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When the evil Bowser steals 120 power stars and traps Princess Peach within the walls of her own castle, it's up to Mario to save her once again.

Director:

Shigeru Miyamoto

Writers:

Leslie Swan (screen text: English version), Julien Bardakoff (screen text: French version) | 3 more credits »
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Charles Martinet ... Mario (voice)
Leslie Swan Leslie Swan ... Princess Peach (voice)

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When Princess Peach invites Mario over to the castle for her newly baked cake, the plumber comes to the castle only to find that Bowser has trapped the Princess in the castle's walls, and he's taken the 120 power stars needed to free the Mushroom Kingdom. Mario must fight his way through 15 worlds and save the Princess from Bowser. Written by Johnny

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Trivia

A system glitch allows a player to beat the infamous stair case which requires 70 stars. By constantly long jumping Mario will fly backwards until eventually reaching the top. See more »

Goofs

If Mario takes damage in the game, he'll remain damaged. Due to a glitch in the game, if Mario dives in the water and surfaces, he'll recover all 8 HPs back regardless of the damage he received in the game. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Princess Peach Toadstool: [in a letter] Dear Mario: Please come to the castle. I've baked a cake for you. Yours truly - Princess Toadstool, Peach.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, Mario and the crew are in front of the castle waving goodbye to the viewers See more »

Alternate Versions

A DS port entitled Super Mario 64 DS was released in 2004, at the time of the DS launch. This version features 30 additional stars, and multiple playable characters. See more »

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One of the Nintendo 64's best games
24 May 2006 | by The_WagonSee all my reviews

Mario is invited to Princess Peach's castle for cake. When Mario gets there, he finds out that Bowser has kidnapped her! Mario must save the day again. Unlike the 2-D games, Mario can explore anything he wants to. He can just roam around, climb trees trying to look for 1-Ups, find secrets in levels, and more. You can spend four hours in one level. No time limits. There are 16 worlds, with a number of stages, and there are star doors, which you need a certain number of stars to get into. Once you get in these star doors, you must go through a stage and fight Bowser at the end of the stage. To get to certain worlds, you need a number of stars to get in. You enter the world by going through a painting. There is so much stuff to do and so many hours of gameplay, I don't see how anyone could dislike this game. It's great. This launch title is the game that insured gamers that the N64 would have a good life. Every 3D plat-form game we know of has something in common with SM64. Banjo Kazooie and Banjo Tooie are examples that are commonly used. Super Mario 64 is one of the greatest games in the history of 3D games. 10 out of 10. If you have an N64, buy this game. It's hard to find used, because no one's selling this baby for 5 bucks at the pawn shop. A perfect 10.


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