When the evil Bowser steals 120 power stars and traps Princess Peach within the walls of her own castle, it's up to Mario to save her once again.



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Credited cast:
Charles Martinet ...
Mario / Metal Mario (voice)
Leslie Swan ...
Princess Peach (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy McConnor ...
Various (voice)


Bowser has infiltrated Peach's Castle, and stole the power of the Stars, leaving the Princess and all of her friends trapped in the castle walls; so Mario sets out to retrieve the 120 Stars and defeat the Koopa King once again. Written by Ian Pugh <skypilot@ezaccess.net>

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Release Date:

29 September 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ultra Mario 64  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shigeru Miyamoto said in an interview that Luigi was actually planned to be in Super Mario 64 from the beginning. In fact, Super Mario 64 was even planned to be a multiplayer game for a short time. In an early prototype, Mario and Luigi could enter Peach's castle at separate times and meet together in the corridor. In the final game there is an option for the camera to be fixed, which is a remnant of a failed experiment where Mario and Luigi could walk away from each other and still be visible on the screen. Very early in development, Mario and Luigi ran together on a flat field, and everything worked fine. That is until the developers started to create more complex landforms. Due to hardware limitations for Nintendo 64, they came down to the conclusion to only using simple landforms, OR removing Luigi altogether. And in the end, Luigi was scrapped. See more »


[first lines]
Princess Peach Toadstool: [in a letter] Dear Mario: Please come to the castle. I've baked a cake for you. Yours truly - Princess Toadstool, Peach.
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1989) See more »

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THE best video game of all time.

Yes, that's right, it is. I firmly believe that the N64 and the weird looking controller were both designed just so this game could be made. It was amazing the first time I saw it, with its huge environments and colorful characters, and its amazing now. The play control is perfect, the graphics are beautiful, and it has that Nintendo charm that is always so intangible but undeniably there. A must have for any N64 owner, and a reason to get an N64 for everyone else.

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