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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  1. Positive: 13 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: 20 out of 412
  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 2, 2020
    10
    English: Simply amazing! This classic is very good! I didn't have a Nintendo 64, but with my dear emulation I was able to try this wonderfulEnglish: Simply amazing! This classic is very good! I didn't have a Nintendo 64, but with my dear emulation I was able to try this wonderful game! He changed 3D games! While some failed like ..... Bubsy 3D Super Mario 64 came with everything! Fully polygonal graphics and non-graphics rendered right Sonic 3D Blast? Before they kill me calmly I like Sonic! But I also like Mario's coming back ..... Mario arrived with a TAPON in the face of Bubsy 3D and others with a giant 3D world to explore!

    Espanõl; ¡Simplemente fantástico! ¡Este clásico es muy bueno! No tenía una Nintendo 64, pero con mi querida emulación pude probar este maravilloso juego. ¡Cambió los juegos en 3D! Mientras que algunos fallaron como ..... ¡Bubsy 3D Super Mario 64 vino con todo! Gráficos totalmente poligonales y no gráficos renderizados correctamente Sonic 3D Blast? ¡Antes de que me maten tranquilamente me gusta Sonic! Pero también me gusta el regreso de Mario ... ¡Mario llegó con un TAPON frente a Bubsy 3D y otros con un mundo gigante en 3D para explorar!

    Português BR: Simplesmente Fantástico! Esse clássico é muito bom! EU não tive um Nintendo 64, mas com a minha querida emulação pude experimentar este maravilhoso jogo! Ele mudou os jogos 3D! Enquanto uns fracasavam tipo..... Bubsy 3D Já o Super Mario 64 veio com tudo! Gráficos totalmente poligonais e não graficos renderizados né Sonic 3D Blast? Antes de me matarem calma eu gosto de Sonic! Mais também gosto de Mario tá voltando..... Mario chegou com um TAPÃO na cara do Bubsy 3D e outros com um mundo 3D gigantesto para explorar!
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  3. May 27, 2012
    10
    Another true classic. This game was revolutionary and is a masterpiece. This game will never get old. The music is charming and the game isAnother true classic. This game was revolutionary and is a masterpiece. This game will never get old. The music is charming and the game is just a blast to play! Expand
  4. Nov 17, 2022
    10
    digo so uma coisa:esse jogo e revolucionario para os jogos de mundo aberto e incrivel como esse jogo e atemporal era de ouro dos jogos dadigo so uma coisa:esse jogo e revolucionario para os jogos de mundo aberto e incrivel como esse jogo e atemporal era de ouro dos jogos da nintendo:zelda ocarina of time majoras mask e mario 64 Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2011
    9
    A brilliant game, you could own just this game it was enough to keep you entertained for months and months. That is what it did for me. For aA brilliant game, you could own just this game it was enough to keep you entertained for months and months. That is what it did for me. For a long time it was the only N64 game I owned. I loved it. Expand
  6. Feb 4, 2021
    9
    Its a classic and its just super fun you can backflip dive long jump triple jump wall jump roll dive backwards long jump and so so so much more
  7. Apr 30, 2022
    0
    The game sucks and is really overrated, just play something good instead like Crash Bandicoot or Spyro the Dragon

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