Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo 64 games
Newest Review: ... PS3 graphics, but at the time, the of the N64 were groundbreaking. Besides, Nintendo compensated the way in which they always do - by... more
What's with the mushrooms?
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Member Name: Jeikobu88
Super Mario 64 (N64)
Advantages: Simple, yet challenging, utterly fun, addictive and all-round excellence.
Disadvantages: Retro graphics - if that is even considered a disadvantage, dubious undertones...
Let's face it. When it comes to appeal, Super Mario 64 just doesn't make sense. Poor graphics, blocks of coloured pixels, an Italian plumber with a bushy moustache, a colourful outfit and a strange world where mushrooms give you extra lives and when you attack creatures there, they release coins.
Whilst all of this may sound a little unusual, it may surprise you to know that Super Mario 64 is considered one of the greatest games of all time. And it's easy to see why. The graphics are indeed poor compared to the power behind PS3 graphics, but at the time, the of the N64 were groundbreaking. Besides, Nintendo compensated the way in which they always do - by making objects simple in shape. SM64 can best be described as an adventure/puzzle game, where the aim is to rescue Princess Peach from the grasp of the evil King Koopa (Bowser). To do this, you must work your way around 15 different worlds within the castle, along with several hidden bonus worlds to collect the Power Stars necessary to face off against Bowser. The stars are obtained by completing the various challenges necessary.
Plenty of days worth of fun can be taken from this game and how you progress through the game is left mostly to the player. In what order you collect the Power Stars is mostly up to you, though certain ones require you to collect special items first.
Outwardly simple and weird, yet inwardly complex and fun, SM64 is a must-play for all gamers. It is a piece of gaming history that will no doubt remain loveable for ages to come. Look out for the special bonus of collecting all 120 Power Stars.
Summary: Outwardly simple and weird, yet inwardly complex and fun.