January 2011

Super Mario 64 on Nintendo 64

I love the Super Mario 64 game. It came out fifteen years ago in 1996 and I am still in love with it. This was the game that came with the Nintendo 64 console. Nintendo 64 was revolutionary when it was released. These days, most of my friends consider Nintendo 64 to be mere child’s play. Still, we like to reminisce about the good old days. Nintendo 64 was the first video game console to feature 3-D graphics.

Today, that’s just a laughable feature. Especially when considering that the hottest trend in video games right now is Xbox’s Kinect. This is where a sensor literally picks up your movement and yes—a 3D character comes to life based upon those movements. My, my we’ve come a long way in terms of technology. It’s almost scary.