Mario has starred in some of the best games in the world and he’s arguably the most recognisable face in the realm of gaming. Whichever of his titles is your favourite, Super Mario 64 is arguably one of his finest appearances and most well-loved games.
Originally releasing on the Nintendo 64 way back in 1996, Super Mario 64 was the first Mario title to ever enter the three-dimensional world, and the classic game ended up being one of the console’s original launch titles.
With a whopping 11 million copies sold worldwide, Super Mario 64 became the console’s best-selling game, and it’s still fondly remembered by gamers to this day.
The only time we’ve seen an amped-up version of the game was in 2004, when a Nintendo DS copy was released, but now it looks as if we’re finally able to see Mario 64 in its final form.
CryZENx, the master behind the legendary Zelda Unreal Engine 4 remakes has now released the first version of his fan tech demo of Mario 64.
The demo allows you to explore the very start of the game before you enter Peach’s castle, letting you swim in the moat, run through the grass and just enjoy the scenery in all its Unreal Engine goodness.
Taking just as much care with Mario as his Zelda Unreal projects, CryZENx has done an unparalleled job at recreating the Mushroom Kingdom, with a wealth of detail and a clear devotion for the original game.
Of course, being an Unreal Engine 4 project, both Mario and his kingdom have never looked more beautiful, with flawless colour, style and graphics.
If you’re keen to try the demo out for yourself then you can download it just here.
And don’t forget to check out CryZENx’s video on the tech demo below – you’ll be just as impressed as we are.
What do you think of the fan project?