Super Mario 64 has a great soundtrack — the Dire Dire Docks track is one of this reporter’s personal favorite video game melodies. Given how chill most of the tracks are, it would be no stretch to deliberately cover them in the LoFi genre. Music Label Curaga Records has done just that with their new Mario 64-based album, brought to us by artist 88bit and Save Point.
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If you ever wondered how the melodies of Mario 64 would sound rendered by a big-time jazz band….Hang Onto Your Hat. That’s the title of a new album published by Materia Collective that introduces the world to the Video Game Jazz Orchestra, a Nashville-based group of musicians who plan to cover a wide variety of video games in the old-timey jazz style. They’re starting with Mario 64.
Master Mario 64 hacker Kaze Emanuar has brought us a lot of craziness over the last few months. He’s given Mario the Odyssey ability to control enemies with his hat, introduced a Mario 64 Maker program, hacked in an online mode to the game, thrown in working Portal guns, and even created an entire sequel to Mario 64 with entirely new environments and enemies (that last one wore Nintendo’s patience enough to send him a C&D).
Mario 64 modder Kaze Emanuar is back at it again! Previously he brought the Super Mario Odyssey hat trick into Mario 64. Then he introduced a robust level editor to the game. Now he’s created an online mode!
When Nintendo released Super Mario Maker for the Wii U in 2015, everyone started asking what could be next. Was a Mario 64 Maker in the future? There’s been the usual silence from Nintendo on that end, but one fan decided not to wait.
There are countless mods, hacks and unofficial sequels of Mario’s 2D games floating around the Web. But past the point when the series moved to 3D, not so much. It’s a lot trickier to rearrange the elements of a level made of polygons than it is to alter one made of pixels and sprites. However, it CAN be done.
Every January and July, the most skilled gamers from across the country meet to blaze through, break and dominate your favorite video games in a weeklong marathon for a worthy cause. It’s Games Done Quick, back once again under its “Awesome” variation for another week of insane live plowthroughs.