Mario 64 two level demo running on Nintendo DS

Pre GDC chatter sees legend return

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Mario 64 - N64
Mario 64 - N64
According to various development sources in the US and Europe, there are development models of Nintendo's intriguing DS twin screen console doing the rounds complete with a two level of the unilaterally acclaimed Mario 64.

Although this news is as smoky as it is mirrored, it does point towards the expected Nintendo 64 software release explosion, widely predicted to grace the DS upon its release towards the end of this year.

Another interesting point to note is that Nintendo does love to launch its hardware with a Mario game available from day one. Given the fact that, under the bonnet, the NDS is a very similar beast to the Nintendo 64, a ported remake of Mario 64 now seems closer to reality than ever before - great news for gaming and, when coupled with the looming Mario 128, great news for Nintendo and its fans.

No Nintendo official was available for comment - or 'no comment', as would surely have been the case - at time of press.

Expect the full unveiling to be something of a carnival when it takes place in Los Angeles this May.
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Joji 18 Mar 2004 13:37
1/5
Jeez. DS news just keeps arriving thick and fast, like a dirty McDs milkshake. What a result it who be to play Mario 64 on a handheld. Though personally I'd like to see Sin and Punishment and Ogre Battle 64. However this does raise a question? If the DS can can offer us this kind of quality graphics (though hopefully much better) and gameplay, where does this leave the successor to the GBA?
baldas 18 Mar 2004 14:16
2/5
Joji wrote:

>Jeez. DS news just keeps arriving thick and fast,
>like a dirty McDs milkshake. What a result it who
>be to play Mario 64 on a handheld. Though
>personally I'd like to see Sin and Punishment and
>Ogre Battle 64. However this does raise a
>question? If the DS can can offer us this kind of
>quality graphics (though hopefully much better)
>and gameplay, where does this leave the successor
>to the GBA?

If this DS does well, It leaves it to be a portable twin screened gamecube that would probably be able to run Mario 128!?
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omer48912 18 Mar 2004 16:43
3/5
N64 with two screens, hm....... i want donkey kong 64
mixpix82 18 Mar 2004 22:37
4/5
wireless mulitplayer perfect dark/golden eye.

mariokart64.

yes.
Alan is my first name 19 Mar 2004 01:47
5/5
Why do I have the feeling I'll be buying every single N64 game all over again?

Ah well...at least it'll have two screens...which I guess would matter somehow.
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