This Guy Remade Super Mario 64’s Most Iconic Level In HD And Playable In Your Browser


On Christmas morning of 1996, the first level of Super Mario 64 was blowing the minds of millions of kids around the world simultaneously.

It looks a bit rough around the edges nearly 20 years later — but it’s still truly excellent. And now it’s been remade in glorious HD.

Now, don’t go looking for Nintendo’s official stamp of approval, here: it’s a fan-project, of sorts. It was built by Unity developer Roystan Ross to show off his custom character controller — which, if you’re into Unity, you can check out here.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve replayed the original version of this level; even if I had an exact count, I’d probably be embarrassed to say. Let’s just estimate it at “hundreds”.

Here’s what it looks like in action:

The remake isn’t one-to-one, but it’s close. Close enough that navigating the level from that decades-old memory…

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