12:16 GMT
Super Mario 64, I think was the first 3D title released by Nintendo for the N64 console, if I recall well. It's was a major change from the classic 2D platform side scroll. We can even say that all modern Mario games for GameCube and Wii have Super Mari 64 as the base.