Want to relive Super Mario 64 with a friend? Why not give a multiplayer mod a go in a new custom modification.
Modder Skelux, producer of custom game Super Mario Star Road, has crafted a nifty hack that lets a second player take on the classic 3D platformer simultaneously on the same screen either locally or online.
Having two Mario characters on the same plane also lets you perform stunt combinations, bouncing off each other to introduce new mechanics to those classic Mario moves.
The team behind the original game and creator Shigeru Miyamoto had intended to include two-player split screen, yet this had to be scrapped due hardware constraints. Multiplayer capability did make it to the DS version, though this was limited to a handful of courses from the main game.
In this modification however, the entire game is playable - it requires a copy of the game and a compatible emulator.
What do you think of this Super Mario 64 multiplayer mod - would you embark on a platforming adventure with a friend?