Video shows Super Mario 64 HD playing on the Apple iPhone 6

Video shows Super Mario 64 HD playing on the Apple iPhone 6
We recently told you that Nintendo is partnering with DeNA to produce video games for mobile devices. While Nintendo is expected to utilize its large stable of popular characters, it is not planning to port over current games to mobile platforms like iOS, Android or Windows Phone. Still, a video was posed Friday on social media showing Super Mario 64 HD playing on an Apple iPhone 6.

This tech-demo was the result of work done by a developer named Erik Roystan Ross. Ross came up with a version of Super Mario 64 that he created using the Unity engine. Ross recreated the first level of the game in a bid to show off his Super Character Controller for Unity, which makes animating characters easier. James Fietch of Mobot turned Ross' work into an iPhone game and added virtual controls.

Lastly, the gang at Touch Arcade was able to have the game run on an iPhone 6, and made a video of it in action. If Nintendo sticks to its guns, we won't see games like Super Mario playing on an iPhone although we could see Mario involved in a new series of games. Also, we should point out that although this video shows Super MArio 64 HD playing on an iPhone, it can be

Want to see Mario and crew doing their thing on an iPhone? Simply click on the video below.

source: TouchArcade via RedmondPie

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iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)



1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

man i use to love that ish on 64

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

its nice but i want to see mario from 1st person like cod advance warfare or titanfall so that when i play it using my gear vr it will be the greatest thing ever the real mario vr 2015

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I hope you never get your wish, Mario is not a first person perspective type of game... that being said, it would still be a great VR game.

9. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015


2. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Please Phonearena delete or edit this post as this video if it was fake as I will tell you: i think this game is actually a remake of the first level of the game that made by a computer science student Erik Roystan Ross using unity game engine. You can open the game by using web browser,not necessarly an iphone,would you check out and be sure because there are very very similar and the same level. I can't put a url here since I have less than 30 posts and I respect and love that.(I hate trolls and spams a lot) You may check the verge as an example.

10. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

here it is ... i PhoneArena, what else... Even The Verge (witch is very Apple biased) was abble not o make an "iphone topic" about it. ...

15. An.Awesome.Guy

Posts: 636; Member since: Jan 12, 2015

Thank you for posting URL

18. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Show that PA Alan F is more Apple bias than The Verge. 100% misleading title. "You can now play Super Mario 64 in your browser" That's should be a correct title.

3. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Oh wow! This is the first thing I've ever seen that actually makes me want an iPhone!!! That game is awesome!!!

5. Heisenberg

Posts: 373; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Read awesome's comment. That's what's awesome.

7. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Excitement gone, sticking with Android... oh well.

14. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You can use an N64 emulator and play the game.

27. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I made that statement over the HD quality of the graphics. I can play that game any time I like. I actually own it. I was unaware at the time when I posted that it was just a fan project and will never be more than a single level experience.

25. Hand2HanSolo

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

why not download an emulator and play it now.

4. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

whatever platform Nintendo dumps their games on could seriously make me consider switching haha. I love android but sometimes Iphone has some sweet ass games. Maybe its time to bite the bullet and get both haha.

11. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Was I the only one who found it weird that there is finally a chance to play mario games in iOS? haha Other than hope this is the year that we get some apps from Nintendo. This game was the best back in the day!

16. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I really am excited about Nintendo developed software. They're just the best at what they do.

12. Smply_Rckless

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 27, 2015

That's pretty slick, iOS does get the best games

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

its a browser game. works on any computer or mobile device. it is not an ios game. period

20. Smply_Rckless

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 27, 2015

I never said it was a ios game, I said the get they get the best games. I have emulators on my nexus 9 tablet for stuff like this.

21. Sauce5 unregistered

Still doesn't change the fact that iOS has the best games.

22. nodes

Posts: 1158; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

yeah, because on iOS, games run smoothly. i just don't get it Note 4 with all it's beast specs, still lags on light games such as Heroes Charge. i mean, the iPad Mini 2 with 1.5 years old specs(same specs as it's phone counterpart) run it flawlessly, and it has similar screen resolution.

17. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

No one has heard of an emulator before this? Does more. Except I only think Jailbroken idevices can only have emulators? Correct me if wrong lol.

19. NopeNein

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

Okay....So what?

23. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Huhuh ... . I sometimes imagined that in few years, we can play a great PC / console games, using a tablet or even a smartphone. I think now that OEM may fulfil that, but they stumble on the price and battery life. Let see when .......

24. Hand2HanSolo

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 29, 2015

Or..instead of waiting, just download an N64 emulator on android and play Mario 64 now.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

You can run an emulator on anything these days... I was initially excited about playing the full game in HD, sadly I found out that the video above is simply a fan project that is apparently forever restricted to the first level of the game. So yeah, I'll still play my Mario games whenever I like... It would just be nice if they got a graphical update like the one in this article.

28. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Big whoop if it does get made iOS. I've been playing Mario 64 since I had my original Motorola Droid 6 years ago.

29. drnishant123

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

3d not fun like 2d Try another Mario style game SUPERMOM FREE on iOS and playstore

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