The first 3D Mario game. Released for Nintendo 64 in 1996.
Super Mario 64 was the first 3D Mario game first released in Japan on 23 June 1996. It is considered a 3D platformer where the player controls Mario through several courses. Each course is an enclosed world in which the player is free to wander in all directions and discover the environment without time limits.
It was the best selling Nintendo 64 title, with over 11 million copies sold. The game had ground breaking 3D technology, and is critically acclaimed to be one of the best and revolutionary games of all time.