‘Super Mario 64’ inspired by ‘Croc,’ says Argonaut founder

Argonaut Games founder Jez San believes the influential Nintendo 64 title, “Super Mario 64,” was inspired by the company’s 1997 game, “Croc: Legend of the Gobbos.”

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KingWilly1051744d ago

A game from 1996 inspired by a game from 1997?

Sorry Jez, but that's a load of Croc.

wishingW3L1744d ago (Edited 1744d ago )

read the article!

zeal0us1742d ago

Argonaut had a contract to make a 3D platformer, which starred Yoshi. After showing the prototype to Nintendo, one year later Super Mario 64 was release which offer similar mechanic that Argonaut's prototype had.

After their contract expired with Nintendo, Argonaut turn the 3D prototype into Croc.

3-4-51742d ago

Yea, considering Yoshi wasn't playable in Mario 64 and it was in development starting as early as 1994 I'd say it's kind of BS.

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MWH1743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

it was a nice game, I loved some of its music too.

Benjammin251743d ago

Ha, the music was great. The theme in particular was awesome. :)

smokeyjoekenobi1743d ago

Whether mario 64 was inspired by croc or not is debatable, but I personally found Mario to be a fuller, richer and deeper experience. Croc was initially fun, but became incredibly repetitive and by extension dull, all too quickly.

blackmanone1743d ago (Edited 1743d ago )

Uhhh is this about Yoshi? Does Jez San not realize that Yoshi wasn't introduce in Super Mario 64, but way before that?

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