Super Mario 64 Online lives despite Nintendo’s efforts to kill mod

The intriguing Super Mario 64 Online mod, which turns the classic, single-player platformer into a multiplayer free-for-all with a full cast of characters, has predictably fallen foul of Nintendo.

Nintendo’s trigger-happy legal team has quickly issued takedown notices for videos promoting the tool, which required an original ROM played through an emulator.

The copyright notices have also ensured game over (at least for now) for the plugin creator’s Patreon account.

Crucially though, Nintendo hasn’t gotten to the mod itself yet. Because Nintendo doesn’t own the .exe file, it hasn’t been able to vanquish it completely (via Engadget).

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So, the Super Mario 64 Online plugin, which provides gameplay reminiscent of Mario Kart, is still available from the project’s website.

Kaze Emanuar has also posted a new YouTube video explaining how to download and install the tool.

 

Mario mashup

The mod enables a one of the all time greats to be enjoyed as a 24-player online extravaganza.

The result is a sort of Mario Kart vs Super Mario mashup, with players competing for coins and power ups in an attempt to finish the level first.

Players are also encouraged to invent their own mini-games, including a cheeky little game of hide-and-seek in the mansion.

Each new character in the game (all the gang’s here) plays it slightly differently too. Princess Peach can fly/float for example.

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