Since 2015, pannenkoek2012's extremely detailed videos about Super Mario 64 have become notorious. His phrases about parallel universes and half-button presses have become well-known memes on the internet. Despite millions of views, however, pannenkoek2012 seems to be going through something of late, and his audience…
This weekend a speedrunner who goes by Cheese broke the existing record for beating Mario 64 with all 120 stars with a time 1:40:05. But his goal was to come in under 1:39, something he might have achieved if not for one of his spectators spamming a text-to-speech bot.
Some time ago, the “Impossible Coin” was discovered in Super Mario 64. It took 18 years to finally collect. Mario 64 guru Scott “pannenkoek2012" Buchanan recently discovered a new, unobtainable coin in Tiny Huge Island
Super Mario 64: Last Impact is the result of 4,000 hours of work by Kaze Emanuar, and it looks incredible.
Mario 64 is one of the best games of all time. You probably know that, but have you ever wondered about the specifics of why that is? Here, let the game’s creators explain to you that it’s stuff like the momentum of Mario’s movement, the placement of the camera and the feel of Mario’s jumps.
The castle hub from Mario 64 got a rather faithful recreation in the form of a Minecraft map.
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.
I cannot begin to fathom the exact reasons for Mario 64: Chaos Edition's creation. All I know is that it is patently, unpredictably nutso, and it's not meant to be beaten. So of course, somebody beat it.
Goldeneye 007, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64 — all staples of the N64 that many of us have spent countless hours playing. Now let's watch this dude blaze through all three at once like it ain't no thing.
Violence in games can be great—not to mention really powerful, as we recently discussed. What about the other side of the coin, though? The moments (or even entire games) when bloodshed stops and everyone shows their true colors? Let's sit back, get all deep, and talk about those.
The original Super Mario 64 was made 18 years ago. But if it was being developed today? It might look a bit like this.
OK. So this is weird.
These custom Mario 64 music tracks from YouTube user TheGrinz might never make it past the Rock Band Network's copyright violation checks, but they're still impressive as hell.
Mario 64 remains, for many, the pinnacle of singleplayer gaming. As close to a perfect game as you're going to get. Wonder how that would have changed had the game's original multiplayer component made it into the final product.