Super Mario 64 On PC Looks Like An Entirely Different Game

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Screenshot: Digital Foundry

We’ve taken a glance at Super Mario 64's PC port before, as recently as February, but this very extensive look by Digital Foundry shows just how damn good the thing can look when given the right amount of love and attention.

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Everything difference from the original game you see here is thanks mostly to two guys, Dario (ray-tracing) and Render96 (models). While watching you may find these dudes getting continually excited about lighting, but that is for a very good reason: the lighting looks incredible.

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Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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Luke Plunkett

Look at the image I used up top compared to this, from June 2020:

now may 2021:

progress!