24 People Can Now Play Super Mario 64 Online Together

Super Mario 64 was released in 1996 as a singleplayer video game. Recent mods have let two people play together, but a new romhack allows up to 24 to jump online and play through the game, kicking and punching each other all the way through.

SM64 Online is a project by Kaze Emanuar, Melonspeedruns and Marshivolt. Built atop a Super Mario 64 ROM, it lets people connect online, choose a character from the Mushroom Kingdom and play the game however they want. You can do traditional stuff like just clearing stages, you can have speedrun races or even just build a giant battle royale:

If you want to try it out, you should know that setting up a game is like going back in time to the 1990s. And if you’re cool with that, there are download links and tutorial videos here.

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