Super Mario Bros 64 is a romhack mash-up of the classic Nintendo titles Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64 and Super Mario Bros. for the NES created by Kaze Emanuar.
While not the first of the Mario franchise, Super Mario Bros. is the franchise’s most iconic game and responsible for popularizing the platformer genre as a whole. With over 40 million copies sold for the NES, it has cemented itself as the best-selling Mario title and among the best-selling video games of all time.
New Game Features
This game has the following new features
- Super Mario Bros. Inspired Levels
- Selectable Characters
- Power-ups From Super Mario Bros.
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Super Mario Bros 64 recreates the NES classic Super Mario Bros. using the Super Mario 64 engine allowing you to experience the game faithfully as it was presented but with completely new graphics and then a handful of additions taking it one step farther than a simple recreation.
Aside from the graphic changes made to produce this hack, the game also plays a bit differently from the NES version. In this hack, instead of having a set number of lives, players face each level with the goal of achieving the highest score by limiting their number of deaths and by collecting as many extra lives as possible.
The pacing of this hack is lightning fast, even for a casual player like me who has no experience with speedruns. Each level, depending on how many deaths you come by, often takes little more than a minute to cruise through. This, of course, was so on the Normal difficulty.
This hack presents a custom screen influenced by the original Super Mario Bros. branding.
Run on the SM64 engine, this makes use of models for characters and enemies from that title while having custom tiles to recreate the levels from Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros 64 plays exactly like Super Mario Bros. for the NES with few exceptions like the different character – Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi – playing slightly differently from one another due to different jump heights. While the levels remain largely unaltered and follow the same progression as the levels in the original NES game, players will find that levels seems extremely short due to character speed; this makes the game ideal for quick sessions.
I noticed a few slow down issues here and there and some clipping issues with characters being able to grab the edge of blocks and pull themselves up through another box effectively phasing through walls, but otherwise the game feels great and is suitable for casual play.
Sounds largely from SM64 are implemented in this game as well as a combination of tracks from SM64 and other titles along with some remixes.
If you wish to play this game you can download the Super Mario Bros 64 Rom by clicking here.
So is this game worth a try? Super Mario Bros 64 is an overhaul hack of and a mash-up of two Mario classics for nostalgic experience suitable for veterans and newer players alike. Each of the levels in this hack are presented just as they were in the original NES title so if you enjoyed, or still enjoy, playing through that game you should definitely give this one a try.
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