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Super Mario 64

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Exactly on time as I assured you. This post shall be dedicated to Super Mario 64, for Nintendo 64… Besides the rather unoriginal name, Super Mario 64 was the first 3-D adventure game of the series. Where the Koopa King Bowser, obviously annoyed and frustrated at Mario’s latest victory, went out to kidnap Princess Peach, and lock the doors to the castle – only by achieving the proper quality of Power Stars Mario could save Princess Peach. In his adventure he finds many familiar friends, foes, and some not so familiar ones. (This is a 100% text post.)

The Prologue. When Mario originally came to Princess Peach’s Castle, it was not a distress call, rather Princess Peach informed Mario that she baked him a cake and requested a party for him to join. Though upon Mario’s entrance, Princess Peach is nowhere to be found, and most of the doors to the castle were bound by the magical Power Stars. Mario would have to jump into ordinary paintings, and within those paintings were completely different worlds!

As soon as Mario could manage to find a certain amount of Power Stars, he would eventually find a key; a key that would result in several melees with Bowser himself! Though after Mario defeats him, he always manages to get away.

Paintings & Enviorments. Throughout the entire game there is about 7 to 8 Power Stars found in every painting. Keep in mind that there is about 14 different paintings, resulting in more then 100 Power Stars to collect. Whether it be through a Scorching Desert aligned with a Tomb, or would it be a frosty Snowland with a cute little Igloo. Paintings are so special that sometimes you might have to look extremely hard to locate a new world. For all you know, there could be a hidden Painting that is nearly impossible to find, that holds an entirely new world!

The Environments personally relax me, they make me feel like I am outside myself. However, with much side-jumping, ground-pounding, etc., it is a hustling journey that is very enjoyable. However, some environments and locations can be a little…unfriendly. Such as swimming hastily before you drown, or being blown off the … entire world!

Friends, Foes, and the latter. In the game, Mario as you would normally expect, meets many friends from the past, and some rivals and foes as well. Inside the castle (not including inside Paintings), you meet various Toads who give you handy information. They might even find a Power Star for you on your adventure. Some can be nice, and some can be insulting, but nevertheless, they are always helpful. Also, as soon as you get enough Power Stars, mysterious bunnys appear in various areas. And they are a heck of a challenge to catch! But if they do, in apologue for teasing you, they will give you their Power Stars. But do not catch them more then once! They’ll have nothing more to offer.

Some enemies (not including the castle – inside the Paintings) can actually be good? That’s right, Pink Bob-ombs are a friendly bunch and they know human speech. They are at war with normal Bob-ombs, which still considers you as it’s foe, and will attack you. Several new enemies have been added to Super Mario 64, including King Bob-omb, Chief Chilly, Big Bully, and some others. I believe the “Bully” species were first created in this game.

Mario’s Power-ups. Mario can obtain helpful power-ups throughout the game that let him gain access to most Power Stars. These three power-ups are the Wing Cap, Invisible Cap, and the Metal Cap! But Mario would first have to unlock these upgrades in specific areas–most are outside paintings! You must pay 100% attention to your surroundings to find these, and once you do, you will be able to do more things around the castle – the game!

Super Mario 64 DS. Yes, a while ago Super Mario 64 was remade to be played on the Nintendo DS. Where most plot, environments, and characters remained the same, 3 new characters were added to Super Mario 64 DS. They are Yoshi, Luigi, and Wario. Originally it starts off with Yoshi as your main character, eventually he will be able to rescue Mario, but Yoshi is never dumped; none of the characters are, for when they remade it, they made it where some (if not most) of the Power Stars were located in certain areas where only certain characters could obtain it. So really, the whole game is 50 50% for everyone, except at the final showdown, Mario has to fulfill his role and only he can fight Bowser.

Thank you for taking your time to read this, I think it’s one of my best posts yet. I hope you continue to read my weekly posts and updates, for I will try to make each and everyone of them as interesting as possible.

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Categories: Mario Bros.
  1. sickwicked
    March 2, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    its really great that you find the time to write up these much needed reviews on games i played so long ago. Cheers to you pal!

  2. March 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you! I’m glad you appreciated this post 🙂 . Please, feel welcome and enjoy your stay!

  3. March 4, 2009 at 1:52 am

    cool article. sounds fun. i remember the painting system was pretty cool

  4. squirmyloach
    March 4, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    i havent played that game on ds but i liked the n64 one allot. i like the snowlands. the penguin you have to race is kinda frustrating though 😛

  5. linkfan
    March 6, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Loved the original on ’64. First game I ever played :3 Very expansive game considering how small it was in size. (About 8MB)

  6. Dancing Pianta
    March 7, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I like this game more on the DS then on the 64, but both were fun. I like the ice mountain area the most, but I also like the bob-omb field.

  7. March 9, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I know its due that a new post is to be written and published, but I have something in store for tomorrow.

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