close menu
Fan-Made Mario 64 Sequel is Epic of All Game Eras

Fan-Made Mario 64 Sequel is Epic of All Game Eras

Despite a few teasing announcements in the late 90s, Nintendo never wound up making a direct sequel to Mario 64. Two decades have passed since that never-realized no-brainer, but indy designer Kaze Emanuar has still found endless potential in the game that first brought a certain agile plumber into 3D. He’s put together an unofficial sequel, SM64: Last Impact, and it’s an even bigger production than the original, with a host of new enemies, levels, and gimmicks. Indeed, Last Impact even offers 130 stars, making it a far more epic sprint for the red-hatted “jumpman.”

Watch the sizzle reel marking the game’s completion here, and look close throughout the parade of candy-colored fantasia. Emanuar has actually pulled in aspects of Mario games from other consoles, like the amphibious frog suit, the bee and cloud suits of the Galaxy series, and a special trick which enables the hero to go “Paper Mario” and slide through narrow grating in a puzzle. The Pink Yoshi from Super Mario World 2 even pops up, so this is an all-encompassing celebration of basically the entire Mario experience, really.

For a closer look at one specific level from the game, give the clip below a gander. Emanuar’s created a rainbow obstacle course in outer-space with some surprising craft in its level design. Look, in particular, at the portion where the player must actually backtrack through an enemy-packed half-pipe to make full use of the rainbow invincibility star. This might be the fan-made tribute of one dedicated individual, but it very much feels like an official production from a whole team of developers.

As mentioned, the game’s currently available for download, so hop fast. And if figuring out how to actually play the game proves too frustrating, check out this tutorial for tips.

Have you always been holding out hope for a Mario 64 sequel? Does this fan creation deliver on everything you could’ve wished for? Sound off in the talkback.

Featured Image Credit: Kaze Emanuar

Critical Role Fan Art Gallery – The Adventure Continues…

Critical Role Fan Art Gallery – The Adventure Continues…

article
Critical Role

Critical Role: Episode 77 – Clash at Daxio

show
Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

Make Your D&D Characters Easier To Manage With These Online Resources

article