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3DSAllDay

YES you are only missing out on one of the most unique Mario games in the series. And it is not at all overrated and deserves all the praise it gets. If that is true then that means that games like Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros. 3 are overrated cause they are not in 3D and don't have HD graphics. I have played just about every Mario game other than the crap made by other companies and none of them were like Mario 64. I also recently picked up Super Mario 64 DS and it was... alright. I just did not like switching to different characters just to get extra stars and it took away from the gameplay along with the d-pad controls. Overall if you have never played Super Mario 64 I would highly recommend it over the short lived experience of Star Fox 64 (not saying that game is bad either since it would be on my top 10 best n64 games list).

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A revolutionary, groundbreaking, 3D stunner that dazzled the dozens....back in 1996.

Combined with the super innovative next gen feeling N64 Pad + analog stick where you could get even the most subtle and precise movements out of our beloved chubby italian plumber. Kids who missed out on it, and are jumping into it NOW after already experiencing tons 3D platformers on the Gamecube, PS2, XBOX, Wii, PS3, XBOX 360(you get the idea) will not get that sense of wonder or magic seeing & playing Mario in 3D for the first time, nor will they get that revolutionary feeling like those who played it at launch in the mid 90's after being so accustomed to the SNES. Heck, I was used to the saturn and PS2 and Mario 64 still completely blew me away. Still, Mario 64 using the N64 stick still provides thee' best 3D controls ever(imo) for a 3D platformer.....seems like that level of precision has been dropped with so many 3D platformers nowadays.

still, M64 can't touch SMB1,2,3 & World though. It hasn't aged wonderfully like the previous entries in the franchise and in this day and age it comes off looking rather generic, barren and bland. But that's 1st wave 3D graphics for ya! I'm not a big fan of it's soundtrack either outside of maybe the underwater theme.

Nail on the freaking head.

This is just one of those games that if you weren't there in 1996 to experience it firsthand, odds are you aren't going to be too impressed now.

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Megumi_Sagano

Back then it wasn't....now, I don't know...still play it if you haven't before. (or if you have the DS version then don't bother)
I'll say this though, even though it didn't age well, visually...the music is still pretty awesome. :3

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"Super Mario 64" still has one noteworthy aspect today: it was the first time most people ever heard Mario speak. Charles Martinet still does the voice now, too; I'd love to meet him someday.

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Super Mario 64 never has and will be overrated. It truly deserves it's praise.

Yeah, Mario 64 is brilliant. It's as fun today as it was when it was released. It's easily better than any of the 3D Mario games that have come after it. I honestly believe it's pretty much a perfect game as far as platformers go. In my opinion, the best thing Nintendo has ever put out.

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Knux wrote:

Super Mario 64 never has and will be overrated. It truly deserves it's praise.

Yeah, Mario 64 is brilliant. It's as fun today as it was when it was released. It's easily better than any of the 3D Mario games that have come after it. I honestly believe it's pretty much a perfect game as far as platformers go. In my opinion, the best thing Nintendo has ever put out.

I wouldn't say perfect - it has some camera issues (granted it's nowhere near as bad as the DS version) and some of the later stages, especially Rainbow Road, can be downright irritating for all the wrong reasons. Plus it still has some glitches here and there. It is pretty great, though.

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Wizanamie

I thought it was amazing when it was released and I still think it's a great game today.

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I thought it was amazing when I first laid my eyes and hands on the N64 back in 1999. And I thought it was amazing when I played it yesterday on my Wii. Apart from some camera angle nuisances, it really is a perfect game that still holds up pretty well today. To me it's a tie between 64 and Galaxy.

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My eyes still hurt from this game.

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"Is Mario 64 over-rated?"
No.

"does this game really hold up in a world where we have Mario Galaxy 1 & 2?"
Yes.

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Wizanamie wrote:

I thought it was amazing when it was released and I still think it's a great game today.

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Spoony_Tech

For me it had the best pacing for any 3d Mario game to date. I loved going back into the world for a different star only to find that the world changed! Great level design and a wonderful way to introduce analog controls to a console! (Still like Banjo Kazooie better )

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If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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WaveBoy7

You want to know what's overrated? Super Mario Galaxy, that's what. I'm not a fan of it's slower paced Zero-subtle movement snail controls, it's got a great soundtrack, beautiful visuals, The planets/worlds are beaming with creativity and diversity, the bosses are neat, (Bouldergeist was my favorite) and some nifty motion control based gameplay(Bubble blower, web slinging, twirling bombs back at bouldergeist ect) but man.....It just isn't speedy enough, and i don't care for the entire gravity 'tiny planet' hopping gameplay either. It didn't wow me, Wario land shake it! however blew my My mother brain & battletoads-beyond!

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None of the 3D Mario games are overrated. Mario 64 was as important for 3D platformers as Super Mario Bros. was for 2D platformers. 3D platformers are still relevant today because of games like Sunshine and Galaxy. They're all still a lot of fun in a way that most modern games aren't, imo.

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WaveBoy7

One thing i think we can all agree on is that New Super Mario Bros. 2 should of never of been made.

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unrandomsam

I have played it only on the N64 (All 120 stars) and I liked it at the time but I have never had any desire whatsoever to replay it.

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CountWavula wrote:

One thing i think we can all agree on is that New Super Mario Bros. 2 should of never of been made.

Both New Super Mario Bros 2 and 3D Land could have been just fine in 60fps. (Both released too early I think. I would have preferred other stuff until they had mastered the hardware better).

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Spoony_Tech

If they updated the graphics and sold it for 29.99 on the 3ds i'd buy it in a heart beat!

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If I was only ever able to have Monster Hunter and EO games in the future, I would be a happy man.

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