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Super Mario 64 DS (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Mario, Luigi, and Wario have all gone to the Mushroom Palace for some of Princess Peach's famous home made cake. However, when they don't return its up to the heroic dino Yoshi to find out what's wrong.

In this portable remake of the original Super Mario 64 You are able to play as different characters from the Mario franchise. Wario, Yoshi, Luigi, and of course Mario. Each character has different abilities to be made use of during the games expanded quest.

The game now features 150 Stars to collect up from the previous 120, new stages with new bosses, changes to old stages and bosses, and a multiplayer in which players compete to get the most stars.

The game also includes over two dozen mini games that make use of both screens and the touch pad.

The DS touch screen can be used to mimic analog control.

Screenshots

Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS The title screen.
Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS The cameraman, Lekitu, will give you some helpful pointers during your journey.
Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS The castle interior has an interesting choice of decor.
Super Mario 64 DS Nintendo DS The man himself.

Alternate Titles

  • "神游马力欧DS" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Super Mario 64x4" -- Working title
  • "Shényóu Mǎlìōu DS" -- Chinese title
  • "スーパーマリオ64DS" -- Japanese spelling
  • "슈퍼 마리오 64 DS" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Mario's looking good, DS-style! Spag (70) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The first and greatest of all 3D platform games, plus more! One you can't afford to miss if you own a DS! Rensch (203) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A great transition from the N64 to the DS! Joshua Price (28) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

Edutaining Kids Dec, 2004 A- 91
NintendoWorldReport Nov 22, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Da Gameboyz 2004 8.885 out of 10 89
Gamesmania May 13, 2005 87 out of 100 87
Jolt (UK) Jan 05, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Bordersdown Jan, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gamezine Mar 15, 2005 16 out of 20 80
Game Shark Dec 15, 2004 B 75
Cheat Code Central 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
Modojo Jan 30, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

Forums

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Trivia

Sales

According to publisher Nintendo, Super Mario 64 DS sold 11.03 million copies worldwide (as of March 31, 2014).

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2005 – Best Remake of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – Nintendo DS Game of the Year
  • Golden Joystick Awards
    • 2005 - Handheld Game of the Year 2004

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Opipeuter (16478) added Super Mario 64 DS (Nintendo DS) on Dec 01, 2004