Mario Modder Kaze Emanuar Gives Super Mario 64 a Catnip-Inspired Makeover

Ever wondered what it would be like to play Super Mario 64, but with more levels and Mario 3D Land's Cat Suit? Super Mario 64 Land is probably what you had in mind.

Video game mods have been around since there were video games to mod. In fact, some of the best games and experiences have come from mods, including some around the Mario IP. Super Mario 64 Land is one of the latest in a long line. 

Modder Kaze Emanuar is known for his Mario 64 related tweaks, like building Super Mario Sunshine in Super Mario 64. This time, Emanuar has gone much, much further with what’s being called Super Mario 64 Land. It’s a huge addition to the base Super Mario 64 game, adding 32 new levels, 70 different areas, 75 new music tracks, eight bosses, and 10 new powers.

Some of those powers include the Tanooki Suit from Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Cat Suit from Super Mario 3D Land, complete with 3D Land-inspired levels and an overworld map, plus plenty of familiar-seeming Super Mario 64-style gameplay and level design.

There are plenty of additional inspirations on display here as well. One shot shows some very Super Mario World-looking grass, and another sees Mario talking to a large Bomb-omb straight out of Paper Mario in front of a paper fence with happy-looking paper flowers all around.

The announcement video includes all of the pertinent information for those who want to try out Super Mario 64 Land. Check it out in the header above if you're so inclined. 

Contributor

Josh Broadwell's gaming career began early--1993, to be exact--when he was introduced to the Super Nintendo and Super Mario World. Despite all the magnificent games the SNES and, later, the original PlayStation had to offer, it wasn't until the GameBoy Advance era that he finally discovered RPGs, which quickly became a favorite genre. He holds a BA in history, an MA in history, and is currently pursuing an MA in strategic communication.

Published Nov. 13th 2019

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