Mario 64 is considered by many fans to be the pinnacle of the Mario series. N-Europe gives their views on the many Mario episodes in the series and if any can live up to Mario 64.
that any future Mario game will never be greater than Mario 64, but in my opinion it is still the best in the series. It was the first game ever to prove that the transition from 2-D to 3-D could lead to good things. Not to mention it brought the use of the analog stick to console platformers. I would never rate a game as perfect, but Super Mario 64 was about as close as one could possibly get. Super Mario Galaxy sure has a lot to live up to.
Absolutely agree Bloodmask... Mario Galaxy is great, but Mario 64 was one of those special gaming moments.
well put totally agree the only time I think we really seen what the future was gonna be and totally blew everyone away
the 2d marios were better than mario 64 mario 3 was awesome fox tale bowser's ship even just how the map was interactive was amazing mario 64 didn't play it seemed tooooo dul
I totally agree. Galaxy is great(my bro just got it today) and the very best Mario (and game in general) for a long while. But Mario 64 is just that one game that still rocks.
Look at how much the transition from 2D to 3D did for mario 64. All the new moves mario got the many innovative ways to get stars a lot of stuff like that. I havnt played the full mario galaxy but i have played a bit of it and it comes close but its more of an expansion to mario 64 than a reinvention to the series. Unless we start playing mario in a virtual world or sumthin i dnt think any game can re invent mario like mario 64 did. All of marios moves returned in galaxy but i didnt really see any new moves besides the wii mote thigs
When super Mario goes virtual reality, then maybe. But until then, there is only one 1st time, and the first time Mario Went 3D was something special most of us would agree is going to be hard to recapture.
mario 64 was revolutionary not only to platformers but to gaming in general. no other mario game will ever have an impact the likes of what mario 64 had
It's not nearly as good as SMB3,4 or Yoshi's Island in my opinion.
Mario 3 does already tbh
Other then being the first game to make the transtition between 2-D to 3-d and still be great, Mario 64 was good. The best mario game was SMB 3. That just had so much going for it, the different suits, mini-boss battles, the minigames, mario 3 for the NES was the best.
You're ignoring Super Mario World, that's perfection.
how bout this. SM3 style of game with SMW graphics and that would include Yoshi. Now that to me would me perfect.
Perfect controls, big beautifully designed 3D levels, colorful. I really enjoyed Mario 64, but I wouldn't ever go so far and say that any future mario couldn't match the legacy of 64. There is always room to set new standards in the future.
Mario 64 was groundbreaking in terms of Graphics, gameplay, controls and I dont believe any Mario game will ever surpass it.
its very good and has been the best mario game since it came out but super mario galaxy is the Successor to it.
Mario64 is the game I go back to on the N64 FF7 is the game I go back to on the PS1 Gears is the game I go back to on the 360 Halo1 is the game I go back to on the X-box
Zelda:OoT is the one that I keep playing again on my 64.
NEXT NEXT GEN, MARIO IN 4D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ON THE WII2
the next wii should be called poo LOL
How about the Wii-Wii?
Nothing will ever compare to the N64. Bond games suck these days, they pale in comparison to Goldeneye. The Zelda games pale in comparison to the N64 Zeldas. Mario is no different. Hell.... even the wrestling games were the best on the 64. I still play the hell out of my 64. My Wii will collect dust unless they make another star-fox like the N64 version. Banjo Kazooie was great for N64, the second one...(banjo-tooie?) was horrible to me..... I'm sorry but nothing will ever be better than the N64. My years with the 64 were the greatest years of my life.... when I wasn't even a teenager >.>. I'm 15 now and I would give almost anything to go back to the 64 when it was in its prime. Nintendo oughta re-release the N64, cheapest console in the race, most games, best games... Also, werent the cartridges 60 bucks a pop? I dont really remember anymore..
Was also tons better on the N64, just adding another one in that list.
im 20 and the N64 and Dreamcast was the best gaming years in my life but N64 was the golden age you just cant beat Ocarina of time
Man I can't agree with you anymore I also find my self wishing i could go back to 3rd 4th and 5th grade (I'm 17 now) and put in turok 2 seeds of evil while listing to KORN those were the good ol' days.
sad thing is your right wrestln games were better back then what up wcw vs nwo!!! lol
Now super mario 3 on the nes or mario world on snes now those are classics, mario 64 is just an overated game filled with noltagia and its the only thing nintendo fanboys got beacuase they got an POS flop on their hands hey they can atleast pretend mario 64 weas decent and say its a good game that the PSX didnt had beacuase PSX destroyed the n-64. hahahaha all mario and zeldas in 3d are pathetic to say the least.
