Defining Moments – Running Up A Mountain In Mario 64

CP writes: ‘Baa-baa-baa-ba-ba-baaaaa.’

I haven’t lost my mind. When I pick up the irregular Nintendo 64 controller, that 2 second noise of sweet, sweet harmony scurries its way from my subconscious and after jumping into the first painting almost 18 years ago, it’s one of the first memories I have of Super Mario 64. That sound was instant gratification: I was going to explore new worlds, with new hazards and game mechanics and I couldn’t wait to bump heads with a Thwomp, or the lava-infested world of, erm, Lethal Lava World.

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