Millions of Switch owners are going to be able to experience three classic 3D Mario titles for the first time ever thanks to Super Mario 3D All-Stars, an enhanced collection that includes Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. If you’re wondering just how long Super Mario 64 takes to beat, here’s what you need to know about the N64 classic.
Before we dive into the guide, just remember that not everyone will have the same experience level with Super Mario 64. Some folks will play this on the Switch for the first time, causing them to possibly take a bit longer with completing the story, but for those who know this game like the back of their hand, it can be finished much faster.
How Long Is Super Mario 64?
Most players will be able to see the end credits of Super Mario 64 in just about 13 hours or so. While there are multiple levels and tons of stars to collect (120 to be exact), you do not have to collect all of them to beat the game.
In order to acesss the final stage where you fight Bowser for one final showdown, you only need to obtain 70 Power Stars and that’s it. Between the 15 main courses and the nine hidden ones, you’ll find plenty of stars to collect.
Whenever you jump into a new painting to start up a Power Star mission, the game will kick you out of the level once you grab the star, but you can always jump back in to complete the other quests or move on to a different stage, depending on your progress.
If you’re on of those people who just love to collect every little thing in video games, then you can expect to put in about 20 hours or more to get all of those stars.
There is a special move that you can get if you 100% the game, but we won’t spoil that here for you.
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