Super Mario 64 - Disk version (found Nintendo 64 Disk Drive game; 1996)


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Super Mario 64 (Disk Drive version)
A screenshot of the games title screen.
A screenshot of the games title screen.
Status Found
Date found June 2014
Found by "jimmy130"

Super Mario 64 is a 1996 3D platforming game that was the first Super Mario Bros. game to be in 3D and was the launch title for the Nintendo 64. It was a huge success and popularized the trend of 3D platforming games.

Production of the N64DD

A few years later, Nintendo released an add-on to the Nintendo 64 called the Nintendo 64 Disk Drive, or Nintendo 64DD for short. The add-on would have utilized magnetic disks instead of the standard game cartridges. It was a massive failure and was never released outside of Japan. Because of this, several games and expansion packs in development for the 64DD were subsequently cancelled, including a sequel to Super Mario 64 simply titled Super Mario 64 2.

Details

Little is known about Super Mario 64 2 except that it would have the same graphics and style as its predecessor and that Luigi would have been playable as well. There is reportedly a demo of this concept, but there are neither any legitimate images or videos of this. While Super Mario 64 2 was never released, Super Mario 64 DS can be seen as the fruition of these ideas.

While a full realization of these concepts hasn't been found, footage of a 64DD disk of Super Mario 64 had surfaced in 2014. The only real noticeable differences between this and the original game are better textures, different castle music, slightly longer loading times, and buggy encounters with the Wiggler boss in Tiny Huge Island. It's unknown if any further development of this was made or if it's even the "actual" sequel, but it's speculated that the game found was actually just a tech demo for the 64DD that Nintendo made and showed off to the press to show the hardware's potential.

Gallery

A photo of the game disk.

Comments


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Anonymous user #1

16 months ago
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I have just played the Super Mario 64DD demo on project64 and the game has much better music and much better graphics. It is not true that this game is buggy because i have played the whole game and i now have 118 stars on file C. It is a shame this game was never released for the 64DD.

If we can now just find Super Mario 64 2 for the 64DD too.
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Anonymous user #2

15 months ago
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Try going to the wiggler boss...he's done with Mario so he set up a crash!!! lol
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Anonymous user #3

12 months ago
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This is not the actual sequel, number 1, and number 2, this was a tech demo shown off to press.
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Markiegee50X

9 months ago
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Beta64 also streamed it
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Anonymous user #4

8 months ago
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So long, gay Bowser!
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William8456

5 months ago
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Ssaaayyy CAN YOU A LEAK A THE ROM.
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Anonymous user #5

5 months ago
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It's tiny huge island not big small world
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Ryanskii

5 months ago
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thx
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Anonymous user #6

3 months ago
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Uhh. It's obviously not the sequel.
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TheGreenThunder

1 months ago
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I played the game on a modded version of Project64 (n64 emulator) and it's almost identical to the original Japanese Super Mario 64, save for the aforementioned bugs
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ArcOfRuin

3 days ago
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This game is probably what the rumored SM64 2 turned into.
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