YouTuber Combines Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario 64
YouTuber and modder Kaze Emanuar spliced together aspects of Super Mario Bros. and Super Mario 64 to create Super Mario Bros 64.
2018, for all intents and purposes, has been the year of nostalgia. From the announcement of the PlayStation Classic to the continued success of the NES and SNES Classic, 2018 has delivered a tangible, unrelenting parade of tributes, homages, and memorials to the games of yesteryear. Whether it’s Yooka-Laylee‘s N64-shaped box or Limited Run Games’ newly produced NES cartridge, this year has seen a barrage of love-letters to classic gaming.
One of the most recent homages to classic gaming comes from YouTuber Kaze Emanuar. In a new video titled “Super Mario Bros. 64 – World 1 (Work in Progress)” Emanuar combines the visuals, sounds, and polygons of Super Mario 64 with Super Mario Bros.’ classic level design. The result is a wonder mix of NES and N64 nostalgia; a video that will transport two entirely different generations of gamers right back to their childhoods.
Of course, Emanuar’s mixtape isn’t purely aesthetic. In addition to combining the art styles of both games, Super Mario Bros. 64 adds Super Mario Bros.’ physics, gameplay mechanics, and and move-set to the world of Super Mario Bros. Throughout the course of Emanuar’s video, Mario ground pounds, regenerates health with coins, and swiftly moves about in true Super Mario 64 fashion.
This isn’t Kaze Emanuar’s first foray into revisiting and remixing classic titles. A cursory look at Emanuar’s YouTube channel reveals a slew of home-brewed passion projects ranging from adding Fortnite to Super Mario 64 and injecting internet-phenom Bowsette into Super Mario 64. In fact, most of Emanuar’s videos strongly feature Super Mario 64, with the user’s YouTube page stating, “I port all kinds of things to SM64 and also created an entirely new game within SM64’s engine called ‘Last Impact.'”
One of the more more ambitious projects Emanuar worked on, titled Net64, allows players to play a modified version of Super Mario 64 online with other players. In addition to including the usual Mushroom Kingdom crew, Net64 allows players to play as other video game protagonists like Kirby and Sonic.
You can check out Emanuar’s mash-up below. Based on the video’s description, we should be seeing a completed version of Super Mario Bros 64 within the next month.