Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition

Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition is, as the name implies, a completely chaotic romhack of Super Mario 64 created by Kaze Emanuar in 2014 with the goal of challenging players to beat the game while enduring random code implementation.

Looks a little off, right? Hilariously enough, this is not the opening pan shot at the beginning of the game; the camera decided to go haywire before I could enter the castle.

Super Mario 64 was a major player in the anticipation, and later on the popularity, of the Nintendo 64 system and the game has ranked amongst the greatest games of all time since its release in 1996. It revolutionized the 3-D platforming experience and has gone on to influence countless other titles and to this day it is still referenced as a timeless classic that developers study in order to produce another game of as influential and experience defining as Super Mario 64.

New Game Features

This game has the following new features

  • Complete Chaos!
  • Random Effects

Game Description

If you want to see a video of Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition in action, check out the video below.

YouTube video

Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition offers a unique experience unlike any other SM64 romhack out there by applying a number of random effects to the game at completely random intervals such as low gravity, certain buttons being deactivated, control scheme changes, corrupted textures, taking away lives (possibly into the negatives) and much, much more.

Alternate costume for Mario: Shadow Mario, along with some neat texture swaps.

The sheer number of random effects that can occur during gameplay ensures that the player will be exposed to bouts of laughter and frustration as at times the hack feels like it is plotting against you. My first launch of this hellish incarnation not only made Mario entirely invisible but made it so that he could not open doors coupled with continuous health lose. One life down the drain less than a minute into the game.

After suffering through a couple of lives and random instances of the level restarting itself, I managed to collect my first start due to all the items in the level gravitating toward me.

Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition is pure enjoyment if you are just looking to kill some time and goof around. The creator of this hack never intended it to be played to completion, as the hack actively fights against your almost the entire way, but even so a number of absolute mad lads have managed to do so anyway.

Title Screen

No alterations to the original title screen of the game was made in this hack, a deliberate choice by the creator in order to present the game as a legit version of SM64. Truly fiendish.

Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition Title Screen

Graphics

Nothing specifically has been changed to the games graphics in this hack but it is possible for a number of the textures in the game to randomly be altered via the hack’s randomizing effects.

Gameplay

When approaching Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition it is best to simply throw out any sense of sanity before one starts playing. While several updates have been implemented to present the game as stable as possible and to avoid game breaking glitches, it is likely that the game will often present the player with insurmountable odds or cause them to “glitch” into areas they should not be able to go.

Sound

Like the graphics, no sounds were added or altered to the game however sound can be randomized across any part of the game such as Mario’s voice lines being replaced with enemy noises or other character’s voice lines such as Princess Peach’s soundbite at the end of the game.

If you can’t tell, the dialogue trigger for King Bob-Omb “glitched out” causing me to be frozen for several seconds while random health loss kicked in. This hack gave King Bob-Omb Stand powers!

Download

If you wish to play this game you can download the Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition Rom by clicking here.

Conclusion

So is this game worth a try? Super Mario 64 Chaos Edition is a a chaotic masterpiece that will have any player fighting to maintain some semblance of sanity while they enjoy a timeless classic in a completely new light. Players will be fighting against the game itself as it pulls random code out of a hat of tricks and throws them spontaneously into the fold for some truly outrageous and potentially frustrating moments. I would recommend this to anyone and even suggest it to groups for some good old insanity laden fun.

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