Super Mario 64 (1996)

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Princess Peach has given Mario an invitation to her castle for some cake. Just then, Bowser stole all 120 power stars and trapped Peach inside the paintings. Mario must now get all 120 stars and defeat Bowser to rescue Peach!



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Credited cast:
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 <>

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29 September 1996 (USA)  »

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There are three Bowser fights total in the game. 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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Essential Nintendo 64 game.
25 May 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

When Nintendo 64 came out Christmas of '96, I remember the hype and anticipation and was surprised to receive one as a present for Christmas the very year news programs were alerting viewers that stores were being raided in search of the systems. It was worse then than now -- remember the Tickle Me Elmo fury? N64 was bigger, and worse.

Anyway, along with the platform was included the essential and unarguably most popular N64 game, "Super Mario 64." This was a breakthrough at the time. Nowadays, it's old-fashioned and the game has been adapted for a hand-held system. Back in 1996 (less than ten years ago mind you) it took a huge system to play the game.

It was breathtaking, then. The three-dimensional, fully-immersible world was amazing and unseen. As a result much of this game is kind of "showy" -- it does attempt to wow and amaze. But it only enriches the game play because Nintendo poured EVERYTHING into making this the most overwhelming game ever at that point in time -- it was awesome.

The game is still a classic and one of the best you'll ever play. Technically speaking it's not your standard Mario game because it's three-dimensional and features more of a plot and more options etc. -- but I like that for what it is. The two-dimensions has its qualities, and so does this.

"Mario 64" is a great game and still one of the best you can ever play. If you have never had a chance to play this, go to Ebay and spend thirty bucks and get an N64 and this game. It's worth it.

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