Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo 64 games
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Super Mario 64 (N64)
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Super Mario 64 (N64)
Advantages: Fun filled game
Disadvantages: Lacks in graphics
My wife's younger brother has recently left to live in Thailand, and he has left his Nintendo 64 with us and our 5 year old son to play with, and his favourite game on it was this one. As it happens, my wife has played this game over and over again, and is as a result a lot better than me or my son.
The game is a very similar format to other Mario games with you controlling Mario as he must defeat Bowser to rescue Peach, who has been captured. Many previous Mario games have featured a more 2D visual format, whereas this one features a more all round screen view as Mario can go back, forward, left and right as opposed to just going left or right on the screen.
In terms of playability, it is not as sensitive as more recent releases on more developed consoles, and the Mario games on the GameCube and the Wii are much easier to control, but SuperMario on the N64 still has something special about it. The graphics are decent, but nothing special, and it is more for the variety and the innovation at the time that the game is played.
I highly enjoy playing this still, despite having a Wii and enjoying a number of games on there. SuperMario will always, to a certain extent, have a certain appeal that other more modern games will not be able to match, and although it not as technically brilliant as some more recent games, it still holds its own in the entertainment and playability stakes. I imagine it would quite hard to get a copy of this in comparison to more modern consoles and their games, but similarly, it is likely to cost you next to nothing to buy when you do find it. Recommended, but you'll notice the difference between this and more modern games, for sure.
Summary: Great at the time and still highly enjoyable