Super Mario Odyssey was one of the biggest hits of 2017 and one of the top-rated games of all time. One of the best moments came near the end of the game, after defeating Bowser. Players can then access the Mushroom Kingdom, complete with some lovely secrets. You can unlock a costume inspired by Mario’s look in Super Mario 64. Furthermore, you can even discover a secret room designed to look like the castle of old. If you enjoyed those nostalgic nods, you’ll love what talented fans in the modding community are cooking up. Modder Kaze Emanuar is remaking Super Mario Odyssey in the classic 64 game engine.

A mix of old and new

Kaze has been making Super Mario 64 mods for a long time, but his latest project is his most ambitious yet. Working with others in the community, Kaze is recreating Odyssey’s massive levels in the classic N64 style. On top of that, the controls have been re-coded so that Mario can use all his new moves from the latest game. It’s really a thing of beauty to see some of the more complex, skill-based movements pulled off in the older style.

It doesn’t sound like all of the levels will be exact 1-1 recreations of how they look in Odyssey. Kaze plans to include around 240-300 stars to collect. That’s over twice as many as in Super Mario 64, but less than a third of what Odyssey itself actually offers. Still, the levels shown off so far are quite large with plenty to do, and they’re still in development. You can peruse a handful of previews below.

Super Mario Odyssey reborn


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Ben Lamoreux
Nintendo Enthusiast's Managing Editor. I grew up on Super Nintendo and never stopped playing. Been writing video game news, opinions, reviews, and interviews professionally for over a decade. Favorite franchises include Zelda, Metroid, and Mother.


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