The landscape and the characters all look familiar. This is the opening castle area of Super Mario 64, only with a few DS twists thrown in. Up to four players can link up using the wireless capabilities. Players move familiar characters like Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and Wario around the 3-D landscape, exploring and looking for stars. While one screen shows the player's character position, the other provides an overall map of the area. Touch a spot on the screen to pop the camera over to another player's position, or to take a close-up look at the castle.
- The game has 30 more stars to earn than the original Nintendo 64 game.
- The Nintendo DS version features several minigame challenges that utilize the touch sensitive screen.
- Wireless link-up with up to 4 players. Only one copy of the game needed!