A sucessful ressurection of an instant classic.
M212 wrote this review on .
In terms of graphics, Mario 64 DS's visuals are impressive. The environments are colorful and the character models look great. While there are a few camera issues it does not ruin the graphical experience the game delivers. It runs at a solid framerate and the character animations are fluent. This really shows the hardware capabilities of the DS.
The controls were a mixed bag. You have the choice to move the characters with the touch screen or the d-pad, while the buttons are used for hitting and jumping. Using the d-pad is smooth where as using the touch screen can be somewhat hard to maneuver. You have a choice of choosing one of three control methods: standard, touch screen, and dual mode. I chose to stick with standard.
Super Mario 64 DS has a very long story. There are a total of 150 stars to collect and all of the levels have great design. Some of the stars, however, are extremely difficult to find. Some stars will take you hours, or even days to find. Their's also a multi-player option, but this is hardly worth revisiting. There are also a series of touch-screen-based mini-games to unlock. These mini-games are fun and addicting.
Super Mario 64 DS takes everything good the original game and brings it to the DS. Along with it's DS exclusive content, this is a game every Nintendo DS owner, and fans of the original should own.