History Videogame / SuperMario64

24th Nov '17 1:44:04 PM DragonQuestZ
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* FreelookButton: Zooming in enough on the C^ button does this.
* FreeRotatingCamera: Using the C buttons does the rotation & zoom. This game has been certified as the TropeMaker.
19th Nov '17 2:29:19 AM HeyFella
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** Some of the levels have mild railroading in them. For example, in Bob-Omb Battlefield, you absolutely have to get the first star in order to race Koopa the Quick and unlock the cannons, which you need to get the star on the Island in the Sky (though in practice [[SequenceBreaking its possible to reach it with a very skilled long jump]]), plus the red coin on it and the rings of floating coins nearby that are needed for the 100 coin star (the highest amount of coins you can get without reaching the island is 94 to 99, depending on whether a regular Koopa shows up or if you long jump to the island). You technically need to backtrack there again once you have the Wing Cap to beat Mario Wings To The Sky, [[SequenceBreaking but that can be bypassed by using the cannon.]] It is possible to get the Chain Chomp star first, though.

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** Some of the levels have mild railroading in them. For example, in Bob-Omb Battlefield, you absolutely have to get the first star in order to race Koopa the Quick and unlock the cannons, which you need to get the star on the Island in the Sky (though in practice practice, [[SequenceBreaking its it's possible to reach it with a very skilled long jump]]), plus the red coin on it and the rings of floating coins nearby that are needed for the 100 coin star (the highest amount of coins you can get without reaching the island is 94 to 99, depending on whether a regular Koopa shows up or if you long jump to the island). You technically need to backtrack there again once you have the Wing Cap to beat Mario Wings To The Sky, [[SequenceBreaking but that can be bypassed by using the cannon.]] It is possible to get the Chain Chomp star first, though.
18th Nov '17 2:07:59 PM Prinzenick
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** Some of the levels have mild railroading in them. For example, in Bob-Omb Battlefield, you absolutely have to get the first star in order to race Koopa the Quick and unlock the cannons, which you need to get the star on the Island in the Sky, plus the red coin on it and the rings of floating coins nearby that are needed for the 100 coin star (the highest amount of coins you can get without reaching the island is 94 to 99, depending on whether a regular Koopa shows up). You technically need to backtrack there again once you have the Wing Cap to beat Mario Wings To The Sky, [[SequenceBreaking but that can be bypassed by using the cannon.]] It is possible to get the Chain Chomp star first, though.

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** Some of the levels have mild railroading in them. For example, in Bob-Omb Battlefield, you absolutely have to get the first star in order to race Koopa the Quick and unlock the cannons, which you need to get the star on the Island in the Sky, Sky (though in practice [[SequenceBreaking its possible to reach it with a very skilled long jump]]), plus the red coin on it and the rings of floating coins nearby that are needed for the 100 coin star (the highest amount of coins you can get without reaching the island is 94 to 99, depending on whether a regular Koopa shows up).up or if you long jump to the island). You technically need to backtrack there again once you have the Wing Cap to beat Mario Wings To The Sky, [[SequenceBreaking but that can be bypassed by using the cannon.]] It is possible to get the Chain Chomp star first, though.
18th Nov '17 12:07:53 PM HeyFella
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* {{Railroading}}: [[DownplayedTrope Heavily downplayed.]] You need 12 stars to open all the courses on the first floor and get the caps--but after you beat ''Bowser in the Dark World'', the game pretty much gives you free reign on where to go. The only other obstacles are the key to the second floor and the Star Doors. But you don't even have to complete every level to get to Bowser--it's possible to even skip a lot of the stars from both the castle basement and top floors if you're just settling for a 70 star run. Heck, you can reach ''Bowser in the Fire Sea'' while hardly setting foot downstairs if you're persistent enough with the early levels, with one star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' blocking your path to it. You can complete the game without ever going to the second and third floor levels by getting every star in the foyer and basement (there are 74 in total there).
** Some of the levels have mild railroading in them. For example, in Bob-Omb Battlefield, you absolutely have to get the first star in order to race Koopa the Quick and unlock the cannons, which you need to get the star on the Island in the Sky, plus the red coin on it and the rings of floating coins nearby that are needed for the 100 coin star (the highest amount of coins you can get without reaching the island is 94 to 99, depending on whether a regular Koopa shows up). You technically need to backtrack there again once you have the Wing Cap to beat Mario Wings It To The Sky, [[SequenceBreaking but that can be bypassed by using the cannon.]] It is possible to get the Chain Chomp star first, though.

