Super Mario 64 got a PC port final yr – a very unofficial one, in fact – that introduced the Nintendo 64 basic natively to residence computer systems, with no emulation required. That opens the door for all types of sturdy mods, together with the recently-released Super Mario 64 Plus, which adds a ream of options, starting from improved controls to, er, permadeath.

Super Mario 64 Plus, created by Mors, principally adds a huge choices menu to the sport’s PC port with a large pile of quality-of-life choices. Some of them – like larger resolutions, widescreen help, and 60fps body charges – have made it into earlier variations of the port, however others are model new, and embody some wild stuff.

You can get analog digicam controls, and further strikes, from the modern-style wall slide to the dive hop from Mario Sunshine. You can play ranges repeatedly, with out having to drop again to the hub world each time you acquire a star. You may even activate permadeath mode for probably the most white-knuckle of Mario challenges.

The mod is on the market over at Mario Fan Games Galaxy. Naturally, you will want to supply your individual SM64 ROM to get it operating, as a result of hey, copyright infringement, Nintendo attorneys, et cetera.

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Either manner, that is a implausible instance of all the superb mod work we’ve been lacking out on simply because these basic platform games have by no means been formally dropped at PC.