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Super Mario 64 Member Review for the N64

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Okay, what is the greatest game of all time?

This argument has raged across the world for centuries... and it comes down to in my mind SIX games.  These games are absolutely perfect in my eyes, flawless and just FUN to play.  Who cares about good platforming when the camera is terrible (Sonic Heroes)?  How can you fully immerse yourself in a game when you can barely stomach the soundtrack (Final Fantasy X-2)?

What are these 6 games, you ask?  Easy.  Super Mario World (SNES), Soul Calibur (SD), Ocarina of Time (N64), Halo (XBOX), Twilight Princess (Wii) and the pinacle of all platformers, this game.  Super Mario 64.

Many gaming magazines give grades based on graphics.  I give it on fun.  This game is fun.  Since 1996, no Mario game or platformer has come even remotely close to the level of perfection of this game.  What is beautiful about it is what you choose as your destiny, you have control over Mario in all the aspects of the game.  From the non-linear gameplay to the expansive worlds of the game, 15 complete and 10 secret... this game is pretty awesome.  I remember playing this game as a kid and spending days beating EVERY secret, all of the glitches, all of the stars, and finally catching that @$!^% rabbit.

But what makes this game fun?  Well, the controls first of all are amazing.  I still whip out my Nintendo 64 and I'll spend 5 minutes playing this and I'll be off to destroy stuff.  While most platformers were very hard and the dreaded camera spelled death for them (Sonic, anyone?) this game pulls it off.

Theoretically, you can beat the game in a half an hour if you cheat and use the glitches to your advantage, but really, why bother when there are 120 stars to get?  The missions never get old, and yes, after you beat the game 100% what is there to do (but then again, in most games once you master it, it IS pointless to stop playing) and I still remember my first march into Bowser's lair.

God, I love this game... it's my favorite game possibly of all time.  Although I never give A+... this game deserves it.  But the complaints are minor and really, who cares?  This game is amazing... I'll agree with all of the critics.  This game is AWESOME.  The game is lovely.  Now, I'm off to rescue the princess... again.


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