Super Mario 64 DS

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Super Mario 64 DS
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Director(s) Shinichi Ikematsu
Producer(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Composer(s) Koji Kondo
Kenta Nagata
Series Mario
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • NA November 21, 2004
  • JP December 2, 2004
  • AUS February 24, 2005
  • EU March 11, 2005
Genre(s) Platforming
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) CERO: A
PEGI: 3+

Super Mario 64 DS is a platform game by Nintendo, and a remake of the 1996 video game Super Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64. A cancelled sequel Super Mario 64 2 for Nintendo 64DD was planned, but not, because of it's commerical faiilure. Luigi was planned to appear in it to. It was first shown at E3 in 2004 and released for the Nintendo DS in Japan and in the United States in 2004, and in the PAL region in early 2005. The game received positive reviews and was the fifth best-selling video game on the weekly sales chart of the week of December 2004.[1] It has rec room mini-games which are attained by catching rabbits and a multiplayer wireless VS. Mode, where 4 players can play to get the most stars and coins in 30 seconds, taken from 4 levels and there's three different colored Yoshis (red, blue, and yellow) the one with the card is Green Yoshi and other characters can get wings. In the main game, only Mario can get.

Story[change | change source]

The game begins with a letter from Princess Peach inviting Mario to come to her castle for a cake she has baked for him.[2] Mario travels to her castle, and is followed by his brother Luigi and greedy counterpart Wario .Luigi accidentally starts a fight and after entering the castle, the three disappear, and Lakitu, the game's camera operator, finds Yoshi to inform him of the disappearance.

Yoshi eats a rabbit and unlocks a door to the castle and explores the castle and its courses to find his friends.[3] Scattered throughout the castle are paintings and secret walls, which act as portals to other worlds where Bowser's minions guard Power Stars. By recovering the stars and defeating bosses, Yoshi acquires keys to other areas of the castle and rooms holding his friends captive. He first defeats Goomboss to free Mario who assists him as the two continue searching the castle and collecting Power Stars. Mario then defeats King Boo to free Luigi who uses his invisibility power to get to Wario's key by defeating Chief Chilly. During the course of the adventure, they tackle three obstacle courses leading to a battle with Bowser.

Defeating him the first two times earns them a key that opens other levels of the castle. After collecting 80 stars and solving the mystery of the endless stairs, Mario accesses the top room of the castle to defeat Bowser. Once he is defeated, Peach is freed and appears in front of the castle. To thank the four protagonists, she kisses Mario and bakes them the cake that she had originally promised. The game finishes with Mario, Luigi, Wario, Yoshi and Peach standing at the front of the castle waving goodbye to the player as Lakitu films and then flies away.

References[change | change source]

  1. IGN Staff (2004-12-23). "DS Wario and Mario Lap PSP Ridge Racers". IGN. Retrieved 2008-10-16.
  2. Nintendo EAD. Super Mario 64 DS. Nintendo. Nintendo DS. (2004-11-21) “Princess Peach's note: Dear Mario: Please come to the castle. I've baked a cake for you. Yours truly-- Princess Toadstool, Peach”
  3. Thomas, Lucas (2010-05-24). "Yoshi: Evolution of a Dinosaur". IGN. Retrieved 2010-08-23.