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Super Mario 64 DS

Released on 11 March 2005

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (30 customer reviews) | Write a review

New from £24.87

The landscape and the characters all look familiar. This is the opening castle area of Super Mario 64, only with a few DS twists thrown in. Up to four players can link up using the wireless capabilities. Players move familiar characters like Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Wario around the 3-D landscape, exploring and looking for stars. While one screen shows the player's character position, the other provides an overall map of the area. Touch a spot on the screen to pop the camera over to another player's position, or to take a close-up look at the castle.
  • The game has 30 more stars to earn than the original Nintendo 64 game.
  • The Nintendo DS version features several minigame challenges that utilize the touch sensitive screen.
  • Wireless link-up with up to 4 players. Only one copy of the game needed!

customer Reviews

 Average rating (30 reviews)

 Older Player Review - Good Old Classic still works

| | See all SupeRDelbert's reviews (12)

Have now reached 50 and still playing games. I love the DS because you can pick it up for just 5 minutes where ever you are.

Had this on the original N64 and thought it was good then. Transforms to the DS well and is a lot better than 90% of the new games out there.
Control is fairly easy and soon mastered after a bit of practice - there is various ways to control the charactors. Some of the other comment may not have noticed. I used the stlus on the lower screen to guide the charactor and press the buttons to jumpand flip, etc. You will watch the charactor on the top screen and his control becomes second nature and you ignore the lower map/control screen.

Basically you are tring to collect 130 odd stars from strange room/worlds. You gradually unlock more rooms as you collect enough stars. Things get gradually more harder and you learn new charactor movements to help in this. You develop these skills as you progress in the game.
Some stars require Mario's friends to get them and they have to be unlocked by defeating some baddies.

Some stars are easier to get than others - if you get frustrated in one area you can go to another room to do something different.

Look on the internet and you will find some walkthroughs for advice. Its surprising wot secrets that you can miss and there is lots of them.

If you are an older player then ignor the cover picture this is a challenging game that will keep you entertained for hours.

 It's a me, Mario!

| | See all Kaiden's reviews (18)

What can I say really, it's like the N64 but better! The Mini-games are fun, and the newly added charecters which you require to get through the level make it more challenging (i.e. Wario can turn into steel and walk through water if I remember correctly).

Great Game!

 Bigger, Bolder and Better

| | See all Daviduk2000's reviews (40)

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One of the best N64 Games just got better for the DS.

the DS version of the game is better for many reasons thats what makes it so great.

first the main story line of the game. involes a lot more exploration and has you controlling 4 characters instead of 1 with all the new characters having there own abilities this add a whole new style of play. and has a whole 30 more stars to collect.

second the Mini games. you start with 8 mini games but you have to find bunnys in the games to unlock more. there is a total of 36.

third is the ds-ds multi player where up to 4 players race through mini levels to collect stars and hit each other to make them loose there stars.

and third is the drawing room where you draw pictures and mess about with them using the stylus.

The only downfall on this game is the main adventure is very hard to controll using the touch pad. but you can set it so that you dont need the touch pad which makes it easier.

5 out of 5 best ds game so far. perfect remake of an old classic. worth every penny

 A trip down memory lane

| | See all Jaymedia's reviews (12)

The ds version of this game is a funny old affair. Its difficult to imagine how I'd feel about this game if I hadn't played it all those years ago on the N64. Indeed, the initial incentive for me buying this was to re-live the fun I had back in the day. And on that level, it doesn't disappoint. Almost every level was greeted by a huge grin on my face, along with such thoughts as; "ooh, I remember this bit", and "oh wow, I'd forgotten how cool this bit is", etc.. But once you strip away the nostalgia, how does the game stand up on its own merits? The answer is, very well. Very well indeed. The control system is fine. Not at all awkward as some people seem to insist upon. The graphics are fine too. Some parts are not as sharp as the n64, but that's to be expected considering how much they've crammed into the cartridge. There's extra playable characters that, rather than being a gimmick, are actually essential if the player intends to complete the game fully. Another smart addition is the addition of mini-games. These provide an excellent distraction, and are retro in their orientation. ie. Achieving high scores is what matters. As was the norm in days of yore. ..the only downside to this game, unsurprisingly, is the camera. As was true with the n64 version. But it by no means spoils the game. ...in short, this game is as much of a "must-have" as it was in its original incarnation. Highly recommended.

 Great game

| | See all Surfr1's reviews (7)

Purely based on the original "Super Mario 64" its got some extra features and more stars to collect. I completed Mario 64 (120 stars) when i was quite young so playing it on the ds with different characters and more mini games really is a treat. A great buy for the ds

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Rating3+ (PEGI)