Super Mario 64

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  • Summary: Mario is super in a whole new way! Combining the finest 3-D graphics ever developed for a video game and an explosive sound track, Super Mario 64 becomes a new standard for video games. It's packed with bruising battles, daunting obstacle courses and underwater adventures. Retrieve the PowerMario is super in a whole new way! Combining the finest 3-D graphics ever developed for a video game and an explosive sound track, Super Mario 64 becomes a new standard for video games. It's packed with bruising battles, daunting obstacle courses and underwater adventures. Retrieve the Power Stars from their hidden locations and confront your arch nemesis - Bowser, King of the Koopas! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
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  1. It has quickly grown to become the standard by which almost all other games are measured.
  2. As the first true 3D platform game, the game does everything right. Super Mario 64 is a masterpiece in the truest sense of the word.
  3. This is definitely a game no game collection should be without...Seriously!
  4. A game that rewards the curious, the original, and in some cases the bludgeoningly stubborn and tenacious.
  5. The sheer scale of the achievement, in originality, variety and technological muscle earns it a 'Best Game Ever' acclamation through sheer muscle, almost regardless of its undoubted and typically Nintendo artistry.
  6. It was the first game on the system, and regretfully, it was also the only great game for the system that could stand the test of time.
  7. The distribution of power stars in the levels is horrendous. I think 7 stars in one level is more than enough, don't you think? I understand that there are memory constraints, but there either could have been less stars overall, or 1 (maybe 2) more level(s). Definately a problem.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 19 out of 353
  1. RolandJ.
    Feb 5, 2006
    10
    If you want to play the very best 3D platform game that has been made, play Mario 64. This is the flagship title for the console at the peak If you want to play the very best 3D platform game that has been made, play Mario 64. This is the flagship title for the console at the peak of console gaming. It is not just a superb game; it's a piece of history. If you want to know about videogames, you must play this game. Console gaming grew up around platformers and this is the only thing resembling a blueprint for platforming in the 3D era. You don't know where videogames have got to unless you play this. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2019
    10
    Just the best of all time.

    Good music, good level design, you can go to the end or take your time to explore everything, you can also
    Just the best of all time.

    Good music, good level design, you can go to the end or take your time to explore everything, you can also discover a lot of secrets for this genre. Just perfect actually.
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  3. Jun 12, 2011
    10
    i love this game. and what pisses me off is when people say that it is to hard. yes, it is very hard. but if you really want to say that theni love this game. and what pisses me off is when people say that it is to hard. yes, it is very hard. but if you really want to say that then the only game that i can see you playing is that **** stain of **** known as.... (pause for ****ty anticipation)... CALL OF DUTY. i wont review it again, because i already reviewed it. and i will now review this game.
    This game revolves around princess Peach (slut) inviting Mario over for "cake" (which me, and some friends translated into sex.) but Bowser is up to his old tricks again, and kidnaps princess peach. blah blah blah... no story... and then after what has been literally years, you have enough stars to kill bowser. only to have him return again and again. the game had amazing controls, and has some really good colors going on that are apealing to the eye. this game is awesome.
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  4. May 25, 2021
    10
    It’s one of the best games ever made. One of the first 3D games were actually pretty good.
  5. May 29, 2012
    9
    Pretty interesting game, the first 3D platform and probably the best. Beautiful and hard game, it helped to transform Mario into a legend.Pretty interesting game, the first 3D platform and probably the best. Beautiful and hard game, it helped to transform Mario into a legend. Sometimes can be very frustrating, but that's part of its charm as long as you have enough patience. Expand
  6. Oct 1, 2020
    9
    One of the best Games ever made.
    The Game gives you the Freedom to "mess around" in the World and find your Way through.
    Controlling Mario
    One of the best Games ever made.
    The Game gives you the Freedom to "mess around" in the World and find your Way through.
    Controlling Mario feels really great and the dated Graphics are still nice because they are bright and colourful.
    The Music is really memorable, may it the aquatic Theme or the Overworld Music.
    Only the Camera hasn't aged as well as the Rest, but it is still manageable because it follows more or less the same Rules as modern ones.
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  7. Sep 11, 2021
    0
    What can i say that hasn't already been told? The tight control and movement that required skills? The soundtrack? The awesome worlds? I thinkWhat can i say that hasn't already been told? The tight control and movement that required skills? The soundtrack? The awesome worlds? I think Shigeru Miyamoto is the greatest video game designer of all time Expand

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#1 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1996
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#1 Most Shared N64 Game of 1996