|Super Mario 64 DS|
|Release Date(s)|| NA: November 21, 2004
JP: December 2, 2004
AUS: February 24, 2005 EU: March 11, 2005
Super Mario 64 DS is a remake of Super Mario 64, featuring updated graphics, more playable characters, more stars, more levels, and even minigames. It is the first Mario game to be released on the Nintendo DS.
The landscape and the characters all look familiar. This is the opening castle area of Super Mario 64, only with a few DS twists thrown in. Up to four players can link up using the wireless capabilities. Players move some familiar characters, them being Mario, Luigi, Yoshi (Each player having a different palette) and Wario, around the 3-D landscape, exploring and looking for stars. While the top screen shows the player's character position, the touch screen provides an overall map of the area. Touch a spot on he screen to pop the camera over to another players position, or to take a close up look at the castle.
- Each of the four main characters has multiple jumping moves that cover great horizontal and vertical distances. Each has unique moves: Yoshi can eat enemies and turn them into eggs that he can throw,and flutterjump, but he cannot punch or kick; Mario can punch, kick and wall-jump to great heights; super-strong Wario can break certain blocks; and Luigi can jump incredibly high and glide. Power Flowers give each character even cooler powers, like invisibility, fire breath or the power to float through the air.
- Play as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Wario. You'll need to use each one's unique abilities to find all 150 Power Stars hidden in the castle and grounds.
- Play through Adventure mode and try your stylus-wielding hand (or use your finger) at tons of new touch-sensitive mini-games.
- Battle up to three friends in Wireless Versus mode, which you can play with only one Super Mario 64 DS game card.