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:
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 <>

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29 September 1996 (USA)  »

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Ultra Mario 64  »

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"L is Real 2041, Eternal Star" is written on a statue outside Boo's Mansion. The meaning is unknown, however, there are 2041 coins total in the game. Also, "Eternal Star" was the last board map on "Mario Party." Some people suspect that "L is Real 2041" meant that Luigi (indicated with an L) would be real (in Paper Mario) because the release date for Paper Mario was 2041 and Luigi appeared in that game (though he did not appear in this 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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Greatest Nintendo Game OF All Time!
13 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first got my N64 when I was five or six,I fell in love with it,and my first game was Super Mario 64.And I LOVED IT!The graphics were great for it's time,a good plot,great courses and above all,the best music I heard in a Nintendo game.

I don't remember the plot completely,but I think Princess Peach was kidnapped by Bowser,and Mario has to rescue her.The object of the game is to get 120 stars from the curses in the castle.Each had about five or six challnges to get the stars.There are secert parts of the castle,where you can get more stars.But of course,you have beat Bowser.*I think there are three levels to beat Bowser on* Lets start with the characters.Mario is the main character,and gets helpful advice from Toad,so he is basically one of your only alliances.I heard that Luigi and Yoshi are in the game towards the end.The main villain is Bowser,and there are a bunch of other characters like Boo and Goomba.The characters are really great.

Next,how about the graphics?People say Gameplay is more important then the graphics,and I agree completely.But with he great plot,there are great graphics.Especially for it's time.I have a whole bunch of other Nintendo games like 007 and their graphics don't compare to Super Mario.Bright colors,great effects and awesome sound effects.I found the graphics in the water courses very very good.Next to the Bowser world ones,it has the best graphics in the game.

Now,the music.This is my favorite part of the game.Growing up,when I played this at a young age,I'd gladly leave the game on all night so the music would put me to sleep.Especially the music from Jolly Roger Bay,which was peaceful and wonderful.There are others that are great too,especially in,once again,the worlds with Bowser,are the ones that stick with me the most and are my favorites.

This game was my favorite past time as a developing gamer,and I love it.This game gets 10/10 or *****(5)/*****(5) GO PLAY THE GAME!

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