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Topic: Super Mario 64 deserves a modern remaster

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TheLoneControlle

Okay, so I know this forum has been dead for 3 months, but here’s my proposal for a remake. The original game, with added SM64DS content, Odyssey controls, graphics, an option to revert to each style (N64, DS and Switch) and maybe some content that was supposed to be in the sequel!

TheLoneControlle

Octane

@TheLoneControlle The sequel is Sunshine, and Galaxy after that.

The DS version was pretty bad, I like to pretend it doesn't exist.

I've been playing through Mario 64 again, and I just cannot see how it would work in a modern coat of paint. A simple remaster won't work. They need to rework the game beyond the point that you can still call it Mario 64. That's not to say it's bad, it isn't. But I think that the levels will look quite empty and bare-bones with ''Odyssey graphics''.

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TheLoneControlle

Are Sunshine and Galaxy sequels to 64 or their own game? I like to think the latter.

Why don't you like the DS port? I mean, sure, it does look and sound like ass, but the content was quite creative and added a bit of replay value.

The third point you made I do agree with. They need to remake the game from the ground up, tweak a few things, make brand new levels and modes and maybe add more to the existing levels, like new areas and new stars.

(Oh and by the way, by each game style, I mean lighting and stuff like that.)

TheLoneControlle

Octane

@TheLoneControlle You didn't even get to play as Mario for the entire game. Whatever it was, it was not Mario 64. I don't think a remake needs new levels either. I'm talking about the smaller stuff, like enemy placement, an extra tree here and there, etc. A few more coins to make the 100 coin stars a bit less tedious would be helpful too. But at that point it's clearly Mario 64: the remake, and not a true copy of Mario 64 in modern graphics.

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TheLoneControlle

What do you mean by 'you didn't even get to play as Mario for the entire game'?
As in the DS port? You had to unlock him by getting enough stars as Yoshi and then beating a boss. Well, I mean, sure, that does suck but you can play as him. The levels do need a bit of a touch up, that's true as well. I get what you mean about it not being truly Mario 64 if there's a few differences, but it would make a fun game more accessible for newcomers. Maybe the differences would only be optional and the original game would be separate from the one with the small tweaks. Something for everyone!

TheLoneControlle

Marios-love-child

I think it would be a fantastic idea. Mario 64 was a fantastic game to play and still is but even the most ardent of fans couldn't argue that it looks absolutely awful by todays standards so a lick of HD paint would do it the world of good.

Just imagine a Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine double bill re-master on the one disc ..... along the lines of what Activison have done with the Crash Bandicoot games.

A double Bill re-master would be a licence to print Money...... what self respecting Mario fan wouldn't buy that ??

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dharmajones93

But wait, what if they had like a classic mode where everything was N64 quality polygons with flat textures and such, but with modern physics and controls. Or, even just an N64 emulation of the original that unlocks when you beat the remake?

I've done around 600 moons in Odyssey. While I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it, I still prefer Mario 64. It just feels more Mario-ey. A remake would be great as it would give us Nostalgiaphiles a modern go at it, but it would also give a fresh generation of Nintendo fans to experience what all the hubub is, on their own terms. Let them make up their own minds.

dharmajones93

TheLoneControlle

@dharmajones93 and @Marios-love-child
Both absolutely amazing ideas. (That thing chefs do to say amazing X2) ITS BEAUTIFUL
And Sunshine doesn't get enough love from Nintendo. It's an amazing game, but it does need a few touch ups, like the blue coins. Those DAMN blue coins. At least give us a reward or something, like a new campaign as maybe Bowser Jr. or Luigi!

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Grumblevolcano

If any 3D Mario needs to come to Switch with Odyssey already out, it's 3D World. Let DLC kingdoms for Odyssey tackle the past meanwhile 3D World has a style of gameplay that doesn't really exist on Switch yet.

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Grumblevolcano

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TheCurator

Totally we need a HD version of Mario 64, right now!

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Bolt_Strike

Grumblevolcano wrote:

If any 3D Mario needs to come to Switch with Odyssey already out, it's 3D World. Let DLC kingdoms for Odyssey tackle the past meanwhile 3D World has a style of gameplay that doesn't really exist on Switch yet.

Until we inevitably get a 2D Mario game on the Switch. 3D Land/3D World's "style" of gameplay isn't really any different from the usual linear Mario gameplay except for being 3D, and that in itself really doesn't fundamentally change anything. Linear Mario vs. Sandbox Mario is a much more striking difference in gameplay style.

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TheTetrisGuy

I would love a Mario 64 remake, the DS version is really bad. If you like it, more power to you. For me, it’s a version that controls worse(no, the 3DS circle pad doesn’t make it better), has worse graphics, and new characters which are all worse than Mario himself(why would you ever bother with Yoshi or Luigi, don’t get me started on Wario). The only thing it has going for it is those fun Mini Games, but those are all in New Super Mario Bros DS. I will also say the camera was an improvement, but the controls are so bad that was never much of a selling point. If you think I’m viewing this with nostalgia goggles, I played the DS version BEFORE the N64 version. So for me, a Super Mario 64 HD is high on my remake wish list.

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EvilLucario

Honestly Odyssey is literally a 64 sequel. But I wouldn't be entirely opposed to 64 levels remade in Odyssey's engine as an expansion pack like New Super Luigi U was on the Wii U. Remember that? Expansion packs don't necessarily need to just be DLC, they can be completely functional games on their own.

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Sneaky_Beagle

I'm surprised more people aren't down for this. I'd love a Super Mario 64 remake, or even remaster, and I feel like it would complement Odyssey extremely well rather than being redundant.

Odyssey tends to play best in bite size chunks, while Mario 64's objectives tend to be more involved. There's definitely room for both on the Switch. Mario 64 also has astounding art direction, and seeing it updated for the modern age would be a marvel.

I can't think of many remakes/remasters I'd rather see, tbh.

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bluemage1989

I'd rather see Odyssey DLC in the form of world's from N64 and Sunshine and maybe even worlds from the 2D games. Would make a good one year anniversary.

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