15Does: Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 revolutionized 3-D gaming through brilliant mechanics and beautiful worlds. By jumping into paintings in Peach’s Castle, you teleport into a variety of settings ranging from haunted mansions to mountains of ice. With an excellent camera that you can control in both third-person and first-person point of view,
players can’t help but marvel at the colorful levels around them.
Striving more for cartoony fun than realistic graphics, Super Mario 64 barely feels outdated. Bowser looks quirky rather than intimidating, but the other enemies of the game look great. Mario himself strengthens the game through his comforting colors and smooth movements, making him look great like the levels around him.
Produced in 1996, Super Mario 64 inspired countless 3-D platformers yet continues to be one of the best thanks to its imaginative missions and worlds.