- Number of Players
- Single Player
- Release Date
- 19th Nov 2006 (USA), 1,000 points
- 8th Dec 2006 (UK/EU), 1,000 points
- 2nd Dec 2006 (JPN), 1,000 points
- 23rd Jun 1996 (JPN)
- 26th Sep 1996 (USA)
- 1st Mar 1997 (UK/EU)
Wii U eShop
- 1st Apr 2015 (USA), $9.99
- 2nd Apr 2015 (UK/EU), £8.99
- File/Download Size
- 89 Mb
- Super Mario, Super Mario 64, Mario
- Controller Support
- Classic, Gamecube
Wii U eShop / N64
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About The Game
Mario steps into a whole new dimension in this unforgettable launch title of the Nintendo 64. Unravel the secrets of Peach's castle, find all 120 stars and defeat Bowser in this cult classic that set the rules for all 3D action games.
Although it managed to stay faithful to the spirit of the series, Super Mario 64 tried a new approach as it brought the concept of exploration into platform games. Mario gained many new moves in the process, yet remained as easy to control as ever thanks to the inclusion of an Analog stick on the Nintendo 64 controller. This innovation quickly became a standard in the industry. Super Mario 64 is often cited as one of the greatest games ever made.