Super Mario 64 (N64)
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Super Mario 64 in Japanese (スーパーマリオ64 - Sūpā Mario Rokujūyon) in Chinese (超级马里奥64 - Chāojí mǎlǐ ào 64), is a platform video game developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 console, first released in Japan on June 23, 1996 and then in all regions of the world (Only in Chinese with company name iQue). It is one of the most influential titles in the history of video games and is considered one of the best games of all time.
The game follows the adventures of Mario, the iconic Nintendo character, as he explores Princess Peach's castle to rescue her from Bowser. Unlike previous Mario games, Super Mario 64 stands out for its 3D gameplay style and open world. Players can move freely in three-dimensional environments, jump, climb, swim and collect stars to unlock new areas and progress through the game.
While many games failed to make the transition from 2D to 3D, the Super Mario franchise did it very well. Once again, you embody the world's favorite plumber in an attempt to rescue Princess Toadstool, who in this game changes her name to Peach. This time, Mario has new abilities, such as punching, kicking, somersaulting and jumping over walls.
The game is nothing like its 2D predecessors. There will be many moments where you'll rage at the annoying camera angles and your inability to walk in a straight line, but overall, the game is solid and enjoyable. Run through the royal castle, swim in the depths of the pirate lagoon, climb to the top of icy mountains, avoid the terrible quicksand traps of the desert, and finally take on Bowser to save Peach.
Despite these complaints, it is important to recognize that Super Mario 64 has had a significant impact on the video game industry. Many subsequent games have been built upon its level design and three-dimensional game mechanic innovations. For its contributions to the 3D platforming genre over the years, it has received widespread praise and recognition.
Since its release, Super Mario 64 has been re-released on several platforms, including Nintendo's Virtual Console, the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Switch. It has also served as inspiration for other Mario games and has left a lasting mark on popular culture.
MusicKoji Kondo has done it again. From the festive snow music to the spooky haunted house theme to the serene water music to the lively remixed Mario theme, the Super Mario 64 soundtrack is fantastic. While most of the stages share music, there are plenty of songs to keep everything interesting. Plus, the songs change dynamically as you enter different parts of the levels. This soundtrack is definitely a must-have.
Each of the game's worlds has unique music that complements its themes and scenarios. For example, the Bob-omb Battlefield level theme is upbeat and exciting, while the Dire, Dire Docks level theme has a relaxing melody. Inside the Castle Walls, the theme song for Peach's Castle, is a well-known and beloved piece of music for many players.
The music dynamically adjusts according to the player's progress or changes in game circumstances, in addition to the main themes of the various levels. For example, the music changes to an aquatic theme when Mario enters the water, evoking a sense of adventure and peace.
Players will never forget the music of Super Mario 64 due to its high caliber and recall. Numerous songs from the game have become classics of the Mario series and have been modified and remixed in subsequent games in the series.
In essence, the music of Super Mario 64 is praised for its variety, ability to capture the spirit of each level, and ability to stir the emotions of players. It has helped make this Nintendo classic immortal and is a crucial component of the gaming experience.
The game's sound identity and the immersive auditory experience it creates for players are influenced by the music and sound effects.
- Rippers: hcs, ugetab
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits: Nintendo
This rip is missing songs.
Ripping Nintendo 64 music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.
The tempo of Metallic Mario and Koopa's Road are slightly off. When the rip is fixed, the recorded music will also be fixed.
The track titles come from the original sound track.