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'Super Mario 64' has been recreated in 2D using 'Super Mario Maker'

By Shawn Knight
Nov 23, 2016
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  1. Nintendo earlier this year celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo 64 console. In honor of the occasion, Dave Pickett from the YouTube channel BRICK 101 set about remaking the entire game in 2D using Super Mario Maker.

    Pickett split the project into five segments, the last of which featuring Tick Tock Clock, Rainbow Ride, Wing Mario over the Rainbow and Bowser in the Sky was recently released.

    As you may know, Super Mario Maker only allows users to create games in 2D meaning Pickett had to do a lot of creative thinking to convert the groundbreaking Super Mario 64 into a 2D platformer. I’ve yet to play the demake but based on the clips I’ve seen and feedback on YouTube, he did a stellar job of capturing the essence of the original.

    Super Mario 64 arrived on September 29, 1995 as one of only two Nintendo 64 launch titles in the US. The game’s impact and legacy simply cannot be understated. Many (myself included) consider it to be the most technically impressive launch title across any console and one of the best video games of all time.

    If you somehow haven’t played Super Mario 64, you owe it to yourself to do so either via the Wii U Virtual Console, an emulator on your PC or best yet, on the Nintendo 64 itself. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    I don't get it - they took the 3D version and recreated it in 2D?

    I never stop being astonished by the progress of technology....

    When my old Merc finally falls apart, I'll be getting a Fiat, which they say is the fastest car in the world,...when it comes to falling apart that is... some people couldn't even get outside of the dealership gates...

    I only wrote this because somehow Mario always reminds me of Fiat Punto, don't ask why...
     
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,551   +2,894

    Why? *forgive me* lol
     
  4. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,663   +774

    Hmmmmmm ...... I was thinking it was more like the old exploding Ford Pinto's ......... go figure!
     
  5. Daniel Duncan

    Daniel Duncan TS Rookie

    Before you ask why this was done remember one thing, people are passionate about things that you are not passionate about, everyone cannot be passionate about the exact same thing.

    And before you knock this remember, it is better to have a passion, ANY passion, than to have no passion at all.
     
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  6. GasFace

    GasFace TS Rookie

    Loved Mario 64!
     

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