Shigeru Miyamoto's been harping on about a multiplayer Mario for ages, but in a recent interview with Wired.com he revealed there was planned to be two-player support for Super Mario 64, but that it was scrapped.
Miyamoto: With Mario 64, we had an experiment that took advantage of the idea of the screen growing larger and smaller depending on how far apart the characters were. So we had Mario and Luigi running around in that 3-D world, but we ended up not using it.
Wired.com: Why did you decide not to use that Nintendo 64 game with Mario and Luigi?
Miyamoto: Ultimately, it’s the idea of processing speed and working within the constraints of the hardware. The DS Mario 64 had a mode with something similar to that, where you were playing with four characters.
And to think, a thousand playground arguments and fake cheats stemmed out of Mr Miyamoto's decision to scrap Luigi. How heartless can one man be?
I KNEW IT!
I never even realized he wasn't in it.
Just to cover our backs from another Monkey Board situation, that image is from a hacked ROM, not an exclusive screenshot of the original multiplayer Mario 64 that Miyamoto discusses in the interview.
@ Prosody: Of course it is. They obviously did the experiment long before they got as far in development as the screenshot shows.
Finally the internet is at peace....
Hang on, I actually found a link to Nintendo Power's official screenshot of the tech demo, I remember seeing it awhile ago.
AHA! So Luigi was in Super Mario 64! Maybe his data is still in the game...NOT!!
Poor Luigi he seems to get the short end of the stick always.
It's too bad they got rid of Luigi. I would have enjoyed having the multiplayer aspect in the game, and Luigi needed (and still needs) more representation. He's a lot more interesting than his brother.
lol i guess the message on the stone star thing was tru "L is real"
I used to find fake cheats very ammusing, crazy stuff like tap the X button 65 times to the tune of Jingle Bells to see Lara Croft naked in Tomb Raider. As for Luigi in Mario 64 the camera control wasn't great as it was i can only imagine having 2 players would have made this 10x worse.
The "Waluigi is/isn't in Mario 64 DS debate" was more annoying to me. Mostly because I spent two days trying to jump through an "invisible" hole in Peach's castle. I just always assumed Luigi was either not in Mario 64 or way too hard to unlock.
All will be explain in 2041. =P
At least he made it in Mario 64 DS.
I thought Luigi was in there once, so I literally pressed the L Button 2041 times in front of that stone star.
MetalMario, I know EXACTLY whar ur talking about...
Why Nintendo? Why didn't you keep Luigi in SM64? I would be playing SM64 Every Day if you kept Luigi in there!
I'm glad Luigi is in Super Mario 64.
The plaque in the courtyard that says "L is real 2401 in paper M" means that luigi made an appearance in paper mario (n64) that was released on feb 4th 2001! 2/4/01!!! the same plaque appears in legend of zelda ocarina of time in dodongo's cavern!
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