Super Mario 64 Online turns the classic into a co-op platformer

Mario 64 wasn't designed to be played cooperatively, but then, it wasn't designed to be played on PC, either. But thanks to the magic of emulation it's easy enough to boot up, and thanks to the magic of modding you can now play the game cooperatively – though whether you'd want to is another question.

In the mod – which you can download here, though you'd best watch the tutorial first – you can play as pretty much any character in the extended Mario universe. Better still, they all have their own movesets, so Princess Peach can hover for extended periods, and Waluigi can traverse steep slopes.

Is there much you can do that is actually fun in Mario 64 cooperative? Not really. You can challenge your buddies in impromptu races I guess, but this mod really just adds the functionality and lets you figure out how you'd like to tackle the features.

It's the work of Kaze Emanuar, whose Patreon can be supported over here. Check out the mod in action below.

Shaun Prescott

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.