Super Mario 64 (Switch): COMPLETED!

Yes, I have played and completed this before. A fair few times too. But! This is the Switch version, on the Super Mario 3D All-Stars pack that recently came out, where the game is (slightly) upscaled, (slightly) less blurry, and with a nicer looking HUD and font.

I’ve said before that Super Mario 64 is one of the best games ever made. It sits comfortably in my Top 5, and was probably at Number Two (after Run Baby Run of course!) until HYRULE WARRIORS appeared. But it’s the Best Mario. And it’s still The Best Mario and it’s still perfect.

Some will moan they haven’t made it widescreen. Some will complain there are camera issues. Some will suggest that a handful of star locations have far too cryptic clues. Some people are wrong. None of these things matter when you’re flinging Mario around some of the best designed 3D worlds in any video game, not just Mario games. It’s fun, it’s clever, it’s inventive and it’s going to be the best title on this collection even though I’ve not (re)played Sunshine or Galaxy yet.

I have about 80 stars, I’ve beaten Bowser, and I will return for the rest but for now, I’m moving on to Sunshine…