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: 8 out of 238
  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 6, 2017
    10
    Amazing! Even today Mario 64 is playable, and that says everything. Great plataforming, combined with the excelent controls (for that time),Amazing! Even today Mario 64 is playable, and that says everything. Great plataforming, combined with the excelent controls (for that time), Super Mario 64 is a true gem that needs to be keept alive. Expand
  3. Aug 16, 2012
    10
    No game collection is complete without Super Mario 64, one of the defining games of the entire genre and a benchmark for all future game.No game collection is complete without Super Mario 64, one of the defining games of the entire genre and a benchmark for all future game. Super Mario 64 was done right, especially considering the fact that the N64 had very limited memory, this game was pretty big and impressive. Expand
  4. KyleN.
    Nov 3, 2005
    10
    Simply amazing. Best platformer of all time.
  5. Feb 8, 2014
    9
    A truly great game with amazing aspects. It's quite a blast to play through fully, although the experience is a bit overrated by fans of theA truly great game with amazing aspects. It's quite a blast to play through fully, although the experience is a bit overrated by fans of the game back in the day. Expand
  6. Jul 2, 2019
    9
    Un juego absolutamente revolucionario que marcó un antes y un después en la historia de los videojuegos. Uno de los primeros juegos en 3D, yUn juego absolutamente revolucionario que marcó un antes y un después en la historia de los videojuegos. Uno de los primeros juegos en 3D, y uno de los mejores juegos de Mario, si no el mejor.

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  7. May 29, 2019
    0
    THIS GAME AGED BAD nothing to add.

    JAJAJA y lo más gracioso es que su único remake también ya envejeció graficamente xD Nintendo DS era
    THIS GAME AGED BAD nothing to add.

    JAJAJA y lo más gracioso es que su único remake también ya envejeció graficamente xD Nintendo DS era increíblemente inferior para correr gráficos 3D, debieron esperarse hasta el Nintendo Switch por lo menos. Los muy tontos de Nintendo impiden también los remakes hechos por fans, que pena .
    Lamento decirles que Mario 64 envejeció mal visualmente y jugablemente con su cámara tan incómoda, yo no lo recomendaría jugar para el día de hoy, en lugar de eso les recomiendo jugar los clásicos de NES y Super NES.
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Awards & Rankings

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