Which as expected, comes courtesy of everyone’s favourite Super Mario 64 modder Kaze Emanuar. Just like he did with Super Mario Sunshine, Ocarina of Time and Super Mario Maker beforehand, he’s now remade Super Mario Odyssey as a hack for said game under the title Super Mario Odyssey 64, complete with numerous levels, mechanics and objects taken from said game.
Here’s the trailer showing it in action:
As you can see, it’s actually a really faithful recreation overall. Oh sure, it’s not perfect. None of these projects ever are; the Nintendo 64 simply can’t handle everything the GameCube/Wii/Wii U/Nintendo Switch can.
But it’s surprisingly close, and it really does do a great job recreating everything people liked about the original game. It’s got the capture mechanics, most of the interesting enemies introduced in Odyssey that take advantage of it (like Uproots, Sherms and Pokios), includes most of the memorable levels and even brings over small details like the Sphinx riddles and scarecrow challenges.
Add this to the moveset tweaks brought over from said game and the huge amount of content to check out (80 stars across at least 6-7 courses), and well, you’ve got an amazing looking mod that’s sure to please fans of both games.
So check it out if you’re interested. You can find the link to download it here:
Plus the tools needed to patch it to a Mario 64 ROM at the link below:
Have fun, and enjoy playing through a rather old school take on a modern Mario adventure!