Super Mario 64

Super Mario 64 (N64)


Nintendo 64
Nintendo EAD


Game Rating

User Ratings: 2,503

Our Review: 10/10


Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date

Nintendo 64

  • 23rd Jun 1996
  • 26th Sep 1996
  • 1st Mar 1997

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • 19th Nov 2006, 1,000 points
  • 8th Dec 2006, 1,000 points
  • 2nd Dec 2006, 1,000 points

Wii U eShop

  • 1st Apr 2015, $9.99
  • 2nd Apr 2015, £8.99

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)

  • Available Now
Super Mario, Super Mario 64, Mario
3D, Nintendo Switch Online
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (5)

Super Mario 64 Screenshot
Super Mario 64 Screenshot
Super Mario 64 Screenshot
Super Mario 64 Screenshot
Super Mario 64 Screenshot


Super Mario 64 Guides

  • Guide Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    All the 2D and 3D Marios ranked by you

    On the 15th anniversary of Super Mario Galaxy's release, we've decided to revisit and revamp our all-time Best Super Mario Games article. Previously, we had the plumber's 2D and 3D adventures separated into two reader-ranked lists, with this overall uber-list compiled by Nintendo Life staff... but no more!...

  • Guide Every 3D Super Mario Game Ranked

    As rated by you

    The release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars had us debating at Nintendo Life Towers which of the Mario adventures in the third dimension is the absolute best. Team Nintendo Life has its own ideas about the best Super Mario games (including the 2D entries), but we recently asked for your opinions regarding the 3D entries specifically...

  • Feature 14 Classic Nintendo Winter-Themed Levels to Play This Christmas

    Winter wonderlands

    It's Christmas, which might mean snow wherever you are in the world. However, not all of us are that lucky, and sadly have to settle for rain or – gasp! – ghastly sunshine instead. Fear not, though – there is a solution: playing winter-themed levels in your favourite games. Christmas is the best time for it too, as you're...

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.