Super Mario 64 2 [N64 - Cancelled]

September 15, 2011 by
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As we can read on Super Mario Wiki, Super Mario 64 2 is a cancelled sequel to Mario 64 for the Nintendo 64, that was planned for the 64 DD expansion by Nintendo but never finished. The game was talked many times in interviews with Miyamoto but it seems that only a early prototype (with a multiplayer mode starring Luigi) was created before they decided to stop the development and just start a new Mario for the GameCube.

It is possible that some concepts of this game were later included in Super Mario 64 DS, Super Mario Sunshine or Super Mario Galaxy. Nintendo never shown any screens from the Mario 64 2 prototype, but we can still hope that they could release some images in one of the “Iwata Talks” articles in the future.

Some old interviews with Miyamoto that talks about Mario 64 2:

We’re in the middle of preparing Mario 64-2 for release on the 64DD. I’d like to take advantage of the 64DD’s ability to store information. As of now, Luigi’s also a full part of the game, but we haven’t started thinking about 2-player gameplay with Mario and Luigi yet. We’ll tackle that once we’ve got the system ironed out—we’ve figured out the processing power issues, so we could do it if we tried. How many Luigi fans do you suppose there are? (Editing department replies: “Quite a lot.”) If Luigi’s really that popular, maybe I’ll made a green box for Mario 64-2. (laughs)

Thanks to Parker for the contribution!


16 thoughts on “Super Mario 64 2 [N64 - Cancelled]

  1. MarxForever

    There’s a screenshot of Super Mario 64 2 in an issue of Nintendo Power.
    Though I have no idea if it’s a mock up or not, or if I even have that particular issue (I am misssing a few here and there). Has I recall it was Mario and Luigi on a course that bearred a striking resemblance to Rainbow Ride, witch is probably the same one Kevin saw.
    I’ll take a look and see what I can dig up.

    1. monokomamonokoma

      That image seems to be from the 64DD version of Mario 64, that was shown at some conference (basically the same M64 game, but on DDisck to show the load time)

  2. mrlion

    Kevin…the magazine you’re looking for is Ultra Game Players, that is the only screenshot I’ve seen as far as Super Mario 64 2.

  3. find2011

    the only issues that i see mention super mario 64 are the October issue, and the Holiday issue, (both in 1997)

  4. Alexandre

    Hey guys! 2 years ago i found an old magazine called “Tips and Tricks”, and i just found that it was announcing Super Mario 64 2, along with other unreleased games, like South Park for (original?) gameboy. There was also Paper Mario on the list and it had its prototype name! the issue is from september 1999. I’ll get a scan soon!

  5. alex97

    i don’t know how, but i think i found a rom called Super Mario 64 2 Beta 5496! I will show some shots plus the magazine i mentioned in febuary. the rom is in a post at super Mario 128 central.

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