History VideoGame / SuperMario64

22nd Feb '17 6:05:30 PM Prinzenick
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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Wing and Vanish Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the regular Metal Cap stars without its help by using a very hard to execute glitch, and the Wing Cap star "Mario Wings to the Sky" requires only an activated cannon and takes a single shot with the Wing Cap and at least three shots without). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Vanish Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.

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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Wing and Vanish Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the regular Metal Cap stars without its help by using a very hard to execute glitch, glitch for the jet stream stars, and the Wing Cap star "Mario Wings to the Sky" requires only an activated cannon and takes a single shot with the Wing Cap and at least three shots without). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Vanish Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.
22nd Feb '17 6:04:26 PM Prinzenick
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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Wing and Vanish Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the regular Metal Cap stars without its help, and the Wing Cap star "Mario Wings to the Sky" requires only an activated cannon and takes a single shot with the Wing Cap and at least three shots without). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Vanish Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.

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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Wing and Vanish Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the regular Metal Cap stars without its help, help by using a very hard to execute glitch, and the Wing Cap star "Mario Wings to the Sky" requires only an activated cannon and takes a single shot with the Wing Cap and at least three shots without). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Vanish Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.
21st Feb '17 1:43:47 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Flying and Vanishing Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the regular Metal Cap stars without its help). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Invisibility Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.

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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Flying Wing and Vanishing Vanish Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the regular Metal Cap stars without its help).help, and the Wing Cap star "Mario Wings to the Sky" requires only an activated cannon and takes a single shot with the Wing Cap and at least three shots without). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Invisibility Vanish Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.



** This applies to all the level names in the German-language version of the game; examples include Atlantis Aquaria (in place of Wet-Dry World) and Piratenbucht Panik (Jolly Roger Bay).

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** This applies to all the level names in the German-language version of the game; examples include Atlantis Aquaria (in place of Wet-Dry (Wet-Dry World) and Piratenbucht Panik (Jolly Roger Bay).



* NintendoHard: Not the game as a whole, which is rather easy due to its relaxed learning curve, but a few of the later stars, such as Tick Tock Clock's ''Stomp on the Thwomp'', the 100 coin star in ''Rainbow Ride'' and the castle secret star in ''Mario Wings It to the Sky'' are genuinely hard to get.

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* NintendoHard: Not the game as a whole, which is rather easy due to its relaxed learning curve, but a few of the later stars, such as Tick Tock Clock's ''Stomp on the Thwomp'', the 100 coin star in ''Rainbow Ride'' and the castle secret star in ''Mario Wings It to ''Wing Mario Over the Sky'' Rainbow'' are genuinely hard to get.
20th Feb '17 1:50:19 PM Prinzenick
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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Flying and Vanishing Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the Metal Cap stars without its help). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Invisibility Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.

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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Flying and Vanishing Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the regular Metal Cap stars without its help). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Invisibility Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.
20th Feb '17 1:48:38 PM Prinzenick
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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Flying and Vanishing Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the Metal Cap stars without its help).

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* AbilityRequiredToProceed: While you can certainly beat the game without finding them, you need to find all three of the Cap Switches for 100% completion, as several stars are impossible to get without the Flying and Vanishing Caps (despite initial impressions, it ''is'' possible, if difficult, to get all of the Metal Cap stars without its help). For example, getting the ''Collect the Caps...'' star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' requires you to have both the Metal Cap ''and'' the Invisibility Cap so you can combine the two and get through the underwater cage in time.



* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Given it was one of the earliest 3D games, and thus having to accommodate newcomers not familiar with its then-revolutionary mechanics, the game has a very relaxed learning curve, and quite a few generous features to make the game fairly easy and accessible for players;

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* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Given it was one of the earliest 3D games, and thus having had to accommodate newcomers not familiar with its then-revolutionary mechanics, the game has a very relaxed learning curve, and quite a few generous features to make the game fairly easy and accessible for players;
20th Feb '17 9:13:50 AM Prinzenick
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* NintendoHard: Not the gane as a whole, which is rather easy due to its relaxed learning curve, but a few of the later stars, such as Tick Tock Clock's ''Stomp on the Thwomp'', the 100 coin star in ''Rainbow Ride'' and the castle secret star in ''Mario Wings It to the Sky'' are genuinely hard to get.

