A perfect A++ seal rating highlights this mid-grade sealed copy of Super Mario 64. When released in the US in 1996 this title was a revelation, ushering the entire video game world into a new 3D era which persists today. The referenced "hole in box front/bottom" is miniscule and can be seen in the picture of the front of the box, just below and to the right of the "o" in Mario. This minor imperfection almost definitely precluded this otherwise stellar copy from receiving a rating of 8.0 or better.
About Super Mario 64
The key launch title of the Nintendo 64 both domestically and worldwide, Super Mario 64 re-imagined the way console games could be played. In the same sense that in 1985 Super Mario Bros. for the NES established the side-scrolling 2D platformer archetype, Super Mario 64 is credited with establishing the 3D platformer genre. Considered one of the greatest games of all-time, and the best selling game worldwide on the N64 console, Super Mario 64 firmly re-established Nintendo's position as the top video game company of the 1990's.
From a collecting standpoint Super Mario 64 is one of the most sought after video games across all game systems. In the summer of 2021 a WATA graded 9.8 A++ copy of Super Mario 64 brought an earth-shattering $1.56m at auction. Easily the most expensive video game ever sold in public auction, Super Mario 64 is firmly entrenched as one of the most in-demand titles in the entirety of the video game collecting hobby.
|Wata Notes: Hole in box front/bottom|