Super Mario 64 Now Playable in a Web Browser (SAD EDIT)

**Sadly Nintendo slapped a copyright infringement notice on webplayer and the standalone builds. The video is all that remains, but it was amazing while it lasted. Original article below.**

 

Any 90’s gamer worth his or her salt will know that Super Mario 64 is classic. For the first time Mario was shown to us in three dimensions and the game really showcased the power of the Nintendo 64. The game was first released in 1996 and is continued to be played in the last remaining N64’s today. You may not need to dust off the old console anymore however.

Erik Roystan Ross, a skilled Unity developer, has brought Mario 64 to life yet again with “Super Mario 64 HD.” The remake features the first level, “Bob-Omb Battlefield.” and looks amazing. This isn’t just a resolution fix either, the game is now completely re-rendered in the beauty that is the Unity engine. Best of all, it runs right out of a web browser.

The Verge even commented that the remake looks almost as good as more recent titles like “Super Mario 3D World” on the Wii U.

Sadly when asked if he would continue working on it Ross said “I currently do not have any plans to develop this any further or to resolve any bugs, unless they’re horrendously game-breaking and horrendously simple to fix.” Keep in mind that Ross is a computer science student and most likely doesn’t have the time to continue the project beyond what it is. However, it amazing just how it stands and hopefully will spark some other Unity developers.

Click on this link to play the revamped level for yourself.

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