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Super Mario 64

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MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
93
4.1
Wii
95
4.2

User Reviews

A True N64 Classic Nintendo 64 Matt Neuteboom (941)
Did we really need a ‘Mario Raider’ game? Nintendo 64 PCGamer77 (3028)
Putting The "Super" Back In Super Mario Nintendo 64 MasterMegid (897)
Delayed this for way too long. Nintendo 64 Pixelspeech (955)
Great Mario Game to kick-off the N64! Nintendo 64 darthsith19 (64)
Oomba goomba's have never gone out of fashion Nintendo 64 Horny-Bullant (56)
Its got all you need Nintendo 64 ThE oNe (178)
One of the Best Games on the 64. Nintendo 64 Attila (496)
Super Mario goes 3D, and he's never been better. Nintendo 64 anon anon (11)
itsa me! Mario! Nintendo 64 Robert Pragt (26)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Nintendo 64 237 4.1
Wii 20 4.2
Combined MobyScore 257 4.1


The Press Says

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100
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
So, yes, it's the greatest platform game of all time and an eleven-year-old title that, chunky polygons aside, still looks like it could have been released last year. Feel free to insert your obvious "Wii is just a fancy GameCube" retorts here. 1000 Points is a hefty price but, as with all four N64 titles on the VC, it's worth every penny. Point. Whatever. Get it.
100
Nintendo 64Edge
Any preconceptions about this being a game purely for kids are quickly discarded, however. True, SM64’s presentation doesn’t sit comfortably alongside the likes of ’90s new-breed games such as Wipeout 2097, but videogames exist to entertain, whether they come drenched in Designers Republic imagery or gaudy, toytown-like colour schemes; whether their soundtracks feature full-on Chemical Brothers arrangements or disposable plink-plonk lift muzak. And entertainment, more than anything else, is SM64’s watchword.
100
WiiNintendo Life
Mario steps into a whole new dimension in this unforgettable launch title of the Nintendo 64. Mario's first foray into the world of 3D is regarded by many as one of the greatest videogames of all time, and with good reason.
100
Nintendo 64Total! (Germany)
Super Mario 53 kann mit Fug und Recht als interaktives Märchen bezeichnet werden. Nie zuvor stand Miyamoto seinem Kindheitstraum, eine neue Welt zu schaffen, näher als mit diesem Spiel. Wieder einmal hat ein Miyamoto-Werk den Zenit erreicht und den Begriff Videospiel neu definiert, und erneut trägt ein Mario-Spiel maßgeblich zum Erfolg einer neuen Konsole bei. Da wir uns mit dem Nintendo 64 noch ganz am Anfang eines neuen Videospiel-Zeitalters befinden, kann niemand absehen, was uns Shigeru Miyamoto in zwei bis drei Jahren bieten wird. Außer der Meister selbst.
100
Nintendo 64Meristation
Mario 64 fue sin duda una de las razones por la que N64 se vendió también, Mario 64 es el mejor juego del año, Mario 64 es Mario y su mundo, Mario 64 es total libertad de movimientos, Mario es Miyamoto. Así que sí tienes una N64, y no tienes este juego, deberías tenerlo, por otro lado, si no tienes una N64 pues este juego podría ser una gran razón para conseguirla. Y es que, si te has dado cuenta, en esta review aparece muchas veces la palabra increíble. Que menos, siendo Mario 64 auténticamente, increíble, impactante, adictivo, jugable e, incluso, histórico. Toma ya. ;-)
100
WiiEurogamer.de
Oft kopiert und nie erreicht: Das Spiel, das dem 3D-Gaming auf Konsolen das Laufen beibrachte. Nintendo lieferte serienreife Antworten auf die Steuerungs- und Kamerafragen, die die ersten wackeligen Gehversuche der Playstation-Ära aufwarfen und brachte obendrein fast alle Qualitäten des unschlagbaren Vorgängers mit in die nächste Generation. Noch heute ist Super Mario 64 ein schönes Beispiel für exakte und flinke Kontrollen. Obendrein funktionieren Leveldesign, Humor und vor allem das Spielgefühl immer noch so gut wie am ersten Tag. Kurzum: Wer weder die DS noch die N64-Fassung je gespielt hat sollte auch heute noch beherzt zugreifen – und sei es nur, um Mario in der interaktiven Begrüßungssequenz die Ohren langzuziehen.
