Fans of Nintendo's Super Mario 64 video game can now play it on their Android and iOS devices. A ported version of the 1996 platform game, which was originally released for the Nintendo 64 console, is now available thanks to a project on GitHub called the "Super Mario 64 decomp project."
For those who want to try out "Super Mario 64" without having to download an installer, a browser version of the game can be played online. The entire effort began as a small GitHub project made by fans of the game. It then evolved into a separate website that fully supports playing the game on a computer using any browser.
According to Notebook Check, the website owners recently released an update that enables support for the game on Android and iOS devices. While players can save their game's progress while playing on the browser, clearing a browser's cache would result in all progress being lost. The game's mobile version would remedy that problem by saving the game's progress on a player's device.
You can play Super Mario 64 in a web browser on your phonehttps://t.co/YACcdrW7Zu pic.twitter.com/g4OtQwdVAd — MobileSyrup (@MobileSyrup) August 21, 2021
There is also the issue of controls, which is difficult to get used to when using a keyboard. The ported games' developer has released support for controller mapping. The process is much easier for smartphone players as the correct Nintendo controllers are already automatically mapped on the screen. The mobile version also automatically supports any connected controllers without the need to download any additional software.
Bluetooth controllers are also supported for the mobile version of "Super Mario 64." Controllers for the Xbox One, PS4, the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers are also supported. This is also the same for any generic Bluetooth controller.
How to Connect Bluetooth Controllers
First of all, controllers should be fully charged and disconnected from any other Bluetooth device. Depending on the manufacturing, there should be a dedicated button for pairing. For the PS4 and PS5 controllers, pairing is done by pressing the PlayStation button and the Share button simultaneously. For Xbox One controllers, pairing is done by pressing and holding the controller's Sync button. For the Nintendo Switch's Joy-Con controllers, only one can be synced to a mobile phone at a time.
It is not yet clear how long the mobile version of "Super Mario 64" will be available on the website. However, given Nintendo's strict intellectual property protection is, it might be only a matter of time; So best enjoy the game while it is still available.