Super Mario 64

From West Elmira Computers Museum
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Super Mario 64
Developer Nintendo EAD
Publisher Nintendo
Systems DS, iQue Player, N64, Switch, Wii, Wii U
Released Super Mario 64
N64 JP: June 23, 1996
N64 NA: September 29, 1996
N64 EU: March 1, 1997
N64 (Rumble) JP: July 18, 1997
iQue Player HK: November 21, 2003
Wii (Virtual Console): 2006
Wii U (Virtual Console): 2015
Switch (All-Stars) WW: September 18, 2020
Switch Online: October 25, 2021
Super Mario 64 DS
DS NA: November 21, 2004
DS JP: December 2, 2004
DS AU: February 24, 2005
DS EU: March 11, 2005
Wii U (Virtual Console) JP: January 6, 2016
Wii U (Virtual Console) NA: August 25, 2016
Added to
Wii: April 1, 2011
Switch (All-Stars): October 6, 2020

Super Mario 64 was first released for the Nintendo 64 by Nintendo in 1996.

It was part of Nintendo's flagship series, the Super Mario series. As such, it was brought to most of Nintendo's subsequent systems, either as ports or through emulation.


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An Italian plumber named Mario is invited to the Mushroom Kingdom castle by Princess Peach, as she had baked a cake for him.

However, upon arriving, Mario discovered that Bowser, King of the Koopa, had kidnapped the princess again.

Peach was brought into an enchanted room at the top of the castle, and the only way that Mario can reach it is by entering magical portraits in the castle and collecting enough stars to break the enchantment keeping Mario from reaching Bowser.

Other versions of the game

It was released with Rumble Pak support in Japan as Super Mario 64: Rumble Pak Compatible Version (スーパーマリオ64 振動パック対応バージョン, Super Mario 64: Shindō Pak Taiō Version) for Nintendo 64 in 1997.

It was re-released through emulation on the Virtual Console service for Wii in 2006 and for the Wii U in 2015.

An enhanced port titled Super Mario 64 DS was released for the Nintendo DS in 2004. This version included Luigi, Wario, and Yoshi as playable characters, improved graphics, slightly altered courses, touchscreen minigames, a multiplayer mode, and the total number of stars was increased to 150.

Super Mario 64 DS was re-released through emulation on the Virtual Console service for Wii U in 2016.

The Rumble Pak compatible Nintendo 64 version of Super Mario 64 was bundled with Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy in Super Mario 3D All-Stars in 2020 and on Nintendo 64 – Nintendo Switch Online for Nintendo Switch in 2021.