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* {{Railroading}}: [[DownplayedTrope Heavily downplayed.Downplayed.]] You need 12 stars to open all the courses on the first floor and get the caps--but after you beat ''Bowser in the Dark World'', the game pretty much gives you free reign on where to go. The only other obstacles are the key to the second floor and the Star Doors. But you don't even have to complete every level to get to Bowser--it's possible to even skip a lot of the stars from both the castle basement and top floors if you're just settling for a 70 star run. Heck, you can reach ''Bowser in the Fire Sea'' while hardly setting foot downstairs if you're persistent enough with the early levels, with one star in ''Dire, Dire Docks'' blocking your path to it. You can complete the game without ever going to the second and third floor levels by getting every star in the foyer and basement (there are 74 in total there).
** Some of the levels have mild railroading in them. For example, in Bob-Omb Battlefield, you absolutely have to get the first star in order to race Koopa the Quick and unlock the cannons, which you need to get the star on the Island in the Sky, plus the red coin on it and the rings of floating coins nearby that are needed for the 100 coin star (the highest amount of coins you can get without reaching the island is 94 to 99, depending on whether a regular Koopa shows up). You technically need to backtrack there again once you have the Wing Cap to beat Mario Wings It To The Sky, [[SequenceBreaking but that can be bypassed by using the cannon.]] It is possible to get the Chain Chomp star first, though.



* {{Railroading}}: Still heavily downplayed, but theres a little more in this port than in the original game due to the need to use four different characters to complete it. A 0 Star Run is also explicitly impossible in it, even with tool-assisting and glitches, since you absolutely need to unlock Mario in order to complete the game.

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* {{Railroading}}: Still heavily downplayed, but theres there's a little more in this port than in the original game due to the need to use four different characters to complete it. A 0 Star Run is also explicitly impossible in it, even with tool-assisting and glitches, since you absolutely need to unlock Mario in order to complete the game.
18th Nov '17 11:18:05 AM Prinzenick
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* {{Railroading}}: Still heavily downplayed, but theres a little more in this port than in the original game due to the need to use four different characters to complete it. A 0 Star Run is also explicitly impossible in it, even with tool-assisting and glitches, since you absolutely need to unlock Mario in order to complete the game.
15th Nov '17 5:33:22 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* RedOnesGoFaster: Mario has the best speed out of the four.
11th Nov '17 8:39:47 PM Prinzenick
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* AdaptedOut: MIPS the Rabbit is absent from the port, having been replaced by a group of rabbits who give you minigame keys instead.
8th Nov '17 10:37:52 PM HarpieSiren
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* KnightOfCerebus: Bowser. Even just his EvilLaugh alone is this.
* LaughingMad: Mario himself, any time he gets torched or severely frostbitten. Often accompanied by a PainPoweredLeap.
6th Nov '17 2:27:31 PM Prinzenick
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* CallBack: Yoshi can't kill the Boos in the castle courtyard or enter Big Boos Haunt, alluding to his fear of ghosts from ''Super Mario World''.
6th Nov '17 8:46:02 AM totoofze47
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* BraggingRightsReward: Thanks for the 100 lives, Yoshi, even though the game's already over...

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* BraggingRightsReward: Thanks Two, when you collect all 120 Power Stars:
** On the roof of Peach's Castle, Yoshi gives you 100 lives and an upgraded Triple Jump.
** In Cool, Cool Mountain, the Big Penguin that challenges you to a race has become a lot fatter (due to being out of shape), making him harder to defeat. There's no extra reward
for the 100 lives, Yoshi, even though the game's already over...beating him again.



** Due to the awkwardness of walking with the touchscreen, many of the previously thin paths in the original release have been made wider so as to be less frustrating.
** In order to keep you from constantly having to backtrack to the character selection room every time any given Star requires a certain character, you can temporarily turn into other characters by picking up their hats, which appear in levels once you unlock the character who owns the hat.

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** Due to the awkwardness of walking with the touchscreen, many of the previously thin paths in the original release have been made wider so as to be less frustrating.
frustrating. Even when playing with the D-Pad, the inclusion of the dash button means that one can walk over those thin paths much more easily by simply letting go of the button.
** In order to keep you from constantly having to backtrack to the character selection room every time any given Star requires a certain character, you can temporarily turn into other characters by picking up their hats, which appear in levels once you unlock the character who owns the hat. For that same reason, entering a level as Yoshi allows you to start a level with one of said hats, provided you unlocked the character in question.



** Some of the 3D models were also improved--most noticeable in Mario's head on the title screen and Goombas that look more like their 2D counterparts.

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** Some of the 3D models were also improved--most noticeable in Mario's head on the title screen and screen, the Goombas that look more like their 2D counterparts.counterparts, and Bowser who looks much more refined and akin to his modern design.
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