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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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Shigeru Miyamoto

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Cast

Cast overview:
Charles Martinet ... Mario (voice)
Leslie Swan Leslie Swan ... Princess Peach (voice)
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Storyline

When Princess Peach invites Mario over to the castle for her newly baked cake, the plumber comes to the castle only to find that Bowser has trapped the Princess in the castle's walls, and he's taken the 120 power stars needed to free the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario must fight his way through 15 worlds and save the Princess from Bowser. Written by Johnny

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Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

29 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Super Mario 64 See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

MIPS is the name of the rabbit you must catch to get two of the stars in the castle basement. The name is an acronym for mapped images per second, the type of CPU the Nintendo 64 uses. See more »

Goofs

In 3 of the Bowser showdown boss fights, How is it possible that Super Mario can grab Bowsers tail and swing him around before throwing them when Mario is much smaller than Bowser who is very heavy to throw around. Besides that, he wouldn't allow himself to be swung around and would likely get back up on his feet quickly which would make the swinging throw move useless, much less be able to throw him in the mine bombs. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

A DS port entitled Super Mario 64 DS was released in 2004, at the time of the DS launch. This version features 30 additional stars, and multiple playable characters. See more »

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THE best video game of all time.
28 August 2000 | by Mzo-3See all my reviews

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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