The internet has been abuzz the last few days over the release of a remade Super Mario 64 level. The level in question was the game’s first level, Bob-omb Battlefield. The level is pretty iconic in the world of Mario. It had been developed by Erik Roystan Ross using the Unity engine. It was perfect. Not everything in the level, like the cannons worked. Some pieces, like the chained up Chain Chomp were missing. For what it was worth, though, it was a great recreation of the level and showed what an HD version of the game could look like. All of this is in the past, however, as Nintendo has had the remade level pulled from the internet.
It’s not that surprising considering how closely Nintendo controls their IP. In an official statement a Nintendo representative said:
“Nintendo respects the intellectual property rights of others, and in turn expects others to respect ours. Nintendo is passionate about protecting its creative works developed to entertain its fans and takes the necessary steps to remove unauthorized content distributed via the Internet.”
The only way to experience the level now is in a video posted by the developer. Previously the level was available to play for anyone that wanted to. What do you think of Nintendo’s having the level pulled? Do you agree with it? Do you disagree with it? Let us know.