Super Mario 64 Gets Co-op 16 Years after Its Release

Like most people who have been playing video games for at least a couple of decades, I too think that Super Mario 64 is the best three-dimensional platformer ever made. But if for some reason, you think that the game couldn’t get any better, think again, because modder Skelux has altered the seminal Nintendo 64 title to support co-op.

Shigeru Miyamoto’s masterpiece was released on September 26th, 1996 in North America, sixteen years ago. But in addition to the classic single-player campaign, players will now be able to engage in an absorbing cooperative mode. Apart from supporting two Marios, the camera becomes more flexible to always provide the best look of the action for both players.

It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first version of Super Mario 64 that supports multiplayer. The Nintendo DS version (called Super Mario 64 DS) featured a multiplayer mode that allowed up to four players to compete against each other, using either Yoshi, Mario, Luigi or Wario.

For those of you who are interested in trying out the co-op modification, you’ll need to play it on a PC through an emulator. Personally, I don’t know how comfortable I am doing that. Nevertheless, those who would like to try it anyway can download the co-op mod by visiting the link below.

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Source: Kotaku