Excerpt: Features Cartridge Save 1-4 Players Wireless Multiplayer (single cartridge) Dual Screen Compatible Anyone who is a Nintendo fan no doubt remembers the first time Mario was presented on the N64. Not only was it was a breakthrough for Nintendo, but a breakthrough for 3D platforming games as a whole.
Excerpt: In the end, it all comes down to confidence. You can launch a console - or, in this case, a handheld - at any price point and with all the promises you like, but if you don't walk the walk and talk the talk, then you're destined for trouble. Nintendo should know this by now. They really should.
Excerpt: In a climate where Nintendo seem at pains to express the choice between the PSP and its portable as one between dull repetition and genuine creativity, it seems a little strange that a rehash of this N64 classic should play such a part in the immediate success or failure of the dual-screen handheld.
Excerpt: Admittedly, if Nintendo had simply ported the game from the Nintendo 64 and added nothing new, it would have a much tougher time standing on its own two feet today. But Nintendo has brilliantly changed and reworked a lot more of the game than you'd think at first, right down to the way its...
Excerpt: Nintendo has always been known for making great First Party titles. However, Nintendo learned a valuable lesson with the release of the GameCube. For the first time in the history of the company, they released a console without a Mario title.
Conclusion: A remake of the original Nintendo 64 game, this DS counterpart adds to the magic of the original in more ways than one. Read on: All in all, Super Mario 64 DS is probably one of the more worthwhile games to pick up for the DS, especially if you were a fan of the original.