Fan combines Super Mario Bros. with Super Mario 64 for double the nostalgia

The modding scene is showing a ton of love to Nintendo titles in recent weeks. The latest addition to the pile is Super Mario Bros. 64, which combines Super Mario 64-style graphics and mechanics with the original Super Mario Bros. It certainly makes for an interesting experience!

Super Mario 64 gets a fan-made Portal mod

I guess we're at the point where everything and anything is going to be applied to Super Mario 64. We've seen all sorts of other Nintendo games get mixed into Super Mario 64 by fans, and now we're just going with the 'any' game theme. With that said, I'd be lying if I didn't think this Portal mod looked like a lot of fun!

Fan aiming to recreate the entirety of GoldenEye in Unreal Engine 4

There have been many GoldenEye remakes/ports worked on by fans over the years, but they all seem to fall apart somewhere during the process. That's not going to be the case for Ben Colclough, who is currently working on recreating GoldenEye in Unreal Engine 4. He swears that he'll get the project done, even if his expected release date is somewhere off in 2022. I wish him well on his project, and hope he finds the time and conviction to see it through to the end!

Super Mario 64's menu was inspired by a 3D graphics demo

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Nintendo used the SGI Onyx to help create Super Mario 64. That SGI Onyx had a number of software demos included with it, including a 3D graphics demo used to launch other demos. As you can see in the comparison above, the menu for that 3D graphics demo is extremely similar to the menu of Super Mario 64. Looks like someone was quite inspired by that 3D graphics demo, and either pulled a bit too much reference from it, or meant it as an homage!

New Banjo-Kazooie plush seeing release

Oh boy...oooooooooooooh boy. I don't know about this one. Not exactly what I'm looking for when I want a Banjo-Kazooie plush. It's a little too strange looking for me!

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time mod adds in Twilight Princess-style Link

This is an interesting idea you don't see too much of. A recent mod for Ocarina of Time aims to take the Twilight Princess Link design and translate it into Ocarina of Time. I'd have to say that the results are pretty impressive! Even if you aren't crazy about the outcome yourself, I think we can all agree that a lot of work went into this.

Thanks to MarioCheated for the heads up!

Nintendo sent Game Informer a mock certificate lampooning them for poor reviews of Mario Party, and Mario Party 2

Well this is an absolutely wonderful piece of Game Informer/Nintendo history. Back in the day, Game Informer gave some very poor reviews to the original Mario Party, as well as the follow-up. Looks like Nintendo was paying very close attention to those reviews, as they sent Game Informer this mock 'award' for their coverage.

Totaku releasing officially-licensed Banjo-Kazooie and Conker figurines

They may be property of Microsoft now, but we all know where RARE's babies got their start. Totaku is releasing officially-licensed figurines for both Conker and Banjo-Kazooie, and they're looking pretty nice! As you can see, Banjo-Kazooie and Conker are in their classic N64-style designs.

Thanks to Andreslop24 for the heads up!

Artist admits to pilfering the N64's logo for an upcoming museum

The Inner Mongolia Nature Museum was looking for a new logo, which meant considering all sorts of designs. The one above was proposed, and it certainly raised a few eyebrows of Nintendo fans. The designer of the logo said it was inspired by the endless cycle of Nature...and then admitted it was heavily inspired by the N64 logo. He ended up retracting the design and apologizing for stealing from Nintendo's logo.

Bowsette modded into Super Mario 64

This Bowsette train shows no signs of slowing down. It's insane how quickly people can work up fan-art, but this is a completely different level. Oh, to be a fly on the wall of Nintendo's offices when they see things like this.