Super Mario 64 DS
- Release Date: November 2004
- Genre: Platformer
- Publisher: Nintendo
- Platform: Nintendo DS
Super Mario 64 DS is a 3D platformer game released in 2004 for the Nintendo DS by Nintendo. It is a remake of the original Super Mario 64 from 1996 on the Nintendo 64, featuring new graphics, characters, collectible items, multiplayer mode, and several additional mini-games. Similar to the original, the storyline focuses on rescuing Princess Peach from Bowser. To achieve this, players must collect stars scattered throughout various worlds, each hidden behind magical portraits. Unlike the original, Yoshi is the first playable character, while Mario, Luigi, and Wario are unlockable characters in the early stages of the game.
The key gameplay mechanic revolves around collecting stars, which unlock access to subsequent levels. Each level conceals numerous secrets, hidden passages, and tasks to complete. Players must cleverly utilize each character's abilities to acquire stars and uncover the secrets of the Mario world.
Graphics and Sound
Super Mario 64 DS retains the characteristic colorful graphic style of the series. The worlds are diverse, filled with details and special effects, making the game impressive for a handheld console. Characters are carefully animated, and enemies and bosses exhibit various behavior patterns. The game's soundtrack features a set of excellent musical compositions that have become iconic in the "Super Mario" series. The melodies accompanying gameplay create a unique atmosphere and remain in players' memories long after the game is completed.
Super Mario 64 DS introduces many unique elements compared to the original on the Nintendo 64. Players can use the touchscreen of the Nintendo DS console to control characters and perform various actions. The game also includes new levels, additional tasks, and mini-games that utilize the capabilities of the more powerful console.
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