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'Super Mario 64' is now an online game, whether Nintendo likes it or not


I bet it can back up your save files, too. Super Mario 64 Online is a most epic fan creation. Using the beloved Nintendo 64 launch title as a foundation, this homemade project connects up to 24 players in their own online version of the Mushroom Kingdom. It uses a ROM version of the N64 game, not the actual console and cartridge. That puts it in the same murky legal territory as other fan projects that modify old, pre-online games.

'No Mario's Sky' Rebrands After Nintendo Shut Down 'No Man's Sky'/'Super Mario' Mash-Up Parody Over Copyright Issue

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Nintendo's lawyers may have succeeded in taking down "No Mario's Sky" from the internet, but they have not seen the last of the "No Man's Sky"/"Super Mario" mash-up parody yet as the developers of he game relaunched it using a different name and modified content. According to My Nintendo News, Nintendo's lawyers copyright claim against "No Mario's Sky" may have resulted for the game to be removed online, but the team of our developers who created it in just 72 hours have cheekily relaunched it as "DMCA's Sky." The rebranding was of course necessary in order for the ASMB team to avoid the possible copyright suit that Nintendo's lawyers could file in case the game continues to borrow copyrighted elements of the Super Mario franchise. With the relaunch, ASMB put up a new description for the game which reads: "Help Spaceman Finn search for Princess Mango in an infinite universe. Featuring crazy Moombas, An Infinite Universe, Muscle, Amazing Physics and a Radical Space Ship; 'DMCA's Sky' is the hackneyed remake-gone-mashup you've been craving."

Make your own Mega-Man level thanks to this fan-made Mega-Man game


Mega Man stands right alongside Super Mario Bros. as one of the pioneers of video game platforming, and is just as iconic in its design. So a Super Mario Maker-esque level creator for Mega Man sounds like the perfect pairing. Mega Maker is a fan-made Mega Man level creator that is scheduled to come out July 15, available to download on PC for free. It has dozens of customizable options to create your own unique Mega Man levels, including nearly 50 different kinds of enemies and over 100 tilesets. The project isn't associated with Capcom, the publisher of Mega Man, so it's possible the company could send a cease and desist to the Mega Maker developers and shut the project down.

'Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time' is the perfect Nintendo mashup


Super Mario 64 is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time. Its large, imaginative levels and increasingly difficult challenges have defined the 3D platformer genre since its release on the Nintendo 64. Similarly, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time -- the first in the franchise with 3D graphics -- is considered a classic with a record 99 rating on Metacritic. Both have been celebrated with portable re-releases and a deluge of fan movies, artwork and soundtrack remixes. But never have the two games been combined in a fan-made ROM hack like Super Mario 64: Ocarina of Time. The unofficial and legally dubious project allows players to traverse Hyrule, the mystical kingdom found in the Zelda series, as Nintendo's portly plumber. The world is a little different to the one found in Link's adventure, however. Hyrule Castle, for instance, is owned by Peach and patrolled by pink Bob-ombs. The Forest Temple, located in the Lost Woods, is filled with colorful Boos instead of flaming skulls.

'Super Mario Flashback' is a stunning pixel art fan game


If you fancy playing some classic Mario, there are plenty of ways to go about it. You can buy a tiny NES or SNES Classic, for instance, or subscribe to Nintendo's Switch Online service. There's also Super Mario Maker, legally grey emulation and, of course, the original cartridges if you own a NES, SNES or modern console equivalent like the Analogue Super NT. In the not-too-distant future, though, there might be another way to get your fix of Nintendo nostalgia: a beautiful fan game called Super Mario Flashback. These include the original Super Mario Bros. and three-dimensional adventures such as Super Mario 64.