With the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars last month, plenty of us have been reexploring the glorious, nostalgic locations found within Super Mario 64. If you find yourself in a particularly strong Mario mood at the moment, you might want to check out this lovely recreation of one of the game's famous levels.
YouTuber user Theanine has been in touch with Nintendo Life to share the video above. It shows off Super Mario 64's Jolly Roger Bay, completely recreated in a paint-like art style. It gets better, too, as the video is actually interactive, meaning you can move the camera around as you please using your mouse or touchscreen, or even experience it in VR if you have the equipment to do so.
Besides the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, we're still yet to see Nintendo truly dabble in the world of virtual reality – perhaps this is a decent indicator as to how a Mario level might feel?
Either way, we think this is an impressive recreation. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.
This is great! Almost captures the magic of exploring this level for the first time way back in the late 90s!
This is super cool! Wish I had a compatible VR headset
Creative textures like these would have really made the re-release something special. Missed opportunity
This is what the Mario 64 remake should have been doing. This is brilliant. Imagine a different art style for each painting that Mario jumped into.
@neyoung8 was about to say the same.
Oh, in video on here is interactive too!! I thought it would just be the source...
Taken back there, amazing
Was a absolute joy to watch. I actually used the labo vR kit to watch this, my iphone fits perfectly in there.
Wow, this is beautiful! I love the remix too. (Still terrified of the eel all these years later though)
I was in tears watching this. This game is everything to me..
"Beside Labo, we never saw Nintendo dabble with Virtual Reality"
What about the Virtual boy!?
I wish they would just do a proper remake of Mario 64 with expanded levels and base it off of the DS version.
@LatsaSpege "Reality" seems like an overly generous term to use for something that can only display three shades of red and black.
Watched it with my Valve Index, it was really blurry and not really good.
@JRokujuushi I mean a dabble is a dabble, regardless of the outcome
That music seemed a bit mismatched for a level that is supposed to be relaxing.
Hate the music remix. Otherwise, the best course ever made in a Mario game, and in every platforming game in general. So mysterious, buautiful, challenging yet relaxing.
Super Mario 3D 64!
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