Game trivia: Super Mario 64, the most popular game in the world

Published by Nintendo for its “Nintendo 64” and released on June 23, 1996, “Super Mario 64” sold over…

Published by Nintendo for its “Nintendo 64” and released on June 23, 1996, “Super Mario 64” sold over 11 million copies worldwide. The third-person, free roaming, 3D platform was the brainchild of Shigeru Miyamoto, who had spent years trying to build a fully-3D platform for the SNES before he quit the idea altogether.


Game trivia: Super Mario 64, the most popular game in the world
Game trivia: Super Mario 64, the most popular game in the world

However, when the company shifted to the development of N64, he played a big role in helping the company veer away from same thumb-destroying crossroads the company had been employing for over a decade.

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