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Stretching Mario's face will never get old

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We're all guilty

Now that it's downloadable for Wii U, Super Mario 64 has entered my life again.

It wasn't my favorite Nintendo 64 title -- heck, it wasn't even my favorite 3D platformer on the console -- but it was a formative game and, coming up on two decades later, it remains special. Plus, I just love having a stable of familiar old games to play again on the Wii U GamePad.

While digging into the re-release this week, two certainties about Mario 64 became clear:

1) I'm always, always going to disfigure Mario's face for a bit before actually playing the game.

2) I'll never beat that smug penguin to the finish line without falling off the slide at least once.

(Oh, also: the penguin's baby is annoying and ugly and I hate it.)

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