100
WiiNintendojo
Super Mario 64 is a gem of a game, monumental in legacy. It may be new to a generation exploring the VC for the first time, but older gamers will have fun revisiting the near-forgotten levels. Spend 1000 pennies in Wii Points, download and enjoy this classic.
100
Nintendo 64Electric Playground
You'd be needlessly disciplining yourself if you didn't take the time to at least try this extraordinary game. Around The Electric Playground it has quickly grown to become the standard by which almost all other games are measured.
100
Nintendo 64All Game Guide
Faults? Problems? These, it seems, aren't in Miyamoto's vocabulary. 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.
99
Nintendo 64Officiel Nintendo Magazine
Un jeu parfait, une prise en main simplissime : le plaisir de jouer à l'état brut !
98
Nintendo 64IGN
As a whole, the flagship N64 game more than makes up for any painful delay (or delays) imposed upon the unit's release. SM64 is complete in every way, and the challenging experience of working toward each new level is far greater than the game's minimal flaws. Nintendo's craftsmanship and zeal for creating fantastically enjoyable games has never shown through more than in Super Mario 64.
97
WiiVicioJuegos.com
El mejor plataformas 3D de la historia llega al servicio de Consola Virtual, justo en el día de su estreno, volvemos a visitar el clásico por excelencia.
97
Nintendo 64Nintendojo
It's not perfect but it's darn close... If you haven't played Super Mario 64 yet, you're missing the most ground-breaking game since that strange little first-person shooter called "Doom" hit the PC market. Next Generation Magazine recently crowned Mario 64 the best game ever, ahead of Final Fantasy, Elite, Warcraft II and Quake! 'nuff said.
96
Nintendo 64Game Play 64
Alors un conseil, même si vous n'aimez pas les jeux de plate-forme, même si on vous en a parlé et reparlé jusqu'à vous en avoir dégoûté, même si vous n'avez jamais été accro des "Mario", je vous assure, procurez-vous vite Mario 64, vous ne le regretterez pas.
96
Nintendo 64VicioJuegos.com
En conclusión, Super Mario 64 es quizá el mejor plataformas 3D hasta la fecha, tanto por su calidad intrínseca como por la revolución que representó. Nintendo logró otra vez crear un antes y un después en la historia del género con este magnífico plataformas. Es posible que en ocasiones lograr ciertas proezas pueda hacerse algo pesado, pero pese a los pocos momentos frustrantes del juego, hablamos de una verdadera obra maestra, un clásico entre los clásicos. Si tienes la oportunidad y la vanidad de cierto político no te ha hecho odiar todo aquello que lleve bigote, Mario 64 es un juego que hay que jugar.
96
Nintendo 64X64
Une référence absolue du genre, tout à fait incontournable.
95
Nintendo 64GamesCollection
Si tratta di un gioco perfetto quasi sotto ogni aspetto, un must per ogni possessore di Nintendo 64 - ma anche per molte altre console, dato che il gioco è stato riproposto nel corso degli anni su IQue, Wii (Virtual Console) e Nintendo DS, nella versione arricchita "Super Mario 64 DS". Mario 64 è la dimostrazione di tutto ciò che un gioco deve avere per essere tale: idee, un'accompagnamento sonoro adeguato e soprattutto dare tanto, tanto divertimento. In un momento di megalomania, come fu la pubblicità dell'epoca, potremmo dire che Super Mario 64 è il più bel gioco di sempre.
95
Nintendo 64Nintendo Difference
En trois mots comme en cent : Grandiose, Indispensable, Inégalable…
95
Nintendo 64Nintendo Official Magazine (NOM) UK
Believe the hype - SM64 sets the standard for videogames right into the 21st Century. It's a title every true games fan should own.
