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Super Mario 64 is a 1996 video game created by Nintendo.


Plot

Princess Peach bakes a cake for Mario, but she is then trapped by Bowser. Mario must collect Power Stars throughout the castle, progress through 15 worlds,
and beat King Bowser.

Worlds

This is a list of worlds:

  1. Bob Omb Battlefield
  2. Whomp's Fortress
  3. Jolly Roger Bay
  4. Cool, Cool Mountain
  5. Big Boo's Haunt
  6. Bowser In The Dark World
  7. Hazy Maze Cave
  8. Lethal Lava Land
  9. Shifting Sand Land
  10. Dire, Dire Docks
  11. Bowser In The Fire Sea
  12. Snowman's Land
  13. Wet-Dry World
  14. Tiny-Huge Island
  15. Tall, Tall Mountain
  16. Tick Tock Clock
  17. Rainbow Ride
  18. Bowser In The Sky

Secret Levels

This is a list of secret levels found within the game:

  1. Princess Toadstool's Secret Slide
  2. The Secret Aquarium
  3. Tower of The Wing Cap
  4. Vanish Cap Under The Moat
  5. Cavern of The Metal Cap
  6. Wing Mario Over the Rainbow
  7. Toad's Secured Stars
  8. MIPS the Rabbit

Reception

Super Mario 64 was given a very high rating, thanks to its stunning 3D graphics, colorful levels,
Great Soundtrack, and long gameplay. IGN gave the game a 9.8, GameSpot gave the game a 9.4
and Game Informer gave it a 9.75. The game was criticized for its camera and high difficulty in later levels.

Characters

Glitches

A very famous glitch is known as the Backwards Long Jump. To initiate it, the player must Long Jump while pulling the control stick in the opposite direction and once landing rapidly pressing A.
This is helpful for going up the endless staircase without 70 stars.

Prototype

Mario64-SFX

An early prototype image showing Mario's actor performing, while a screen shows the prototype Mario head moving accordingly in the background, as seen on real SNES hardware.

This section covers the prototype versions of the original Super Mario 64
for the Nintendo 64 and it's never to be released prototype for the SNES
(Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or Super Famicom in Japan)


Super Mario 64 was originally intended to appear on the SNES, as Shigeru Miyamoto saw the capabilities of the Super FX Chip. So, they codenamed the chip Super Mario FX; however, Nintendo never released an actual alpha build of Super Mario 64 for the SNES.

Yoshi was once intended to play a larger role ingame, but the developers didn't like how the feature turned out, so they removed most traces of Yoshi.
In order for Yoshi not going to waste, they placed him atop the castle.

Luigi was removed in February 1996 from the game due to camera and memory issues.
The developers wanted to keep him regardless and tried to create a Mario Bros.-like minigame
instead, but the fact that the N64 was sold with only one controller forced them to completely remove Luigi.

Trivia

  • Although on a 64-bit console, Super Mario 64 is a 32-bit game.
  • Super Mario 64 is the most sold game on the Nintendo 64.
  • Super Mario 64 is actually the third 3D Mario game, beaten by the Virtual Boy's Mario's Tennis and Mario Clash. However, those two were not actually true 3D.
  • The Endless Staircase music is a Shepard tone, which means that the notes get higher and lower in pitch.
  • This is the first game where Peach was known as Peach. (She was originally called Princess Toadstool)
  • The game has a theory called "L is Real 2401", where, allegedly, Luigi is in the game. Many strategies, such as collecting every single coin in the game, are thought to unlock him. This has been proven false.
  • The game was going to spawn a sequel called Super Mario 64 2 on the Nintendo 64DD. Since the console sold poorly, and was only available in Japan, the sequel never was made. In 2004, Super Mario 64 DS became Super Mario 64's sequel.

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