Return to the 3-D Excitement of Super Mario 64

Any of us who grew up during the '80s and '90s were certainly "children of the Nintendo generation". Games such as Super Mario Bros. left an indelible impression and are now being interestingly appreciated by those born well after those halcyon days( when 16-bit systems were the rave!) Still, the entire genre was taken up a notch thanks to the release of Super Mario 64 in 1996 on the N64. Let's return to that era to explore some of the features which made this iteration so special and how we can still enjoy all that it has to offer.

A Break from the Side-Scrolling Monotony

Although there is no doubt that the first three Super Mario Bros games were amazingly impressive, the fact of the matter is that they were limited to side scrolling alone. Due to the programming at the time, it was also impossible to backtrack if we happened to miss an important object such as a raccoon suit or a fire flower. This frustrated some players and it was not long before developers were able to offer something entirely new.

Super Mario 64 was the first in its series to introduce three-dimensional gameplay. This was considered to be a massive advancement within the entire industry and it should therefore come as no surprise that leading review portals such as Edge have voted Super Mario 64 as the one of the best games of all time. Combined with action-packed levels, an entrancing musical score and impressive visuals for its time, it is no wonder that this franchise continues to attract a loyal fan base. The good news is that you no longer have to own a Nintendo 64 entertainment system in order to take a journey down digital memory lane.

Classic Mario Bros. with a Modern 90's Edge

Online game emulators have been around for some time in one form or another. Originally designed to mimic arcade classics such a Asteroids and Pac-Man, it is now possible to stream hundreds of games from the comfort of your very own home. It should also be mentioned that no sluggish downloads will be required. Many portals are now providing users with the ability to experience the thrills and chills of Super Mario 64 Online as well as a host of different titles.

What is perhaps the most beneficial feature involves the fact that the quality and responsiveness of these games were not sacrificed for convenience. Whether you are looking to play a side-scrolling classic or to take on the world of Princess Peach's Castle, the fact of the matter is that endless hours of gameplay await. So, what can we expect in the future?

Online emulators have become faster and more responsive in recent times. This sense of speed is also directly related to the presence of broadband Internet as well as ultra-fast smartphone connections. Whether you are out and about, taking the bus home from work or enjoying an evening at home, Super Mario 64 is only a click away.

Close Menu