Every Gamer’s Advent Calendar! Day 15

It’s Day 15, and for those who don’t know who I am…it’s a me, The Every Gamer…

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Super Mario 64 – Already reviewed, review is not on the site but I plan on reviewing it again.

This game was the 3D Mario game I played as a child, so I appreciate it more than I really should, to the point where I take a look at future 3D Mario games and see them as lesser…I hate feeling like that because nostalgia is absolutely powerful, which is why I want to play the Mario games from the past all the way to the present.

But yes, this was the game in which Mario jump out of his 2D roots and into 3D and was synonymous for doing it so brilliantly at the time…it’s a shame the plot didn’t do anything different: Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach! Go get her!

But for the gameplay, it’s a 3D platformer, a simple one at best. You run, jump, swim, fly and dodge your way through many worlds exploring the environment and complete missions in those worlds, all to get stars to access boss battles against Bowser, and to rescue Peach. The reason why I like this game over other 3D Mario games is its exploration and a great sense of freedom and its highly unforgettable worlds to explore.

I know the graphics have dated, the controls feel off, especially when using an N64 controller and some level designs are just…odd, but at least they have character should you choose to accept it for what it is. I played it recently and it’s just as much fun as it was back in the day. I recommend having a go, though remember that this is a game from the 90’s and it has dated a bit.

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