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Computer science student recreates the 1996 Nintendo 64 classic's first level.
Computer science student Erik Roystan Ross has brought Super Mario 64 to PC. He's recreated the iconic 1996 Nintendo 64 game's first level, Bomb-omb Battlefield, and has released his creation for the world to play.
Ross' recreation of Super Mario 64 is pretty spot-on, nailing the character models and environments quite well. There are some changes, however.
"Everything is just as you remember, except some really minor stuff that nobody cared about like red coins or the Wing Cap or the Big Bob-omb," he says. "Replacing them are crowd-pleasers like giant springs and coin blocks."
The game works with keyboard and mouse controls as well as various Xbox and PlayStation inputs.
Don't expect Ross to develop other Super Mario 64 levels, however. He doesn't plan on building other worlds, such as the excellent Tiny-Huge Island, saying he'll only return to the game to fix major bugs.
"I currently do not have any plans to develop this any further or to resolve any bugs, unless they’re horrendously gamebreaking and horrendously simple to fix," he said. "This project is provided as-is, and you are free to use it for any purposes you like, with the exception of selling it for profit. All included code libraries' previous licences still apply."
If you're looking for an official, full version of Super Mario 64, the game is available through the Virtual Console on Wii. You can also go into your closet and fire up your Nintendo 64 if you'd rather play that way.