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Submitted by lreyna 942d ago | news

‘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.” (Croc: Legend of the Gobbos, Retro, Super Mario 64)

KingWilly105  +   943d ago
A game from 1996 inspired by a game from 1997?

Sorry Jez, but that's a load of Croc.
wishingW3L  +   943d ago
read the article!
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RustedMan  +   942d ago
or "a Croc of Sh*t"
zeal0us  +   942d 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.
3-4-5  +   942d 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.
tigertron  +   943d ago
Wow, I remember Croc.
MWH  +   942d ago
it was a nice game, I loved some of its music too.
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Benjammin25  +   942d ago
Ha, the music was great. The theme in particular was awesome. :)
smokeyjoekenobi  +   942d 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.
blackmanone  +   942d 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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D-riders  +   942d ago
yoshi was on super nintendo
RustedMan  +   942d ago
I see that all the time on this site:
Blackmanone poses the question about Yoshi coming into existance before Croc, then D-riders simply confirms it.
ape007  +   942d ago
MiasmaDodo  +   942d ago
I loved Croc, thats old school memories

demo disc from cereal boxes for my PS1


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