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Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)

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Written by  :  anon anon (11)
Written on  :  Apr 30, 2001
Platform  :  Nintendo 64
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Summary

Super Mario goes 3D, and he's never been better.

The Good

Running, jumping, flying, all went through buttery smooth. Fun worlds, clever puzzles, and killer bosses make up this game. amazingly clever sequences like the mirror had me in awe. And for some reason I just couldn't stop playing.

The Bad

The graphics were decidedly first-generation. Sometimes, due to unusual draw-distance routines, secrets are revealed before you should know about them. Aside from bosse enemies are mostly complete morons and more often than not inconsequential. occasionally the clipping does some wonky things that'll leave you wondering what just happened. And the camera is not always very responsive to player control.

The Bottom Line

Mario took the next logical step. It's like the other Mario games before, only better, and in 3D, and withmore to do than just get to the end. this time you also get to solve puzzles and do things like foot-races. fit all of that into 15 worlds and a handful of mini-worlds and you have super mario 64.