95
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Super Mario 64 s’impose de toute évidence comme un classique indémodable du jeu vidéo. Ne souffrant pour ainsi dire d’aucun défaut majeur, peaufiné à la perfection et bénéficiant d'une jouabilité optimale, il a su poser les bases du jeu de plates-formes 3D avec brio. Contribuant en grande partie au succès du lancement de la console, il mérite encore aujourd'hui son statut de référence et compte parmi les rares titres que l'on refait avec toujours autant de bonheur. Malgré son âge, Super Mario 64 a conservé toute sa capacité à laisser le joueur pantois devant ses arguments techniques et son énorme potentiel ludique, et c’est là toute sa force.
95
WiiOfficial Nintendo Magazine
Like we need to tell you anything about this. Mario 64 invented playable 3D platforming. It was huge. It was replayable. It was charming, funny, clever and challenging, pushing Nintendo's newly launched N64 to its limits.
94
Nintendo 64Nintendo Land
Now there's tonnes more to say about this piece maitresse of a game. The title screen alone can keep you busy for hours. The battles with Bowser are something to revisit time and time again. The freedom you have to find your own way of doing things never ceases to amaze, and the wonderful variety and just plain -fun- of SM64 have been copied many times, but no-one ever came close to this kind of perfection. Every 32-bit owner that goes on and on about blood and guns has no idea what the real fine art of gaming is all about. After gorging oneself on the genius of SM64, one can only bow to the amazing talent of Miyamoto and co. God does exist, and he works for Nintendo.
94
Nintendo 64Gaming Target
Was I satisfied? Definitely. The game shows the 3-D environment of Mario World with very little glitches such as the camera angles. With Mario 64 being Nintendo's first N64 game. I have to say I am quite impressed.
94
Nintendo 64GameSpot
If Mario 64 is even a rough indication of what's to be expected from Nintendo, or from games in general, then we just might have a revolution of sorts in our very hands.
93
Nintendo 64PGNx Media
This game was Miyamoto at his finest and it became a legend for the N64. Only a few games have been able to topple its mastery. The whole experience is so unique and exhilirating that it really is hard to put down, and that makes it one of the best games ever.
91
Nintendo 64Quebec Gamers
Encore une fois Nintendo a réussi à faire un petit classique. Le jeu se joue bien, et c'est relaxant d'y rejouer par plaisir. Il y a quelques stages dont je me serais passé. Comme la pyramide et celui dans les airs où vous devez voler pour amasser 8 cents rouges (ce dernier est un stage très court). Mais dans l'ensemble, c'est un très bon jeu. Tous les éléments de Mario ne sont pas là, mais ça s'accepte bien. Si on le compare à Donkey Kong et Banjo Tooie, C'est un tout petit jeu, mais ben ben le fun! C'est amusant d'amasser les étoiles!
90
WiiWiiDSFrance
Alors que 13 années d'évolutions technologiques nous séparent depuis l'année de sortie du soft et celle où ce test est écrit, on ne peut être qu'époustoufler de la 3D et du gameplay d'alors. Vous ne saurez qu'apprécier ce mélange et les divers paysages qui s'offriront à vous lorsque vous virevolterez avec Mario. Immersion totale garantie. Une perle qu'il vous faut absolument avoir dans votre ludothèque. Ne passez pas à côté d'un tel jeu. Indémodable et franchissant le temps, Super Mario 64 reste pour beaucoup le meilleur jeu de plate-forme 3D jamais conçu. Un must-have dont il serait bête de se priver. Déboursez 1000 Wii Points, sans aucun regret.
90
Nintendo 64Retroguiden
Och i slutänden är det lättillgängligheten, bandesignen, variationen och spelets storlek som gör Super Mario 64 till en av de där odödliga klassikerna i spelhistorien. Det är inte världens bästa spel men det kan mycket väl vara Shigeru Miyamotos bästa spel.
