Charming Super Mario 64 3D guide is now live for everyone to enjoy –

In 1996, a Japanese guide to accompany the launch of Super Mario 64 was released. What sets this book apart from other guides of the time is its inclusion of 3D diorama models of every level in Super Mario 64.

Copies of this book are still available online for those interested in collecting Mario memorabilia. But those less concerned with owning physical items but still interested in Nintendo’s history are in luck now, because David Shevlin from Video Game Comfort Food downloaded the entire book from the Internet (thanks, Kotaku).

“Here it is! The infamous Mario 64 guide with the amazing 3D sculpt landscape scenes!!” Shevlin tweeted.

“Finally I can bring this to the internet to enjoy with my 600 DPI scans!”

This guide is written almost entirely in Japanese, but while the text may get lost in translation, the images themselves make this download well worth a look.

The attention to detail is incredible, with everything from 3D floating platforms to tiny little patrolling Bob-Ombs showcased within the 2D pages of the book.


There’s even a small model of a chilly Mario on the side of the game’s snowy mountain.


What there doesn’t seem to be an image anywhere of Mario tossing a baby penguin off the side of the mountain, but maybe that’s for the best.

Discover the whole book by clicking on the link here. It is a delight to see.

Nintendo re-released Super Mario 64 as part of its 3D-Allstars Anniversary Celebration Pack in 2020, so even though this book is now decades old, it might just come in handy for anyone returning to the Mushroom Kingdom for a moment of gameplay. nostalgic. today.

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