Even Super Mario 64 Has Ray Tracing Now

If you’ve ever wanted to play a 1996 game with 2021 visual effects, I’ve got good news for you. As picked up by Nintendo Life, the Super Mario 64 PC port that Nintendo tried to shut down last year is still going strong, and one modder is working on a version of the game with ray-traced reflections and lighting effects.

The video is a couple months old, though it’s still the most recent update on the ray-traced Mario 64 project. The modder is named Darío Samo, and the video shows Super Mario 64 running on an RTX 3090. As Darío points out in the video title, it’s a $1500 GPU being used to run a 25-year-old game.

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Author: Hayley Williams