Fan releases Super Mario 64 port for PC, no emulator required
Gamers have been emulating and modding Tremendous Mario 64 for years now. However a brand new port of the sport has mysteriously popped up online: a totally practical, native 4K model of the sport for PC, powered by DirectX 12.
A YouTube channel known as Unreal (no relation to Epic Video games’ property of the identical identify) posted a 12-minute gameplay video of the brand new port, which was noticed by VGC. It appears just like the Tremendous Mario 64 you bear in mind, not the one that truly existed in your Nintendo 64. This model of the sport shouldn’t be emulated, and has built-in controller help, together with the power to make use of analog sticks to maneuver the digital camera.
Not like different fan-made ports and homebrew video games primarily based on Nintendo properties, the Tremendous Mario 64 PC port dropped with out advance discover. The port will be tough in the event you don’t know the place to look — even most Reddit comment threads received’t hyperlink the sport.
“They really did it the correct means,” wrote Reddit user Jadentheman, in response to the absolutely launched mission. As an alternative of saying DX12 Tremendous Mario 64 and placing out a single degree, the creator dumped all the sport on-line over the weekend with little fanfare. Whereas Nintendo will certainly seek out obtain hyperlinks to the sport, the sudden launch provides gamers a brief window to search out the sport and obtain it earlier than it goes away — which is why followers are attempting to guard the brand new PC port by not sharing it on public boards.
Whereas it’s not confirmed, it’s speculated this new port is a results of the decompiled Super Mario 64 source code that leaked final 12 months.
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This DirectX 12 model of Tremendous Mario 64 comes just a few weeks after a rumors of the sport’s Swap port, which is reportedly coming later this 12 months, alongside different Mario video games like Tremendous Mario Galaxy.