Product Type: Nintendo Nintendo DS games
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Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
Member Name: kaljao
Super Mario 64 DS (DS)
Advantages: Great gameplay
I need to start this review with saying WOW! This is without doubt one of the best games I have ever played on the DS. The game is a copy of Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 apart from the obvious reason that this game is played on the DS.
The game was originally one of the launch titles for the N64 so that shows how old it is, but yet it almost felt like a new game for me. In the game you move through lots of different courses which are based in different worlds. You access most of these worlds by jumping through paintings on the walls. At the end of each course there is a star for you to find and there are also hidden stars and bonus stars all around the castle that you are in. Of course this is the usual Mario, the Princess has been kidnapped and you have to collect stars in order to get to her.
Mario's powers can be increased in certain courses by wearing a cap, these do things such as make him fly or make him breathe under water and it is a nice little addition to the game.
Also different to the original game is that this version has some mini games. These are unlocked by catching rabbits that run around the general game. When you catch a rabbit you get a key which unlocks drawers in the princess' table which is where the games are stored. The mini games are actually quite addictive and I love playing them. They were also a nice break from the main game when I couldn't do a particular level and was getting stressed out.
The graphics are quite good, they probably match those of the N64 and as this is only on a small screen then I think that is quite good. The colours are very bright which I found hurt my eyes after a few hours of play.
The game has easy bits and also very hard bits. There are some stages where I spent hours trying to complete, but once I took a break from it and came back to it I did it straight away!
I like the game because there is so much variety in it. There were a couple of bits that were repetitive but I felt that this amount was minimal. I would strongly recommend this game. The fact that it hasn't really dropped in price from when it was released shows how popular this game is.
Summary: Superb game, you need this in your life!
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