Mario to the nines: If you have $ 1,500 for a graphics card, you can play ‘Super Mario 64’ with ray-tracing
It is not the first time that the mythical ‘Super Mario’ in 3D from Nintendo 64 receives an intensive facelift. In the middle of last year, the legendary Nintendo game received an intense face lift in high definition with a PC port that included these effects. In fact, at that time the rumor resurfaced that Nintendo would release a remake of its seminal platform game in three dimensions, something that never happened.
But what the youtube user Darío Has got with a $ 1,500 graphics card and the old Nintendo game is simply spectacular. Darío had previously made some spectacular mods, such as an impressive mod 4K de ‘Sonic Unleashed‘which transforms the game into the visual completely. He also ran a ‘Sonic Generations’ level editor, and has released tools for creating ‘Dragon Ball Xenoverse’ mods.
Everything is reflected in Mario 64
A comparable aspect is that of this renewed ‘Super Mario 64’, where we can see reflections in the water absolutely inconceivable at the time when the game first came out. Scenarios, characters and light effects are completely renewed in a visit to this classic like we have never seen. Darío has done it with an RTX 3090 card, which gives his computer an absolutely overwhelming graphic power for a game of these characteristics.
Players they continue to fiddle with resources from Nintendo classics behind the back of the Japanese company. The last summer, a huge leak revealed never-before-known secrets of classic company games, and provided a few unexpected tools in the hands of the modders, who are in charge of giving one layer of varnish after another to the company’s classics.