90
Nintendo 64Retroage
Żadne słowa nie są w stanie oddać fenomenu tej gry, a ja tym bardziej jako umysł ścisły nie potrafię znaleźć tylu wielkich słów, aby opisać piękno i ogrom tej pozycji. Mimo tego, że Super Mario 64 ma już parę ładnych lat na karku to wciąż wciąga tam samo jak niegdyś po premierze i mimo, że grafika może zniechęcić już najmłodsze pokolenie to i tak należy sięgnąć po ten tytuł. Jeśli jeszcze nie graliście – marsz do konsoli nadrobić zaległości, a jeśli już kiedyś go zaliczyliście to proponuje odpalić ponownie – zobaczycie, że wciągnie was nie mniej niż za pierwszym razem.
90
Nintendo 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Believe the hype - Super Mario 64 has set the standard for videogames right into the 21st Century. Even if you complete the game in a few weeks you'll always come back to replay your favourite levels. A title every true games fan should own.
90
Nintendo 64Cubed3
Overall, this game was one of, if not the most important game of it's generation. Updated for the DS launch, it is still playable in both forms and a great game by all standards. A sure thing for the Virtual Console, and if we didn't already have it twice, it'd be our first purchase. If you're a bit cautious, picking the game up for DS will satisfy your higher graphical and character model needs.
90
WiiIGN
Super Mario 64 is the one and only Nintendo 64 game available on the Virtual Console so far – but it makes a statement all by itself. The game is a true classic. A masterpiece of design that revolutionized the industry and set the standard by which all 3D games would be judged. It's still a blast to play today, handles well with the transition to different controller styles, and looks better than ever through the power of running on the Wii. It's well worth its asking price in Wii Points, and should be a part of every Wii owner's lineup of Virtual Console titles. Mario amazed the world 10 years ago, and marked a moment in the lives of many faithful Nintendo fans. Now those fans can experience the sense of wonder all over again, and a new generation can appreciate this adventure for the very first time.
90
Nintendo 64GamesAreFun.com (GAF)
Super Mario 64, in the tradition of Nintendo launch titles, was an instant classic, just like Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. before it. Again, a game of this stature had people wondering if Nintendo didn't offer us too much too soon. Because for 1996, it certainly was ahead of its time.
85
Nintendo 64Joystick (French)
Cependant, le jeu pourra vous rebuter par son aspect rébarbatif : vous visiterez plusieurs fois d'affilée les mêmes niveaux afin de glaner toutes les étoiles cachées, indispensables à votre progression. Cela dit, si l'on fait abstraction de ce détail, Mario 64 reste le jeu de plates-formes ultime sur Terre, tous formats confondus.
83
Nintendo 64The Video Game Critic
Still, Super Mario 64's well-designed stages, imaginative puzzles, gradual ramping difficulty, and numerous save points make it hard to put down. Even if you prefer the 2D incarnations, you can't deny that Mario 64 is a solid title for the N64.
83
Nintendo 64Game Revolution
Super Mario 64 is the first showpiece for the N64, and the graphics will impress you (they impressed the hell out of me). The game itself is appealing, is less linear, and has more emphasis on puzzle solving than its predicessors. It has enough worlds to satisfy you for many hours while you figure them out. If you're really sick of Mario, you probably shouldn't get this game, since its full of even more goofy Italian stereotyping than before. But if you still have room in your belly for another Italian meatball, Super Mario 64 is a worthy game.
80
WiiGameSpot
On the Wii, you'll need to plug in a controller to play Super Mario 64 because it doesn't work at all with the Wii Remote. Although the game claims to work only with the Classic Controller, a GameCube controller works just fine. The N64's C buttons are mapped to the right analog stick on the GameCube controller, and this works well for controlling the camera. The rest of the buttons are mapped accordingly, which means that you have to use the tiny Z button on the GameCube controller more often than you'd probably like. But overall, the controls work just fine and are as responsive as in the original version.
75
Nintendo 64Gamer's Pulse
In conclusion, Super Mario 64 is, all and all, a decent title. It gives more of that great adventure game experience fans have come to expect, it has fairly decent graphics, and the sound is o.k. I would recommend that if you plan on completing this game, you buy or borrow it from a friend because it can be very time consuming, especially if you are trying to collect all the stars and secrets.