Super Mario 64 Is Now A Horror Game Like Resident Evil Village

A fascinating fan project has transformed Super Mario 64 into a first-person horror game similar to Resident Evil Village. Nintendo's classic 3D platformer, released back in 1996 to critical acclaim, broke new ground by bringing classic Mario gameplay into a three-dimensional space. Many fans have kept the title alive through speedruns and mods, like a 60 FPS mod for Super Mario 64 released earlier this year, but now the game has been turned into a cartoony version of Resident Evil Village.

As the latest installment in the long running survival horror franchise, Resident Evil Village takes players on a first-person journey through a haunted European town. The title serves as a direct sequel to Resident Evil 7, which introduced the series' new first-person camera angle, but Village also borrows heavily from the franchise's beloved 2005 entry Resident Evil 4. The game puts an emphasis on combat through mechanics like melee attacks and weapon vendors, though horror is still a top priority. Particular attention has also been drawn to Resident Evil Village's Lady Dimitrescu, a bewitching vampire matriarch who stands over nine feet tall.


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A fan-made horror game titled Another Princess Is In Our Castle has been created and released by Game Jolt user CM9_Animation (via Alpha Beta Gamer). The terrifying project, shown off in a YouTube video by Alpha Beta Gamer, sees Mario return to Princess Peach's castle years after the ruler's untimely death. Players are tasked with collecting statues of iconic Super Mario characters, but they must also avoid being caught and killed by a terrifying aspiration of Peach. The first-person perspective, and Peach's monstrous design, call to mind Resident Evil Village and the massive Lady Dimitrescu.

While CM9_Animation has turned the classic platformer into Resident Evil Village, another fan recently created a Super Mario 64 mod for Minecraft that turns the blocky survival game into a 3D platformer. The impressive mod introduced the Nintendo classic' 3D engine into Mojang's survival sandbox, allowing Mario to run around procedurally generated worlds in third person. Nintendo's iconic plumber can authentically run, jump, swim and punch just like he does in Super Mario 64, allowing players to gain momentum and leap across Minecraft's tallest trees and mountains.

Super Mario 64 is one of the most beloved platformers of all time, and the cartoonish title has now been transformed into a disturbing survival experience by CM9_Animation. With its first-person perspective, and the ghostly Peach's resemblance to the vampiric Lady Dimitrescu, Another Princess Is In Our Castle certainly seems reminiscent of Resident Evil Village. The fan-made project puts a wholly unique spin on Super Mario 64 while remaining true to the classic platformer's original aesthetic.