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* NintendoHard: Not the gane game as a whole, which is rather easy due to its relaxed learning curve, but a few of the later stars, such as Tick Tock Clock's ''Stomp on the Thwomp'', the 100 coin star in ''Rainbow Ride'' and the castle secret star in ''Mario Wings It to the Sky'' are genuinely hard to get.
20th Feb '17 9:12:20 AM Prinzenick
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* NintendoHard: Not the gane as a whole, which is rather easy due to its relaxed learning curve, but a few of the later stars, such as Tick Tock Clock's ''Stomp on the Thwomp'', the 100 coin star in ''Rainbow Ride'' and the castle secret star in ''Mario Wings It to the Sky'' are genuinely hard to get.



* OpeningTheSandbox: The more [[PlotCoupon Power Stars]] you obtain, the more levels you can access. When you start the game, you can only enter Bob Omb Battlefield, but getting 1 star lets you enter Whomps Fortress and the Secret Slide. Two more stars let you play in two more courses. Getting 8 stars and beating Bowser gives you the key to the basement, and this is where the game really starts opening up, since you get five new courses to explore and can begin searching for the three cap switches. Getting 30 stars and beating Bowser again lets you go upstairs and play four more courses, and getting 50 grants you access to the last two stages before the Endless Stairs.

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* OpeningTheSandbox: The more [[PlotCoupon Power Stars]] you obtain, the more levels you can access. When you start the game, you can only enter Bob Omb Battlefield, but getting 1 star lets you enter Whomps Fortress and the Secret Slide. Two more stars let lets you play in two more courses. Getting 8 stars and beating Bowser gives you the key to the basement, and this is where the game really starts opening up, since you get five new courses to explore and can begin searching for the three cap switches. Getting 30 stars and beating Bowser again lets you go upstairs and play four more courses, and getting 50 grants you access to the last two stages before the Endless Stairs.
20th Feb '17 9:08:06 AM Prinzenick
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* OpeningTheSandbox: The more [[PlotCoupon Power Stars]] you obtain, the more levels you can access.

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* OpeningTheSandbox: The more [[PlotCoupon Power Stars]] you obtain, the more levels you can access. When you start the game, you can only enter Bob Omb Battlefield, but getting 1 star lets you enter Whomps Fortress and the Secret Slide. Two more stars let you play in two more courses. Getting 8 stars and beating Bowser gives you the key to the basement, and this is where the game really starts opening up, since you get five new courses to explore and can begin searching for the three cap switches. Getting 30 stars and beating Bowser again lets you go upstairs and play four more courses, and getting 50 grants you access to the last two stages before the Endless Stairs.
19th Feb '17 8:51:36 AM Prinzenick
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* PowerUpLetdown: Whereas the Wing Cap is very handy (if tricky to use), and the Metal Cap is quite practical in several circumstances, the Vanish Cap is really only useful in very specialized circumstances, namely to get through the occasional thin wall. It does leave you briefly invincible, but that's about the extent of its usefulness, and even then it usually appears in worlds with few enemies around, so even that use of it is moot.

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* PowerUpLetdown: PowerUpLetdown:
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Whereas the Wing Cap is very handy (if tricky to use), and the Metal Cap is quite practical in several circumstances, the Vanish Cap is really only useful in very specialized circumstances, namely to get through the occasional thin wall. It does leave you briefly invincible, but that's about the extent of its usefulness, and even then it usually appears in worlds with few enemies around, so even that use of it is moot.moot.
** The koopa shells you can ride on land are fun and even useful to use, but the underwater koopa shells you can occasionally find in the water levels (i.e. Jolly Roger Bay, Dire Dire Docks) not so much. Its hard to grab due to some buggy collision detection, and all it does is let you move a little faster underwater for a few seconds before it vanishes.
5th Feb '17 1:45:05 PM HeyFella
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* FlippingHelpless: Whenever Mario or his friends defeat him by throwing him into a bomb, Bowser lands on his shell and groans in exhaustion in the original version, and helplessly flaps his arms and legs in the DS version. Bowser realizes there's nothing else he can do and promptly escapes while leaving behind a special key or the Giant Star.
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