Goombas are pretty much at the bottom of the food chain in the Mushroom Kingdom—it never takes much to kill them in a Mario game. But there’s one particular Goomba in Super Mario 64 that can’t be defeated, no matter how good your platforming skills are.
Ever wondered how some of the best players pull off their ridiculous tricks? Super Mario 64 player pannenkoek2012, known for beating the game in as few button presses as possible, made a video explaining his process. It’s amazing.
Mario fan and glitch hunter extraordinaire Pannenkoek2012 has a contract for you, Witcher: if you can recreate and record a weird hiccup he recently saw on Twitch, he’ll give you $1000.
When most of us see a goomba, our instinct is to try to squash it, get rid of it. Turns out, though, that goombas can be way more useful than that.
And it looks wonderful.
Now that Super Mario 64 is out on the latest Nintendo console, lots of people have picked up the classic yet again. Some people are even playing it for the first time—and it’s heartwarming to see what these players have to say about Super Mario 64.
Got a screen your boss can’t see? You’ll be fine then, just have a spreadsheet or something ready to pull up sharpish.
Madness. This playthrough of Super Mario 64 is pure madness; a game imploding into itself. That's what makes it so great.
Before the world knew him as Mario, Nintendo's iconic plumber had a simpler name: Jumpman. That name makes sense, when you think about it: Mario is defined by his ability to jump. But lately, I've become fascinated by the people who play—and beat—Super Mario 64 without jumping a single time.
Did you know it's possible to beat Super Mario 64 without ever getting a single star? Ah, the wonders of speedrunning.
There's a new world record for getting all 120 stars in Super Mario 64 quickly—and it's kind of amazing that it happened at all.
Not the most... expected combination, but the original Doom with a sugary sweet Super Mario 64 filling works surprisingly well, all things considered.
Yes, Super Mario 64 has been around for nearly 20 years. No, that doesn't mean people have stopped coming up with new ways to play it. Introducing Mario 64: Chaos Edition. It's the strangest, most frightening thing.
Goblins getting you down? Tired of dying over and over again? Just sit down and take a load off! Don't worry, they won't hurt you!
Here's Bob-omb Battlefield, the first course in Super Mario 64 with its mountains, low poly objects and its constant war, rebuilt with LEGO blocks. Veteran builder Pepa Quin even included secret locations and a really funny-looking Mario in his diorama.
In 2002, someone on GameFaqs discovered something curious: there was a coin in Super Mario 64 on a course called Tiny-Huge Island. Not just any coin, though. This coin was different from all the other 191 coins on the level, because unlike the other coins, you couldn't actually collect it.
Twitch streamers sure know how to pull cool stunts. Case in point: there is a channel where a speedrunner attempts to play through Mario 64...without being able to see what's going on on the screen.