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News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:32 am
by Darran@Retro Gamer
For the letters page

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:48 am
by ipmarks
Voted for the original...
Nothing can ever match the sheer wonder of seeing that game run for the first time. It's also wonderfully written and plotted. Newer Mario games are good, but something has got lost along the way I feel.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:21 pm
by DigitalDuck
News!

Super Mario 64 is far too overrated. I'm sure the copy I've played is missing the gameplay or something.

That said, I haven't played Super Mario 3D Land, so I'm not voting.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:34 pm
by Mire Mare
Super Mario 64 kept me playing for weeks and I enjoyed absolutely every minute. But, I feel tired of the Mario franchise and have no interest in Super Mario 3D Land at all :(

I'm not voting either.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:31 am
by Kai
Commence verbal beating now, but I never really liked the 3D incarnations of the Mario games. The classic 2D Mario games are above and beyond the 3D Mario games, imho.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:00 am
by Jet Pilot
Super Mario 64 was such a leap forward from Super Mario World that no Mario game I have played since has topped it.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:45 pm
by Morkin
Although I didn't play it on launch, when I finally did I realised what everyone was talking about at work. Just so much fun. I'm now currently playing 3D Land & it's making me smile & wince at the same time. So my vote goes to Super Mario 64.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:47 pm
by Kai
Jet Pilot wrote:Super Mario 64 was such a leap forward from Super Mario World that no Mario game I have played since has topped it.
Maybe you can explain (shortly) why it was such a leap forward for you. Because for me, the step into 3D was actually a step backward, especially control-wise.
And please don't get me wrong: SM64 is a good game. 8)

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:13 am
by AmigaJay
I've played a quick go on the new Mario, maybe it takes a day or more of playing to really get into it, but its just missing something for me compared to SM64, on first impressions I'd go with the former, but i think more playing is needed....

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:51 am
by DreamcastRIP
Super Mario 3D Land is over in no time at all from what I've heard so I'd go for Super Mario 64.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:57 am
by ShadowMan
DreamcastRIP wrote:Super Mario 3D Land is over in no time at all from what I've heard so I'd go for Super Mario 64.
Took me 20 hours to completely complete 3D Land (i.e. complete all the levels) which was the same time it took for me to get all 150 Stars on the DS version of Super Mario 64 so I'd say game length is about the same, only difference is 3D Land has loads of shorter levels compared to 64's smaller number of larger levels.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:09 pm
by The Laird
I can't choose, they are both terrible.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:09 pm
by HalcyonDaze00
two poor games, mario 64 is slightly less rubbish

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:02 am
by Jet Pilot
Kai wrote:
Jet Pilot wrote:Super Mario 64 was such a leap forward from Super Mario World that no Mario game I have played since has topped it.
Maybe you can explain (shortly) why it was such a leap forward for you. Because for me, the step into 3D was actually a step backward, especially control-wise.
And please don't get me wrong: SM64 is a good game. 8)
I just thought it was fascinating at the time because I never thought games would be anything more than 2D. When I was a kid, my expectation of what video games would evolve into was NSMB Wii, not Super Mario Galaxy.

Having said that, with some age and wisdom under my belt, I can say that if I were to compare Super Mario World and Super Mario 64, I would pick Super Mario World because it has that special 16-bit sprite goodness that I fell in love with 20 years ago and still love to this day. Super Mario 64 is still a close second though and like I said in my first post, no Mario game since then has topped it. Although it's visuals are not as timelessly classic as the 16-bit spritework, the game is still a very fun experience and it blew me away the first time I played it.

Re: News Vs Old - Super Mario 64 Vs Super Mario 3D Land

Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:49 am
by Miketendo
While I do really enjoy Mario 64, I think it is vastly overrated.