... i didnt think it was possible to have an old-skool fanboy >.>
Wow shaka I think youve won the most ignorant moron on this site.... I think most of us knew this from other stupid crap you say but you truly are a$$backwards Mario 64 is probably one of the most praised if not the most praised game of all time as well as zelda 64 Mario 64 broke the barrier and showed us the future of games as well as zelda with such a huge open world.. Just because you are a moron doesnt make your opinions right... everyone knows this hell look at the reviews they had and look at the impact they had....next time you want to make stupid comments just for the hell of it..why dont you write em down and toss them in the garbage cuz thats where they belong
I feel the same way for Ocarina of Time. In my opinion the best Zelda game of all.
Personally i disliked Mario 64. Its stupid to say its a perfect platformer or even its the best mario game. The main reason its looked upon so fondly is because it was the first 3D platformer that actually played remarkably well but the game pulled a horrible trick to forcibly lengthen it by making you collect 50 or something stars before you could fight bowser, effectively making you play most levels more than once. If you compare insomniacs Spyro the dragon series on PS1, you'll see what im saying. Spyro was a very similar platformer, arguably just as good as Mario 64 but it doesn't have this reputation of being perfect. The only perfect Mario game i've ever played is Super Mario World on SNES, it was the pinnacle of 2D platforming, i can't think of a single fault for it.
Yea i THIN they could... they just need to quit the gimmicks of Sunshine and Galaxy and just concentrate and a NORAML AWESOME Mario platfromer. Not weird jumping around planets and with a water thing on ur back.
N64 was a better platform to own for the great games then the Wii for sure. Not only for Mario 64...
For Mario to have as much impact on Wii as Mario 64 had on N64, it'd have to make a transition like the one from 2D to 3D. Since that would only happen on a 4D game, it would have to be made on PS3 ;)
you really believe in the 4th dimension? then be afraid be very afraid, 12th planet is coming.
Personally while I liked Mario 64 and Sunshine I personally feel that the Mario series will always remember its best days in 2D on the SNES, for me Super Mario World was as good as it got and Super Mario All Stars was the greatest value game ever released IMO.
the latest game mario galaxy..just lookin at it makes u feel good
super mario galaxy is alot better then mario 64 ... cause it combines both mario 64 and my favorite mario game of all time until galaxy , super mario 3 both into one innovative package.... mario galaxy deserves game of the year and a tie if not a better score then ocarina of time.
on the playstation ..is that system still breathing...has it reach 6million system worlwide yet.. what a joke... mario galaxy uses real physics , and is set out of space and played with the only innovation the wii controller.. 4d...get a clue.. lol
Damn Shaka you really suck. Anyway, who can forget when you grab Bowser by the tail and turn the N64 analog stick around to swing the big monster. Good Old days.
i never actually liked M-64 nor shunshine that much....i am one of the few that just didnt liked M-64 even being a huge mario-platformer fan. Galaxy did the job for me....its way better then super mario 64. When my brothers are playing the game im even enjoying it just by watching...thats how good this platformer to me is unlike M-64.
obviously that guy is a real gamer...lol If I had to pick, Well I bought Mario Galaxy today, thanks to my Wii breaking down, I can't play it.(Yes a Nintendo Console goes bad) . . . 1. Super Mario Bros [You'll never forget that one] 2. Super Mario 3 [Now that game was the quirky on with all the new elements] 3. Super Mario World [A new meaning to the 2-d platformer, with lush graphics] 4. Super Mario 64 [First 3-D of the bunch but I think SMB was played the most, by casual gamers] What surprising is, Every 1st Mario that debuted on a Next-Gen console has Pushed the Game to new heights. 1, 4, 5, but that's why Super Mario 3, while being on the NES also was so special in it's own right. It was like the 80's era of the Mario games, just different. When a game moves to the Next-gen console you expect certain things like Graphics and such to be BETTER. That's why for me 3 did a lot, without being the Next-Gen version, for which those were expected to do more with Better Hardware.
The game may not live up to the legacy of Mario 64. But it really doesn't have to. For the time M64 came out it did something special make that cross over from 2d to 3d. Obviously they took a really good game expanded and made Galaxy which in my opinion is the best game in it's series and one of the best platformers to date..
its all about nostalgia when it comes down to it, Mario sunshine was just as good if not better then mario 64, and galaxy is obviously better them mario 64, but mario 64 is widely accepted as the first true 3d game, and is filled with nostalgia for lots and lots of people.
Personally, my favorite Mario game was Super Mario Bros 3. Always been a staple in my collection. I've never actually owned Mario 64, I remember renting a N64 back when I was 5 or 6 and playing it thinking "Wow, this is awesome!" But Mario 3 is just the one Mario game that never gets old with me.
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